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Rookie Chase Elliott drove to the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
It was the Hendrick Motorsports drivers second pole of the season – the other coming at Daytona for the season-opening 500.
“This is definitely a special place,” Elliott said. “It’s cool to get it done today. This is a […]

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NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seven-time NASCAR champion and veteran team owner Richard Petty said Wednesday that he believed NASCAR and the sport’s team owners had reached an agreement on about 75 percent of the sanctioning body’s charter program which would provide teams with long-term equity.
However, there is still a question as to whether it will […]

Thu, 01/21/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners
NASCAR Extends Playoffs To XFINITY, Truck Series For 2016
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the spirit of the late Eagles founder/guitarist Glenn Frey, NASCAR is going to Chase it to the limit in 2016.
The elimination-style format that crowned Kyle Busch as 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion will be extended with tweaks to the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series this […]

Tue, 01/19/16 – 19:54 | Comments Off on NASCAR Extends Playoffs To XFINITY, Truck Series For 2016
With Help From The Dead, Hamlin Getting Better
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Denny Hamlin said Tuesday he’s not fully recovered from the right knee surgery he had in the off-season to repair his torn ACL, but he expects to be ready for next month’s season opening Daytona 500.
“At this point, this one is a lot more difficult than the […]

Tue, 01/19/16 – 19:36 | Comments Off on With Help From The Dead, Hamlin Getting Better
McLaren ‘Red Dragon’ Set To Light Up Sebring
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One month after a successful shakedown session, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is scheduled to continue development of its shiny red McLaren 650S GT3 on Monday, the first of a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
Team-owner Stallings joined championship driver Jon Fogarty in lapping the McLaren during a systems check at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, […]

Mon, 01/18/16 – 8:07 | One Comment
Abreu Finishes Big Weekend With Victory In Chili Bowl Nationals
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Rico Abreu made a late pass for the lead and then went on to win the 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday night.
The victory in the prestigious Midget Car event was the second straight for Abreu. The 23-year-old Californian is a former USAC Midget car champion.
It also capped a weekend of good news […]

Sun, 01/17/16 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Abreu Finishes Big Weekend With Victory In Chili Bowl Nationals
Clauson Takes Friday Qualifier; Field Set For Chili Bowl Finale
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Bryan Clauson led Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night preliminary feature non-stop to set the stage for Saturday’s finale of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“My Golden Driller is lonely, I need to get him a friend,” Clauson joked after his fourth career prelim feature win around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s […]

Sat, 01/16/16 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Clauson Takes Friday Qualifier; Field Set For Chili Bowl Finale
Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders’ 2016 Dodge Dart has been unveiled, a month before she begins pursuit of a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title.
Like her championship-winning Chevrolet Camaros from 2014 and 2015, Enders’ Dart was built by RJ Race Cars in Galesburg, Ill., the […]

Fri, 01/15/16 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
Abreu To Run Full Truck Season For ThorSport
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ThorSport Racing announced Friday that it has signed Rico Abreu to drive for it in full time in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Abreu, a USAC National Midget champion, open wheel standout, and 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals winner, will drive the No. 98 Curb Records Toyota Tundra.

Doug George will serve as crew chief.

“This is one of […]

Fri, 01/15/16 – 15:42 | Comments Off on Abreu To Run Full Truck Season For ThorSport
Local Driver Bell Wins Chili Bowl Thursday Qualifier
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Oklahoman Christopher Bell went wire-to-wire to post his second career preliminary victory during Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying night at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“If you give me one race a year (to win), it’s this race,” Bell, of Norman, Okla., said after his victory in the 25-lapper on Tulsa Expo […]

Fri, 01/15/16 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Local Driver Bell Wins Chili Bowl Thursday Qualifier
Abreu Tops Qualifying Night At Chili Bowl
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Californian Rico Abreu came up Aces during Wednesday’s River Spirit Qualifying Night, winning the 25-lap A-Feature for the second time in as many years during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.
“I believe last year that’s kind of how it went, too,” Abreu said after his victory […]

Thu, 01/14/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Abreu Tops Qualifying Night At Chili Bowl