Sat, 23/09/17 – 8:13 | No Comment

John Force Racing’s Robert Hight rewrote both ends of the track record to power into the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening during the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned provisional poles in their […]

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Penske’s Pagenaud Tests Best At Sonoma Raceway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Simon Pagenaud amped-up Team Penske’s intramural chase for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship Thursday, topping the combined practice sheet at the conclusion of an Open Test at Sonoma Raceway for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The reigning event and series champion, Pagenaud emerged as the day’s overall leader […]

Fri, 09/15/17 – 7:43 | No Comment
Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If Danica Patrick is looking for the perfect sponsor as she seeks a new Cup Series ride, she may want to make a deal with Isotoner gloves. That company could then adopt a slogan along the lines of: The gloves that protect the most oft-used pointing fingers in the sport.
In […]

Thu, 09/14/17 – 16:08 | 11 Comments
Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
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CORNING, N.Y. – Mario Andretti’s American dream-of-a-life inside and outside of racing was recognized and honored recently with presentation of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center.
International racing stars, captains of the motorsports industry, local dignitaries, race fans and media gathered to honor the man […]

Wed, 09/13/17 – 15:29 | No Comment
Team Liberty To Retreat After Missing The Countdown
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John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Having failed to qualify for NHRA’s impending playoff season, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have opted to take time off from the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule to focus on their Pro Stock Motorcycle engine program.
NHRA’s six-race Countdown to the Championship postseason will begin with the 10th […]

Tue, 09/12/17 – 7:18 | No Comment
Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
Kyle Larson won Saturday night’s regular-season Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale, a race with set the field for the upcoming 16-driver, 10-race playoffs.
Larson’s win came in overtime and deprived Martin Truex Jr. of what appeared to be certain victory at Richmond International Racewaya.
The seedings and point totals for the playoffs, which begin at Chicagoland […]

Sun, 09/10/17 – 7:51 | No Comment
Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway Saturday night will determine the field of 16 championship contenders.
Having trouble deciphering who’s in/who’s out/who’s on the proverbial bubble? Here are the basics, courtesy of Info Manager.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m., EDT, NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM Radio and […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 16:53 | No Comment
Matt Kenseth drove to the pole position for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Kenseth covered the .75-mile distance in 22.055 seconds (122.421 mph) in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin (122.277 mph) for the top starting spot by .026 seconds.
The pole […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 8:12 | No Comment
Keselowski Pulls Away Late To Win Xfinity Race
On lap 235 of 250 of Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway, Brad Keselowski passed leader Kyle Busch and then pulled away to win by 3.008 seconds.
Afterward, Keselowski said he was happy to get the win and happier still in how he got it.
“When you can race with him (Busch), you know […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 8:01 | No Comment
Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
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Verizon IndyCar Series championship-leader Josef Newgarden and Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Thursday in preparation for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma set for Sept. 15-17.
The Penske foursome _ and four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing _ are among seven […]

Fri, 09/8/17 – 16:25 | Comments Off on Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
NASCAR Scrapping Steel Friday In Richmond
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – For nearly seven decades, steel-body race cars and NASCAR have been synonymous, but at Richmond International Raceway on Friday the sanctioning body ushered in a new era that will eventually make sheet metal obsolete in at least one of its three national touring series.
In Friday’s Virginia529 College […]

Fri, 09/8/17 – 13:42 | Comments Off on NASCAR Scrapping Steel Friday In Richmond