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Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than 320 mph and reducing his […]

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Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
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It was slump-busting day for Joe Gibbs Racing Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as JGR driver Denny Hamlin got his first victory in 28 tries. His effort gave four-car JGR its first victory of the season.
In addition to the race win, JGR got a stage victory from Kyle Busch.
“It’s definitely been tough,” Hamlin said […]

Sun, 07/16/17 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
Pagenaud Breaks ’17 Pole Drought In Toronto
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Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar Series pole of the season Saturday when he laid down the fastest lap for the Honda Indy Toronto race in Canada.
The Team Penske driver will lead the 21-car field to the green flag in Sunday’s 85-lap race on the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit.
In the Firestone Fast Six – the third […]

Sat, 07/15/17 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Breaks ’17 Pole Drought In Toronto
Montoya, Servia To Shake Down New IndyCar Chassis
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Veteran Indy car drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia have been selected by INDYCAR to perform testing duties on the Dallara universal aero kit to be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series teams starting with the 2018 season.
Testing of the universal kit, which will be fitted to the current Dallara IR-12 chassis used by […]

Sat, 07/15/17 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Montoya, Servia To Shake Down New IndyCar Chassis
Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole
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Martin Truex Jr. was awarded the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race after Kyle Larson’s car failed post-qualifying inspection at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
Larson’s speed of 133.324 mph was thrown out after NASCAR officials discovered an unapproved rear deck fin on his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. That elevated Truex’s Furniture […]

Sat, 07/15/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole
Pagenaud Hoping Luck Returns In Toronto
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud admits that while his racing luck has not been all that good at the Honda Indy Toronto, the downtown dining in Canada’s largest city is simply magnifique.
“I had French food last night, so that was nice,” said Pagenaud, a native of Montmorillon, France, at the close of Friday’s […]

Sat, 07/15/17 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Hoping Luck Returns In Toronto
Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A re-invigorated and introspective Aric Almirola returned to the seat of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion Friday to begin preparations for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since suffering a severe back injury eight weeks ago.
“I am stoked. Really excited,” Almirola said during a media session at […]

Fri, 07/14/17 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off
Almirola Cleared To Return
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His passion rekindled after being sidelined for eight weeks by a severe back injury, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola has been medically cleared to return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Almirola suffered an acute compression fracture to his T5 vertebra in a grinding, multi-car accident at […]

Fri, 07/14/17 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Almirola Cleared To Return
With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joe Gibbs Racing has selected Erik Jones of Furniture Row Racing to replace Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
Currently competing full-time for Barney Visser’s Furniture Row Racing, Jones sits 14th in Cup points and leads the Sunoco Rookie […]

Wed, 07/12/17 – 7:09 | Comments Off on With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
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IMSA confirmed on Tuesday that Honda’s Acura marque will field a pair of ARX-05 cars in the Daytona Prototype International class of the WeatherTech Championship sports car series beginning next season.
The series also confirmed that the Acura DPi cars will be fielded in association with Team Penske.
Penske Acuras will join Cadillac, Mazda and Nissan in the […]

Tue, 07/11/17 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
Torrence Rolls On At Route 66
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Texan Steve Torrence took another step toward securing the No. 1 slot for the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs Sunday when he defeated Antron Brown in the Top Fuel final of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Winning for the fifth time in the last eight national events in his Richard Hogan-tuned Capco […]

Mon, 07/10/17 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Torrence Rolls On At Route 66