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It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

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Kurt Busch Earns Pole At TMS
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Kurt Busch covered the 1.5-mile distance in 26.877 seconds (200.915 mph) to top the previous record lap of 200.111 mph posted by Tony Stewart in 2014 in winning the pole at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday.
Busch set the fastest qualifying lap ever recorded on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway. The pole was Busch’s first of the […]

Fri, 11/3/17 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Earns Pole At TMS
Junior Is Honored To Be At ‘Second Home”
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr. previewed his final scheduled NASCAR weekend as driver at Texas Motor Speedway _ site of his first career Xfinity and Cup series victories _ during one of his typically thoughtful, insightful and  honest-to-the-bone media sessions Friday morning.
“Yeah, I mean I didn’t know coming […]

Fri, 11/3/17 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Junior Is Honored To Be At ‘Second Home”
TMS Hooking Up With Academia
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway and the University of North Texas are partnering in a “Science of Speed” initiative designed to tap into a young and inquisitive fan base that might prompt TMS President/promoter extraordinaire Eddie Gossage to update his resume.
Accompanied by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, Gossage joined UNT […]

Fri, 11/3/17 – 7:05 | Comments Off on TMS Hooking Up With Academia
Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – To classify Christopher Bell’s point-lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs as “tenuous” is as simple as counting to 1-2-3.
With an eighth-place finish in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last weekend in the opening race of the Round of 6, Bell […]

Thu, 11/2/17 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The Ford brand-loyal racing family that pioneered the iconic phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is returning to the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks in 2018.
Bob Tasca III _ grandson of Tasca Ford founder Bob Tasca Sr. _ will partner with Ford Performance on Tasca Racing’s Mustang-bodied Funny Car for […]

Wed, 11/1/17 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton backed into his fourth World Driving Championship during Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, where the most successful British driver in Formula One history took a moment to reflect upon his experience as a reluctant fighter.
“I was going back to when my Dad put me in the boxing ring when […]

Tue, 10/31/17 – 10:11 | Comments Off on ‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
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Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen picked a fine time to score his career-first NHRA victory Sunday, upsetting the playoff field during the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
McMillen, who made his professional debut in 2007, earned his first Wally trophy with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.870-seconds at 253.99 […]

Mon, 10/30/17 – 9:50 | Comments Off on McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
Kyle Busch Survives ‘Kill’ Mode To Win Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Kyle Busch punched his ticket to the championship round with a narrow victory in Martinsville Speedway’s First Data 500, but the final 10 laps in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race provided more twists-and-turns than a TV soap opera.
“The last run of the race there, everybody was just set on kill […]

Mon, 10/30/17 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Survives ‘Kill’ Mode To Win Martinsville
Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – First-time winners usually bring a breath of fresh air to an environment that has a tendency to become jaded. Such was the case Saturday when rookie Noah Gragson won the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
After exiting his truck on the short track’s frontstretch, the teenager […]

Sun, 10/29/17 – 11:47 | Comments Off on Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
Beckman’s Record Run Earns Pole In Las Vegas
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“Fast” Jack Beckman set both ends of the Funny Car track record at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday to secure pole position as qualifying concluded for the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) held serve from Friday to clinch No. […]

Sun, 10/29/17 – 11:39 | Comments Off on Beckman’s Record Run Earns Pole In Las Vegas