Fri, 31/07/15 – 7:21 | No Comment

Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

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Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Police have found the Sprint Cup car that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Georgia.
The car was found in Loganville, Ga., north of Atlanta on Saturday.
Team Xtreme Racing had withdrawn from Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway because somebody had […]

Fri, 02/27/15 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joey Logano’s victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 was witnessed by 13.4-million viewers on FOX, a 44 percent increase over the 9.3-million diehards who waited-out last year’s day-long, rain-delayed telecast at Daytona International Speedway.
The network reported Thursday that a total of 23.5-million viewers watched all or […]

Thu, 02/26/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on 500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox
Ragan To Sub For Kyle Busch; Champ Rips Safety Effort
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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David Ragan will replace Kyle Busch as driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Crispy Toyota Camry fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Daytona 500 runnerup Kevin Harvick used his “Bully Pulpit” position as reigning Cup […]

Wed, 02/25/15 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Ragan To Sub For Kyle Busch; Champ Rips Safety Effort
Regan Smith To Drive 41 At Atlanta
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Regan Smith will make a second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start as replacement driver for the suspended Kurt Busch in the Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 1, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday.
Smith will return to the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS during an open test session at AMS […]

Mon, 02/23/15 – 20:05 | Comments Off on Regan Smith To Drive 41 At Atlanta
Hagan Goes 2 For 2 in 2015
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Matt Hagan remains undefeated in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Hagan collected his second Funny Car victory in two races Sunday when he knocked off Del Worsham in the elimination finals at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 20:07 | Comments Off on Hagan Goes 2 For 2 in 2015
Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Daytona 500 when a wreck brought out a caution just after “The Kid” had taken the white flag on a green/white/checkered restart at Daytona International Speedway.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “The Daytona 500. Oh my God. Are you kidding me?”
The victory was the first for […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 16:56 | One Comment
Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the time that it took for Kyle Busch’s Toyota to blow through a couple of hundred yards of painted grass and soft, sandy earth and then slam into a solid concrete wall at 180 or so mph on Saturday, the Daytona Rising project at Daytona International Speedway was transformed […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
Kurt Busch Out Of Appeals – And The 500
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Embattled NASCAR driver Kurt Busch lost a pair of appeal procedures Saturday stemming from his indefinite Sprint Cup Series suspension, ending the former champion’s bid to compete in Sunday’s season-opening 57th annual Daytona 500.
NASCAR slapped Busch with the indefinite suspension Friday afternoon in the aftermath of a Delaware family court’s finding earlier that “by a […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 8:08 | 2 Comments
Hagan Jumps To Pole In Arizona
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Two-time/reigning world champion Matt Hagan will attempt to notch season-opening, back-to-back Funny Car victories from P1 Sunday after recording his first career sub-4-second run during final qualifications for the 31st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Crew chief Dickie Venables turned up the wick on Hagan’s Rocky Boots/Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T during the fourth […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Hagan Jumps To Pole In Arizona
Reed Wins At DIS; Crash Knocks Kyle Busch Out Of The 500
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Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
Chris Buescher, Reed’s Roush Fenway Racing teammate, finished second, .089 seconds behind.
Not celebrating after the race was Kyle Busch, who slammed an un-padded infield wall during a big wreck late in the race. An injury to […]

Sat, 02/21/15 – 20:16 | Comments Off on Reed Wins At DIS; Crash Knocks Kyle Busch Out Of The 500