Wed, 6/11/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments

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 […]

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Martinsville Short Track Long On Playoff Implications
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Kyle Busch at Martinsville Speedway. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Talladega and Charlotte Motor Speedway’s The ROVAL are often touted as the NASCAR Cup playoffs’ wildcard races, but there are those who believe Martinsville Speedway is lurking in the shadows as one, too. 

Kyle Busch, this year’s regular season […]

Mon, 10/28/19 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Martinsville Short Track Long On Playoff Implications
Martinsville Brings Out The Best In Truex
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Martin Truex Jr. claimed a spot in the Cup Series’ final four by winning at Martinsville on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martin Truex Jr. produced a textbook performance on how to conquer Martinsville Speedway in Sunday’s First Data 500, leading 464 of the 500 laps to […]

Mon, 10/28/19 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Martinsville Brings Out The Best In Truex
Gilliland Gets Elusive Trucks Victory: Bashes Busch Bigly
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Todd Gilliland celebrates his victory in Saturday’s Truck Series race at Martinsville. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For Todd Gilliland, his last 1 ½ years at Kyle Busch Motorsports has been excruciating as time-after-time victory has slipped through his fingers.

On Saturday at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Hall of […]

Sat, 10/26/19 – 19:41 | Comments Off on Gilliland Gets Elusive Trucks Victory: Bashes Busch Bigly
Engine Woes Have Hendrick’s Elliott On Edge
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Engine failures have the attention of Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chase Elliott said Saturday at Martinsville Speedway that he didn’t believe the engine problem his Chevrolet suffered five laps into the first practice at the short track was related to the Dover […]

Sat, 10/26/19 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Engine Woes Have Hendrick’s Elliott On Edge
Rossi To Drive Down South – Way Down South
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Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi will drive in next month’s Baja 1000 race in Mexico. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDYCAR star Alexander Rossi has entered the 52nd annual SCORE Baja 1000 for a second consecutive year, co-driving the Baja Ridgeline Race Truck next month as part of the Honda Off-Road Racing […]

Sat, 10/26/19 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Rossi To Drive Down South – Way Down South
Dad Works For Son In Torrence Family Victory
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Billy Torrence lent a helping hand to son Steve during Sunday’s NHRA finals at the Texas Motorplex. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – On those rare occasions when reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence exits a national event early, father Billy Torrence doesn’t wait long to receive […]

Tue, 10/22/19 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Dad Works For Son In Torrence Family Victory
Elliott Steps Out Of His Car As One Of The Eight
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Chase Elliott, front, went around and around at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. And when he stopped, he had a berth in the Round of Eight. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Every, like, five minutes during Sunday’s broadcast of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (OK, every, like, 20 minutes […]

Mon, 10/21/19 – 9:36 | Comments Off on Elliott Steps Out Of His Car As One Of The Eight
Force Living In An NHRA Groundhog Day
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Funny Car driver and team owner John Force is trapped by his own success. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – Fully-engaged in the endless round-by-round grind that is the essence of an NHRA world championship, Funny Car icon John Force admittedly has become a prisoner of his own success.

At age 70, […]

Sun, 10/20/19 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Force Living In An NHRA Groundhog Day
Crash Likely Ends Prusiensky’s Pro Stock Season
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Brittany Force had the fastest pass in Top Fuel in Texas on Friday. (Photos courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – Alan Prusiensky walked away from the wreckage of his Pro Stock Dodge Dart last Friday night at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. But he isn’t racing at Texas Motorplex this […]

Sat, 10/19/19 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Crash Likely Ends Prusiensky’s Pro Stock Season
Family Fuel: Doug Driving Kalittas Through Countdown
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Doug Kalitta and his family are fired up about the 2019 Top Fuel championship. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – It is not a stretch to suggest that the Kalitta surname is every bit as iconic in the history of NHRA championship drag racing as the Pettys, Earnhardts […]

Fri, 10/18/19 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Family Fuel: Doug Driving Kalittas Through Countdown