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Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than 320 mph and reducing his […]

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Harvick on Pole For 600
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Kevin Harvick laid down a laps in 27.918 seconds (193.424 mph) to post the fastest time of of qualifying and secure his first-ever pole for the Coca-Cola 600his at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.
Kyle Busch will start next to Harvick on the front row with a lap at 192.513 mph, which was .132 seconds slower […]

Fri, 05/26/17 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Harvick on Pole For 600
Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR’s “Ironman” is in no hurry to trade his driving suit for the double-breasted business variety, perhaps as de facto ambassador for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
For sure, Tony Kanaan is 42-years-old and on the backside of a productive domestic open-wheel career.  On Sunday, Kanaan will make his 16th […]

Fri, 05/26/17 – 7:32 | Comments Off on Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday that Charlotte Motor Speedway was a special track to him because he grew up at the facility.
“I used to go to the dirt tracks with Dad when I was very small, but the first memories of actually being at a Cup […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Bourdais Out Of Hospital
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais’ long and grinding road to recovery and return to the Verizon IndyCar Series is underway.  
Bourdais, injured in a horrific crash on Saturday during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and moved into a local rehabilitation facility.
Bourdais […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Bourdais Out Of Hospital
McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – California native Zak Brown has spent this Month of May as the man behind the curtain _ the unconventional Formula One executive who gave his blessing to McLaren superstar Fernando Alonso’s bid to compete in the 101s Indianapolis 500.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso has been spot-on […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Robert Yates once had a Mars Hill College professor tell him he would never amount to anything because he spent his Sunday afternoon working on a farmer’s tractor instead of studying.
On Wednesday, Yates once again proved the professor wrong as he was elected to the NASCAR Hall […]

Wed, 05/24/17 – 20:05 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled
Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
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Newly-crowned Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon returned to the relative safety of life at 225-plus mph Monday, hours after being robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dixon, wife Emma and three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti were unharmed in an incident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at a Taco […]

Tue, 05/23/17 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
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Reigning NHRA world champion Ron Capps steamrolled to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday during an all-Don Schumacher Racing final at the 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Capps, driver of the Dodge Charger R/T, covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.924-seconds at 321.42 mph to defeat DSR teammate/No. 1 qualifier […]

Mon, 05/22/17 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup