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Robert Hight earned his third Funny Car championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Robert Hight joined the ranks of NHRA royalty Sunday when he clinched his third Funny Car world championship…ironically enough, stranded in the left lane at Auto Club Raceway.

Hight’s championship-winning scenario capped a bizarre day at […]

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Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
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Teen-ager Tanner Gray became the youngest professional class champion in NHRA history Saturday when he qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock ladder for the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona.
At 19 years and 6 months, Gray qualified sixth in the 16-car field and will close-out the drag racing portion of […]

Sun, 11/11/18 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
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Christopher Bell drove through the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Phoenix and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Bell did exactly that. By the end of Stage 1, he had cracked the top 10. At […]

Sun, 11/11/18 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season
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The NHRA announced Saturday that in 2019, the Pro Stock category will pare its schedule down to 18 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

“We think the new schedule will increase participation by relieving the economic burden and time commitment that comes with 24 events, which will ignite more intense competition. All of […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 14:10 | Comments Off on NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season
Smith Riding Toward Pole At Season-Ender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Point-leader Matt Smith’s bid for a third Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship began with a record-setting pass Friday during the opening sessions of time trials for the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Smith covered the famed quarter-mile in Southern California in a track-record speed […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Smith Riding Toward Pole At Season-Ender
Harvick Wins Pole In Phoenix
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Kevin Harvick won the pole position for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway on Friday.
The pole victory come less than a week after a post-race penalty at Texas cost him an automatic berth in the season-finale Championship 4 which will be held in Homestead, Fla. next weekend.
Harvick, a nine-time Phoenix winner, […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Pole In Phoenix
Moffitt Wins; Truck Series Final Four Filled Out
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Brett Moffitt clinched his spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 with a victory Friday night at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.
Moffitt pulled away after a late restart to win his fifth race of the season by .456 seconds over Noah Gragson, who qualified for the Championship 4 on points.
“I wasn’t sure if […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 8:34 | Comments Off on Moffitt Wins; Truck Series Final Four Filled Out
Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – He wasn’t packing a helmet and he declined several requests to reprise his signature back flip off a stage. With that, retired NASCAR star Carl Edwards celebrated his induction into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame as 2017 classmate to popular IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves.
Edwards […]

Fri, 11/9/18 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame
Truex Jr. Moving To Gibbs
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Joe Gibbs Racing made it official Wednesday when it announced that 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex, Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn will join the organization’s No. 19 team in 2019.
“Anytime you have an opportunity to bring two people of this caliber into your organization, it’s certainly an exciting time,” said […]

Wed, 11/7/18 – 12:22 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Moving To Gibbs
Harvick Stripped Of Round Of Four Berth
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NASCAR came down hard on Kevin Harvick Wednesday as it stripped him of the berth in the Round of 4 that he had secured by winning at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The penalty stemmed for having his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford fail post-race inspection.
The problem was an illegal spoiler. It was deemed to have been altered.
Harvick […]

Wed, 11/7/18 – 12:14 | Comments Off on Harvick Stripped Of Round Of Four Berth
A Happy Harvick’s Headed To Homestead
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It was Kevin Harvick all day long into dusk and overtime Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Stewart-Haas Racing star won the AAA Texas 500 for the second consecutive year.
Harvick’s eighth win of the season provided him an automatic berth into the Championship 4 round […]

Mon, 11/5/18 – 8:10 | Comments Off on A Happy Harvick’s Headed To Homestead