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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

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Michael Shank Racing Wins IMSA Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
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Olivier Pla held off Pipo Derani in a battle of Honda-powered Ligiers to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season-ending Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta in Georgia.
Corvette Daytona Prototype drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran captured the 2016  series championship with a fourth-place finish.
“It was a dream weekend from the beginning,” said Pla, who won […]

Sun, 10/2/16 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Michael Shank Racing Wins IMSA Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
Pritchett Earns First-Ever Pole
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Leah Pritchett raced to her first career No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel on Saturday at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 21st event of 24 on […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 19:13 | Comments Off on Pritchett Earns First-Ever Pole
Rain Postpones Xfinity Race; Sets Up Sunday Double-Header
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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway was postponed until Sunday because of wet weather in Delaware. The event will be run as a double-header with the Sprint Cup Series race at Dover.
The Xfinity Series event is rescheduled for 10 a.m. (on CNBC), Cup race, scheduled for 2 p.m. (NBCSN). Fans with tickets to […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Xfinity Race; Sets Up Sunday Double-Header
Flat Spot On: So Long Daytona Prototypes, Hello DPi
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The 2016 Petit Le Mans was the end of an era for the Daytona Prototypes, concluding a 14-year run as the lead pony in what is now called the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Next year, the new generation of DPi cars will feature 2017-spec LMP2 chassis, manufacturer-oriented […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: So Long Daytona Prototypes, Hello DPi
Wet Track At Maple Grove Cancels Early Qualifying
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Rain and persistent mist prompted NHRA officials to cancel the first two rounds of professional qualifying Friday at the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The event is the third race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs that will decide the 2016 world champions.
 Officials consistently worked […]

Sat, 10/1/16 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Wet Track At Maple Grove Cancels Early Qualifying
INDYCAR Notes: Newgarden Bolts ECR
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Ed Carpenter Racing has confirmed the longest-running rumor of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season _ rising American star Josef Newgarden has left the building in Speedway, Ind.
Newgarden, who finished a career-best fourth in this year’s championship, informed team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter on Thursday that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017 […]

Fri, 09/30/16 – 17:40 | 2 Comments
Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole
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Qualifying for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series playoff race at Dover was canceled because of rain on Friday. As a result, the starting field will be set per the rulebook – the starting grid is determined based on current owner’s points.
Leading the field to green will be Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 […]

Fri, 09/30/16 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole
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