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Langdon Clinches Top Fuel
Saturday, 9 Nov, 2013 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Langdon Clinches Top Fuel

Shawn Langdon locked up the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship upon completion of qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals on Saturday.
Antron Brown needed to make up three points during qualifying to have a shot at overtaking him, and he was unable to it.
Meanwhile, Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel), John [...]

Teen Jones Wins Truck Race; Crafton Tightens Grip On Title
Saturday, 9 Nov, 2013 – 8:54 | Comments Off
Teen Jones Wins Truck Race; Crafton Tightens Grip On Title

Erik Jones pulled away from Ross Chastain in the final 10 laps of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, becoming the youngest winner in series history.
The 17-year-old Jones took the lead on Lap 142 of 150, short-cutting to the inside of Chastain through the dogleg on the backstretch.
Jones eclipsed Chase Elliott, a [...]

Johnson On Pole At PIR
Friday, 8 Nov, 2013 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Johnson On Pole At PIR

Jimmie Johnson topped Sprint Cup qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
With a record run at 139.222 mph (25.858 seconds), Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500, the next-to-last race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as the top four drivers in qualifying broke the previous mark Kyle Busch set a year ago.
It [...]

Chase Blues: Gordon Wrecks, Edwards Explodes At Texas
Sunday, 3 Nov, 2013 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Chase Blues: Gordon Wrecks, Edwards Explodes At Texas

It appears that Jeff Gordon’s pursuit of a fifth career Sprint Cup championship is over for the time being.
Also over is Carl Edwards’ bid to win his first championship.
Gordon, who had moved to third in this year’s Chase with a victory last weekend in Martinsville, wrecked early in Sunday’s event at Texas Motor Speedway.
The trouble [...]

Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 10:04 | One Comment
Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row

As expected, Furniture Row Racing announced Friday that veteran Martin Truex Jr. will drive the team’s Sprint Cup car next season.
Truex will fill the seat being vacated by Kurt Busch, a member of this year’s Chase, who is moving to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
“This is a big deal for me,” Truex said. “I’ve been impressed [...]

October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2013 – 9:05 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India

Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]

Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention
Sunday, 27 Oct, 2013 – 16:34 | One Comment
Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon continued Hendrick Motorsports’ decade-long domination of Martinsville Speedway Sunday by scoring his eighth victory at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shortest track, taking the lead for good with 21 laps remaining in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger.
The 42-year-old driver’s first victory this season gives him 88 [...]

Vettel On Verge Of No. 4
Saturday, 26 Oct, 2013 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Vettel On Verge Of No. 4

Red Bull Racing/Renault’s Sebastian Vettel moved one step closer to his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship when he qualified on-pole Saturday for the Airtel Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel claimed his seventh pole in 16 races and 43rd of his career by touring India’s Buddh International Circuit in 1-minute, 24.119-seconds – fastest lap recorded at [...]

Martinsville Rewards Friends, Mangles Others
Friday, 25 Oct, 2013 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Martinsville Rewards Friends, Mangles Others

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Call it the mystique at Martinsville.
Fifteen of Richard Petty’s 200 career wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came at Martinsville Speedway. .
Bobby Allison, on the other hand, never managed to visit victory lane at the paperclip-shaped oval during his legendary Cup career.
Fast forward to today and that trend remains in full [...]

Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR
Friday, 25 Oct, 2013 – 8:42 | One Comment
Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR

It appears that NASCAR officials are floating an interesting trial balloon this weekend. The idea attached to that balloon is a good one. Well, half of a good one.
NASCAR official Kerry Tharp told reporters earlier this week that consideration is being given to doing away with single-car qualifying sessions for most races.
In the place of [...]