Thu, 1/12/16 – 17:12 | No Comment

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Logano On Pole In Michigan
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Joey Logano captured the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.
The pole was Logano’s second of the season – the other coming at the Martinsville short track – and comes on the heels of two straight weekends in which he qualifying second fastest.
“It feels good,” the Team Penske driver […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole In Michigan
Custer All Pomped Up At Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A day late and perhaps an adult beverage or two short, Cole Custer will graduate from Tesoro High School Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Custer’s walk across the pre-race stage for the 20th annual Rattlesnake 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday evening definitely will be different. While his classmates at Tesoro […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Custer All Pomped Up At Texas
Abreu Getting Championship Training
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FORT WORTH, Texas – In the person of ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton, Rico Abreu may have an unfair advantage in his bid for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors.
Crafton is a two-time NCWTS champion and an ace on high-banked, 1.5-mile quadovals like Texas Motor Speedway, site of Friday night’s 20th […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Abreu Getting Championship Training
Dixon Still Pushing Right Button For Ganassi
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously remarked that he would hire a Martian to drive any of his race cars if he/she/it could “push the button.”
That’s exactly what Scott Dixon _ proud citizen of New Zealand, Mother Earth _ has been doing for 15 stellar seasons at […]

Fri, 06/10/16 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Dixon Still Pushing Right Button For Ganassi
Christopher Bell Is Living His Texas-Size Dream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – By the time he had determined that driving race cars was what he wanted to do “for a job,” Christopher Bell was familiar with every gas stop and greasy spoon dotting Interstate 35 heading south from his Norman, Okla., hometown. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex typically was […]

Thu, 06/9/16 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Christopher Bell Is Living His Texas-Size Dream
Ali Was A True Pioneer – For Better And Worse
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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No, you have not mistakenly logged in to BoxinToday.com. While this is an opinion piece about Muhammad Ali, it deals with the legacy of a boxer who was so much more than a boxer. And it deals with so much more than boxing. By extension, it includes racing.
The legacy of […]

Wed, 06/8/16 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Ali Was A True Pioneer – For Better And Worse
Corvettes Showing Off Muscle As Le Mans Nears
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The countdown to the world’s most prestigious endurance race is on fast-forward. Corvette Racing paced the United States-based contingent completing Sunday’s annual Le Mans Test Day, a critical lead-in to the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 18-19.
The list of 60 cars and complete driver […]

Tue, 06/7/16 – 8:36 | 2 Comments
Brown Charges To Top Fuel Victory In The New England Nationals
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Doug Kalitta’s three-race winning streak came to an end and Antron Brown raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the season Monday at the rain-delayed NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
Brown closed the gap on series points-leader Kalitta with a convincing victory over rival Steve Torrence in the final round. Brown powered […]

Mon, 06/6/16 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Brown Charges To Top Fuel Victory In The New England Nationals
Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch, in full fuel-conservation mode over the final 30 laps, held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski to win Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. He led 32 laps in getting the win.
“I […]

Mon, 06/6/16 – 14:33 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
Rain Postpones Cup, NHRA Events
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Rain in Pocono, Pa. and New England forced postponement of Sunday’s Sprint Cup and NHRA events respectively.
The Cup race was rescheduled for noon ET on Monday when sunshine is forecast. FS1 will broadcast the race.
Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano will start first and second at the Pocono triangle.
NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the […]

Sun, 06/5/16 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Cup, NHRA Events