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Champ Langdon Ends 2013 Season On Highest Note
Monday, 11 Nov, 2013 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Champ Langdon Ends 2013 Season On Highest Note

Shawn Langdon book-ended his 2013 Top Fuel championship season Sunday with a victory in the 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, just 20 miles from his boyhood home.
Langdon, who began the season with a win in February’s NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway, clinched his first Top Fuel title [...]

Coughlin Wins Fifth Pro Stock Championship
Sunday, 10 Nov, 2013 – 20:43 | Comments Off
Coughlin Wins Fifth Pro Stock Championship

Jeg Coughlin Jr. clinched the 2013 Pro Stock championship Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway.
Coughlin became just the eighth driver in NHRA history to win a fifth professional championship, as he earned previous Pro Stock titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Coughlin also won the [...]

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 [...]