Sun, 17/09/17 – 19:04 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Numerous upsets Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway created a dramatic change in the Mello Yello Drag Racing point standings after just the first of six rounds in the Countdown to the Championship.
Heading into the Countdown, the standings leaders were: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; […]

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Kalitta Pops To Top At Qualifying In Carolina
Doug Kalitta powered to the provisional pole position during Top Fuel qualifying Friday evening on the opening day of the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the first of […]

Sat, 09/16/17 – 7:33 | No Comment
Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown is known for his lightning fast performances at the dragstrip, but this year the track has actually been the place where he could slow his lifestyle and relax.
“It’s been crazy. I never appreciated my bed so much when I go […]

Fri, 09/15/17 – 18:10 | No Comment
Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps begins defense of his crown the same weekend that Chase Elliott opens his NASCAR title hopes in his playoffs, but the bond between the two goes beyond sharing the same sponsor – NAPA Auto Parts.
Capps looked up to Chase’s father, Bill, […]

Fri, 09/15/17 – 17:04 | No Comment
Penske’s Pagenaud Tests Best At Sonoma Raceway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Simon Pagenaud amped-up Team Penske’s intramural chase for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship Thursday, topping the combined practice sheet at the conclusion of an Open Test at Sonoma Raceway for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The reigning event and series champion, Pagenaud emerged as the day’s overall leader […]

Fri, 09/15/17 – 7:43 | No Comment
Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If Danica Patrick is looking for the perfect sponsor as she seeks a new Cup Series ride, she may want to make a deal with Isotoner gloves. That company could then adopt a slogan along the lines of: The gloves that protect the most oft-used pointing fingers in the sport.
In […]

Thu, 09/14/17 – 16:08 | 11 Comments
Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
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CORNING, N.Y. – Mario Andretti’s American dream-of-a-life inside and outside of racing was recognized and honored recently with presentation of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center.
International racing stars, captains of the motorsports industry, local dignitaries, race fans and media gathered to honor the man […]

Wed, 09/13/17 – 15:29 | No Comment
Team Liberty To Retreat After Missing The Countdown
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John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Having failed to qualify for NHRA’s impending playoff season, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have opted to take time off from the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule to focus on their Pro Stock Motorcycle engine program.
NHRA’s six-race Countdown to the Championship postseason will begin with the 10th […]

Tue, 09/12/17 – 7:18 | No Comment
Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
Kyle Larson won Saturday night’s regular-season Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale, a race with set the field for the upcoming 16-driver, 10-race playoffs.
Larson’s win came in overtime and deprived Martin Truex Jr. of what appeared to be certain victory at Richmond International Racewaya.
The seedings and point totals for the playoffs, which begin at Chicagoland […]

Sun, 09/10/17 – 7:51 | No Comment
Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway Saturday night will determine the field of 16 championship contenders.
Having trouble deciphering who’s in/who’s out/who’s on the proverbial bubble? Here are the basics, courtesy of Info Manager.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m., EDT, NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM Radio and […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 16:53 | No Comment
Matt Kenseth drove to the pole position for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Kenseth covered the .75-mile distance in 22.055 seconds (122.421 mph) in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin (122.277 mph) for the top starting spot by .026 seconds.
The pole […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 8:12 | No Comment