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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

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Brown Wins Northwest Nats To Secure Career Victory No. 50
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Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown recorded a career milestone Sunday with a victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Leah Pritchett in the finals of the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Brown _ who scored his third consecutive victory at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash. _ became only […]

Mon, 08/6/18 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Brown Wins Northwest Nats To Secure Career Victory No. 50
Elliotts Party On The Glen Road Course
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Like father, like son played out like anything but a cliché Sunday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, where Chase Elliott mirrored father Bill en route to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory.
Nearly 35 years after “Awesome Bill” scored the first of his 44 Cup victories on the now-defunct Riverside (Calif.) […]

Sun, 08/5/18 – 19:59 | Comments Off on Elliotts Party On The Glen Road Course
Coughlin Passes Tests On And Off Track In Wash.
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Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s revived Pro Stock career earned the five-time NHRA world champion the ultimate compliment Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Coughlin’s pole-winning pass at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., was protested by Chris McGaha, who questioned the legality of the Jegs.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro SS. By NHRA rule, […]

Sun, 08/5/18 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Coughlin Passes Tests On And Off Track In Wash.
Hamlin Fastest In Cup Qualifying At The Glen
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Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s Go Bowling Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Saturday.
Hamlin covered the 2.45-mile distance in 70.260 seconds (125.534 mph), edging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch (125.427 mph) by .060 seconds.
First-round leader Chase Elliott was third fastest in the final session at 125.421 […]

Sat, 08/4/18 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Hamlin Fastest In Cup Qualifying At The Glen
Logano Lights Up Zippo
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano persevered through a rainstorm, a red flag stoppage and late-race run for the lead by Penske teammate Brad Keselowski to win Saturday’s 24th annual Zippo 200 at The Glen NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
Logano’s path to his third Xfinity Series win on Watkins Glen International’s historic 2.45-mile/11-turn layout was cleared […]

Sat, 08/4/18 – 19:48 | Comments Off on Logano Lights Up Zippo
IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
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Christian Fittipaldi, a two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype champion, announced Saturday that  he is retiring following the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Fittipaldi has collected victories in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Motul Petit Le Mans and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins.

“Because I wanted […]

Sat, 08/4/18 – 18:35 | Comments Off on IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
Truex Has Become Cup’s King Of The Roads
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ In addition to his title as reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion, Martin Truex Jr. proudly has emerged as a bona fide road-racing ace.
Truex captured his first win at Watkins Glen International last summer, and followed it with a victory at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California earlier […]

Sat, 08/4/18 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Truex Has Become Cup’s King Of The Roads
Hagan Shoots To Top In Northwest
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Matt Hagan and his latest/greatest race car appear ready to close NHRA’s Western Swing with another Wally trophy.
Hagan drove to the preliminary pole at the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Friday at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash. Hagan covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.913-seconds at 324.75 mph during the second session in search of […]

Sat, 08/4/18 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Hagan Shoots To Top In Northwest
Bell Looking To Make It A Record Four At WGI
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Christopher Bell will be chasing Xfinity Series history Saturday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, where NASCAR’s latest phenom will go heel-and-toe with “The Birthplace of American Road-Racing.”
The winner of three consecutive races on ovals of various sizes, Bell spent a rainy Friday analyzing his impending first […]

Fri, 08/3/18 – 19:32 | Comments Off on Bell Looking To Make It A Record Four At WGI
Alexander Steals Show In Sonoma
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Native Californian Blake Alexander brought home the second Top Fuel victory of his career in front of a sellout crowd Sunday at the 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as winners in their respective categories at […]

Mon, 07/30/18 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Alexander Steals Show In Sonoma