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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Young Chase Elliott didn’t really need to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday as his victory two weeks ago had already secured him a berth in the next round of the series’ playoffs.
But, like all drivers, Elliott, 22, is greedy. Greedy […]

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The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch entered Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway as the best driver in the series to not have won a race in 2018. He left Bristol sans the “not have won” tag.
Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson […]

Sat, 08/18/18 – 22:27 | Comments Off on The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
Larson Earns Xfinity Win In Bristol
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Kyle Larson won the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, collecting his first victory at the .533-mile high-banked concrete short track.
The victory came in overtime.
“It feels really, really cool to win here finally at Bristol,” said Larson, who won for the fourth time in six starts this season and the […]

Sat, 08/18/18 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Larson Earns Xfinity Win In Bristol
Q and A: Dixon Can’t Get Enough
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Chip Ganassi Racing’s longest-tenured driver will continue to add to that legacy, apparently well past his 40th birthday.
Scott Dixon, a four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion and current point-leader, has signed a “multi-year” contract extension that will see the 38-year-old Kiwi compete with CGR for a record 18th season in 2019 in […]

Sat, 08/18/18 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Q and A: Dixon Can’t Get Enough
Brown On Early Top Fuel Pole In Brainerd
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Antron Brown continued his late-season resurgence Friday, emerging as provisional pole-winner in Top Fuel after the first two of four rounds of time trials at the 37th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Brown won the most recent national event at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., where NHRA’s summertime three-race Western Swing concluded. […]

Sat, 08/18/18 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Brown On Early Top Fuel Pole In Brainerd
Truex’s Future Will Depend On Dough
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. said Friday that sponsorship was the key to his remaining at Furniture Row Racing in 2019.
5-hour ENERGY, a co-primary sponsor on Truex’s Toyota with Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats for 30 Cup races this year, announced last month it was leaving the […]

Fri, 08/17/18 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Truex’s Future Will Depend On Dough
Kasey Kahne Will Walk Back Into Sprinting
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kasey Kahne said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that  he could no longer give 100 percent to a full-time NASCAR schedule and it wasn’t fair for him to continue, but he might run 40 to 50 Sprint Car races in 2019.
“You can do 40 or 50 (Sprint […]

Fri, 08/17/18 – 14:06 | Comments Off on Kasey Kahne Will Walk Back Into Sprinting
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Johnny Sauter picked up his series-best fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Thanks to Sauter’s win, Matt Crafton grabbed the eighth and final spot in the NCWTS Playoff on points. Also advancing to the Playoff were race runner-up Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger, who clinched the sixth […]

Fri, 08/17/18 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Sauter Adds Another Truck Win
Kahne Follows Sadler Into NASCAR Retirement
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – One day after Elliott Sadler announced that 2018 would be his final season as a full-time NASCAR driver, Kasey Kahne followed suit, saying Thursday he would not return next year.
In a letter released on Twitter, Kahne said he had thought about his decision for many months. He […]

Thu, 08/16/18 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Kahne Follows Sadler Into NASCAR Retirement
Alonso And McLaren To Split
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso’s desire to “explore new adventures” in motorsports will continue in 2019, albeit not in Formula One.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso confirmed this week he will not compete with McLaren/Renault in the FIA’s F1 World Championship in 2019 _ without addressing his full-time future plans.
“After 17 wonderful […]

Thu, 08/16/18 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Alonso And McLaren To Split
‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Auto racing historians Bill Green and Jim Scaptura welcomed a lifetime friend back to downtown Watkins Glen last week, when “Poison Lil” gently rolled off a trailer and into the International Motor Racing Research Center.
Looking resplendent and forever-racy in its red-and-black livery, this is the 1936 Maserati V8RI open-wheel/single-seater in which […]

Tue, 08/14/18 – 7:59 | Comments Off on ‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82