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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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On the one-year anniversary of his strategic partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, native Texan Steve Torrence is determined to take the affiliation to the next level during this weekend’s 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Torrence, winner of the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead […]

Sat, 04/30/16 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
Junior Has Big Memories of Talladega ’15
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By Reid Spencer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Drivers have short memories when it comes to races won and lost, but last year’s Talladega Chase race is one that stick’s in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mind – and in his craw.
Needing a win to advance to the Round of 8 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Junior Has Big Memories of Talladega ’15
Texas Test To Precede Rush To Indy
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John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – While open-wheel racing’s Month of May beckons every IndyCar Series driver and team, a single Saturday night in June will be the cumulative focus during a test Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway.
More than two-thirds of the Indycar Series field is scheduled to participate in a day-long session […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Texas Test To Precede Rush To Indy
Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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SHAWNEE, Kan. – It was pre-Kansas Speedway-event media day at a local bowling alley Wednesday and Martin Truex Jr. was addressing the topics de jour in NASCAR with much more ease than he was picking up strikes and spares.
He cruised his way through questions about lug nuts, paybacks, aero packages […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
Pritchett/Vandergriff Band Back Together For Houston
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Leah Pritchett’s patchwork NHRA Top Fuel schedule will continue this weekend during the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals near Houston, where the recent national event winner will reunite with her Bob Vandergriff Racing team via sponsorship from Texas-based Quaker State.
Pritchett, who won her first Top Fuel event in Race No. 2 of the Mello […]

Thu, 04/28/16 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Pritchett/Vandergriff Band Back Together For Houston
IndyCar’s Pagenaud Rolls Into The Month Of May
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sans apology, Simon Pagenaud channeled his inner Jean Girard during the closing laps of Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. And perhaps the best news for runner-up Graham Rahal is that he exited Barber Motorsports Park without a kiss from the Frenchman.
All references to Talladega Nights _ The Ballad […]

Tue, 04/26/16 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Pagenaud Rolls Into The Month Of May
Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
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Race teams, as do most other teams, meet and debrief in the days following the sporting events in which they were involved. This week’s meeting at Joe Gibbs Racing could be a beauty.
On the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway, JGR driver Carl Edwards caught and pushed the race-leading […]

Mon, 04/25/16 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
Brittany Force Adds To Historic Roll At Four-Wides
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – After taking 75 races to collect her first NHRA Top Fuel victory, Brittany Force wasted little time in snatching her second and etching her name in the history books Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods.
Force’s second career Top Fuel victory […]

Mon, 04/25/16 – 7:04 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Adds To Historic Roll At Four-Wides
Pagenaud Wins Wild One At Barber
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Simon Pagenaud survived a late-race shunt with Graham Rahal, passed the damaged car of Rahal with five laps later and went on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park.
The victory was the second straight for the Team Penske driver and allowed him to pad his points lead.
“That’s not a corner you […]

Sun, 04/24/16 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Wild One At Barber
Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Carl Edwards bumped teammate Kyle Busch out of the lead on the final lap and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the second straight for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He led 151 laps Sunday, a week after winning Bristol.
“Kyle’s an […]

Sun, 04/24/16 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win