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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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Force Cars To Be Reckoned With At zMAX
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – In hot and humid weather Friday at zMAX Dragway, John Force Racing dominated the first two sessions of Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, claiming the top three positions.
Courtney Force moved into the No. 1 position with a track record elapsed time of 3.851 seconds, […]

Fri, 04/28/17 – 19:47 | Comments Off on Force Cars To Be Reckoned With At zMAX
Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17
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Matt Kenseth claimed his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season on Friday when he laid down the fastest qualifying lap at Richmond International Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap at 121.076 mph.
The pole is Kenseth’s second at Richmond.
He has has won twice at Richmond; in 2002 and 2015. […]

Fri, 04/28/17 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17
Force Wants To Field A Second Top Fuel Car
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force said Friday he plans to field a second Top Fuel dragster team, but he can’t say when it will join daughter Brittany Force at the starting line.
“I just can’t get the money to get there, but I’ve got a deal […]

Fri, 04/28/17 – 17:20 | One Comment
DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides
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Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria has withdrawn from eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, scheduled for this weekend in Concord, N.C.
DeJoria’s team said in a press release that their driver has “a family matter” to attend to and will not be at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s drag strip.
In her absence, DeJoria has appointed Kalitta Motorsports Director of […]

Fri, 04/28/17 – 7:08 | Comments Off on DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides
Junior To Leave Big Hole In Stock Car Racing’s Soul
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The shopping list of reasons that explain why NASCAR has slipped from being America’s fastest growing sport 15 years ago to being forced to adopt absurd, geek show format changes in efforts to stay relevant is depressingly lengthy.
Somewhere near the mid point of that list is an entry on contemporary drivers: they tend to be […]

Wed, 04/26/17 – 9:36 | 2 Comments
Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media at Hendrick Motorsports to discuss Dale, Jr.’s announcement that he would be retiring at the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season.
What follows is a full transcript of the presser:
DALE EARNHARDT JR.:  Good afternoon.  I want to thank everybody […]

Tue, 04/25/17 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement
Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that NASCAR’s most popular driver will retire after the current racing season. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt held a press conference to address his decision.
The reason for retiring, he said, was wanting to call his own shots about his career.
“So that became my motivation, the opportunity […]

Tue, 04/25/17 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson won his second straight race Monday when he took the checkered flag in Monday’s rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Johnson, who won two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, notched his 82nd career Cup victory. But the win was just his […]

Mon, 04/24/17 – 15:25 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
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Reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps made the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals highlight reel and took home another Wally Trophy after winning his first national event of the 2017 season Sunday in Baytown, Texas.
Racing opposite Robert Hight in the final at Royal Purple Raceway, Capps was unaware that Hight had been disqualified for crossing […]

Mon, 04/24/17 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Barber IndyCar  Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Team Penske’s newest driver gave the team its first IndyCar Series victory of the season on Sunday when Josef Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Newgarden took the lead late in the race when leader and teammate Will Power suffered a tire problem.
Once in […]

Sun, 04/23/17 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party