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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Continuous rain Saturday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway forced postponement of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race to Sunday at 1 p.m.
The garage opens at 10:30 a.m. and the grandstands at 11 a.m.
The competitors managed to complete 48 laps of the 500-lap event before rain settled in for the evening. […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race
Things Are Getting Sticky For Bristol Cup Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rosin, a sticky substance that helps rubber adhere to the track, was placed on the low groove in Bristol Motor Speedway’s turns following Friday night’s Xfinity Series race that many dubbed the best in several years.
It was the second time in two days the 18 inches of […]

Sat, 08/20/16 – 18:05 | Comments Off on Things Are Getting Sticky For Bristol Cup Race
Worsham Earns Provisional Pole In Brainerd
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Reigning world champion Del Worsham powered to the provisional Funny Car pole Friday during the opening day of qualifications for the NHRA Nationals at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway. 
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 17th event of 24 on […]

Sat, 08/20/16 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Worsham Earns Provisional Pole In Brainerd
Austin Dillon Wins Xfinity Race In OT
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Austin Dillon won Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway but had to go to overtime laps and then hold off Justin Allgaier to do it.
Also helping Dillon was leader Brad Keselowski running out of fuel during the eighth and final caution of the evening.
Dillon crossed the finish line .227 seconds ahead of Allgaier.
Kyle Larson […]

Sat, 08/20/16 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon Wins Xfinity Race In OT
Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jimmie Johnson admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that it hasn’t been a great year for his Hendrick Motorsports team, but due to the Chase format it could still produce another championship.
“A lot can happen before the season is up,” Johnson said during preparations for Saturday’s Bass […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
Edwards On Pole For Bristol Night Race
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Joe Gibbs Racing dominated Friday’s qualifying for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
JGR’s Carl Edwards won the pole for the race and will share the front row on the starting grid with teammate Denny Hamlin.
Third fastest was JGR’s Kyle Busch while JRG’s fourth driver, Matt Kenseth, was fifth fastest.
Busting up the […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole For Bristol Night Race
Tifft To Take First Small Steps At Hickory
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Approximately 1½ months after undergoing brain surgery for a tumor, NASCAR driver Matt Tifft will step back into a race car Sunday at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway when he tests a late model.
“For myself, what I want to see is short-run speed and how well I’m able […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 15:48 | Comments Off on Tifft To Take First Small Steps At Hickory
TV Coverage Of Brainerd Expanded
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FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will add 30 minutes of live programming Saturday during the 35th annual NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., in order to televise the postponed final rounds of Top Fuel and Funny Car from the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Persistent rain at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., near Seattle on Sunday, Aug. 7, […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 7:06 | Comments Off on TV Coverage Of Brainerd Expanded
Ty Dillon Says He’s Ready To Fill A Sprint Cup Seat
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Ty Dillon, Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway marks a milestone in the third-generation driver’s NASCAR Xfinity Series career – his 100th start – but it also solidifies his belief he’s ready for a full-time Sprint Cup ride.
“I’m ready to make that step (into the Sprint Cup Series),” Dillon […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 17:13 | 5 Comments
DeJoria To Miss Brainerd
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Injured Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will not compete in the NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. this weekend.
DeJoria, who drives for Kalitta Motorsports suffered a fractured pelvis in a crash at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 31st . She was forced to sit out the following week’s race near Seattle.
DeJoria remains sidelined, under the advice […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 14:54 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Miss Brainerd