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Tony Pedregon says his move from NHRA Funny Car owner/driver to FOX Sports color analyst has been all about timing, and a guy named Jeff.
“My biggest problem is I decided to get out of the seat and Jeff Gordon did the same thing,” Pedregon joked during a recent interview. “So, many of you didn’t hear […]

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Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
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For the third consecutive race, Jack Beckman has clocked the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history.
Beckman drove his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger to an amazing 3.901 second elapsed time to take the No. 1 qualifying position in a rain-shortened day of racing Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
Penske Rules Qualifying At Pocono
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Team Penske swept the top three positions in qualifications for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Helio Castroneves earned his fourth Verizon P1 Award of the season with a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph (1 minute, 21.6217 seconds) on the 2.5-mile triangular oval in the No. 3 Shell V-Power Team Penske Chevrolet.
Castroneves bumped Simon […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Penske Rules Qualifying At Pocono
Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible
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All-American boy Graham Rahal proudly says he is about to enter “two of the biggest races of my career” within nine points of his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Rahal’s breakthrough campaign could take a massive swing Sunday during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, the season’s penultimate event and final oval-track race of 2015. […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible
JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
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Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in Sprint Cup qualifying for the second straight week on Friday.
Denny Hamlin drove his No. 11 JGR Toyota around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) on Friday to win the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race (on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET).
Hamlin edged Kyle […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 7:22 | Comments Off on JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Speedway Motorsports Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith is attending this weekend’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this summer, it was announced Friday.
“We talked about this for the last few days actually, about having a conversation because health and personal matters are […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 7:05 | Comments Off on SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma
Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
BRISTOL, Tenn.  – When Chris Buescher’s Ford faltered on a green-white-checkered restart on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch took full advantage, as is his custom.
In a Food City 300 that went to two laps of overtime at the .533-mile short track, Busch finished .427 seconds ahead of Kyle […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 6:50 | Comments Off on Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota
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Jack Beckman continued his late-season hot streak Friday with the third-quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history during the opening day of time trials for the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 6:44 | Comments Off on Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota
Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Clint Bowyer admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that neither he nor sponsor Five-Hour Energy saw the demise of Michael Waltrip Racing coming. After all, Bowyer was eight months into a three-year deal.
Bowyer isn’t tipping his hand as to where he’s going, even though the rumors are strong that it’s HScott […]

Fri, 08/21/15 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s debatable as to whether people make their own luck or not. It’s less debatable as to whether goofy, um, stuff, happens to goofy people. Enter NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip.
It was a couple days after first-round qualifying during the 2007 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway when NASCAR made a stunning announcement.
Many […]

Fri, 08/21/15 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
Montoya’s Cool As Rahal Triangulates In On Lead
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Juan Pablo Montoya’s once-formidable Verizon IndyCar Series point-lead over Graham Rahal is running on Sunoco E85R fumes. But in typical Juan Me Worry? fashion, JPM says he’s not sweating the season’s final two races.
Montoya will take a tenuous nine-point advantage (465-456) over Rahal into Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 around the triangular, 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. JPM’s […]

Fri, 08/21/15 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Montoya’s Cool As Rahal Triangulates In On Lead