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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory […]

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Foyt Cars Show Muscle In Alabama
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth delivered a well-timed, one-two punch for team-owner and Indy car icon A.J. Foyt Jr. Friday, topping the 21-car Verizon IndyCar Series field during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Sato clocked a lap time of 1 minute, 7.2157-seconds at 123.186 mph, less than a half-second […]

Sat, 04/23/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Foyt Cars Show Muscle In Alabama
Hagan Fastest At zMAX
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Two-time Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan reset both ends of the zMAX Dragway track record in racing to the qualifying lead Friday in a rain-shortened day of action at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods.
NHRA teams were only able to get in one of the two scheduled qualifying sessions before persistent rain […]

Fri, 04/22/16 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Hagan Fastest At zMAX
Pritchett Facing Hard Work On, Off The Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Leah Pritchett’s enthusiasm provides no indication to the dire situation the Top Fuel competitor faces as she attempts to continue her bid for a NHRA championship.
Initially without a ride for this weekend’s NHRA Four Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods at zMAX Dragway, Pritchett had a deal […]

Fri, 04/22/16 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Pritchett Facing Hard Work On, Off The Track
Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With hours of NASCAR’s decision Thursday to fine Sprint Cup driver/team co-owner Tony Stewart $35,000 for issuing strong opinions on the series’ policy on lugnut use, the NASCAR drivers council stepped forward and said it would help pay Stewart’s fine.
Acting as spokesperson for the Council – a nine-member panel representing […]

Fri, 04/22/16 – 15:01 | Comments Off on Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
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Tony Stewart announced on his team’s Stewart-Haas Racing website Thursday that he has been cleared by doctors to return to driving duty and that he will return to a Sprint Cup cockpit at Richmond International Raceway this weekend.
NASCAR confirmed that Stewart has been cleared to drive and issued the following statement by Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s […]

Thu, 04/21/16 – 16:00 | Comments Off on Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
Johnson Brings Gospel Of Horsepower To JFR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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This is how it typically turns out for Alan Johnson in his role as NHRA Top Fuel tuning guru: Johnson lays hands upon the blower of a nitromethane-burning Top Fuel dragster engine and says, “Thou shalt cover the 1,000-foot distance in 3.772-seconds at, say, 318.77 mph.  Got it? Amen.”
Worked for […]

Thu, 04/21/16 – 15:43 | Comments Off on Johnson Brings Gospel Of Horsepower To JFR
Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
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Thanks to an 11th-hour rescue job, Leah Pritchett’s pursuit of the 2016 NHRA Top Fuel championship will continue.
Pritchett, who earned her first-ever NHRA national event win a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, will race at this weekend’s Four Wide Nationals in the Nitro Ninja dragster owned by the Lagana family.
Making the rescue necessary was […]

Wed, 04/20/16 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Rosberg Rolls, Haas Wobbles In Chinese GP
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Haas F1 Team’s two-race point-scoring streak ended with a pair of back-of-the-pack finishes in Sunday’s Chinese Formula One Grand Prix, on a day when Nico Rosberg provided the perfect reality check for the fledgling American organization.
Rosberg, of Germany, scored his third victory of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship and sixth in a row […]

Tue, 04/19/16 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Rosberg Rolls, Haas Wobbles In Chinese GP
Pagenaud Wins In Long Beach
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Simon Pagenaud earned his first IndyCar Series victory in a Team Penske car on Sunday, the fifth of his career, but it didn’t come without controversy.
The French driver captured the victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 1.968-mile street circuit by the narrowest margin in the historic event’s history but defending series champion […]

Sun, 04/17/16 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins In Long Beach
Edwards Stomps Field At Bristol Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Carl Edwards survived a spate of late-race restart challenges  – including two in the final 10 laps –and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and likely moves him into the […]

Sun, 04/17/16 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Edwards Stomps Field At Bristol Motor Speedway