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Martin Truex Jr. turned in another dominating performance in winning at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. This time his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory there came without late-race drama of last year’s.
Truex, who led 175 of 267 laps in his Furniture Row Racing Toyota on Saturday, passed Kurt Busch for the lead with 44 laps […]

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New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona
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INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal Verizon IndyCar Series chassis and aero kit was unveiled en masse during Friday’s first session of the annual preseason Open Test at ISM Raceway, where 23 entries hot-lapped around the  1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz.
More than 2,600 laps were completed at the facility formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway, which will play host […]

Sat, 02/10/18 – 9:31 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona
Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jack Beckman and his Funny Car crew spent their Super Bowl LII “party” testing in the Arizona desert, and the payoff after the opening qualifying session of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season was _ we got game!
“Fast” Jack posted a 1,000-foot pass of 3.860-seconds at […]

Sat, 02/10/18 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Before Bo Butner knew drag racing, Bo knew selling cars as a family business. It’s a juxtaposition of values and commitment that carried Butner _ a self-described rent-a-racer _ to his first NHRA Pro Stock world championship in 2017.
“I’m a Sportsman racer and always will be,” said Butner, the 2006 […]

Fri, 02/9/18 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s youth movement might end up going much deeper than its fresh crop of baby-faced drivers.
On Jan. 30th, NASCAR announced that longtime employee Jim Cassidy had been repositioned into a new Chief International Officer slot, designed to grow the company’s international fan base.
The eyebrow-raiser, however, came several paragraphs […]

Fri, 02/9/18 – 8:19 | One Comment
NASCAR Pit Crews Will Be Running Lean In ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR is determined to extend “parity” to pit road and beyond in 2018, following a series of rules changes introduced at the close of last season.
Pit crew numbers in NASCAR’s three national touring series have been reduced from six to five, a change NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell […]

Thu, 02/8/18 – 18:45 | One Comment
Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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One more celebratory moment looms in Brittany Force’s NHRA Top Fuel championship offseason, which will conclude where it began only three months ago.
Force ended the 2017 season with a sweep at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., where she emerged as No. 1 qualifier, race-winner and first-time world champion during […]

Thu, 02/8/18 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett unofficially posted the fastest speed in NHRA history Saturday during Day 4 of Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.
Pritchett powered her Mopar Dodge dragster down the 1,000-foot distance in 3.664-seconds at 334.73 mph. Because the lap was completed during […]

Sun, 02/4/18 – 9:51 | Comments Off on Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The perfectionist in Shawn Langdon quickly has emerged in NHRA preseason testing, as the 2013 Top Fuel world champion transitions into the Funny Car category with Kalitta Motorsports.
Langdon, who earned his Funny Car license in October 2017 in anticipation of the Fuel category switch, posted a top lap of 3.911-seconds […]

Sat, 02/3/18 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
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INDYCAR will take the next step in the evolution of its driver safety program by testing a windscreen on an Indy car for the first time on track, Thursday, Feb. 8, at ISM Raceway. The test will be held in conjunction with the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason open test near Phoenix.
The windscreen, under development for nearly […]

Fri, 02/2/18 – 18:54 | Comments Off on IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Robert Hight proudly added the No. 1 decal to his race car between test runs during Thursday’s opening session of NHRA Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., as preparations began for the 2018 season-opener.
Hight, who won his first title […]

Fri, 02/2/18 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One