Mon, 22/08/16 – 11:46 | No Comment

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher will be the first to admit that his 2016 season has fallen into the roller-coaster category.
After all, the season was 12 races old before he recorded a top-20 finish at Dover in May. And he didn’t acquire a top-15 until Indianapolis in July. That’s why when he emerged victorious […]

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Vandergriff Decision Will Thin Top Fuel Fields
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brittany Force’s budding Top Fuel rivalry against Leah Pritchett temporarily has been shelved, the most prominent circumstance emanating from Bob Vandergriff Jr.’s decision to shutter his two-car team.
But of greater ongoing concern for Peter Clifford, NHRA president, will be the ability of the sanctioning body to consistently field full, 16-car […]

Fri, 04/15/16 – 7:56 | One Comment
Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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While the start of this weekend’s WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship series race at the Long Beach street course is set for Saturday, big steps toward winning the event could be taken on Friday when qualifying for the 100-minute race is held.
Fact is, in-race passes are hard to come by on the […]

Thu, 04/14/16 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bob Vandergriff Jr. shut down his NHRA Top Fuel team Tuesday, his unexpected retirement leaving recent first-time national event winner Leah Pritchett and Dave Connolly free agents after four of 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
According to a report on NHRA.com, the entire BVR organization has been shut down […]

Wed, 04/13/16 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop
Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
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When the World Endurance Championship begins its 2016 racing season this coming weekend at the Silverstone road course in England, it will do so without the No. 17 and No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid cars in the field.
That’s because in the wake of winning the prestigious WEC in 2015, Porsche has earned the right to […]

Tue, 04/12/16 – 20:35 | Comments Off on Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
KyBu Fan Gets Road Wacky In Martinsville Traffic Jam
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FORT WORTH, Texas – There aren’t many options when exiting Martinsville Speedway after a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
So, it wouldn’t necessarily be a shock to look over at the car opposite yours in the stopped traffic and see…KYLE BUSCH! OHMIGOD! IT’S KYLE FRIGGING BUSCH! I LOVE YOU, ROWDY! DIVORCE SAMANTHA AND I’LL FOLLOW […]

Sun, 04/10/16 – 8:42 | Comments Off on KyBu Fan Gets Road Wacky In Martinsville Traffic Jam
Kyle Busch A Sweeping Success In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch continues to lower the broom on his NASCAR peers.
Busch completed his second NASCAR sweep in as many weekends Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, overcoming an early pit road mishap to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series marathon.
Busch, who posted a dominant victory in Friday […]

Sun, 04/10/16 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch A Sweeping Success In Texas
Johnson In Love With Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson is working on an incredible three-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winning streak at Texas Motor Speedway heading into Saturday night’s race.
Beginning with the AAA Texas 500 Chase race here in November 2014, Johnson has led a combined 325 of 1,009 laps around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval in various versions […]

Sat, 04/9/16 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Johnson In Love With Texas
Busch, Gibbs Want To Earn Interstate Honor At TMS
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Norm Miller’s renowned God-fearing patience likely was challenged on the afternoon of April 6, 1997, when the checkered flag flew on the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The chairman of Interstate Batteries, Miller watched as Jeff Burton wheeled the No. 99 Exide […]

Sat, 04/9/16 – 17:57 | Comments Off on Busch, Gibbs Want To Earn Interstate Honor At TMS
Kyle Busch Hog Ties XFINITY Field In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch set himself up for a second consecutive NASCAR weekend sweep Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway with a dominant performance en route to victory in the 20th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.
Busch, who swept the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup series events […]

Sat, 04/9/16 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Hog Ties XFINITY Field In Texas
NASCAR To Go Dark At Texas Motor Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Martin Truex Jr. led a trio of Toyota drivers atop the speed chart during Friday evening’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Happy Hour” practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
Truex logged 51 laps with a top speed of 192.930 mph around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval after qualifying third earlier […]

Fri, 04/8/16 – 20:47 | Comments Off on NASCAR To Go Dark At Texas Motor Speedway