Mon, 2/05/16 – 7:03 | No Comment

For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

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Pritchett Facing Hard Work On, Off The Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Leah Pritchett’s enthusiasm provides no indication to the dire situation the Top Fuel competitor faces as she attempts to continue her bid for a NHRA championship.
Initially without a ride for this weekend’s NHRA Four Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods at zMAX Dragway, Pritchett had a deal […]

Fri, 04/22/16 – 18:38 | No Comment
Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With hours of NASCAR’s decision Thursday to fine Sprint Cup driver/team co-owner Tony Stewart $35,000 for issuing strong opinions on the series’ policy on lugnut use, the NASCAR drivers council stepped forward and said it would help pay Stewart’s fine.
Acting as spokesperson for the Council – a nine-member panel representing […]

Fri, 04/22/16 – 15:01 | No Comment
Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
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Tony Stewart announced on his team’s Stewart-Haas Racing website Thursday that he has been cleared by doctors to return to driving duty and that he will return to a Sprint Cup cockpit at Richmond International Raceway this weekend.
NASCAR confirmed that Stewart has been cleared to drive and issued the following statement by Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s […]

Thu, 04/21/16 – 16:00 | No Comment
Johnson Brings Gospel Of Horsepower To JFR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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This is how it typically turns out for Alan Johnson in his role as NHRA Top Fuel tuning guru: Johnson lays hands upon the blower of a nitromethane-burning Top Fuel dragster engine and says, “Thou shalt cover the 1,000-foot distance in 3.772-seconds at, say, 318.77 mph.  Got it? Amen.”
Worked for […]

Thu, 04/21/16 – 15:43 | No Comment
Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
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Thanks to an 11th-hour rescue job, Leah Pritchett’s pursuit of the 2016 NHRA Top Fuel championship will continue.
Pritchett, who earned her first-ever NHRA national event win a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, will race at this weekend’s Four Wide Nationals in the Nitro Ninja dragster owned by the Lagana family.
Making the rescue necessary was […]

Wed, 04/20/16 – 8:16 | No Comment
Rosberg Rolls, Haas Wobbles In Chinese GP
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Haas F1 Team’s two-race point-scoring streak ended with a pair of back-of-the-pack finishes in Sunday’s Chinese Formula One Grand Prix, on a day when Nico Rosberg provided the perfect reality check for the fledgling American organization.
Rosberg, of Germany, scored his third victory of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship and sixth in a row […]

Tue, 04/19/16 – 7:07 | No Comment
Pagenaud Wins In Long Beach
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Simon Pagenaud earned his first IndyCar Series victory in a Team Penske car on Sunday, the fifth of his career, but it didn’t come without controversy.
The French driver captured the victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 1.968-mile street circuit by the narrowest margin in the historic event’s history but defending series champion […]

Sun, 04/17/16 – 17:58 | No Comment
Edwards Stomps Field At Bristol Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Carl Edwards survived a spate of late-race restart challenges  – including two in the final 10 laps –and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and likely moves him into the […]

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Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach
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Ricky Taylor ducked under polesitter Christian Fittipaldi in Turn 1 on the opening lap and then he and teammate/brother Jordan Taylor went on to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday.
The Taylor brothers, driving the Wayne Taylor Racing Daytona Prototype Corvette, led all but three laps in the 75-lap race.
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Castroneves On Pole At Long Beach
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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for the Grand Prix of Long Beach for the second consecutive year on Saturday.
It is the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner’s 47th career pole, his third pole at Long Beach and his second of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season – His first of the year came at Phoenix International […]

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