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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano consoled himself with a second-place finish after Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen through a smile that confirmed nobody _ certainly not backache-ridden race-winner Denny Hamlin _ had more of a blast during the season’s final “full-contact” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-race.
“Typical Watkins […]

Wed, 08/10/16 – 8:02 | Comments Off on The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America
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Action Express Racing scored its third consecutive 1-2 finish in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Dane Cameron and Eric Curran defended their 2015 Road America victory while scoring their second consecutive win of the season in the No. 31 Corvette Daytona Prototype. Teammates Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi took second […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America
Dirt Wreck Kills Bryan Clauson
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Bryan Clauson, 27, died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in a crash the night before at the Belleville Nationals midget race on the half-mile Kansas dirt oval.
Clauson, who has raced in everything from dirt cars to Indy cars in the Indianapolis 500, was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., but did not survive.
“This […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Dirt Wreck Kills Bryan Clauson
Rain Postpones NHRA In Seattle; Finals Move To Other Tracks
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NHRA’s three-race summertime “Western Swing” ended under an umbrella late Sunday, when intermittent rain forced postponement of the final rounds of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock during the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
After multiple rain delays in the Seattle area NHRA officials announced the Funny Car final […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones NHRA In Seattle; Finals Move To Other Tracks
Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin’s career-first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-course victory Sunday at Watkins Glen International was played-out with a grimace, courtesy of a pain in his back, and perhaps the request for a couple capsules of Motrin.
Hamlin, who has a history of back issues, said he woke […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
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Denny Hamlin endured severe back spasms, saved fuel on his final stint, took advantage of a series of mistakes by other front-runners on late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second of the year for Hamlin, who won the Daytona […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Erik Jones’ journey from grassroots racer to NASCAR rising star took its final step Sunday at Watkins Glen International, where the 20-year-old prodigy officially was introduced as the second Sprint Cup Series driver for Furniture Row Racing.
Jones will contest the full 36-race Cup schedule in 2017 in the No. 77 Toyota […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
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Del Worsham reset the Funny Car elapsed time national record twice on Saturday en route to claiming pole position at the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at Pacific Raceways.
It was, in fact, an extraordinary day of time trials for the entire Funny Car class in Kent, Wash., featuring the top-five quickest 1,000-foot passes […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – If Chris Buescher’s breakthrough NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory last Monday was, indeed, the biggest thing to hit his hometown since the 7th annual Prosper Fishing Derby in February…somebody needs to send him a text or a newspaper clipping for posterity.
Buescher’s ensuing week has been a […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen
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Thanks to Joey Logano, Team Penske’s season-long futility streak in the Xfinity Series came to an end Saturday at the Watkins Glen International road course.
Logano started on pole, led 67 of 82 laps, got a big break when Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski broke a track bar while challenging Logano for the lead late in […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen