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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
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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 […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 13:57 | Comments Off on Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam set the pace Monday as all 33 drivers qualified for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 turned laps in race-like conditions around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The three-hour session saw a massive 2,526 laps completed as a preview for Sunday’s running of “The […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car

Point-leader Courtney Force secured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon during the rain-delayed finals of the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
The event at Heartland Motorsports Park was delayed after weather forced postponement Sunday evening following only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
NHRA In Topeka Postponed
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An eight-hour rain delay and cooling weather later in the day forced the conclusion of the NHRA Heartland Nationals to be pushed to Monday.

Sportsman racing begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Pros at 10 a.m. Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence is among those still in the hunt.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 7:02 | Comments Off on NHRA In Topeka Postponed
Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As a track-rat child, Indianapolis-born Ed Carpenter had explored just about every square inch of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The one place he has not been is in Victory Circle on Memorial Day weekend. He will attempt to remedy that next Sunday and he will do so as the pole winner […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?
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With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 15:35 | One Comment
Sauter Win Is ‘Biggest’ Of Career
Capping a stirring drive from pole position, Johnny Sauter collected the sweetest win of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career Friday night in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Sauter led 71 of 134 laps en route to his first career win on the 1.5-mile superspeedway in Concord, N.C. The 2016 […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 12:35 | Comments Off on Sauter Win Is ‘Biggest’ Of Career
Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
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The racing fates of James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann became intertwined as the minutes counted down during Saturday’s first day of qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500, when a former pole-winner and Indy-only specialist failed to crack the traditional 33-car field.
“Nobody failed us, the system didn’t fail us. We failed us,” said Hinchcliffe, who […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
Millican Climbs To Top In Topeka
Clay Millican rallied from the bottom of Friday’s provisional ladder to claim the Top Fuel pole as qualifying concluded for the 30th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) also emerged as No. 1 qualifiers Saturday in their respective categories at the eighth […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Millican Climbs To Top In Topeka
Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils

Kevin Harvick’s season of success rolled on Saturday night as he won the  Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, who has won five times in Cup points races in 2018, won Saturday’s exhibition even by taking control at the end of the 20-lap third stage. He won by beating Daniel Suarez to the checkered […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils