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The NASCAR victory celebrations in Nashville have come to an end. But the sport had kinda returned this week. (File photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

So, Nashville, eh?

I guess moving the annual season-capping banquet, awards ceremony and dress-up party makes some sense. Country music – the Rascal Flatts version if […]

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Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit
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The Motul Petit Le Mans was decided in the final seconds at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course nestled in the rolling hills of North Georgia on Saturday.

The No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. driven by Renger Van Der Zande, took advantage of the No. 5 Cadillac DPi running out of gas three turns from the finish […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit
Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
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Tommy Johnson Jr. continued his postseason qualifying prowess Saturday at zMAX Dragway, powering to the Funny Car pole as time trials concluded for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 positions in […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel drivers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican don’t have hundreds of employees, but Torrence hopes that the fact they’re the top two in the standings with their single-car operations will be inspirational to others.
“We’re saying, hey, you don’t have to be a multi-car team to […]

Sat, 10/13/18 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray has enjoyed success in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class ever since he entered it last year, but the 18-year-old competitor believes his future is in NASCAR because it provides more opportunities for young drivers.
“They (NASCAR) do a better job of marketing their sport,” Gray […]

Sat, 10/13/18 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
Torrence P1 At zMAX
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Championship leader Steve Torrence continued to wheel the dominant car in Top Fuel Friday at zMAX Dragway, racing to the provisional qualifying lead after the first two rounds of time trials for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C. 
Ron Capps (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec […]

Fri, 10/12/18 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Torrence P1 At zMAX
Hight Engineers Own Comeback
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CONCORD, N.C. – Two events ago Robert Hight experienced joy and pain when he took a 30-point lead in the NHRA Funny Car standings and broke his collarbone simultaneously, but he admitted Friday it was his own ingenuity that allowed him to remain in title contention.
“After surgery, I had a lot of time to lay […]

Fri, 10/12/18 – 19:10 | Comments Off on Hight Engineers Own Comeback
Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
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Hendrick Motorsports has announced that it would split up the championship winning crew chief/driver combo of Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.
The following is a transcript of a press conference discussing the move:
WHEN DID YOU GUYS COME TO THIS DECISION? HAS THIS BEEN IN THE WORKS?
Jimmie Johnson: “It hasn’t been a short-term decision or something that just […]

Thu, 10/11/18 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
Stewart Pondering Return To IndyCar Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Retired three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart says he has no itch to return to the grind that is the Monster Energy Cup Series. But the Indy Racing League’s first “Poster Boy” believes there is still one more Indianapolis 500 run in him, perhaps for the race’s […]

Thu, 10/11/18 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Stewart Pondering Return To IndyCar Cockpit
Flat Spot On: Panoz A Major Force Starting with the Petit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Don Panoz was motor racing’s imp of the reverse. A diminutive, brilliant redhead with a keen sense of how to get things done, Don was at his best pursuing goals that others suggested couldn’t be accomplished.
Build a bridge between the U.S. and the Le Mans 24-hour? “C’est impossible, monsieur!” But Don […]

Wed, 10/10/18 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Panoz A Major Force Starting with the Petit
Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Steve Torrence found redemption disguised as revenge Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Lone Star State native made a major move toward securing his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
Fifty-one weeks after a grinding crash at The Plex arguably cost him the 2017 title, Torrence […]

Mon, 10/8/18 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex