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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Tuesday he feels more pressure to be the proper leader in the sport than to compete for an eighth title.
“I’ve felt like there hasn’t been a lot of pressure on me through six and seven (championships) because I
never even thought I’d have one to start with,” […]

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Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – NASCAR doesn’t award any points for winning poles and, as pleased as Carl Edwards is to have won his third pole in his last four tries at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that is far from satisfying.
“Sometimes, it’s tough,’’ Edwards said as he prepared to lead the field […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A one-day test delivered immediate dividends for Robert Hight Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park, where the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world champion earned the provisional pole for the fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
Hight, of John Force Racing, pushed his Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS to a 1,000-foot pass […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway
Edwards On Pole In New Hampshire
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Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won the pole for the race – which is the second of the 10-race Chase playoffs – with a lap at 28.119 seconds around the NHMS mile.
The pole was the […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole In New Hampshire
NASCAR Drivers Thinking About Loudon, Charlotte
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – Many of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stars live in and around Charlotte, N.C., and, even though they are in New Hampshire this weekend for Sunday’sBad Boy Off Road 300, it’s hard not to think about what is happening back home.
A curfew has been imposed in Charlotte in the […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 14:14 | Comments Off on NASCAR Drivers Thinking About Loudon, Charlotte
Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown
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CONCORD, N.C. – Top Fuel winner Antron Brown and Funny Car victor John Force gave each other a congratulatory hug in the media center at zMAX Dragway shortly after receiving their Wallys at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
Both have won championships in their respective classes, but each time they add to their victory total they exhibit […]

Mon, 09/19/16 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown
Champion Pagenaud Grips It And Rips It At Sonoma
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Mild-mannered Simon Pagenaud “unleashed the beast” at Sonoma Raceway Sunday afternoon during a flag-to-flag victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma that clinched the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Pagenaud secured his first IndyCar Series title and the 14th for Team Penske by 3.2523-seconds over Graham Rahal at the conclusion […]

Mon, 09/19/16 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Champion Pagenaud Grips It And Rips It At Sonoma
Pagenaud Is 2016 IndyCar Champ
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A bit before the half way point of Sunday’s season-ending, championship deciding IndyCar Series race, contender Will Power’s slowed and stopped on the Sonoma Raceway track. Gearbox problems had killed off Power’s hopes and crowned Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud as the 2016 series champion.
Pagenaud had started the race from the pole and with a […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Is 2016 IndyCar Champ
John Force Kicks Off Countdown With Victory In North Carolina
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Funny Car driver John Force, the NHRA’s all-time winningest driver, added to his victory record Sunday when he captured the Countdown playoff-opening Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
The victory was No. 146 for Force.
Also picking up victories in their respective categories at the Concord track were Antron Brown in Top Fuel, Jason Line […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 18:37 | Comments Off on John Force Kicks Off Countdown With Victory In North Carolina
Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime
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Martin Truex Jr. survived an early race tire problem that knocked him off the lead lap, got a great pit stop from his crew late in the race and went on to get the victory Sunday in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs.
The win, his third of the season, […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime