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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Is IndyCar On The Road To An Indy Road Race?
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Graham Rahal says an IZOD IndyCar Series road-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway would only add to the “good vibe” generated during the traditional Month of May capped by the Indy 500.
“We’re all here for the Month of May anyways, so let’s put on another good show and give the fans something else to see,” said […]

Thu, 09/5/13 – 7:23 | Comments Off on Is IndyCar On The Road To An Indy Road Race?
NASCAR Penalizes Woman Who Struck Papis
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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has penalized the woman who slapped Max Papis following last weekend’s race in Canada.
Kelly Heaphy, who was with the No. 6 team at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, has been fined $2,500 and denied access to all NASCAR events indefinitely for her involvement in an altercation with a competitor following […]

Wed, 09/4/13 – 19:22 | Comments Off on NASCAR Penalizes Woman Who Struck Papis
Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car
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Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing, announced Wednesday that he will not be driving that car after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Burton, 46, has driven for RCR since 2005.
The native of South Boston, Va., has won four of his 21 NSCS victories with the team. […]

Wed, 09/4/13 – 13:03 | Comments Off on Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car
Stewart: Fight To Return Will Not Be Easy
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – An upbeat Tony Stewart said Tuesday he would return to the cockpit of his No. 14 Chevrolet for the Daytona 500, but admitted a tremendous amount of therapy lay ahead of him before he could resume his passion – driving a race car.
“If it [injury] had happened […]

Tue, 09/3/13 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Stewart: Fight To Return Will Not Be Easy
Langdon Tops Nationals; Countdown Field Set
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For NHRA Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon, the 2013 U.S. Nationals weekend in Indianapolis became The Big Goes.
Langdon drove his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to victories in both the special $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout on Sunday and the Nationals themselves on Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and John Hall […]

Mon, 09/2/13 – 18:40 | Comments Off on Langdon Tops Nationals; Countdown Field Set
Kyle Busch Surges Late, Wins In Atlanta
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Kyle Busch came on strong over the final 40 laps of Sunday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and went on to post his fourth victory of the season.
The victory was the second in the last four races for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at the Watkins Glen International […]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 22:23 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Surges Late, Wins In Atlanta
Final Fields Set At U.S. Nationals
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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories as No. 1 qualifiers at the world’s most prestigious drag race – the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
Shawn Langdon and Jack Beckman raced to thrilling $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout victories in their respective […]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 19:05 | Comments Off on Final Fields Set At U.S. Nationals
Race Day Not All R and R For Ryan Newman
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the third installment in a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part One and Two)
HAMPTON, Ga. […]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:52 | One Comment
Pagenaud Wins Street Fight
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Simon Pagenaud became a two-time IZOD IndyCar Series race-winner Sunday when he won the Grand Prix of Baltimore street race.
In picking up the victory, and because many of the series’ top points earners ran into trouble in Baltimore, Pagenaud moved up to third in the season standings.
“The car was fantastic,” Pagenaud said. “We got very […]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Street Fight
Teen Chase Elliott Wins Canadian Truck Race
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Seventeen-year-old Chase Elliott won Sunday’s inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Motorsports Park.
Elliott sent race leader Ty Dillon hard into the tire barriers in the 2.459-mile road course’s final turn to get his first victory.
Elliott, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, won in just his sixth […]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off on Teen Chase Elliott Wins Canadian Truck Race