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A “mild heart attack” generously is defined as one suffered by someone other than yourself. So, one year after such a life-threatening medical issue forced him into the role of reluctant spectator, Steve Torrence won his Top Fuel-leading fourth event of the season Sunday via a final-round, hole shot pass to cap in the 11th […]

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Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick will start on-pole for the 21st annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 after completing a three-segment sweep of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harvick toured TMS’ repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile oval in 27.217-seconds and 198.405 mph in […]

Fri, 04/7/17 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
Stewart Jacked About Hitting The Dirt In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Tony Stewart will showcase his passion for dirt track racing Friday and Saturday nights as host of Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers.
Stewart and protégé Christopher Bell will headline a full field of ASCS Sprint Cars at the 0.4-mile Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, which has seating […]

Fri, 04/7/17 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Stewart Jacked About Hitting The Dirt In Texas
Foyt Honored By Ford
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American motorsports icon A.J. Foyt Jr. is the 28th recipient of the Spirit of Ford Award.
Foyt, 82, was presented Ford Motor Company’s highest auto racing-related honor for his lifetime achievement and contribution to the industry both on and off the world’s racetracks. Foyt joined an international list of honorees from all forms of racing and […]

Fri, 04/7/17 – 14:37 | Comments Off on Foyt Honored By Ford
Langdon Lands Kalitta Ride
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Team Kalitta will field 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon in a third, full-time team sponsored by Global Electronic Technology beginning with Round 5 of the 2017 schedule later this month at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Langdon competed in 30 national events for Don Schumacher Racing while “on loan” […]

Fri, 04/7/17 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Langdon Lands Kalitta Ride
Book Brings Blue Oval Memories Back To Life
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – I’m a “Chevy guy,” have been since 1971. But I grew up in a Ford family.
First car I drove was my father, John Sr.’s, black-with-white-top 1953 Ford Crown Victoria; learned to drive a manual transmission on his black 1961 Falcon station wagon, complete with three-on-the-tree; got […]

Thu, 04/6/17 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Book Brings Blue Oval Memories Back To Life
Talladega Tales: Waltrip And Marlin Look Back
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NASHVILLE – They were fast times and fun times, and last week Darrell Waltrip and Sterling Marlin shared some of their favorite Talladega memories at a media luncheon to promote the May 7 race.
“Talladega Superspeedway is an animal unto itself,” Waltrip said.
“The first time I rolled onto the track and looked down that giant straightaway […]

Tue, 04/4/17 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Talladega Tales: Waltrip And Marlin Look Back
Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
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Nitro aces Tommy Johnson Jr. and Antron Brown collaborated to give Don Schumacher Racing its respective 299th and 300th NHRA victories Sunday, capping an historic ending to the 18th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
In addition to DSR’s performances by Johnson in Funny Car and Brown in Top Fuel, 17-year-old Tanner Gray became the youngest […]

Mon, 04/3/17 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go, moved out to a relatively comfortable lead and went on to win Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the second of the year for Keselowski – who also won at Las Vegas three weeks ago – and […]

Sun, 04/2/17 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
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Greg Anderson defeated Shane Gray Saturday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, Pro Stock’s annual bonus race-within-a-race, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Anderson powered his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro to a quarter-mile pass in 6.684-seconds at 205.47 mph to better Gray’s 6.699/206.26 effort to claim the $50,000 prize and the opportunity to walk […]

Sun, 04/2/17 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
Elliott Picks Up Truck Victory
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Chase Elliott sprinted away from the field after a restart with 12 laps to go to easily win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Defending Series champion Johnny Sauter finished second, 1.865 seconds back.
“It was fun today,” Elliott said.
“It was a hard-fought battle, for sure.”
Elliott’s big move after the restart was a block […]

Sat, 04/1/17 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Elliott Picks Up Truck Victory