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The NASCAR victory celebrations in Nashville have come to an end. But the sport had kinda returned this week. (File photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

So, Nashville, eh?

I guess moving the annual season-capping banquet, awards ceremony and dress-up party makes some sense. Country music – the Rascal Flatts version if […]

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Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title
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Matt Crafton hoists his championship trophy. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Matt Crafton, a 43-year-old veteran of 19 full seasons in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, took home his third championship with a second-place finish in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Crafton claimed the title without winning a race this season, but that […]

Sat, 11/16/19 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title
Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale
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Matt Hagan was fastest in Funny Car during Day 1 of qualifying at Pomona. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

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Matt Hagan remained within striking distance of a third NHRA Funny Car world championship Friday, racing to the provisional No. 1 spot during qualifying for the 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Hagan, of Don Schumacher Racing, made […]

Sat, 11/16/19 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale
NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona
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Doug Kalitta needs to keep it clean in Top Fuel this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Doug Kalitta knows he will need to keep his “laundry” neatly and securely packed this weekend if he has any chance of emerging as a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion.

Kalitta heads into […]

Fri, 11/15/19 – 16:14 | Comments Off on NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona
Custer To Drive SHR’s No. 41 Car
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Cole Custer will moved up to the Cup Series next year. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

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Daniel Suarez is out and Cole Custer is in as driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing team’s No. 41 Ford Mustang.

Suarez, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, has gone winless at SHR in 2019 and has four top-five finishes. He also […]

Fri, 11/15/19 – 9:57 | Comments Off on Custer To Drive SHR’s No. 41 Car
Now Playing: Il Commendatore v. Hank the Deuce
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The No. 2 Ford GT40 takes the checkered flag at Le Mans. It was a moment fit for Hollywood.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

You’ve read one or maybe two of the many books on the subject, seen the movie trailer and, as a bona fide car-guy, have Ford v Ferrari squarely atop your must-see flick […]

Thu, 11/14/19 – 16:28 | Comments Off on Now Playing: Il Commendatore v. Hank the Deuce
Dirt Fans Pack CMS To See ‘The Big Boys Play’
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Sprint car fans from all over are packing the Charlotte Motor Speedway short track to watch the dirt fly this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP photos by Jim Fluharty)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD. N.C. – Nearly two years ago the Ulrich family set their sights on The Dirt Track at Charlotte and the 2019 Can-Am World Finals, […]

Sat, 11/9/19 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Dirt Fans Pack CMS To See ‘The Big Boys Play’
Driving Race Cars Is Not Tifft’s Biggest Concern
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Matt Tifft has not had a wonderful last couple of years. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Tifft’s courageous battle against his self-described medical “demons” has placed his NASCAR Cup Series career with Front Row Motorsports on hold, perhaps permanently.

Tifft, who suffered a seizure at Martinsville […]

Thu, 11/7/19 – 21:01 | Comments Off on Driving Race Cars Is Not Tifft’s Biggest Concern
Texas’ Woes Reflect NASCAR’s Woes
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There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

Wed, 11/6/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments
Flat Spot On: Formula Ford Rides High Again
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The Van Diemen of Steve Brooks leads David Harrison’s Royale, followed by Donald Baggett in a Crossle at the ARRC. (Photo by Clark McInnis Photography)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

BRASELTON, Ga. – Here’s an SCCA racing quiz for you. When did Formula Ford, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, reach its peak in America?

One […]

Tue, 11/5/19 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Formula Ford Rides High Again
TMS Winner Harvick Prepping For Miami
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Courtesy of his strong showing at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick is heading back to Miami to run for a second Cup championship. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Barry Cantrell)

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick soldiered through 29 consecutive winless NASCAR Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway before scoring his first […]

Tue, 11/5/19 – 8:52 | Comments Off on TMS Winner Harvick Prepping For Miami