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Tanner Thorson came up big at the Chili Bowl on Friday.

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A drag race to the checkered flag around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile dirt layout saw Tanner Thorson hold off Ryan Bernal to score his first career preliminary A-Feature victory Friday night during the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

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Rossi Sets Sights On Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi says his three-year tenure in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been nothing short of an accelerated learning curve. And among the things the Andretti Autosport ace has learned is…do not poke/provoke the bear.
“To actually be going into this weekend with a goal in mind of trying to win […]

Thu, 09/13/18 – 11:26 | Comments Off on Rossi Sets Sights On Championship
Flat Spot On: Live Sports Programming No Longer in Driver’s Seat
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The Playoffs are the talk of the NASCAR town. They will be worth watching – although not because of the constant shilling by TV announcers.
But enough about the short run to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup trophy. What about those long-term problems TV announcers never talk about such as […]

Thu, 09/13/18 – 7:51 | One Comment
Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski bumped his way past Denny Hamlin with two laps to go on Monday and went on to win the rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard on Monday afternoon.
The victory, which gave team owner Roger Penske his first in a stock car […]

Mon, 09/10/18 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
Rain Moves Cup Race To Monday
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Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been postponed until Monday afternoon because of persistent rain.
Wet weather has plagued goings-on at IMS all weekend, cancelling practices and qualifying sessions for both the Cup and Xfinity series on Friday and Saturday.
Race time has been set for 2 p.m. Eastern […]

Sun, 09/9/18 – 13:40 | Comments Off on Rain Moves Cup Race To Monday
Rain Keeps NASCAR Cars Off Track In Indianapolis
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Day-long rain forced postponement of all track activity at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, forcing postponement of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race until Monday at 10 a.m.
Practice and qualifying sessions for both the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were canceled. Accordingly, the fields for the Xfinity race and the Brickyard 400 Cup series event will be set […]

Sat, 09/8/18 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Rain Keeps NASCAR Cars Off Track In Indianapolis
The Battle Of Texas Features Promoters
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Addition of Circuit of The Americas to the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule figures to test the “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” cliché in terms of promoting and supporting open-wheel racing in the Lone Star State.
Specifically, can Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage and Bobby Epstein, founder/chairman of COTA, park their egos to work together and […]

Thu, 09/6/18 – 11:18 | Comments Off on The Battle Of Texas Features Promoters
Will New Leadership Be Able To Save NASCAR?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those who are hoping that a change in leadership at NASCAR will bring that sport back to life are going to be disappointed. At the risk of sounding depressingly pessimistic, the thought here is that no cure exists for what ails NASCAR.
Yet more evidence of that surfaced Tuesday when it […]

Wed, 09/5/18 – 9:06 | 5 Comments
IndyCar Adds COTA To 2019 Schedule
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INDYCAR will operate with a two-stop Texas strategy in 2019, when Circuit of The Americas will play host to its first Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend. COTA’s natural-terrain road-course in Austin will join Texas Motor Speedway’s oval in Fort Worth on the 17-race schedule released Tuesday.
COTA will make its IndyCar Series debut on Sunday, March 24, […]

Tue, 09/4/18 – 17:13 | Comments Off on IndyCar Adds COTA To 2019 Schedule
Furniture Row To Cease Operations
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The team which won last year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship will be shut down by its owners following the current season.
The reason, according to team owner Barney Visser, is money.
“This is not good for anybody,” Visser said Tuesday. “The numbers just don’t add up. I would have to borrow money to continue as […]

Tue, 09/4/18 – 13:30 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Cease Operations
Todd Repeats At U.S. Nationals
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Indiana native J.R. Todd doubled-down on a dream Monday afternoon, powering to a repeat Funny Car victory in NHRA’s 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, “The World’s Biggest Drag Race.” 
The No. 1 qualifier beginning on Friday night, Todd covered the 1,000-foot distance at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in 4.062-seconds at 311.70 mph en route […]

Tue, 09/4/18 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Todd Repeats At U.S. Nationals