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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
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Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed was named winner of the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year Monday during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Reed topped five other rookie candidates for the $20,000 prize during ceremonies honoring 2016 world champions Antron […]

Tue, 11/15/16 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
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Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) claimed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships Sunday at the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
They joined Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) as 2016 champs; Brown clinched his crown the previous race weekend while Capps clinched with […]

Mon, 11/14/16 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Speedway in overtime and in doing so secured a spot in next weekend’s four-driver Championship 4 Chase playoff finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Man this feels good,” the Team Penske driver said in Victory Lane. “I never felt this good about a win before. There’s so […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
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Is Ben Kennedy being groomed to take over the NASCAR family business? It sure sounds like it.
The NASCAR Wire Service reports that during a keynote presentation Friday at Transitions West 2016, a family business conference held in Phoenix – site of this weekend’s racing – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France shared stories of advice […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 16:21 | Comments Off on Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
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Rising NHRA Pro Stock contender Alex Laughlin never has lacked for self-confidence, dating to his football-playing days as a high school freshman and sophomore in North Texas.
“I went to Stephenville High School and they’re super-big on football,” said Laughlin, 28, briefly recalling those gridiron glory days from inside his hauler […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Xfinity Final Field Set
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Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won Saturday night’s Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International but the big news took place behind him where the Championship 4 field was set.
Earning berths in the championship-deciding final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next week are Justin Allgaier, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Elliott Sadler.
Busch led 190 of 200 laps […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Xfinity Final Field Set
Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship
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Ron Capps was crowned 2016 NHRA Funny Car world champion Saturday in Pomona, Calif., and has the unmistakable bling to prove it.
“This is epic,” Capps said after receiving the Mello Yello champion’s jacket and dinner plate-sized gold medal he dubbed “My Mr. T starter kit” at the conclusion of qualifying for the 52nd annual Auto […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship
Suarez Trucks To Phoenix Win, Chase Finals
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Daniel Suarez took the lead from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate William Byron on lap 141 of Friday night’s 150-lap Camping World Truck Series race and went on to earn the first victory of his career in the series.
Byron lost the lead when is engine failed and as a result of his 27th-place finish, was eliminated […]

Sat, 11/12/16 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Suarez Trucks To Phoenix Win, Chase Finals
Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
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Ron Capps is off to a near-perfect start in the bid to clinch his first NHRA Funny Car world championship, a career-defining moment that could be realized and celebrated Saturday.
Capps bagged valuable qualifying points while Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman sprinted into the provisional lead Friday during the opening two rounds of time trials […]

Sat, 11/12/16 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
Arizona Driver Alex Bowman On Pole In Phoenix
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Alex Bowman, who is substitute driving for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The race at PIR will set the field for the season-ending Championship 4 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Two of the four berths in the finals have already been clinched […]

Sat, 11/12/16 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Arizona Driver Alex Bowman On Pole In Phoenix