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Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

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Okie Bell Strikes Gold At Chili Bowl
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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

Sun, 01/15/17 – 9:13 | Comments Off on Okie Bell Strikes Gold At Chili Bowl
A Long List Spurred Edwards To Fix His Priorities
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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A NASCAR driver at the height of his career, driving for one of the premier series’ top teams, walked out his house’s back door and headed for a meeting. Sitting on the steps was one of his daughters.
When he asked why she wasn’t riding her bicycle she replied that […]

Sat, 01/14/17 – 13:13 | One Comment
2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s return to a universal/generic bodywork kit for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season will emphasize bottom-side downforce as the key element of a “reverse-engineering exercise” addressing aesthetics as much as performance.
In other words, the next generation of Indy car needs to look good and run fast sans aerodynamic doo-dads. […]

Sat, 01/14/17 – 9:09 | Comments Off on 2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads
Grant Wins One For Clauson
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The final session of qualifying for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals was filled with emotion, as Justin Grant visited Victory Lane for the first time in a Clauson-Marshall car one year after Bryan Clauson took his final checkered flag at Tulsa Expo Raceway.
“I’m not going to say I’m carrying on (Clauson’s) legacy […]

Sat, 01/14/17 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Grant Wins One For Clauson
Oklahoma’s Bell Strikes At Chili Bowl
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Oklahoma favorite son Christopher Bell locked into his fourth Saturday A-Feature championship spot with a victory in Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night prelim during the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway.
“I’ve been coming to the Chili Bowl for a long time. Growing up here in Oklahoma, this is the […]

Fri, 01/13/17 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Oklahoma’s Bell Strikes At Chili Bowl
Prock To Make Forceful Return
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Funny Car icon John Force will chase a record 17th NHRA world championship in 2017 with crew chief Jimmy Prock calling the shots following his prodigal return to John Force Racing after a two-year stint with archrival Don Schumacher Racing.
Prock, who tuned Force to the 2013 NHRA world title, will join co-crew chief Chris Cunningham […]

Thu, 01/12/17 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Prock To Make Forceful Return
Edwards’ Retirement Is A Bit Of A Head-Scratcher
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Carl Edwards did not have the fitness magazine cover-photo pecs and abs on that day more than a dozen years ago when we sat down in an Italian restaurant in Kansas City’s artsy-hipster Freight House District. He didn’t have a full-time NASCAR Cup ride, let alone the promise of a […]

Thu, 01/12/17 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Edwards’ Retirement Is A Bit Of A Head-Scratcher
Berryhill Tops Chili Bowl Qualifying Night
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California’s Travis Berryhill solidified his spot in Saturday’s championship feature event with a win in Wednesday night’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
The 42nd different preliminary night winner in Chili Bowl history, Berryhill was chased to the line by fellow-Californians Jake Swanson and Colby Copeland. All three […]

Thu, 01/12/17 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Berryhill Tops Chili Bowl Qualifying Night
INDYCAR Big On Midget Racing
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INDYCAR is reaching back to its racing roots this week, sponsoring 10 drivers via a contingency award program during the 31st annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.
Team INDYCAR’s 10 drivers will compete in the famed off-season event that attracts hundreds of racers ranging from weekly short-track regulars and legends to INDYCAR and NASCAR […]

Wed, 01/11/17 – 18:04 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Big On Midget Racing
Edwards: It Was A Gut Decision To Retire As Driver
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During a press conference conducted Wednesday morning in Charlotte, N.C., veteran NASCAR driver Carl Edwards confirmed his retirement as a full-time competitor.
“People who know me, know I follow my gut. Sometimes, I just gather everything around me and say, ‘If all signs point to this, this is what I should […]

Wed, 01/11/17 – 11:05 | Comments Off on Edwards: It Was A Gut Decision To Retire As Driver