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Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Monday, 31 Jul, 2017 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Todd Makes History In Sonoma

 
J.R. Todd checked-off a lengthy list of professional, personal and emotional “firsts” Sunday, when he won the Funny Car portion of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Todd’s Funny Car Wally trophy sent him into drag racing’s record book as the first African-American driver to win in the class. Todd also was the first […]

Newgarden Eases To Victory
Sunday, 30 Jul, 2017 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Eases To Victory
Newgarden Eases To Victory

Josef Newgarden made it two in a row Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The victory for the Team Penske driver comes two weeks after he won at Toronto and gives him three victories on the season.
Thanks, Team Penske, he said.
“Well, I’ve got a great crew,” Newgarden, in […]

Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
Saturday, 29 Jul, 2017 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa

Ryan Preece, held off Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 laps to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“I thought this race would never end, that’s for sure,” an emotional Preece told the NBCSN after finally slowing his fast Joe Gibbs Racing […]

New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:40 | One Comment
New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS

Open-wheel veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia turned more than 100 laps each around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their respective 2018-spec Chevrolet- and Honda-powered Dallara IR-12s equipped with INDYCAR’s universal aerodynamic bodywork kit during the chassis’ pubic debut.
Afterward, approval of the new car’s “bolder, sleeker look” and performance in its superspeedway configuration was unanimous.
“From […]

Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation

Rising star Ryan Blaney will exit Wood Brothers Racing and join Team Penske as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018, as team-owner Roger Penske returns to a three-car operation in stock car racing’s premier series.
Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with “The Captain,” will pilot the […]

Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?

A couple of weeks ago, as I walked to my car in the driveway of my house, I saw what was left of a mauled cottontail rabbit. The rabbit had huge portions of its skin peeled away and much of its throat was ripped out. It was possibly the work of a hawk or an […]

Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
Monday, 24 Jul, 2017 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep

Robert Hight’s Funny Car victory Sunday in the opening race of the NHRA’s annual summertime Western Swing immediately left the John Force Racing ace thinking 1-2-3 sweep!
Hight’s win over Tommy Johnson Jr. at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway was his first of the 2017 season, fourth on “The Mountain” in […]

Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy
Saturday, 22 Jul, 2017 – 18:21 | Comments Off on Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy
Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy

Teenager William Byron held off NASCAR Cup Series veterans Paul Menard and Joey Logano over Saturday’s final laps to become the youngest winner of a major race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, capturing victory in the Lilly Diabetes 250 Xfinity Series race.
Byron _ at 19 years, 7 months _ edged Menard by 0.108-seconds in […]

Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High
Saturday, 22 Jul, 2017 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High
Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High

Courtney Force set both ends of the Funny Car track record Friday as John Force Racing posted a 1-2-3 sweep during the opening day of qualifications for the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders […]

Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt
Thursday, 20 Jul, 2017 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt
Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt

Matt Crafton won Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to challenge a dominant Stewart Friesen for his first win since Charlotte […]