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Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

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Haas: F1 Team Needs To Pick Up The Pace
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Preseason testing for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship gets underway Monday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, with the series’ only American team returning for its third campaign featuring the same driver lineup from last year amid relatively unchanged technical regulations.
Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will take the wheel of […]

Sun, 02/25/18 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Haas: F1 Team Needs To Pick Up The Pace
Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass
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Courtney Force set both ends of the Funny Car track record Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park as qualifying concluded for the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Force earned her first pole at the facility in Chandler, Ariz., with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.826-seconds at 335.98 mph. The lap ended a streak that had seen […]

Sun, 02/25/18 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass
Moffitt Trucks To Win In Atlanta
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Brett Moffitt drove the No. 16 Toyota Tundra to victory in Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Moffitt pulled away from defending series champion (and last weekend’s race winner at Daytona) Johnny Sauter on a late restart to get the win in overtime.
“That’s a hell of a way to start the year […]

Sat, 02/24/18 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Moffitt Trucks To Win In Atlanta
Harvick Cruises Through Atlanta
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Kevin Harvick led 141-of-163 laps, won both stages and took the checkered flag 4.183 seconds ahead of runner-up Joey Logano in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Harvick’s win was his fifth in the series at the 1.5-mile Atlanta oval and the 47th of his career.
“It’s just been a really good place for me, […]

Sat, 02/24/18 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Harvick Cruises Through Atlanta
“The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
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Tony Schumacher and Clay Millican laid down the three fastest Top Fuel passes in NHRA history Friday during opening day qualifying for the 34th annual Arizona Nationals, with “The Sarge” ultimately emerging as provisional pole-sitter at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Schumacher began the afternoon by covering the 1,000-foot distance in 3.649-seconds at 334.65-mph in his […]

Sat, 02/24/18 – 9:03 | Comments Off on “The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
Kyle Busch On The Cup Pole In Atlanta
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Kyle Busch streaked to the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he laid down a lap of 184.652 mph during Friday’s three-stage qualifying.
“We seemed to be getting beat on every single run through (turns) 1 and 2,” Busch said. “But there, during that final run, I felt we got […]

Fri, 02/23/18 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch On The Cup Pole In Atlanta
Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta
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If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

Fri, 02/23/18 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta
Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
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Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]

Fri, 02/23/18 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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NASCAR in 280 characters (or less):
The Daytona 500 finally lived up to its standing as the Super Bowl of stock car racing. Block, tackle and crash. (At least NASCAR doesn’t have the head injury safety problem that now looms in every NFL game.)
Things are always different on the last lap. […]

Wed, 02/21/18 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too
No Hangover For Dillon, Childress
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The thrill of winning the 60th annual Daytona 500 Sunday night carried into Monday morning for Austin Dillon, who along with his team was honored during the Champion’s Breakfast in the Bill France Room at Daytona International Speedway.
Dillon drove the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 owned by grandfather Richard Childress to an historic victory in “The Great […]

Mon, 02/19/18 – 19:54 | Comments Off on No Hangover For Dillon, Childress