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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Wed, 10/5/16 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s decision to continue his Verizon IndyCar Series career with Andretti-Herta Autosport has ended his pursuit of a full-time Formula One career for the foreseeable future, and perhaps forever.
The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Rossi confirmed on Monday his 2017 return to the […]

Tue, 10/4/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Tommy Johnson Jr. Rolls On At Maple Grove
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Tommy Johnson Jr. continued his big run through the NHRA playoffs Sunday as he raced to the Funny Car victory at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday.
Johnson Jr. powered his Dodge Charger R/T to a 3.895-second pass at 330.63 mph in the final round to defeat teammate and points leader Ron […]

Mon, 10/3/16 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Tommy Johnson Jr. Rolls On At Maple Grove
Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator
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Martin Truex Jr. took advantage of a mistake by the pit crew of Jimmie Johnson with 125 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the 10-race Chase playoffs for Truex and his third in the last five races. It was […]

Sun, 10/2/16 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator
Suarez Wins Dover Xfinity Race
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Daniel Suarez rocketed away from the field after the final restart on Lap 152 of 200 and went on to win the rain-delayed Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
The victory earned Suarez entry in to the Chase playoffs’ field of eight.
Ty Dillon finished second, over 5 seconds behind Suarez. Justin Allgaier finished third.
“I’m […]

Sun, 10/2/16 – 13:34 | Comments Off on Suarez Wins Dover Xfinity Race
Michael Shank Racing Wins IMSA Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
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Olivier Pla held off Pipo Derani in a battle of Honda-powered Ligiers to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season-ending Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta in Georgia.
Corvette Daytona Prototype drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran captured the 2016  series championship with a fourth-place finish.
“It was a dream weekend from the beginning,” said Pla, who won […]

Sun, 10/2/16 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Michael Shank Racing Wins IMSA Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
Pritchett Earns First-Ever Pole
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Leah Pritchett raced to her first career No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel on Saturday at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 21st event of 24 on […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 19:13 | Comments Off on Pritchett Earns First-Ever Pole
Rain Postpones Xfinity Race; Sets Up Sunday Double-Header
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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway was postponed until Sunday because of wet weather in Delaware. The event will be run as a double-header with the Sprint Cup Series race at Dover.
The Xfinity Series event is rescheduled for 10 a.m. (on CNBC), Cup race, scheduled for 2 p.m. (NBCSN). Fans with tickets to […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Xfinity Race; Sets Up Sunday Double-Header
Flat Spot On: So Long Daytona Prototypes, Hello DPi
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The 2016 Petit Le Mans was the end of an era for the Daytona Prototypes, concluding a 14-year run as the lead pony in what is now called the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Next year, the new generation of DPi cars will feature 2017-spec LMP2 chassis, manufacturer-oriented […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: So Long Daytona Prototypes, Hello DPi
Wet Track At Maple Grove Cancels Early Qualifying
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Rain and persistent mist prompted NHRA officials to cancel the first two rounds of professional qualifying Friday at the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The event is the third race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs that will decide the 2016 world champions.
 Officials consistently worked […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Wet Track At Maple Grove Cancels Early Qualifying