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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Mortality Confronts Larson
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By John Sturbin
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson’s recent sheet time at hospitals in Martinsville, Va., and Charlotte drove home a fact of life most 22-year-olds are not ready to accept.
“Yeah, definitely when you are young you think you are bulletproof, and that’s just one little instance that shows you that you aren’t,” […]

Sat, 04/11/15 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Mortality Confronts Larson
Todd, Hagan, Line Lead Qualifying In Vegas
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Defending world champion Matt Hagan raced to the qualifying lead in Funny CarFriday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race is the fifth of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sat, 04/11/15 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Todd, Hagan, Line Lead Qualifying In Vegas
Teen Jones Gives Xfinity Vets A Driving Lesson In Texas
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By John Sturbin
NASCAR Wire Service
FORT WORTH, Texas – Teen-ager Erik Jones turned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole at Texas Motor Speedway into his first series victory Friday night, schooling Sprint Cup stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. en route to the checkered flag in the 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.
Jones, 18, held […]

Sat, 04/11/15 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Teen Jones Gives Xfinity Vets A Driving Lesson In Texas
SHR Dominates TMS Qualifying
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch knocked Harvick off P1 with under a minute remaining in Round 3 of time trials to claim […]

Fri, 04/10/15 – 20:20 | Comments Off on SHR Dominates TMS Qualifying
Gordon Says Driving TMS Is Always A Thrill Ride
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By John Sturbin
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Six Flags over Texas is located in nearby Arlington, but Jeff Gordon doesn’t need to hustle over to Interstate 30 for a roller-coaster ride. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion says he gets a thrill every time he buckles-up at Texas Motor Speedway.
“I like to relate […]

Fri, 04/10/15 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Gordon Says Driving TMS Is Always A Thrill Ride
RCR To Appeal Penalties
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FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR team-owner Richard Childress has informed the sanctioning body it plans to appeal the penalties levied against driver Ryan Newman, crew chief Luke Lambert and the No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team for a tire rules infraction detected at Auto Club Speedway last month.
“Our appeal is scheduled for Thursday, April 16,” […]

Thu, 04/9/15 – 19:54 | Comments Off on RCR To Appeal Penalties
On To NOLA: De Silvestro Gets Another Shot
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Simona de Silvestro’s Verizon IndyCar Series comeback tour will continue this weekend in a fourth Andretti Autosport entry for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.
The 2010 IndyCar Rookie of the Year, de Silvestro started 11th and finished 18th in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) on March 29. The Streets of […]

Wed, 04/8/15 – 7:36 | Comments Off on On To NOLA: De Silvestro Gets Another Shot
‘Mr. H’ Headed Into Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
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FORT WORTH, Texas – His all-star lineup of NASCAR drivers respectfully refers to him as “Mr. H.” Beginning Thursday, the personnel at Hendrick Motorsports can address team-owner Rick Hendrick as “Mr. HOF.”
Hendrick, mentor to multiple Sprint Cup Series champions Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, will headline a distinguished list of honorees during the annual Texas Motorsports Hall […]

Tue, 04/7/15 – 10:15 | Comments Off on ‘Mr. H’ Headed Into Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
A Texas Post Card: From Stuttgart With Love
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KERRVILLE, Texas – The Hill Country was alive with the sounds of Porsches two weekends ago during an annual rite of spring situated in the seat of Kerr County and spilling over into surrounding Parts Unknown.
The 2015 Hill Country Rallye attracted 94 registered Porsches of various vintages and over 130 […]

Mon, 04/6/15 – 9:53 | Comments Off on A Texas Post Card: From Stuttgart With Love
Kyle Larson: I Feel Great Right Now
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Kyle Larson, who fainted during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway last Saturday, has been medically cleared to resume his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career at Texas Motor Speedway next weekend.
Larson will return to the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates when practice for the Duck Commander 500 […]

Fri, 04/3/15 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Kyle Larson: I Feel Great Right Now