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Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

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Bayne’s Statement: I Want To Drive Every Weekend
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Trevor Bayne made it known Friday he is not exactly all-in on Roush Fenway Racing’s impending share-the-ride NASCAR Cup Series plan involving Matt Kenseth in the No. 6 Ford Fusion.
Bayne issued a statement prior to the opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Talladega Superspeedway _ site of Sunday’s […]

Sat, 04/28/18 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Bayne’s Statement: I Want To Drive Every Weekend
Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Sisters Brittany and Courtney Force owned the No. 1 starting positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, after two rounds of qualifying Friday in the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Brittany, who was fifth fastest after the first round, soared to the No. […]

Sat, 04/28/18 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides
Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Having grown up in drag racing, sisters Brittany and Courtney Force are well aware of the sport’s dangers, but this season’s beginning has been gut wrenching for their family’s NHRA organization – John Force Racing.
In the 2018 season’s first five events, 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John […]

Fri, 04/27/18 – 20:25 | Comments Off on Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing
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NASCAR announced Friday that it has acquired the Automobile Racing Club of America Series.
NASCAR Vice Chairman Jim France joined Marcum’s grandson, ARCA President Ron Drager, at Talladega Superspeedway Friday morning to formalize the announcement.
“Our NASCAR family has long had a special connection with our friends at ARCA, and this is a logical step in demonstrating our commitment to the […]

Fri, 04/27/18 – 17:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Acquires ARCA
Kenseth Talks About Return To Cup
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Kenseth’s impending/prodigal return to Roush Fenway Racing is a curious mix of a championship-caliber driver in need of redemption and a proud organization scrambling to remain relevant in NASCAR’s results-centric Cup Series.
Kenseth, who unceremoniously lost his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of last season, will return […]

Fri, 04/27/18 – 13:29 | Comments Off on Kenseth Talks About Return To Cup
Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Call it a reunion of Louisiana Lightnin’.
LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, will return to Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend’s ninth annual NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at  zMAX Dragway.
Tonglet, a native and resident of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish Suzuki as […]

Wed, 04/25/18 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again
Kenseth Returning To Cup, Roush
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Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday that former NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will return to the team and drive No. 6 Ford Fusion for a part of the 2018 season.
“It’s a great feeling to return to where it all started for me in the Cup Series,” said Kenseth. “There aren’t many people who have […]

Wed, 04/25/18 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Kenseth Returning To Cup, Roush
Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
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Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

Mon, 04/23/18 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A native of Tennessee, Josef Newgarden considers Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park to be his home track. Once racing resumed on Monday at the Barber road circuit after being postponed from Sunday by rain, Newgarden feasted on Southern home cooking as he blew the field away in winning the IndyCar Series’ […]

Sun, 04/22/18 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
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Leah Pritchett served notice Saturday she and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara are ready to snap out of their season-long Top Fuel funk.
Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, to claim pole position for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals. The defending event […]

Sun, 04/22/18 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Pritchett On Pole In Baytown