Mon, 19/02/18 – 9:29 | No Comment

After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Before Bo Butner knew drag racing, Bo knew selling cars as a family business. It’s a juxtaposition of values and commitment that carried Butner _ a self-described rent-a-racer _ to his first NHRA Pro Stock world championship in 2017.
“I’m a Sportsman racer and always will be,” said Butner, the 2006 […]

Fri, 02/9/18 – 9:15 | No Comment
Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s youth movement might end up going much deeper than its fresh crop of baby-faced drivers.
On Jan. 30th, NASCAR announced that longtime employee Jim Cassidy had been repositioned into a new Chief International Officer slot, designed to grow the company’s international fan base.
The eyebrow-raiser, however, came several paragraphs […]

Fri, 02/9/18 – 8:19 | One Comment
NASCAR Pit Crews Will Be Running Lean In ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR is determined to extend “parity” to pit road and beyond in 2018, following a series of rules changes introduced at the close of last season.
Pit crew numbers in NASCAR’s three national touring series have been reduced from six to five, a change NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell […]

Thu, 02/8/18 – 18:45 | One Comment
Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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One more celebratory moment looms in Brittany Force’s NHRA Top Fuel championship offseason, which will conclude where it began only three months ago.
Force ended the 2017 season with a sweep at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., where she emerged as No. 1 qualifier, race-winner and first-time world champion during […]

Thu, 02/8/18 – 9:49 | No Comment
Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett unofficially posted the fastest speed in NHRA history Saturday during Day 4 of Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.
Pritchett powered her Mopar Dodge dragster down the 1,000-foot distance in 3.664-seconds at 334.73 mph. Because the lap was completed during […]

Sun, 02/4/18 – 9:51 | Comments Off on Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The perfectionist in Shawn Langdon quickly has emerged in NHRA preseason testing, as the 2013 Top Fuel world champion transitions into the Funny Car category with Kalitta Motorsports.
Langdon, who earned his Funny Car license in October 2017 in anticipation of the Fuel category switch, posted a top lap of 3.911-seconds […]

Sat, 02/3/18 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
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INDYCAR will take the next step in the evolution of its driver safety program by testing a windscreen on an Indy car for the first time on track, Thursday, Feb. 8, at ISM Raceway. The test will be held in conjunction with the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason open test near Phoenix.
The windscreen, under development for nearly […]

Fri, 02/2/18 – 18:54 | Comments Off on IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Robert Hight proudly added the No. 1 decal to his race car between test runs during Thursday’s opening session of NHRA Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., as preparations began for the 2018 season-opener.
Hight, who won his first title […]

Fri, 02/2/18 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Returning to the Rolex 24 At Daytona in his new role as sponsor with JDC-Miller MotorSports allowed GAINSCO executive Bob Stallings to experience something completely different during the twice-around-the-clock sports car classic.
SLEEP!
“I left the track between midnight and 12:30 (a.m.) and came back at around 6 […]

Wed, 01/31/18 – 15:45 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ His previously pristine, six-figure Audi race car sat in an IMSA paddock at Daytona International Speedway, where owner/driver Don Istook sized-up the racing definition of “extensive damage.”
“Every corner,” Istook said after examining the battered bodywork on his No. 11 RS Werkes Racing Audi RS3 LMS.
“Well, the left rear (panel) is OK,” […]

Mon, 01/29/18 – 10:03 | Comments Off on Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches