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After winning the pole for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, Chase Elliott didn’t need to win his heat race in Thursday’s night’s first Can-Am Duel. But he wanted to and did.
In the second Duel, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who had already won the outside pole for this Sunday’s 500 – on the next-to-last […]

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Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick needed a victory at Kansas Speedway on Sunday or one at dreaded Talladega next weekend to move into the Round of Eight in NASCAR’s Chase playoffs. He got that win at Kansas.
Way down the list in terms of points as a result of suffering […]

Sun, 10/16/16 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
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John Carney II held off several overtaking attempts by dirt track ace Sammy Swindell to win the 43rd annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. 
With the track in Mesquite, Texas, fully rubbered-in, the 30-lap A-Feature was all about patience. Gluing his Lubbock Wrecker Service […]

Sun, 10/16/16 – 13:57 | Comments Off on Carney Claims Winter Nationals
Field Set At FallNationals
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ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Jason Line locked-up pole positions in their respective professional classes Saturday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the starting fields were set for the 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
The lone change atop a ladder from the Friday “Night of Fire” session was in Pro Stock Motorcycle, where […]

Sun, 10/16/16 – 8:49 | One Comment
Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex
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ENNIS, Texas – It wasn’t enough for Jerry Savoie to routinely thank his crew after posting his first Pro Stock Motorcycle pole of the 2016 NHRA season Saturday afternoon at Texas Motorplex.
“Everybody says, ‘Yeah, I thank my crew,’ but with me it’s personal,” Savoie said after his quarter-mile pass in 6.805-seconds at 197.31 mph earned […]

Sat, 10/15/16 – 20:48 | Comments Off on Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex
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With the engine of his machine fading just over halfway into Friday’s A-Feature, Johnny Herrera was a man on a mission _ parking his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x in Victory Lane to open the 43rd annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.
Herrera’s third career National Tour triumph at […]

Sat, 10/15/16 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Herrera Captures Winter National Win
Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Back in June, driver Tony Stewart told the racing world that, no, he was not having second thoughts about retiring after the current season and, in fact, he could not wait to begin doing other, more fun things in life.
How nice.
Clint Bowyer can’t wait to see Stewart retire […]

Sat, 10/15/16 – 12:50 | One Comment
Brown’s Goal Is To Grab Every Point He Can In Top Fuel Countdown
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ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown says a driver never can get too greedy in drag racing, so pardon the two-time/reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion for treating every bonus qualifying point like solid gold.
“This is what I always say about our sport _ our sport is such a no-flaw sport […]

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Kalitta Adds Coughlin
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas _ Kalitta Motorsports will expand to a sixth nitro entry for the first time in its 57-year history in 2017, when the organization founded and owned by drag racing legend Connie Kalitta will field a third Top Fuel dragster driven by Troy Coughlin Jr.
Announced Friday during the 31st […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 20:54 | Comments Off on Kalitta Adds Coughlin
Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chase driver Matt Kenseth on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
Kenseth edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in Friday’s s knockout qualifying session at the 1.5-mile track. with a lap at 28.112 seconds (192.089 mph) to Busch’s 28.113 seconds […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
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KANSAS, Kan. – NASCAR’s seemingly unending marches back to the drawing board will continue in 2017 as officials announced updates to its performance and safety packages Friday at Kansas Speedway, site of this weekend’s racing.
As they have in the many of the recent performance rules, the changes for next year will concentrate on aerodynamics and […]

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