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Jack Beckman began the 2015 NHRA schedule as a spectator after failing to qualify his Funny Car for the season-opening Circle K Winternationals. Flipping the calendar ahead one year, “Fast Jack” will chase victory Sunday in the 56th edition of the prestigious event from P1 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Beckman rallied to post […]

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Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen
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You don’t have to be eligible for social security to remember the days when the vast majority of NASCAR drivers dreaded driving on road courses. Dreaded them the way ill-prepared school children  dread being called upon in class.
The problem, of course, was that things like right turns, constant rev matching, elevation changes and plotting out braking […]

Sat, 08/8/15 – 13:14 | Comments Off on Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen
Beckman Refuses To Slow Down In Qualifying
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Jack Beckman continued his hot streak in Funny Car by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Dave Connolly (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were quickest in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle, the final of three events in the NHRA Western […]

Sat, 08/8/15 – 7:01 | Comments Off on Beckman Refuses To Slow Down In Qualifying
Stewart Slapped With ‘Wrongful Death’ Civil Suit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is the lone defendant named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Kevin Ward Jr., who was struck and killed by Stewart’s Sprint Car during a race on Aug. 9, 2014, in Upstate New York.
The suit was filed on behalf of Ward’s […]

Sat, 08/8/15 – 6:53 | Comments Off on Stewart Slapped With ‘Wrongful Death’ Civil Suit
Stewart Will Not Be Celebrating This Anniversary
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Tony Stewart says he has returned to Watkins Glen International this weekend a different man than the one who last competed on the historic, Upstate New York road-course in the summer of 2012.
“I don’t think I will ever be the same from what happened the last two years,” said Stewart, referencing a pair of life-altering […]

Fri, 08/7/15 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Stewart Will Not Be Celebrating This Anniversary
Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Most sports have stories within stories. You know; little sidebar events or moments that have little to do with season championships but mean plenty to those who compete in those events.
This weekend in the Great Northwest, the NHRA has an super interesting sidebar attraction going as it will wrap up […]

Thu, 08/6/15 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive
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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

Mon, 08/3/15 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive
Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
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Matt Kenseth blew past car after car that were slowing from empty fuel cells on the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and went on to win his second race of the season.
The victory was Kenseth’s second of the season, first at Pocono and allowed him to clinch a berth […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Graham Rahal was not all that happy following Saturday’s qualifying session at his favorite race track. He was wonderfully happy following Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Rahal won the Honda Indy 200 on the winding, flowing road circuit and in doing so took a significant step toward […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
Blaney Not In Giving Mood At Iowa; Takes First XFINITY Victory
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Ryan Blaney stayed well ahead of the trouble on Saturday night and went on to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway.
Driving the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, Blaney led a 252 of 260 laps in the race. The victory was his first in the series.
To get it, he had to avoid a […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Blaney Not In Giving Mood At Iowa; Takes First XFINITY Victory
Krawiec Victorious In Bike Battle; Sonoma Field Set
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Eddie Krawiec’s Excellent Mid-Summer Adventure continued Saturday, when the three-time world champion won the NHRA Pro Bike Battle at the 28th annual Sonoma Nationals.
Krawiec also secured pole position in the two-wheel category at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in California’s wine country. Krawiec, who bagged his second pole of the season and […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 7:04 | Comments Off on Krawiec Victorious In Bike Battle; Sonoma Field Set