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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Power On Portland Pole
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Add Portland International Raceway to the list of Indy car tracks where Will Power is a certified qualifying ace.
Having qualified seventh for his two previous starts at the facility in The Great Northwest _ in 2006 and ’07 _ Power blitzed the Verizon IndyCar Series field Saturday to raise his list of pole-winning tracks to […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Power On Portland Pole
Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Labor Day weekend in Darlington means grueling heat and humidity with temperatures in the race cars easily soaring to more than 120 degrees.
It’s an environment that Kurt Busch believes makes the Bojangles Southern 500 tougher than the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend.
“It’s that […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
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Defending race winner Denny Hamlin drove to pole for Sunday’s Southern 500 on Saturday when he turned a fast lap in 28.332 seconds (173.571 mph) at Darlington Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged Kyle Larson (173.411 mph) by .026 seconds.
“The No. 1 pit stall (a perk for the pole winner) obviously is very important here, […]

Sat, 09/1/18 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Tasca Honors Glidden At U.S. Nationals
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Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III is paying tribute to drag racing legend Bob Glidden this weekend with a throwback paint scheme honoring Glidden’s 1987 Pro Stock championship-winning Ford Thunderbird during the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind.
“He was an incredible racer, no doubt, but the qualities of his life that he […]

Sat, 09/1/18 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Tasca Honors Glidden At U.S. Nationals
Power Carries Momentum Into Portland
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Team Penske’s Will Power continued to prove he’s serious about climbing back into Verizon IndyCar Series title contention Friday by posting the fastest lap of the second practice session at Portland International Raceway in Oregon.
The winner of last week’s oval-track event at Gateway Motorsports Park turned a lap of 57.4053-seconds/123.166 mph in the No. 12 […]

Sat, 09/1/18 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Power Carries Momentum Into Portland
Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular due to the memories it resurrects, but perhaps no paint scheme for Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 will elicit more emotion than the one on Chase Elliott’s Chevrolet.
To many it’s simply a yellow and blue […]

Fri, 08/31/18 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past
NHRA Countdown Clock Is Down To 1
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nine points separate Top Fuel contenders Scott Palmer, Mike Salinas and Richie Crampton for what could be the final two spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
With final regular-season spots to be determined during this weekend’s prestigious 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, every […]

Fri, 08/31/18 – 16:21 | Comments Off on NHRA Countdown Clock Is Down To 1
New TMS-IndyCar Pact Opens Up Texas Market
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Texas Motor Speedway’s recently announced four-year contract extension with INDYCAR insures the Verizon IndyCar Series will be competing under the lights at the Fort Worth facility past the quarter-century mark, while also opening the door for the sanctioning body to race in potentially lucrative new Southwest markets.
The extension covering 2019-2022 […]

Wed, 08/29/18 – 7:08 | Comments Off on New TMS-IndyCar Pact Opens Up Texas Market
Haas F1 Doubles Up At Spa
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American-owned Haas F1 Team earned a double-points result for the second straight race and the third time this season during Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, with Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 13th round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The 10 points from the collective result of Grosjean […]

Tue, 08/28/18 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Doubles Up At Spa
Power Was The Man Of The Hour At Gateway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power went from worst-to-first at Gateway Motorsports Park in the span of a year Saturday night, and in the process, inched closer into contention for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Charging from the start, Power took control over the final 100 laps of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented […]

Sun, 08/26/18 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Power Was The Man Of The Hour At Gateway