Sun, 30/08/15 – 12:48 | No Comment

Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Kenseth Kicks Off Chase With A Win In Joliet
Matt Kenseth passed leader Kyle Busch on a restart with 23 laps to go and went on to win the playoff-opening, rain-extended Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday night.
Kenseth, who led the most laps in the race but watched from behind as Busch dominated the night-time portion of a race which was delayed […]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 23:01 | One Comment
Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel
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CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Robert Hight repeated history Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals while Top Fuel’s Morgan Lucas secured his first-ever victory at the 6-year-old track as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began with some interesting
In the other two professional categories, Jeg Coughlin claimed his […]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel
Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way
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CONCORD, N.C. – Antron Brown’s Top Fuel dragster shut off before he completed his final qualifying run Saturday and the category’s defending champion found himself eliminated from zMAX Dragway’s Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals, the opening event in the six-race Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
“You never imagine this kind of thing happening,” said Brown, […]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way
Busch, Furniture Row Running ‘With The Big Dogs’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
With the deal to hire Kurt Busch in place, with a proven crew chief already in the fold, and with team confidence at apogee, Furniture Row Racing general Manager Joe Garone could not wait for the 2013 Sprint Cup season to start.
But then came a comment from his boss, and […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 18:46 | 2 Comments
Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ
Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon is rounding into championship form as he raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all will lead their categories as the […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ
Kyle Busch 2 for 2 At Chicagoland Speedway
Kyle Busch won his 10th NASCAR Nationwide Series race in 20 starts this season on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Busch started from the pole and led 195 of the 200 laps in claiming the record 61st victory of his career. The victory Saturday gives Busch – who won the Camping World Truck Series race in Joliet […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch 2 for 2 At Chicagoland Speedway
Flat Spot On: What Would Earnhardt Do?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Tweet me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we living in the age of the Celebrity Industrial Complex?
So it makes me wonder why sports stars such as Clint Bowyer would be so dull as to think any move they make isn’t watched and recorded carefully, if not obsessively? (This is particularly […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 16:24 | 5 Comments
NASCAR Unveils Officiating Revisions
NASCAR has announced a set of officiating revisions to further reinforce its in-race rules and regulations following a week-long review of events that transpired during last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
NASCAR officials met with drivers, owners and crew chiefs this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway to address these revisions that will […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 13:21 | One Comment
Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown
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CONCORD, N.C. – Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown says going after his second title isn’t nearly as stressful as trying to get the first one.
“The first championship is the hardest, just like winning the first race, because you don’t know how to do it; you don’t know how to get the job done,” […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 12:37 | Comments Off on Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown
Cruz Pedregon Early Funny Car Leader In N.C.
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Cool temperatures in a night qualifying session for the Carlyle Carolina Nationals resulted in one track record being set and another being equaled as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began Friday at zMAX Dragway.
Cruz Pedregon’s elapsed time of 3.980 seconds was not only a […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Cruz Pedregon Early Funny Car Leader In N.C.