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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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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
Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Pressure is a way of life for those competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 it’s different for those already solidified in the Chase versus those still trying to gain a spot in the title run.
Chris Buescher possesses a victory, but […]

Sat, 09/10/16 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Busch Untouchable In Xfinity Victory At RIR
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Kyle Busch  cruised to victory in Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory came thanks to a quick early pitstop.
Busch entered the pits in fourth place under the first caution of the race after a tap from J.J. Yeley sent Justin Marks spinning into the frontstretch grass on Lap 48.
Busch was first off […]

Sat, 09/10/16 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Busch Untouchable In Xfinity Victory At RIR
Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
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RICHMOND, Va. – Several teams received penalties following the Darlington NASCAR Sprint Cup race and Carl Edwards said Friday he believed penalties could impact the Chase, which begins next weekend at Chicago.
“I haven’t talked to many people about it in depth, but seeing the 31 car’s [Ryan Newman] penalty and realizing … that could affect […]

Sat, 09/10/16 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
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Denny Hamlin laid down a lap at 22.069 seconds (122.344 mph) to earn the the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the first of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and it comes in the final non-Chase event of the year.
“I thought for […]

Fri, 09/9/16 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Will Power’s relentless pursuit of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship will continue at the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma later this month.
Power was cleared to drive Tuesday by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, after the Team Penske ace successfully passed concussion testing protocol.
Power was involved in a crash […]

Wed, 09/7/16 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
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Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher knows how to win the U.S. Nationals. He’s proven that nine times in the past and on Monday, he proved it for an 10th time.
Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history with 82 victories, won the 2016 “Big Go” by disposing of Steve Torrence in the finals in […]

Mon, 09/5/16 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Young Elliott Waves Off Criticism From Others
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two years ago Chase Elliott pulled off a major upset and won the NASCAR Xfinity race in his Darlington Raceway debut, but the Georgia native said that doesn’t mean anything today.
“We didn’t have a very strong run here last year, which was disappointing,” Elliott said prior […]

Mon, 09/5/16 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Young Elliott Waves Off Criticism From Others
Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Martin Truex Jr. couldn’t help himself; he just had to kiss Darlington Raceway’s finish line after claiming Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 and no doubt the Lady in Black appreciated his thoughtfulness.
After all, the historic 1.366-mile track appears to have developed an affection for team owner Barney Visser […]

Mon, 09/5/16 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
Courtney Force Captures Shootout at U.S. Nationals
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Courtney Force won the Funny Car portion of the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout and Matt Hagan secured the No. 1 qualifier Sunday at the 62nd annual U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on Sunday.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at […]

Sun, 09/4/16 – 20:57 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Captures Shootout at U.S. Nationals