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For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

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Review: Panning For Rust In American Barns
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If you’ve grown weary of Wayne Carini and Richard Rawlings and assorted reality TV car guys hitching a trailer to the ride of your dreams, it’s time to channel your inner Tom Cotter.
“Old cars are everywhere!” Cotter declares in the closing pages of Barn Find Road Trip, the chronicle of his latest trek into the […]

Sat, 12/26/15 – 10:07 | Comments Off on Review: Panning For Rust In American Barns
NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule
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Four months after missing the initial cut, Heartland Park Topeka has been added to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA officials have reached an agreement with Heartland Park Topeka’s new ownership group, Heartland Park Topeka, LLC, led by Chris Payne and Todd Crossley. The 28th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals will be contested […]

Sun, 12/20/15 – 13:31 | Comments Off on NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule
New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Saturation television coverage of the NHRA’s 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, featuring 17 live Sunday finals shows and four on the FOX network, highlight the sanctioning body’s new broadcast partnership with FOX Sports.
The package also includes eight primetime Friday night qualifying shows, beginning with the first two rounds […]

Wed, 12/16/15 – 9:02 | Comments Off on New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richard Petty Motorsports on Friday introduced Brian Scott as the replacement for  Sam Hornish Jr. as driver of its No. 9 Sprint Cup next season.
Scott, who has been racing full time for Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series since 2010, said the deal with RPM came […]

Fri, 12/11/15 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Erica Enders and Jeg Coughlin Jr., who have combined for seven NHRA Pro Stock world championships, will campaign a pair of Dodge Darts for Elite Motorsports during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
The two-time/reigning Pro Stock champ, Enders’ switch to Dodge from Chevrolet Camaro was wrapped in a […]

Wed, 12/9/15 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
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Chase Elliott, son of former Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott and a current NASCAR driver himself, won Sunday’s 48th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.
Elliott, who will take over the driver’s seat at Hendrick Motorsports that is being vacated by four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon, won the Snowball for the second […]

Sun, 12/6/15 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As he stood at the Sprint Cup awards banquet podium in Las Vegas to accept due accolades and honors on Friday night, the 2015 champion also found time to put a plug in for his surgeons.
“Anyone looking to have leg or foot surgery, just ask for the Kyle Busch special,” […]

Sat, 12/5/15 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Businessman/racer Bob Stallings says the decision to abandon his Hyundai Genesis Coupe project and move up the Pirelli World Challenge ladder as a McLaren customer in 2016 was all about activating and elevating the brand.
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing announced on Nov. 20 the Dallas-based team will campaign […]

Fri, 12/4/15 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
NASCAR Notes: Top Cop Pemberton Leaving NASCAR
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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Robin Pemberton will not return as Senior Vice President of Competition.
Pemberton joined the sanctioning body in August of 2004. Since that time, he has overseen all areas of NASCAR competition.
 
“Robin has left an indelible mark on the sport while at NASCAR,” said NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton. “He joined us at a […]

Tue, 12/1/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Top Cop Pemberton Leaving NASCAR
Mercedes’ Rosberg Ends Season With Win in Abu Dhabi
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Nico Rosberg out ran Mercedes AMG teammate and long-crowned 2015 Formula One teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix On Sunday.
Hamilton, who clinched the championship at the U.S. Grand Prix last month, finished 8.2 seconds behind Rosberg at the Yas Marina road course.
The victory was the sixth of the season for Germany’s […]

Sun, 11/29/15 – 13:56 | Comments Off on Mercedes’ Rosberg Ends Season With Win in Abu Dhabi