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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart wanted a fourth team at Stewart-Haas Racing just not in 2014, but team co-owner Gene Haas felt he had to make the move now in order to add Kurt Busch to the organization’s driver roster.
“I’ve talked to Kurt Busch over the years. He’s been kind […]

Tue, 08/27/13 – 16:27 | Comments Off on When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer
The Big Go Just May Be The Greatest Go In Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot of people have written a lot of words about the allure of the NHRA’s U.S. Nationals, the 2013 edition of which is scheduled for this week.
Last week during a media teleconference, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Michael Ray offered his two cents. It was a response which surely resonated […]

Tue, 08/27/13 – 10:42 | Comments Off on The Big Go Just May Be The Greatest Go In Racing
Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s August race should be one of the 10 Chase races, not before it, says Kurt Busch and after Saturday’s 500-lap race most of those vying for a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs would probably agree.
By the time the checkered flag waved, Matt Kenseth had […]

Mon, 08/26/13 – 20:53 | Comments Off on Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race
Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
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Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is expanding to a fourth Sprint Cup team and that former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive that car.
SHR held a press conference in North Carolina about “future expansion” of the team, which is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
“I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect […]

Mon, 08/26/13 – 13:25 | Comments Off on Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
Power Wins Sonoma After Leader Dixon’s Penalized
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Will Power capitalized on a bizarre pit road incident on the final green flag stop of the day and went on to win Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IZOD IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver.
“We’ve had a lot of hard […]

Sun, 08/25/13 – 20:07 | Comments Off on Power Wins Sonoma After Leader Dixon’s Penalized
Franchitti Hoping To End 2013 Slide In Sonoma
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Nine different drivers have won IZOD IndyCar Series races through the first 14 events of 2013. With the season rapidly winding down, four-time series champion Dario Franchitti is aiming to become the 10th today at Sonoma Raceway.
Franchitti will chase career victory No. 32 from pole position during the 85-lap GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma after […]

Sun, 08/25/13 – 12:16 | Comments Off on Franchitti Hoping To End 2013 Slide In Sonoma
Kenseth Beats Back Kahne, Wins At Bristol
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Matt Kenseth broke out of a mini-slump Saturday night and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, but it gave him just his first top-12 finish in a month.
“I hope we’re back,” Kenseth, who led 149 of 500 […]

Sat, 08/24/13 – 21:56 | Comments Off on Kenseth Beats Back Kahne, Wins At Bristol
Hamlin Forced Into New Role At Gibbs Racing
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin, who earned the pole for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, says the last nine races have been the worst of his career and now he must be a guinea pig for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates.
Since Michigan in June Hamlin has […]

Sat, 08/24/13 – 17:47 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race At Bristol
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Kyle Busch won his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series event at the .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway short track Friday night.
The victory was his ninth of the season and the series-record 60th of his career.
In winning for the 15th time at Bristol across NASCAR’s top three series, Busch led 228 of 250 laps. The pole he won […]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 20:40 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race At Bristol
Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol
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Slumping Denny Hamlin won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
With a lap at 128.969 mph (14.878 seconds), Hamlin edged Kurt Busch (128.770 mph) for the top starting spot in Friday’s time trials for the 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The pole was Hamlin’s […]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol