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Robert Hight earned his third Funny Car championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Robert Hight joined the ranks of NHRA royalty Sunday when he clinched his third Funny Car world championship…ironically enough, stranded in the left lane at Auto Club Raceway.

Hight’s championship-winning scenario capped a bizarre day at […]

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‘The Snake’ Basks After Dash The Through Desert
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Co-drivers Jagger Jones and Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme made it to the finish line in their 1,300-mile dash through the Mexican desert.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Drag racing icon Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and teen-aged co-driver Jagger Jones turned an all-night thrash into a checkered flag finish in the NORRA Mexican 1000, where their unofficial […]

Wed, 05/8/19 – 17:02 | Comments Off on ‘The Snake’ Basks After Dash The Through Desert
May Begins With Safety, Qualifying In Spotlight
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Alexander Rossi took to the infield road course at Indy in a car fitted with INDYCAR’s new Advanced Frontal Protection safety device. The AFP is the small fin located just forward of the cockpit. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDYCAR’s latest safety-related innovation will be front-and-center during the Month of May at […]

Thu, 05/2/19 – 8:38 | Comments Off on May Begins With Safety, Qualifying In Spotlight
Flat Spot On: Talladega Lives Up To Its Reputation
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Chase Elliott chased down the checkered flag at Talladega on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Maybe this NASCAR thing is going to work out OK after all. A victory by Chase Elliott at the Talladega Superspeedway in front of a big crowd capped a race under new […]

Mon, 04/29/19 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Talladega Lives Up To Its Reputation
Torrence Nabs Wally, Shot Of Confidence In N.C.
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Steve Torrence, bottom lane, drove to victory at the 4-Wide Nationals on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence snared his first victory this season in Sunday’s NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway while five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle title holder Andrew […]

Mon, 04/29/19 – 4:59 | Comments Off on Torrence Nabs Wally, Shot Of Confidence In N.C.
Langdon Gets A Heartening Win In Concord
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Shawn Langdon’s talked about his emotional Funny Car victory with nephew Caden Casner at his side. (Photo by John Davison)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Five-year-old Caden Casner told his mother he knew his uncle Shawn Langdon would grab his first NHRA Funny Car victory Sunday in the NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals […]

Mon, 04/29/19 – 4:33 | Comments Off on Langdon Gets A Heartening Win In Concord
Dawsonville’s Elliotts Come Up Big On Sunday
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Chase Elliott was a winner on Sunday. As was his father. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jeff Hood | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Dawsonville Pool Room siren rang twice on Sunday.

Chase Elliott zoomed to victory in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway while, just over 150 miles to the east, NASCAR legend Bill Elliott […]

Sun, 04/28/19 – 19:24 | One Comment
Elliott, Chevy Crank Out A Big Victory At Talladega
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Chase Elliott and Chevrolet had a big day at Talladega on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Team orders have always been controversial in auto racing. On Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, they resulted in a victory.

The team orders at Talladega came not from a team owner and they did not concern […]

Sun, 04/28/19 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Elliott, Chevy Crank Out A Big Victory At Talladega
Salinas’ Journey Takes Him To Pole In Concord
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Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas is making his move at the Four Wides.

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – For several years team owner Mike Salinas was a NHRA journeyman, competing in different classes with qualifying for an event his sole objective. That, however, is no longer the case.

Saturday Salinas claimed the No. […]

Sun, 04/28/19 – 14:07 | Comments Off on Salinas’ Journey Takes Him To Pole In Concord
‘Oddball’ Drag Racing Still Seems Kind Of Odd
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Head to head to head to head racing is still kind of strange for some fans. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA competitors are constantly asked their feelings about veering from the norm at zMAX Dragway in the spring and racing four-wide, but at least two said […]

Sat, 04/27/19 – 8:25 | Comments Off on ‘Oddball’ Drag Racing Still Seems Kind Of Odd
Four Wides Get Off To Fast But Strange Start
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It took a while but qualifying finally got rolling at the Four Wide Nationals on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas and 2012 Funny Car champion Jack Beckman led qualifying in their respective classes Friday on a day that will be more […]

Sat, 04/27/19 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Four Wides Get Off To Fast But Strange Start