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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 […]

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Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line […]

Sat, 02/7/15 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
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During a telephone interview earlier this week, Jason Line sounded as though he knew exactly what question he was going to be asked first and he had an answer loaded and ready – probably because he had been asked the question more times than he would prefer in recent months.
Thoughts about the last run of […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 10:13 | Comments Off on Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dave Connolly’s door-slamming days are so-over, as the one-time Pro Stock prodigy breathes-in the rarified nitro air synonymous with driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Connolly is scheduled to make his competitive debut in the C&J Energy Services dragster fielded by Bob Vandergriff Racing Friday during the first two of four […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car icon John Force’s brand-switch from Ford to Chevrolet bodywork for the 2015 NHRA season has come gift-wrapped with a weight penalty that will have the 16-time world champion counting not only 60-foot times but also calories.
The Chevrolet Camaro hot rods Force, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Robert Hight will […]

Wed, 02/4/15 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
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The Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will not begin on March 8 as scheduled.
In a press release issued by the series, officials said that it has been unable to find a replacement for the race in Brasilia, Brazil, which was cancelled by event organizers this week.
The statement read: INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt […]

Tue, 02/3/15 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
Fogarty, Stallings Roll Out The Future In Dallas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Sports car ace Jon Fogarty says Hyundai’s management team “needs a vision of who they want to be” in the door-slamming world of sedan sports car racing.
“It is my ambition to be a part of forming what that vision is,” said Bob Stallings, owner of the Hyundai Genesis […]

Mon, 02/2/15 – 19:13 | Comments Off on Fogarty, Stallings Roll Out The Future In Dallas
Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
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INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on […]

Sat, 01/31/15 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
Perseverance Led These Five To NASCAR’s Hall
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When I was a child my dad and I were sitting on the backstretch at Bristol during a race. He pointed to car No. 34 as it entered pit road and said, “Watch this.”
The driver positioned his race car in the proper pit box, turned off the […]

Sat, 01/31/15 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Perseverance Led These Five To NASCAR’s Hall
Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
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The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Prototype team and drivers Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli have been reclassified as finishing last in the Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona due to a violation of drive-time rules. In the Rolex 24, the maximum drive time was no more than four hours in […]

Fri, 01/30/15 – 17:53 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation