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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Haas Drivers Set For USGP
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American-owned Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen qualified eighth and 12th, respectively, Saturday for the seventh edition of the Pirelli United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Qualifying on-pole was championship point-leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. The Brit’s fast lap of 1-minute, 32.237-seconds set a track qualifying record […]

Sun, 10/21/18 – 11:46 | Comments Off on Haas Drivers Set For USGP
Logano Drives To Pole At Kansas Speedway
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Joey Logano claimed the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by laying down a lap in 28.177 seconds (191.646 mph) at Kansas Speedway on Friday evening.
Logano enters the Round of 12 playoffs elimination race with a 39-point cushion over Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, the first driver below the cut line.
“I’m not […]

Sat, 10/20/18 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Logano Drives To Pole At Kansas Speedway
Harvick Has A Swinging Time In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ALLEN, Texas – Kevin Harvick’s winless Playoff season hasn’t affected his determination to win a second NASCAR Cup Series championship, his opinion of racing against Kyle Busch or his golf game.
“There’s never a bad day when you can put a golf club in your hand,” Harvick said Thursday during a […]

Fri, 10/19/18 – 11:08 | Comments Off on Harvick Has A Swinging Time In Texas
Flat Spot On: Almirola Brings Home Bacon for SHR
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola made it to Victory Lane at last. A guy who used to watch Jimmie Johnson’s kids at the motor home, who once helped keep Richard Petty Motorsports in business by winning a rain-shortened race at Daytona, the Cuban-American who replaced the Great Female Experiment known as Danica Patrick, and yes, the […]

Mon, 10/15/18 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Almirola Brings Home Bacon for SHR
Torrence Remains Torrid
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Torrence Remains Torrid
Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sunday afternoon’s race at Talladega Superspeedway may have lacked excitement but it did offer one majorly impressive demonstration of team work in the Monster Energy NASACR Cup Series.
At the end, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola was the beneficiary as he collected the overtime victory and the automatic berth in the Round […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega
Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit
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The Motul Petit Le Mans was decided in the final seconds at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course nestled in the rolling hills of North Georgia on Saturday.

The No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. driven by Renger Van Der Zande, took advantage of the No. 5 Cadillac DPi running out of gas three turns from the finish […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit
Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
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Tommy Johnson Jr. continued his postseason qualifying prowess Saturday at zMAX Dragway, powering to the Funny Car pole as time trials concluded for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 positions in […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel drivers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican don’t have hundreds of employees, but Torrence hopes that the fact they’re the top two in the standings with their single-car operations will be inspirational to others.
“We’re saying, hey, you don’t have to be a multi-car team to […]

Sat, 10/13/18 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray has enjoyed success in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class ever since he entered it last year, but the 18-year-old competitor believes his future is in NASCAR because it provides more opportunities for young drivers.
“They (NASCAR) do a better job of marketing their sport,” Gray […]

Sat, 10/13/18 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers