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Midgets’ Big Boys Line Up For Chili Bowl
Tuesday, 3 Jan, 2017 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Midgets’ Big Boys Line Up For Chili Bowl
Midgets’ Big Boys Line Up For Chili Bowl

A record 358 entries have been filed for the 31st edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, the annual “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa, Okla.
That number could grow, as entries for the Jan. 10-14 event inside the River Spirit Expo Center will be accepted until the final preliminary night on […]

Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2016 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy

Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
The […]

Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2016 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup

Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Monster Energy Replaces Sprint

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
Monday, 28 Nov, 2016 – 10:51 | Comments Off on Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship

Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One World Driving Championship with a burnout, mosh pit ride and tears on the podium Sunday, after his second-place finish to Lewis Hamilton in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
And true-to-form, the finish between Rosberg and Mercedes AMG teammate/nemesis Hamilton was controversial. Hamilton, the three-time/reigning World Champion, began […]

NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2016 – 13:04 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta

Del Worsham, only the third driver to win NHRA world championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, is returning to his racing roots. Worsham announced Tuesday he is leaving Kalitta Motorsports to rejoin father Chuck Worsham and his family-owned Funny Car team beginning in 2017.
“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such […]

Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2016 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title

For most of Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, things looked grim for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But as can happened in an event in which the competitors are traveling at 190 miles per hour, craziness broke out late in the race and the result was a historic seventh championship for Johnson.
The […]

Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 9:50 | Comments Off on Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown
Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown

Growing up as one of 12 children in a racing family, Johnny Sauter learned early-on what it means to compete…for everything.
Sauter, a son of legendary Midwest short-track racer Jim Sauter, added to the family legacy Friday night when his third-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 200 secured the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at […]

Contenders Have Tough Friday
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Contenders Have Tough Friday
Contenders Have Tough Friday

No member of the Championship 4 will start Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup  race anywhere near the front row at Homestead-Miami Speedway as all contenders had blah qualifying efforts on Friday.
Instead, non-contender Kevin Harvick (177.637 mph) will start from the pole while fellow non-contender Brad Keselowski will line up second on Sunday.
Rounding out the top […]

Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu

Sunday, after competing in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three-time champion Tony Stewart will drive off into the sunset. Well, into the swamps of South Florida, anyway.
Stewart announced long ago that his driving days in Cup would end at the end of the 2016 season and he has said a couple […]