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The Fun Continues For Capps
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 – 8:33 | Comments Off on The Fun Continues For Capps
The Fun Continues For Capps

Riding the momentum of his season-opening victory at the prestigious Winternationals, Ron Capps secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 32nd annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Ariz.
Point-leader Capps set a Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park track record with a 1,000-foot run in 3.925-seconds at 320.50 mph in […]

Courtney Force Tames Wild Horse With Record Run
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2016 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Tames Wild Horse With Record Run
Courtney Force Tames Wild Horse With Record Run

Courtney Force rode a track-record elapsed-time performance to the provisional Funny Car pole Friday during qualifying for the 32nd annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Ariz.
Force led the Funny Car field with a Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park 1,000-foot record ET of 3.930-seconds at 323.97 mph. Meanwhile, Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Bo […]

Haas Wraps Up First Test Session
Thursday, 25 Feb, 2016 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Haas Wraps Up First Test Session
Haas Wraps Up First Test Session

Haas F1 Team completed its historic, four-day preseason testing debut Thursday with Esteban Gutierrez running a race simulation and live pit stop practices at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain.
Gutierrez completed 89 laps/257.21-miles/414.29-kilometers in his No. 21 VF-16 and its Ferrari 061 turbo V-6 powerplant. The American-based team, which made its testing debut Monday, […]

Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford

Citing a desire to build its own chassis, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that it bolt from its alliance with Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet beginning next year.
Ford Performance announced that Stewart-Haas will switch to Ford as its auto manufacturer starting with the 2017 NASCAR season.
The multiyear agreement means that, beginning with Daytona Speedweeks in February 2017, […]

A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
Monday, 22 Feb, 2016 – 9:22 | Comments Off on A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500

One year after Kyle Busch lay in a hospital bed in Daytona Beach, Fla., wondering if he would ever drive again due to severe foot and leg injuries he suffered in the 2015 Xfinity Series season opener, the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion produced his best-ever finish in the Daytona 500.
Placing third to fellow Toyota drivers […]

Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2016 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History

Denny Hamlin hit the finish line inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr. to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
The margin of victory – .01 seconds –was the closest in the history of NASCAR’s most important race.
The victory was the first in a 500 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 27th of his […]

Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2016 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On

(Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a book on the HANS Device being written by Senior Writer Jonathan Ingram.)
It takes some looking to find the statue of Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona International Speedway. Standing in front of administrative buildings, it’s well off the main pathways to the massive array of grandstands.
For a man […]

Capps Pummels Field In Pomona
Monday, 15 Feb, 2016 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Capps Pummels Field In Pomona
Capps Pummels Field In Pomona

A native and resident of Southern California, Ron Capps’ appreciation for the aura surrounding the NHRA’s historic Winternationals in Pomona runs deep.
“This is the most fabled track we go to and it’s the birthplace of drag racing; it’s unbelievable to win here,” Capps said after his Funny Car victory in Sunday’s 56th edition of the […]

Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016 – 20:03 | Comments Off on Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals
Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals

Hiring ace tuner Alan Johnson paid off big on Sunday for Steve Torrence.
Torrence edged Doug Kalitta in the finals of the Top Fuel division to win the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. on Sunday.
To get the victory, Torrence had to beat teammates Morgan Lucas and Richie Crampton in Round 2 […]

‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016 – 8:10 | Comments Off on ‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016
‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016

Jack Beckman began the 2015 NHRA schedule as a spectator after failing to qualify his Funny Car for the season-opening Circle K Winternationals. Flipping the calendar ahead one year, “Fast Jack” will chase victory Sunday in the 56th edition of the prestigious event from P1 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Beckman rallied to post […]