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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

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Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
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Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
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Thu, 12/8/16 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return To Driver’s Seat
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., sidelined for 18 Sprint Cup races in 2016 because of injury, will be back in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports car in February at Daytona International Speedway it was announced Thursday.
“I feel great, and I’m excited to officially be back,” Earnhardt, 42, said. “I expected things to go really well yesterday, and […]

Thu, 12/8/16 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return To Driver’s Seat
New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled
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The Gen Six Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro SS will make its public debut at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The new model builds on the success of the championship-winning fifth-generation-based race car. Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro drivers won 23 of 24 events during the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Wed, 12/7/16 – 17:56 | Comments Off on New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled
Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
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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 […]

Tue, 12/6/16 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Sato Joins Andretti
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Open-wheel veteran Takuma Sato has joined Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Sato, who spent the last four seasons driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, replaces Carlos Munoz in the No. 26 Honda. In what played-out as an unintended driver swap, the 24-year-old Munoz joined Foyt’s Texas-based team last month as driver of the […]

Fri, 12/2/16 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Sato Joins Andretti
Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Newly crowned Formula One World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg is won-and-done.
Rosberg shocked the motorsports universe Friday, announcing his retirement from Mercedes AMG and the FIA Formula One World Championship during a press conference in Vienna, Austria, where he and Mercedes were scheduled to collect their 2016 championship trophies at the […]

Fri, 12/2/16 – 15:39 | Comments Off on Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

Thu, 12/1/16 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
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Jeff Gordon is headed back to Daytona International Speedway for yet another post-NASCAR-retirement drive as it was announced Thursday that the four-time Sprint Cup champion will drive in the 2017 Rolex 24 sports car race.
Gordon will share the drivers seat of the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R with members of Wayne Taylor Racing.
His co-drivers in the […]

Thu, 12/1/16 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing is downsizing from the three-car Sprint Cup operation that it had in place the last several years, to a two-car operation in 2017 it was announced Tuesday.
Driving for RFR next year will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Ford and Trevor Bayne in the No. […]

Tue, 11/29/16 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
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Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One World Driving Championship with a burnout, mosh pit ride and tears on the podium Sunday, after his second-place finish to Lewis Hamilton in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
And true-to-form, the finish between Rosberg and Mercedes AMG teammate/nemesis Hamilton was controversial. Hamilton, the three-time/reigning World Champion, began […]

Mon, 11/28/16 – 10:51 | Comments Off on Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship