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Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

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Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
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Brad Keselowski survived a late-race wreckfest, pulled off a last-lap pass and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The win was Keselowski’s fifth at the restrictor-plate track, his third there since 2012 and moves him into the next round of the Playoffs.
“It’s a special day any day you can win,” he said, “but to […]

Sun, 10/15/17 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Top Fuel point-leader Steve Torrence walked away from a grinding, parts-spewing crash Sunday afternoon in his quarterfinal race of the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Moments after Torrence had defeated Richie Crampton, his Capco Contractors dragster took a hard-left into the concrete retaining wall at over 300 […]

Sun, 10/15/17 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps admittedly has been monitoring Sunday’s forecast for North Texas with the passion of The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
“It’s funny how you start looking at so many little things,” said Capps, the class point-leader heading into Sunday’s final eliminations of […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 20:37 | Comments Off on NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday, almost performing as scripted for his last season of full-time NASCAR Cup Series racing, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
It was his first pole at NASCAR’s biggest track and one associated with the Earnhardt family.
Earnhardt laid down a lap 50.256 seconds (190.544 mph) in the […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start
Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Accompanied by his favorite adult beverage, Steve Torrence officially christened a wide-flat-open pursuit of his first Top Fuel victory at Texas Motorplex Friday night.
“I’m in Texas now, and I can do what I want,” Torrence joked, a reference to the can of Miller Lite in his hand […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel
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Midway through the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, Steve Torrence possesses a 42-point lead in Top Fuel, but the Texas native believes it’s the length of time his team has worked together that eventually will make the difference in the title battle.
“Some of those guys have been with me six years,” the 34-year-old Torrence said. […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel
Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff
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ENNIS, Texas – Shawn Langdon’s tenure as an NHRA Top Fuel driver is down to its final three races, but this is a good thing.
Kalitta Motorsports announced Friday that Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, will compete in the Funny Car category beginning with the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Langdon’s […]

Fri, 10/13/17 – 20:12 | Comments Off on Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff
INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features a return to Portland International Raceway, a familiar Pacific Northwest venue that apparently fits INDYCAR’s “See What’s NEXT” marketing campaign.  
“We like the scene in Portland,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the owner of INDYCAR, said during a teleconference on Thursday. […]

Fri, 10/13/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
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Return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest _ and the exit of an historic venue in the Northeast _ highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of a 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2018.
Sixteen of 17 races from this year’s season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot […]

Thu, 10/12/17 – 16:22 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s historically unique connection to Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month as NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver heads into retirement.
Earnhardt Jr. will become the 19th member inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during ceremonies in The Grand Ballroom of The Speedway Club on Saturday, Nov. 4. […]

Thu, 10/12/17 – 12:02 | Comments Off on Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame