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Torrence Blows Through Gateway
Monday, 2 Oct, 2017 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Torrence Blows Through Gateway
Torrence Blows Through Gateway

Steve Torrence could not stop his Top Fuel dragster Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park.  No competitor could stop Torrence on Sunday, as the Texan ended up parked in Victory Circle after the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.
Torrence defeated Doug Kalitta in a final round decided by just 0.008-seconds at the […]

KB Doing OK At St. Lou
Sunday, 1 Oct, 2017 – 8:29 | Comments Off on KB Doing OK At St. Lou
KB Doing OK At St. Lou

Four-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson led a 1-2-3 sweep for Ken Black Racing as qualifying concluded Saturday for the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
Anderson, who claimed his 91st career pole, was joined by teammates Bo Butner and Jason Line in the second and third […]

Capps Wins The Grove; Back On Top In Funny Cars
Monday, 25 Sep, 2017 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Capps Wins The Grove; Back On Top In Funny Cars
Capps Wins The Grove; Back On Top In Funny Cars

Reigning world champion Ron Capps reclaimed the NHRA Funny Car point-lead Sunday with a playoff victory at Maple Grove Raceway that neatly fit his definition of that’s amore!
Capps powered past Courtney Force in the final of the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals to claim his first win at the facility in Reading, Pa., retaking the […]

Reddick Surprises Xfinity Playoff Field
Sunday, 24 Sep, 2017 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Reddick Surprises Xfinity Playoff Field
Reddick Surprises Xfinity Playoff Field

Tyler Reddick, a non-playoff driver, won the first Xfinity Series playoffs race Saturday evening at Kentucky Speedway.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver won with a 14.540-second margin of victory over teammate Brennan Poole.
“I don’t know if it was necessarily me making a statement, it was just Chip Ganassi Racing making a statement,” said Reddick, who is […]

Hight Adds Onto His Records
Saturday, 23 Sep, 2017 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Hight Adds Onto His Records
Hight Adds Onto His Records

John Force Racing’s Robert Hight rewrote both ends of the track record to power into the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening during the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned provisional poles in their […]

Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
Friday, 22 Sep, 2017 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’

Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]

Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Thursday, 21 Sep, 2017 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program

Eleven-time open-wheel champion Chip Ganassi Racing will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a two-car team, with only Scott Dixon returning from the organization’s recent four-car lineup.
Team-owner Chip Ganassi confirmed the anticipated downsizing in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Dixon, a four-time series champion, will remain in the No. 9 Dallara/Honda following […]

Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
Wednesday, 20 Sep, 2017 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home

Kasey Kahne became the first veteran NASCAR free-agent driver to land a fulltime ride for next season Tuesday, when Leavine Family Racing confirmed he will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for the full 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) schedule.
Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, will replace Michael McDowell on […]

Countdown Off To Surprising Start
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Countdown Off To Surprising Start
Countdown Off To Surprising Start

CONCORD, N.C. – Numerous upsets Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway created a dramatic change in the Mello Yello Drag Racing point standings after just the first of six rounds in the Countdown to the Championship.
Heading into the Countdown, the standings leaders were: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; […]

Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
Wednesday, 13 Sep, 2017 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti

CORNING, N.Y. – Mario Andretti’s American dream-of-a-life inside and outside of racing was recognized and honored recently with presentation of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center.
International racing stars, captains of the motorsports industry, local dignitaries, race fans and media gathered to honor the man […]