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Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

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Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono
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Last in the qualifying order, first on the speed chart.
Takuma Sato put the blinders on and his foot to the floor following a grinding crash by Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay to qualify on-pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Long-regarded for a fearless demeanor on the racetrack, Sato put together […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono
Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – There’s only one word to describe Kyle Busch this month at Bristol Motor Speedway – unstoppable.
In a four-day period at the tough, half-mile track, Busch won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It was the second time he’s accomplished the […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – TriStar Motorsports crew chief Frank Kerr sat in the cool lounge of his team’s hauler Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, his right arm in a sling, and calmly discussed an accident less than 24 hours earlier that left a 3,400-pound stock car sitting on top of him.
His […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car
Busch On Trail Of Triple
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Kyle Busch set himself up for a three-series sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway when he won Friday night’s Xfinity Series event at the high-banked, half-mile oval.
The win comes on the heels of Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck race and a night before he can complete the triple in Saturday’s Cup Series event.
In the Truck Series […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Busch On Trail Of Triple
Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After closing-out July with back-to-back victories, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden is enjoying his status as the first American driver to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings since Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport in 2014.
While that’s a point of pride for the 26-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., waving the flag […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
ET Marks Take Beating In Brainerd
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Leah Pritchett and Robert Hight posted national elapsed-time record runs in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, during Friday’s opening qualifying sessions for the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were provisional qualifying leaders at the Minnesota facility during the […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 7:45 | Comments Off on ET Marks Take Beating In Brainerd
Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher was once viewed as an integral part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future, but that’s no longer the case now that he has signed a multi-year contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, it was announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tad Geschickter, JTG’s co-owner, also said crew chief Trent Owens would remain paired […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 20:10 | Comments Off on Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG
Keselowski: Ending Truck Program Is About His Future
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn.  – Earlier this year, NASCAR lost Red Horse Racing, one of the Camping World Truck Series premier teams. Now it’s losing another at the end of the season in Brad Keselowski Racing.
Keselowski shocked the motorsports community Thursday when he announced he would shutter the doors on his truck […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Ending Truck Program Is About His Future
Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that he currently had no racing plans for 2018.
“When I do I’ll tweet something, like on a Monday or something,” Kenseth said.
NASCAR’s 2003 premier series champion said he’s not worried about 2018.
“I’m just not concerned […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18
Busch Brushes Off Penalty; Wins Truck Series Race At Bristol
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Kyle Busch came back from a penalty near the end of the second stage of Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and went on and get the victory.
The now five-time Bristol Truck Series winner pulled away from Matt Crafton at the Lap 201 restart and cruised to his third Truck […]

Thu, 08/17/17 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Busch Brushes Off Penalty; Wins Truck Series Race At Bristol