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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Wet Track Moves IndyCar Race At Texas To Sunday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR officials postponed Saturday night’s running of the 20th Firestone 600 after prolonged attempts to dry Texas Motor Speedway proved futile.
The Verizon IndyCar Series race has been rescheduled for 1:15 p.m. (CDT) Sunday. Gates, suites and Victory Lane Club will open at 11 a.m. There will be no […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Wet Track Moves IndyCar Race At Texas To Sunday
Suarez Makes History In Michigan
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Daniel Suarez passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead on the next-to-last lap and held on to win Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway. In doing so, he became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race.
“I just have no words,” Suarez said. “I don’t think I […]

Sat, 06/11/16 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Suarez Makes History In Michigan
Water Adds Another Layer Of Intrigue To IndyCar Race In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Rain in and around Texas Motor Speedway unexpectedly has thrown another element for Verizon IndyCar Series teams to consider heading into Saturday night’s Firestone 600.
After practice and qualifying conducted with ambient temperatures in the mid-90s and track temps at times exceeding 130 degrees, TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile […]

Sat, 06/11/16 – 17:08 | Comments Off on Water Adds Another Layer Of Intrigue To IndyCar Race In Texas
Rossi Views His Life Like A Mid-’80s Teen Movie
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Whenever art imitates life for reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi, it’s often in the form of flashbacks from The Breakfast Club.
The man who said he doesn’t eat breakfast lists the 1985 coming-of-age movie as his favorite, and it’s not because he has an ongoing thing for Molly Ringwald as Claire […]

Sat, 06/11/16 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Rossi Views His Life Like A Mid-’80s Teen Movie
Teen Byron Is Top Texas Trucker
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FORT WORTH, Texas _Teen-ager William Byron overhauled Matt Crafton with five laps remaining and drove to victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rattlesnake 400 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Byron, of Kyle Busch Motorsports, posted his second NCWTS victory at the expense of Crafton, who dominated the 167-lapper after brushing the Turn 3 […]

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Rahal Hauls It During Final Practice
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Graham Rahal rallied from a disappointing qualifying effort and an overall frustrating Friday to the top of the speed chart during the final Verizon IndyCar Series practice leading into Saturday night’s 20th annual Firestone 600.
Rahal toured TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval in 24.4841-seconds and 213.935 mph during a 47-lap run in conditions […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 20:39 | Comments Off on Rahal Hauls It During Final Practice
Munoz Adds Texas Pole To IndyCar Resume
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Carlos Munoz checked-off another box in his emerging open-wheel career Friday afternoon, earning his first career Verizon IndyCar Series P1 Award for the 20th annual Firestone 600.
Munoz toured TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval in a combined 48.2460-seconds at 217.137 mph to finish on-pole for the first time […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Munoz Adds Texas Pole To IndyCar Resume
Logano On Pole In Michigan
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Joey Logano captured the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.
The pole was Logano’s second of the season – the other coming at the Martinsville short track – and comes on the heels of two straight weekends in which he qualifying second fastest.
“It feels good,” the Team Penske driver […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole In Michigan
Custer All Pomped Up At Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A day late and perhaps an adult beverage or two short, Cole Custer will graduate from Tesoro High School Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Custer’s walk across the pre-race stage for the 20th annual Rattlesnake 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday evening definitely will be different. While his classmates at Tesoro […]

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Abreu Getting Championship Training
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FORT WORTH, Texas – In the person of ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton, Rico Abreu may have an unfair advantage in his bid for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors.
Crafton is a two-time NCWTS champion and an ace on high-banked, 1.5-mile quadovals like Texas Motor Speedway, site of Friday night’s 20th […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Abreu Getting Championship Training