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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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SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Top executives of Speedway Motorsports Inc. are attending today’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway while keeping track of what’s happening at a sister property in Las Vegas.
TMS founder O. Bruton Smith, executive chairman of SMI, has accompanied son Marcus Smith, SMI president/CEO, to Cowtown for today’s Monster Energy […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 16:18 | Comments Off on SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
Vettel Wins In Bahrain; Haas’s Magnussen Fifth
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Though running the final laps on exhausted tires, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel managed to hold of Valttieri Bottas of Mercedes AMG to win Sunday’s Formula One race in Bahrain.
The wins allowed Vettel to open the 2018 season with back-to-back wins as he also won in Melbourne, Australia two weeks ago. The win came in his […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Vettel Wins In Bahrain; Haas’s Magnussen Fifth
Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas
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Greg Anderson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Saturday afternoon at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Anderson’s 6.731-second pass at 205.47 mph in his KB Racing Chevrolet Camaro bested the defending world champion Bo Butner who red-lit in the final round of the specialty race to […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas
Penske’s Newgarden Storms To Desert Victory
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Josef Newgarden charged from fourth place in the last seven laps to win Saturday night’s Phoenix Grand Prix.
The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion beat rookie Robert Wickens by 2.9946 seconds on the ISM Raceway 1.022-mile oval to collect his eighth career victory.
Newgarden, in the No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet, was among eight lead-lap drivers who […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Penske’s Newgarden Storms To Desert Victory
Jimmie Looking For Momentum At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Mired in a career-worst slump, Jimmie Johnson _ Who else?_ paced Saturday afternoon’s weather-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice for the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The defending event champion, Johnson ran only three laps around TMS’ 1.5-mile oval during the 40-minute session but wound […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Jimmie Looking For Momentum At TMS
Blaney Drives To Dominating XFinity Series Win In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Pole-winner Ryan Blaney extended the growing legacy of Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford team Saturday afternoon, dominating the field en route to victory in the 22nd annual My Bariatrics Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Blaney handed the team led by crew chief Brian Wilson its third consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series victory […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Blaney Drives To Dominating XFinity Series Win In Texas
Bergman Hot On Opening Night Of Stewart Show At TMS Dirt Track
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FORT WORTH, Texas – For the third time in his career, Washington resident Seth Bergman rolled into Victory Lane at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track to cap the opening night of Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals.
“This place has been good to me,” Bergman said. “We’ve won a couple of races […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Bergman Hot On Opening Night Of Stewart Show At TMS Dirt Track
NASCAR, TMS Hoping For Needed TV Help
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR’s sagging TV ratings could receive a much-needed bump at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend via “saturation coverage” on the FOX Network, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
With the exception of February’s season-opening Daytona 500, the other five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races run to-date […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 12:10 | Comments Off on NASCAR, TMS Hoping For Needed TV Help
Bourdais Stays Hot In Desert
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Sebastien Bourdais continued his hot start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Phoenix Grand Prix.
The pole for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan driver comes a month after he won the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Florida.
Bourdais averaged 188.539 mph for his two qualifying laps around the 1.022-mile […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Bourdais Stays Hot In Desert
Hight On Top In Vegas
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Robert Hight drove to the provisional pole in Funny Car qualifying during Friday’s NHRA action at the Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also emerged as provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the fourth of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Hight On Top In Vegas