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J.R. Todd and Matt Smith clinched world championships Sunday during the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Steve Torrence celebrated playoff perfection.
Todd clinched his first career Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car title during the opening round of eliminations when point-runner-up Robert Hight lost his match against […]

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Kenseth Returning To Cup, Roush
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Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday that former NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will return to the team and drive No. 6 Ford Fusion for a part of the 2018 season.
“It’s a great feeling to return to where it all started for me in the Cup Series,” said Kenseth. “There aren’t many people who have […]

Wed, 04/25/18 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Kenseth Returning To Cup, Roush
Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
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Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

Mon, 04/23/18 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A native of Tennessee, Josef Newgarden considers Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park to be his home track. Once racing resumed on Monday at the Barber road circuit after being postponed from Sunday by rain, Newgarden feasted on Southern home cooking as he blew the field away in winning the IndyCar Series’ […]

Sun, 04/22/18 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
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Leah Pritchett served notice Saturday she and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara are ready to snap out of their season-long Top Fuel funk.
Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, to claim pole position for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals. The defending event […]

Sun, 04/22/18 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch won his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday night when he added the event at Richmond International Raceway to his list of 2018 conquests.
Busch beat Chase Elliott to the checkered flag in overtime to win for the fifth time at the .75-mile short track. […]

Sun, 04/22/18 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
Newgarden On Pole At Barber
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Josef Newgarden won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama on Saturday.
Team Penske’s Newgarden won the pole with a lap in 1 minute, 7.4413 seconds (122.773 mph). It earned Newgarden his first pole position at Barber and the third of his seven-year […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Newgarden On Pole At Barber
Bell Wins Xfinity Battle Of Gibbs Drivers
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Christopher Bell held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Noah Gragson to win Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.
Bell spoiled Gragson’s prospects for a victory in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, passing his teammate for the lead on Lap 172 of 250 and staying in front the rest of the way.
Bell crossed the finish line .423 […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Bell Wins Xfinity Battle Of Gibbs Drivers
Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
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Pro Stock ace Greg Anderson became an instant fan of Royal Purple Raceway’s recently repaved surface Friday, when he re-set both ends of the track’s records during the opening day of time trials for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Anderson, of Ken Black Racing, covered the traditional quarter-mile in 6.492-seconds at 213.00 mph during his first-round […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Newgarden Loves Going To Barber
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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has found a comfort zone at his home-away-from home racetrack.
Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama races, Newgarden paced practice Friday around Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for this year’s ninth annual edition on Sunday. Newgarden toured the picturesque 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1 […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Newgarden Loves Going To Barber
Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
Truex laid down a lap at 123.859-mph lap in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to get the pole. It was his fourth pole of 2018.
Truex, the 2017 Cup […]

Fri, 04/20/18 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR