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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Langdon Captures Gateway
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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

Sun, 09/25/16 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Langdon Captures Gateway
Harvick Uses Late Pass To Win New Hampshire
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Kevin Harvick, who found himself off the lead lap for a big chunk of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, passed Matt Kenseth for the lead after a restart with six laps to go and went on to get the victory.
The victory moves Harvick, who led just eight laps, and his […]

Sun, 09/25/16 – 16:19 | Comments Off on Harvick Uses Late Pass To Win New Hampshire
Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory
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Elliott Sadler sprinted to victory in the inaugural Xfinity Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Sadler’s of the season, 13th of his career in the series and earned him an automatic berth in the second round of the Chase.
“It feels unbelievable,” he said. “I’ve had a really hard week on not much […]

Sun, 09/25/16 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory
Crampton To Enter Gateway As Top Seed In Top Fuel
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Richie Crampton powered to pole position in Top Fuel Saturday as qualifications wrapped up at the fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., outside St. Louis.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories […]

Sun, 09/25/16 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Crampton To Enter Gateway As Top Seed In Top Fuel
Byron Scores Historic Win In Loudon
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William Byron lead 161 of 175 laps in Saturday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won the first ever Chase race in the Camping World Truck Series.
Christopher Bell, Byron’s teammate at Kyle Busch Motorsports, closed from 1.325 seconds behind with five laps left to .430 seconds behind on the next-to-last lap but ran out of time […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Byron Scores Historic Win In Loudon
Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – NASCAR doesn’t award any points for winning poles and, as pleased as Carl Edwards is to have won his third pole in his last four tries at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that is far from satisfying.
“Sometimes, it’s tough,’’ Edwards said as he prepared to lead the field […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A one-day test delivered immediate dividends for Robert Hight Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park, where the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world champion earned the provisional pole for the fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
Hight, of John Force Racing, pushed his Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS to a 1,000-foot pass […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway
Edwards On Pole In New Hampshire
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Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won the pole for the race – which is the second of the 10-race Chase playoffs – with a lap at 28.119 seconds around the NHMS mile.
The pole was the […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole In New Hampshire
NASCAR Drivers Thinking About Loudon, Charlotte
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – Many of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stars live in and around Charlotte, N.C., and, even though they are in New Hampshire this weekend for Sunday’sBad Boy Off Road 300, it’s hard not to think about what is happening back home.
A curfew has been imposed in Charlotte in the […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 14:14 | Comments Off on NASCAR Drivers Thinking About Loudon, Charlotte
Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
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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, […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time