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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Flat Spot On: Q’s Remain in L’Affair Harvick/SHS
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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NASCAR in 280 characters (or less):
At the bottom of the Harvick/Stewart-Haas Racing affair is one important unresolved question. (Did the team devise a way to reduce support for the rear window to get more air to the rear spoiler and still pass inspection – before it broke?)
If an inspection trip to […]

Thu, 03/15/18 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Q’s Remain in L’Affair Harvick/SHS
Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Open-wheel legend Johnny Rutherford is celebrating his 80th birthday today with some cake that, appropriately enough, has a few miles on it.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion was feted during Texas Motor Speedway’s annual Media Day program at The Speedway Club on Feb. 28. Rutherford, who lives […]

Mon, 03/12/18 – 16:05 | Comments Off on Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party
Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18
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Kevin Harvick won his third-straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday when he eased away from Kyle Busch over the closing laps at the half-mile oval in Phoenix.
It was the Stewart-Haas Racing driver’s ninth victory at the Phoenix track. It was his 30th career victory in Cup and came after dominating wins the last […]

Sun, 03/11/18 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18
Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
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Sebastien Bourdais took the lead when race-leader Robert Wickens was wrecked by second-place Alexander Rossi just in front of him after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s season-opener on the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bourdais, a St. Pete resident driving a Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with […]

Sun, 03/11/18 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
Haas F1 Has Busy Final Day In Spain
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Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean closed-out the final session of preseason testing for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship with _ what else? _ a RUSH.
Grosjean scripted a new preseason testing benchmark for American-owned Haas F1 with 181 laps completed Friday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. That also was the highest […]

Sun, 03/11/18 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Has Busy Final Day In Spain
Keselowski Gets Xfinity Win In Arizona
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Brad Keselowski overcame two red flag delays for rain and a speeding penalty to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race in Phoenix.
The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang gave the team its first Series victory of the 2018 season and scored his second win at the Arizona oval. The victory was the 63rd all-time for […]

Sun, 03/11/18 – 9:07 | Comments Off on Keselowski Gets Xfinity Win In Arizona
Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show
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It was a day for fresh faces during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Rookie Robert Wickens on Saturday earned the pole for Sunday’s season-opening  race on the street course in St. Petersburg, Fla. He will be joined up front by a couple of other drivers who are brand new to the series.
On a track slick […]

Sat, 03/10/18 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show
Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip
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INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal chassis served up grip challenges front-to-rear for the 24 drivers hot-lapping during Friday’s two practice sessions for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport sat atop the leader board at the close of a pair of 45-minute sessions with a best lap of […]

Sat, 03/10/18 – 13:46 | Comments Off on Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Needs To Tap The Brakes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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It’s time for the sport built on speed to hit the pause button.
A fresh list of 20 nominees seeking induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame was revealed on Tuesday.
Five will become the newest members of the grandest non-race track stage in the sport. In reality, Jeff Gordon should be the […]

Sat, 03/10/18 – 9:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Needs To Tap The Brakes
Truex Blasts To Pole In Phoenix
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Martin Truex Jr. on Friday, captured the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Phoenix.
Truex’s lap came in 26.288 seconds.
“It was a good run,” the Furniture Row Racing driver and defending series champion said. “We worked really hard coming here, knowing what we’ve done here in the past. We’ve run well, but we […]

Fri, 03/9/18 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Truex Blasts To Pole In Phoenix