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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

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Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Drag-racing “lifer” Del Worsham ignited an extended version of Kalitta Motorsports’ signature mosh-pit starting line celebration Sunday at Auto Club Raceway, an emotional tribute to Connie and Scott Kalitta and his own stellar 25-year career.
Worsham claimed his second NHRA world championship, and first in Funny Car, with a semifinal […]

Mon, 11/16/15 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When NASCAR officials finally decided that enough was enough in unseasonably rainy Avondale, Ariz. on Sunday night, Dale Earnhardt was awarded the victory and Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had earned berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s final four.
For that four-driver, championship-determining race, Harvick, […]

Mon, 11/16/15 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Furniture Row’s Ferroni Wins Chapman Award
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David Ferroni, who has been involved in motorsports for 30 years and currently is media representative for Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, today was announced as winner of the 2015 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is often considered to be the highest […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 19:04 | One Comment
Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
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There is an X-factor in Del Worsham’s relentless pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship that archrival “Fast Jack” Beckman and master tuner Jimmy Prock may be unable to match.
The 2011 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Worsham could join Kenny Bernstein and Gary Scelzi as the only drivers to win titles in the […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Six of the seven drivers competing for the final three spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s four-driver grand finale at Homestead, Fla. next weekend will have teammates on the track this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
So, absolutely predictably on Friday, many were asked the oddly pro forma […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Kyle Busch Adds To XFINITY Win Pile; Title Battle Tightens
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Kyle Busch added to his XFINITY Series career victory total Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway and the race for the series championship tightened up just a bit.
The victory for Busch was his 76th in the series. He led 190 of 200 laps.
“You can’t take any of these wins for granted,” Busch, who is seeking a […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Adds To XFINITY Win Pile; Title Battle Tightens
Peters Wins Truck Race; Jones Closes In On Championship
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By Reid Spencer
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battle changed dramatically with a wreck involving the two series leaders, Timothy Peters held off John Hunter Nemechek to win Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Peters beat Nemechek to the checkered flag by .309 seconds to record […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Peters Wins Truck Race; Jones Closes In On Championship
Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson won’t win a seventh Sprint Cup Series championship this year, but he’s sure making things interesting for the remaining handful of drivers still in contention for the 2015 crown.
Johnson, who was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship in the first round of the series’ cut-down […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Johnson Jr. Steps Up Pursuit Of Funny Car Championship
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Tommy Johnson Jr. checked-off the first item on his long-shot laundry list in pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship Friday when he raced to the provisional pole during qualifications for the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a track-record 1,000-foot performance of 3.917-seconds at 324.67 […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Steps Up Pursuit Of Funny Car Championship
Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jerry Savoie’s quixotic quest for the 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider’s title resumes Friday during the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, where the colorful-and-quotable Louisiana alligator farmer is conceding nothing to multiple world champions Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec.
Hines trailered Savoie in the final round at the most […]

Fri, 11/13/15 – 9:38 | Comments Off on Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys