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Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced Thursday at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
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Ty Dillon Says He’s Ready To Fill A Sprint Cup Seat
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Ty Dillon, Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway marks a milestone in the third-generation driver’s NASCAR Xfinity Series career – his 100th start – but it also solidifies his belief he’s ready for a full-time Sprint Cup ride.
“I’m ready to make that step (into the Sprint Cup Series),” Dillon […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 17:13 | 5 Comments
DeJoria To Miss Brainerd
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Injured Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will not compete in the NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. this weekend.
DeJoria, who drives for Kalitta Motorsports suffered a fractured pelvis in a crash at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 31st . She was forced to sit out the following week’s race near Seattle.
DeJoria remains sidelined, under the advice […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 14:54 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Miss Brainerd
Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie points-leader William Byron has signed a multi-year driver agreement with Hendrick Motorsports, the team announced Thursday.
The 18-year-old Byron, who has won five races in Trucks this year driving for Kyle Busch Motorspors, will drive full time in the Xfinity Series beginning in 2017 for JR Motorsports, a Hendrick affiliate.
“William […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports
Kennedy Makes Family A Winner On The Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Kennedy was born into racing, but Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 he became the first in his famous family to record a victory in one of NASCAR’s three national touring series.
The great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Kennedy Makes Family A Winner On The Track
History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Rising Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden says mechanical grip will be a major player when open-wheel racing returns to historic Watkins Glen International after a six-year absence for next month’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Newgarden, of Ed Carpenter Racing, was among series regulars participating […]

Mon, 08/15/16 – 17:54 | Comments Off on History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
Jason Johnson Holds Off Schatz To Win Knoxville Nationals
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Jason Johnson won Saturday night’s 56th running of the Knoxville Nationals sprint car race in Knoxville, Iowa.

In getting the victory, Johnson deprived Donny Schatz of his 10th championship at America’s premier event for sprint cars.

“I gave it my all,” Johnson, a native of Louisiana, said. “I wanted to win just as bad as Donny wanted […]

Sun, 08/14/16 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Jason Johnson Holds Off Schatz To Win Knoxville Nationals
Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio
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Experienced road racer Justin Marks held off Sam Hornish Jr. after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win his first career Xfinity Series race, which came in the pouring rain at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
The victory came in his 25th start and it came in conditions that […]

Sat, 08/13/16 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio
Hornish On Pole In Ohio
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Sam Hornish Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio road circuit on Friday.
Hornish laid down a fast lap at 96.374 mph to secure P1 in his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, Ohio.
“We’re as good as we have been really is hats […]

Sat, 08/13/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Hornish On Pole In Ohio
The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano consoled himself with a second-place finish after Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen through a smile that confirmed nobody _ certainly not backache-ridden race-winner Denny Hamlin _ had more of a blast during the season’s final “full-contact” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-race.
“Typical Watkins […]

Wed, 08/10/16 – 8:02 | Comments Off on The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America
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Action Express Racing scored its third consecutive 1-2 finish in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Dane Cameron and Eric Curran defended their 2015 Road America victory while scoring their second consecutive win of the season in the No. 31 Corvette Daytona Prototype. Teammates Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi took second […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America