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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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Dirt Wreck Kills Bryan Clauson
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Bryan Clauson, 27, died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in a crash the night before at the Belleville Nationals midget race on the half-mile Kansas dirt oval.
Clauson, who has raced in everything from dirt cars to Indy cars in the Indianapolis 500, was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., but did not survive.
“This […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Dirt Wreck Kills Bryan Clauson
Rain Postpones NHRA In Seattle; Finals Move To Other Tracks
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NHRA’s three-race summertime “Western Swing” ended under an umbrella late Sunday, when intermittent rain forced postponement of the final rounds of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock during the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
After multiple rain delays in the Seattle area NHRA officials announced the Funny Car final […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones NHRA In Seattle; Finals Move To Other Tracks
Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin’s career-first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-course victory Sunday at Watkins Glen International was played-out with a grimace, courtesy of a pain in his back, and perhaps the request for a couple capsules of Motrin.
Hamlin, who has a history of back issues, said he woke […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
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Denny Hamlin endured severe back spasms, saved fuel on his final stint, took advantage of a series of mistakes by other front-runners on late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second of the year for Hamlin, who won the Daytona […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Erik Jones’ journey from grassroots racer to NASCAR rising star took its final step Sunday at Watkins Glen International, where the 20-year-old prodigy officially was introduced as the second Sprint Cup Series driver for Furniture Row Racing.
Jones will contest the full 36-race Cup schedule in 2017 in the No. 77 Toyota […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
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Del Worsham reset the Funny Car elapsed time national record twice on Saturday en route to claiming pole position at the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at Pacific Raceways.
It was, in fact, an extraordinary day of time trials for the entire Funny Car class in Kent, Wash., featuring the top-five quickest 1,000-foot passes […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – If Chris Buescher’s breakthrough NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory last Monday was, indeed, the biggest thing to hit his hometown since the 7th annual Prosper Fishing Derby in February…somebody needs to send him a text or a newspaper clipping for posterity.
Buescher’s ensuing week has been a […]

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Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen
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Thanks to Joey Logano, Team Penske’s season-long futility streak in the Xfinity Series came to an end Saturday at the Watkins Glen International road course.
Logano started on pole, led 67 of 82 laps, got a big break when Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski broke a track bar while challenging Logano for the lead late in […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen
Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Carl Edwards completed a once-improbable pole position sweep of NASCAR’s two non-oval Sprint Cup Series races Saturday at Watkins Glen International, officially elevating his status to “road-course ringer.”
“I think so, you know? No, I don’t know. My road-course career started pretty rough,” an animated Edwards joked […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Worsham Uses Record Run To Earn Provisional Pole In Washington
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Reigning Funny Car world champion Del Worsham sprinted to the provisional pole in record-setting fashion Friday at the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
 Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 16th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 5:32 | Comments Off on Worsham Uses Record Run To Earn Provisional Pole In Washington