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Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

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Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway Saturday night will determine the field of 16 championship contenders.
Having trouble deciphering who’s in/who’s out/who’s on the proverbial bubble? Here are the basics, courtesy of Info Manager.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m., EDT, NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM Radio and […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
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Matt Kenseth drove to the pole position for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Kenseth covered the .75-mile distance in 22.055 seconds (122.421 mph) in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin (122.277 mph) for the top starting spot by .026 seconds.
The pole […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Kenseth To Start P1 At Richmond
Keselowski Pulls Away Late To Win Xfinity Race
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On lap 235 of 250 of Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway, Brad Keselowski passed leader Kyle Busch and then pulled away to win by 3.008 seconds.
Afterward, Keselowski said he was happy to get the win and happier still in how he got it.
“When you can race with him (Busch), you know […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Keselowski Pulls Away Late To Win Xfinity Race
Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
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Verizon IndyCar Series championship-leader Josef Newgarden and Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Thursday in preparation for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma set for Sept. 15-17.
The Penske foursome _ and four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing _ are among seven […]

Fri, 09/8/17 – 16:25 | Comments Off on Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
NASCAR Scrapping Steel Friday In Richmond
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – For nearly seven decades, steel-body race cars and NASCAR have been synonymous, but at Richmond International Raceway on Friday the sanctioning body ushered in a new era that will eventually make sheet metal obsolete in at least one of its three national touring series.
In Friday’s Virginia529 College […]

Fri, 09/8/17 – 13:42 | Comments Off on NASCAR Scrapping Steel Friday In Richmond
Brittany Force Headed To Funny Cars?
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel dragster regular Brittany Force completed a successful test in a new John Force Racing Funny Car Tuesday in what could be the prelude to a sponsor-driven NHRA career-change.
“We don’t know where we stand with sponsorships next year,” Brittany said in a team-issued release, “so it’s good to have […]

Wed, 09/6/17 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Headed To Funny Cars?
TMS Aiding Harvey Relief Effort
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter will conduct a two-day donation drive this week to assist residents of the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas regions affected by the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday and Friday, […]

Tue, 09/5/17 – 17:21 | Comments Off on TMS Aiding Harvey Relief Effort
‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence
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By  John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Steve Torrence exited the world’s biggest drag race with championship-caliber confidence Monday after adding a victory in the Top Fuel final of the NHRA’s 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to his Saturday win in the $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout.
His victory over upset-minded, fellow-Texan Kebin Kinsley at “The Big Go’ […]

Tue, 09/5/17 – 7:25 | Comments Off on ‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence
Beckman Claims Another Shootout Win
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Jack Beckman raced to his third Funny Car NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory during the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Sunday, as professional qualifying wrapped-up and ramped-up for  the 63rd edition of “The Big Go” at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. 
“Fast Jack” covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.952-seconds at 324.67 mph in his Infinite Hero Foundation […]

Mon, 09/4/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Beckman Claims Another Shootout Win
‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two laps. That was all that remained when the Lady in Black snatched victory from Martin Truex Jr.’s grasp and handed it to Denny Hamlin on Sunday, giving him his second Bojangles Southern 500 win at Darlington Raceway.
It was a gut wrenching experience for Truex, who won […]

Mon, 09/4/17 – 7:43 | Comments Off on ‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington