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Martin Truex Jr. turned in another dominating performance in winning at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. This time his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory there came without late-race drama of last year’s.
Truex, who led 175 of 267 laps in his Furniture Row Racing Toyota on Saturday, passed Kurt Busch for the lead with 44 laps […]

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Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Media Day for Speedweeks was held Wednesday. Never fun, seldom insightful, occasionally entertaining and often embarrassing, the 2018 edition of the gathering produced more of the same.
For example?
No kidding, somebody asked this of Alex Bowman, new driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy: “Do you feel like you’ve inherited […]

Fri, 02/16/18 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
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Youngsters Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott won Thursday night’s  Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway.
Blaney won the first Duel by holding off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano in a race that feature a number of crashes which took out a large handful of top drives.
In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on Lap 27 […]

Fri, 02/16/18 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Haas Takes Wraps Off VF-18
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American-owned Haas F1 Team has unveiled its 2018 race car _ featuring the FIA-mandated “halo” frontal cockpit protection device _ as a prelude to the start of testing for the Formula One World Championship season later this month.
The VF-18 is an evolution of the team’s second car, the VF-17, which carried industrialist Gene Haas’ […]

Thu, 02/15/18 – 12:38 | Comments Off on Haas Takes Wraps Off VF-18
Brittany Force Leaves Hospital
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Reigning Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force was released from the hospital Monday, one day after escaping serious injury in a crash during the NHRA’s season-opening race in Pomona, Calif.
A statement released by John Force Racing reported that Force, 31, showed no lingering effects from the crash with the exception of “some upper body soreness.” […]

Tue, 02/13/18 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Leaves Hospital
Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
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Matt Hagan once again had the Funny Car field covered from start-to-finish en route to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
A two-time Funny Car world champion, Hagan started race day at Auto Club Raceway as the No. 1 qualifier and defending event-winner, a title he also […]

Mon, 02/12/18 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
Champ Force OK After Big Crash In Pomona
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Brittany Force’s defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship began _ and temporarily has ended _with a grinding, first-round crash Sunday during the season-opening 58th annual NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Force, 31, escaped serious injury at Auto Club Raceway when her Monster Energy dragster went out of control during a pass that started in […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 21:32 | 2 Comments
Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
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Brad Keselowski took the lead on Lap 39 of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday and held it the rest of the way to win the exhibition kick-off race to the 2018 season.
Finishing second was Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano.
New Penske driver Ryan Blaney finished fourth.
Keselowski led 41 of the […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
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So much for Alex Bowman suffering from the pressure of taking over ride of NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bowman drove the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to the pole of the 2018 Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Bowman laid down a lap of 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway at a speed of 195.644 mph.
The pole was the […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Live Broadcasting And Drag Racing Not A Good Fit
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was extremely heartening a couple of years ago when it was announced that the great product that the NHRA puts on the track would finally, finally, get its due from a broadcast partner. Fox Sports would replace ESPN as that partner in 2016 and the promise of watchable drag […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Live Broadcasting And Drag Racing Not A Good Fit
Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona
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Here is what’s trending after two days and 12 hours of Open Testing involving 23 Verizon IndyCar Series entries at ISM Raceway near Phoenix:
All teams added to their laptop files on the performance characteristics of the new-for-2018 universal Dallara chassis, and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Hondas have established the early advantage.
RLL drivers Takuma Sato […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona