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Taylors’ Roll Continues At COTA
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Taylors’ Roll Continues At COTA
Taylors’ Roll Continues At COTA

Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing topped the lap record on the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas road course during IMSA WeatherTech Championship Series qualifying on Friday, claiming the pole for Saturday’s race.
Taylor, whose team has won all three series races this season, beat the field by more than 1.5 seconds in the No. 10 WTR […]

Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway

Conor Daly of A.J. Foyt Racing overcame deteriorating track conditions at Gateway Motorsports Park Tuesday to lead both sessions of a Verizon IndyCar Series open test around the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Ill.
A full field of 21 cars participated in the test outside St. Louis, a prelude to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented […]

PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
Sunday, 30 Apr, 2017 – 18:37 | Comments Off on PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally

CONCORD, N.C. – Steve Torrence said Sunday that in 2011 veteran team owner Don Schumacher told him he couldn’t be competitive against the multi-car operations as an independent in NHRA Top Fuel.
It sparked the Texan’s determination to prove him wrong. In fact, “it pissed me off,” Torrence said.
On Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals […]

Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
Sunday, 30 Apr, 2017 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond

Joey Logano, forced to start from the rear of the field in Sunday’ Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after changing transmissions, came on late and went on to get the victory at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano got to the checkered flag .7 seconds ahead of charging Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, who led 110 of 200 […]

Junior To Leave Big Hole In Stock Car Racing’s Soul
Wednesday, 26 Apr, 2017 – 9:36 | 2 Comments
Junior To Leave Big Hole In Stock Car Racing’s Soul

The shopping list of reasons that explain why NASCAR has slipped from being America’s fastest growing sport 15 years ago to being forced to adopt absurd, geek show format changes in efforts to stay relevant is depressingly lengthy.
Somewhere near the mid point of that list is an entry on contemporary drivers: they tend to be […]

Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
Monday, 24 Apr, 2017 – 15:25 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson won his second straight race Monday when he took the checkered flag in Monday’s rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Johnson, who won two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, notched his 82nd career Cup victory. But the win was just his […]

Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Monday, 24 Apr, 2017 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win

Reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps made the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals highlight reel and took home another Wally Trophy after winning his first national event of the 2017 season Sunday in Baytown, Texas.
Racing opposite Robert Hight in the final at Royal Purple Raceway, Capps was unaware that Hight had been disqualified for crossing […]

Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500
Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500

Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso says the best piece of advice he’s been given about running the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 has not been “turn left, 800 times” on May 28.
“Enjoy!” Alonso said during his “Welcome to Alabama” news conference at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. “That’s something that this race is so […]

Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber
Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber

Team Penske’s Will Power definitely is in his wheelhouse at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power toured the 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1-minute, 6.9614-seconds and 123.653 mph during the Firestone Fast Six, Saturday’s climactic round of knockout qualifying. That lap earned the 36-year-old Australian the Verizon P1 Award and his fourth pole position at the track in Birmingham, […]

Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole
Friday, 21 Apr, 2017 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole
Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole

Because Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series was washed out by rain on Friday, Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing was awarded the pole based on owner points.
Starting second will be Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports.
Those are familiar positions for both drivers, who started in the same spots when rain wiped out […]