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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Kyle Busch Trucks To Win; Field Set For Camping World Chase
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The field for the first-ever Camping World Truck Series Chase was set on Friday at Chicagoland Speedway but it was Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch who won the race at the Joliet 1.5-mile oval.
Daniel Hemric finished second and he and Timothy Peters locked up the final two of eight spots in the inaugural trucks Chase, […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Trucks To Win; Field Set For Camping World Chase
Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma
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Guaranteed the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Team Penske is aiming to close the season in dominating fashion during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Penske drivers Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud set the pace in the opening day of practice for Sunday’s 85-lap race on Sonoma Raceway’s 2.385-mile/12-turn permanent road-course in Northern California. […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma
Johnson Jr. Fastest In Funny Car As Countdown Begins
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Tommy Johnson Jr. sprinted into the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals _ first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Fastest In Funny Car As Countdown Begins
Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – All eight of Don Schumacher Racing’s NHRA teams earned positions in the Countdown to the Championship, but that doesn’t mean it will be DSR against the rest of the field in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories.
In fact, Top Fuel defending champion and No. 1 seed […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Rain Cancels Qualifying At Chicagoland; Busch On Pole
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Rain on Friday washed out qualifying for Sunday’s Chase-opening race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. As a result, top-seeded Kyle Busch will start the race from the pole.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has won four races in 2016 and is the defending Sprint Cup champion.
Brad Keselowski, also a four-race winner this year and a former […]

Fri, 09/16/16 – 15:41 | Comments Off on Rain Cancels Qualifying At Chicagoland; Busch On Pole
Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s a pretty safe bet that Carl Edwards has deep admiration for retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin. Most in the sport do. But it’s an even safer bet that Edwards does not want to inherit Martin’s honorary title of Sprint Cup’s King of the Runners-up. Most don’t.
A championship in this […]

Fri, 09/16/16 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship
Biker Hines May R and D Himself To Another Title
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His NHRA resume reads five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion. But Andrew Hines admittedly operates in a completely different role opposite teammate Eddie Krawiec.
“I’m the guinea pig on the crew,” said Hines, winner of three consecutive PSM titles aboard his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. “We always keep Eddie’s […]

Fri, 09/16/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Biker Hines May R and D Himself To Another Title
Herrera Wins Big Dirt Race At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Herrera went wire-to-wire to capture the American Sprint Car Series Red River Region Sprint Car Championship race Saturday night during the U.S. National Dirt Track Championship at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
 Herrera, of Albuquerque, N.M., started on-pole and led all 25 laps en route to his fifth series victory of the […]

Mon, 09/12/16 – 16:38 | Comments Off on Herrera Wins Big Dirt Race At TMS
Hamlin Wins Chase To The Chase Finale
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Denny Hamlin won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway in an event that set the field for the 2016 Chase playoffs.
The victory came in overtime and in a race that was yellow flagged 16 times.
It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s third win of the season and sends him into the Chase, which […]

Sun, 09/11/16 – 7:36 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Chase To The Chase Finale
Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Austin Dillon could barely contain his excitement, Chase Elliott talked with reporters then quietly sat down beside his race car on pit road to catch his breath and drink fluids, Chris Buescher calmly dealt with the media bombardment and Kyle Larson assumed a seat on the outer […]

Sun, 09/11/16 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase