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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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Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch’s race to make the Chase picked up more momentum Sunday when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his team won the Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the second in the row for Busch and the third in the four races held since […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
Shane Stewart Crowned Kings Royal Champion
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Shane Stewart won the biggest race of his career as he claimed the iconic Kings Royal sprint car race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
The winner’s check for $50,000 was pretty big, too.
Donny Schatz dominated but ran out of fuel after leading 30 laps.
Rico Abreu finished third.
“I don’t know what to say,” said Stewart, who also […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 12:28 | Comments Off on Shane Stewart Crowned Kings Royal Champion
Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa
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Ryan Hunter-Reay’s season-long nightmare is over.
Mired in a baffling and borderline embarrassing slump, Hunter-Reay led a sweep by American drivers of the top four finishing positions and six of the top seven – en route to Victory Lane after Saturday night’s ninth annual Iowa Corn 300. RHR’s initial Verizon IndyCar Series win of the 2015 season […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa
Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
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Denny Hamlin finished Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a trophy and a new enemy.
Hamlin won the Lakes Region 200 in Loudon in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota but he left the track with fellow driver Austin Dillon crying foul and hinting at revenge.
On Lap 179 of 200, Hamlin went […]

Sat, 07/18/15 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
Customizing Icon Winfield Still Hammering Away
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – At an age when many folks look forward to a hot delivery from Meals on Wheels, Gene Winfield is planning to pound out his next/best hot rod.
Legendary car customizer Robert Eugene Winfield celebrated his 88th birthday on June 16 with family at his home in Mojave, Calif., […]

Sat, 07/18/15 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Customizing Icon Winfield Still Hammering Away
Edwards Storms To Pole In Loudon
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Carl Edwards admits that he has never been that good at New Hampshire Motor Speedway but on Friday afternoon, he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver posted a lap of 135.164 mph, securing the first starting spot for Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 301 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM).
His first pole […]

Fri, 07/17/15 – 17:25 | Comments Off on Edwards Storms To Pole In Loudon
Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As news of the seriousness of Kyle Busch’s injuries began to surface in the hours after he crashed during a XFINITY Series race in Daytona during Speedweeks in February, many had to figure that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s hope that he would win his first Sprint Cup championship in […]

Fri, 07/17/15 – 15:11 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth
NHRA To Split With ESPN, Join Fox In 2016
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The National Hot Rod Association and longtime partner ESPN mutually have agreed to terminate their television coverage agreement following the 2015 season, with the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series to be staged on FOX Sports starting in 2016.
NHRA and FOX Sports officials jointly announced Tuesday afternoon that starting in 2016 […]

Tue, 07/14/15 – 16:34 | Comments Off on NHRA To Split With ESPN, Join Fox In 2016
The Sarge Marches To 80th Win At Hometown Chi-Town Track
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Tony Schumacher raced to his 80th career victory in Top Fuel Sunday when eh won the Lucas Oil Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by General Tire at Route 66 Raceway.
Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were victorious in their respective categories at the 13th […]

Mon, 07/13/15 – 8:04 | Comments Off on The Sarge Marches To 80th Win At Hometown Chi-Town Track
Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
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For the second race in a row on Sunday, a driver from what has to be considered a non-power team won a Verizon IndyCar Series race. For the second race in row, the victory came on an oval.
This time the driver was Sebastien Bourdais, who drives for KVSH Racing, and the venue was the world’s […]

Mon, 07/13/15 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile