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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 […]

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Torrence Last Top Fueler Standing After Shootout
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Texan Steve Torrence emerged from “the baddest eight guys in drag racing” to win the Top Fuel NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout Saturday during the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Torrence covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.673-seconds at 329.50 mph in his Capco Contractors dragster to defeat eight-time world champion Tony […]

Sun, 09/3/17 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Torrence Last Top Fueler Standing After Shootout
Rossi Soars To Pole At The Glen
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – New contract with Andretti Autosport in-hand and his right foot on the throttle, Alexander Rossi joined the ranks of Verizon IndyCar Series pole-winners Saturday afternoon at Watkins Glen International.
Rossi posted a last-lap flyer around the famed natural-terrain layout in his No. 98 Honda to claim the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s […]

Sun, 09/3/17 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Rossi Soars To Pole At The Glen
Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Retro weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular, but that doesn’t mean the racing will resemble the era celebrated by the 30 old-school paint schemes in Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500.
“I believe it’s new-school racing with old-school paint schemes,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin said Friday. “The importance […]

Sun, 09/3/17 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
Pagenaud, Newgarden Say All Is Cool At Team Penske
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Simon Pagenaud says he and Josef Newgarden have hissed and made up following their controversial bump-and-run incident last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park, because that’s how they do business in The House that Roger Built.
“Yeah, at the end of the day I have Latin blood inside of me and the emotions […]

Sat, 09/2/17 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Pagenaud, Newgarden Say All Is Cool At Team Penske
Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits he’s allowed thoughts of his final event this season to creep into his mind, but he still doesn’t know what he’ll miss about being a race car driver.
“If I knew what I was going to miss, it would be more emotional and harder […]

Sat, 09/2/17 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In
Hagan Off To Record-Setting Start At The Big Go
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Two-time world champion Matt Hagan set both ends of the Funny Car track record on Friday as qualifications began for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals _ the world’s biggest drag race _ at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also lead […]

Sat, 09/2/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Hagan Off To Record-Setting Start At The Big Go
On Friendly Glen Ground, Dixon Drives Back To Top
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon returned to the top of the speed chart during the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice for Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen…meaning the normal order of open-wheel things has been restored at Watkins Glen International.
The defending event champion and winningest Indy car driver at WGI with four, Dixon […]

Sat, 09/2/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on On Friendly Glen Ground, Dixon Drives Back To Top
Junior’s Team Bailing As He Prepares To Bail
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t hesitate to admit that he’s not happy about his season in the performance department, but he said Friday at Darlington Raceway he wants his team to come away from the 2017 season with positive memories.
“I’ve seen this situation in the past and teams […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Junior’s Team Bailing As He Prepares To Bail
NHRA’s Allen Johnson To Retire
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Veteran Mopar campaigner Allen Johnson, the 2012 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, announced he will retire at the end of the current season during a press conference Friday prior to the start of the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
“It’s been an amazing run for my dad (Roy) and I, but it just felt like now was […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 15:38 | Comments Off on NHRA’s Allen Johnson To Retire
Rossi, Andretti To Partner Again In ’18 And Beyond
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Alexander Rossi became the third driver confirmed for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Andretti Autosport Friday under terms of a multi-year contract that also includes continued co-primary sponsorship from NAPA Auto Parts.
Rossi, who won the 2016 Indianapolis 500 as a series rookie, will join fellow-Americans and current teammates Ryan […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 15:33 | Comments Off on Rossi, Andretti To Partner Again In ’18 And Beyond