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“The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
Saturday, 24 Feb, 2018 – 9:03 | Comments Off on “The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
“The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying

Tony Schumacher and Clay Millican laid down the three fastest Top Fuel passes in NHRA history Friday during opening day qualifying for the 34th annual Arizona Nationals, with “The Sarge” ultimately emerging as provisional pole-sitter at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Schumacher began the afternoon by covering the 1,000-foot distance in 3.649-seconds at 334.65-mph in his […]

Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta
Friday, 23 Feb, 2018 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta
Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta

If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
Friday, 23 Feb, 2018 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur

Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]

Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Is Enjoying Ridin’ With The King
Monday, 19 Feb, 2018 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Is Enjoying Ridin’ With The King
Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Is Enjoying Ridin’ With The King

After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Friday, 16 Feb, 2018 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Youth Shines In Daytona Duels

Youngsters Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott won Thursday night’s  Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway.
Blaney won the first Duel by holding off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano in a race that feature a number of crashes which took out a large handful of top drives.
In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on Lap 27 […]

Haas Takes Wraps Off VF-18
Thursday, 15 Feb, 2018 – 12:38 | Comments Off on Haas Takes Wraps Off VF-18
Haas Takes Wraps Off VF-18

American-owned Haas F1 Team has unveiled its 2018 race car _ featuring the FIA-mandated “halo” frontal cockpit protection device _ as a prelude to the start of testing for the Formula One World Championship season later this month.
The VF-18 is an evolution of the team’s second car, the VF-17, which carried industrialist Gene Haas’ […]

Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
Monday, 12 Feb, 2018 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins

Matt Hagan once again had the Funny Car field covered from start-to-finish en route to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
A two-time Funny Car world champion, Hagan started race day at Auto Club Raceway as the No. 1 qualifier and defending event-winner, a title he also […]

Champ Force OK After Big Crash In Pomona
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 21:32 | 2 Comments
Champ Force OK After Big Crash In Pomona

Brittany Force’s defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship began _ and temporarily has ended _with a grinding, first-round crash Sunday during the season-opening 58th annual NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Force, 31, escaped serious injury at Auto Club Raceway when her Monster Energy dragster went out of control during a pass that started in […]

Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash

Brad Keselowski took the lead on Lap 39 of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday and held it the rest of the way to win the exhibition kick-off race to the 2018 season.
Finishing second was Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano.
New Penske driver Ryan Blaney finished fourth.
Keselowski led 41 of the […]

Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals

Clay Millican claimed pole position in Top Fuel in record-setting style Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 2018 season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Millican re-set the national elapsed time record for 1,000-feet with a pass of 3.628-seconds at 322.04 mph in his Great Clips/Parts Plus dragster. […]