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Retiring Jimmie: It Just Feels Right
Friday, 22 Nov, 2019 – 8:11 | No Comment
Retiring Jimmie: It Just Feels Right

Jimmie Johnson talked about his decision to retire after the 2020 season on Thursday.

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson said Thursday he felt he needed to make a decision regarding retirement from full-time NASCAR competition by year’s end, but it wasn’t until October that he knew 2020 would be his final […]

Hight Wins Funny Car Title In A Stalled Car
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2019 – 14:46 | No Comment
Hight Wins Funny Car Title In A Stalled Car

Robert Hight earned his third Funny Car championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Robert Hight joined the ranks of NHRA royalty Sunday when he clinched his third Funny Car world championship…ironically enough, stranded in the left lane at Auto Club Raceway.

Hight’s championship-winning scenario capped a bizarre day at […]

Busch Wins Cup Title; No Asterisk This Time
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2019 – 20:05 | No Comment
Busch Wins Cup Title; No Asterisk This Time

Kyle Busch celebrates winning the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Kyle Busch picked the perfect time to end his much-discussed 2019 losing streak Sunday and that would be at the championship-deciding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The victory, his first victory […]

Top Fuel Title Is Torrence’s To Lose
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2019 – 9:06 | 2 Comments
Top Fuel Title Is Torrence’s To Lose

Steve Torrence will begin the final day of the 2019 NHRA season with a points lead and from the pole. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence will begin defense of his title from a position of strength Sunday after qualifying on-pole for the season-ending […]

Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 – 9:32 | No Comment
Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale

Matt Hagan was fastest in Funny Car during Day 1 of qualifying at Pomona. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

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Matt Hagan remained within striking distance of a third NHRA Funny Car world championship Friday, racing to the provisional No. 1 spot during qualifying for the 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Hagan, of Don Schumacher Racing, made […]

NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona
Friday, 15 Nov, 2019 – 16:14 | No Comment
NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona

Doug Kalitta needs to keep it clean in Top Fuel this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Doug Kalitta knows he will need to keep his “laundry” neatly and securely packed this weekend if he has any chance of emerging as a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion.

Kalitta heads into […]

Texas’ Woes Reflect NASCAR’s Woes
Wednesday, 6 Nov, 2019 – 16:06 | 9 Comments
Texas’ Woes Reflect NASCAR’s Woes

There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

TMS Winner Harvick Prepping For Miami
Tuesday, 5 Nov, 2019 – 8:52 | Comments Off on TMS Winner Harvick Prepping For Miami
TMS Winner Harvick Prepping For Miami

Courtesy of his strong showing at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick is heading back to Miami to run for a second Cup championship. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Barry Cantrell)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick soldiered through 29 consecutive winless NASCAR Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway before scoring his first […]

Schmidt Peterson Dumps Hinchcliffe For ‘Youth’
Thursday, 31 Oct, 2019 – 20:24 | Comments Off on Schmidt Peterson Dumps Hinchcliffe For ‘Youth’
Schmidt Peterson Dumps Hinchcliffe For ‘Youth’

James Hinchcliffe is out at Schmidt Peterson.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Arrow McLaren SP is taking the “youth route” for its fulltime return to INDYCAR, selecting Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew as its drivers beginning with the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.

The last two respective Indy Lights champions, O’Ward and Askew will compete in […]

Martinsville Brings Out The Best In Truex
Monday, 28 Oct, 2019 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Martinsville Brings Out The Best In Truex
Martinsville Brings Out The Best In Truex

Martin Truex Jr. claimed a spot in the Cup Series’ final four by winning at Martinsville on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martin Truex Jr. produced a textbook performance on how to conquer Martinsville Speedway in Sunday’s First Data 500, leading 464 of the 500 laps to […]