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Family Fuel: Doug Driving Kalittas Through Countdown
Friday, 18 Oct, 2019 – 7:49 | No Comment
Family Fuel: Doug Driving Kalittas Through Countdown

Doug Kalitta and his family are fired up about the 2019 Top Fuel championship. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – It is not a stretch to suggest that the Kalitta surname is every bit as iconic in the history of NHRA championship drag racing as the Pettys, Earnhardts […]

Hight, Torrence Tear Through Concord Fields
Monday, 14 Oct, 2019 – 16:54 | No Comment
Hight, Torrence Tear Through Concord Fields

Robert Hight collected more hardware Monday in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car point leader Robert Hight and reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence maneuvered through their elimination rounds Monday in the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway to solidify their bids for […]

Flat Spot On: Racing from Virginia to Georgia and Alabama
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2019 – 8:38 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Racing from Virginia to Georgia and Alabama

The new Michelin tower is a window on pro road racing’s aspirations. (RacinToday photos by Jonathan Ingram)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

ALTON, VA. – After finally arriving in the main paddock at the SCCA Runoffs, I was transported back 25 years. It had been that long since I had last attended a National Championship weekend. […]

Crash Sends NHRA Driver To Hospital
Friday, 11 Oct, 2019 – 20:02 | No Comment
Crash Sends NHRA Driver To Hospital

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD , N.C. – NHRA Pro Stock driver Alan Prusiensky was transported to a local hospital for evaluation Friday night after a crash destroyed his 2018 Dodge Dart during the second round of qualifying for the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

Prusiensky was racing Chris McGaha, of Odessa, Texas, when […]

INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen
Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2019 – 8:01 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen
INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen

Testing continues on the IndyCar Series’ Autoscreen.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

First on-track test of INDYCAR’s Aeroscreen driver safety innovation is scheduled for Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a project the sanctioning body views as a global game-changer.

Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champ Will Power of […]

Determining The Dozen Got A Little Bit Ugly
Monday, 30 Sep, 2019 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Determining The Dozen Got A Little Bit Ugly
Determining The Dozen Got A Little Bit Ugly

Turn 1 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield road circuit took a big toll on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Tami Pope)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Entering Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, seven drivers were within 26 points of one another in the playoffs. But their quest to […]

Elliott Turns Bad Move Into A Winning Moment
Monday, 30 Sep, 2019 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Elliott Turns Bad Move Into A Winning Moment
Elliott Turns Bad Move Into A Winning Moment

Chase Elliott hit some bumps in the road during Sunday’s Cup Series race at the Charlotte infield road course, but he recovered and got the victory. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Redemption is sweet! 

Anyone who doubts that statement need only refer to Chase Elliott’s victory celebration Sunday following […]

IndyCar Demo At Roval Fires Up Teams, Fans
Saturday, 28 Sep, 2019 – 17:45 | Comments Off on IndyCar Demo At Roval Fires Up Teams, Fans
IndyCar Demo At Roval Fires Up Teams, Fans

Josef Newgarden, who won this year’s IndyCar Series championship, drive his Team Penske Chevrolet in a demonstration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL over the weekend. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – If you thought Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL would be used only once a year for NASCAR events, […]

Bad News Came Out Of The Blue For Stenhouse
Saturday, 28 Sep, 2019 – 12:41 | Comments Off on Bad News Came Out Of The Blue For Stenhouse
Bad News Came Out Of The Blue For Stenhouse

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t see the axe coming. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. admitted Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway that he was blindsided by Roush Fenway Racing’s decision to replace him for the 2020 season with Chris Buescher.

“I got a text on Tuesday […]

Flat Spot On: The Book, the Saga, the Writer
Thursday, 26 Sep, 2019 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Book, the Saga, the Writer
Flat Spot On: The Book, the Saga, the Writer

Sebastien Bourdais did not walk away from his Indy qualifying crash in 2017, but he soon returned to racing thanks to the SAFER barrier, a strong chassis and the HANS Device. (AP photo)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Why would a guy write an entire book on a single safety device? At first blush, that […]