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Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

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Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday that Charlotte Motor Speedway was a special track to him because he grew up at the facility.
“I used to go to the dirt tracks with Dad when I was very small, but the first memories of actually being at a Cup […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Bourdais Out Of Hospital
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais’ long and grinding road to recovery and return to the Verizon IndyCar Series is underway.  
Bourdais, injured in a horrific crash on Saturday during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and moved into a local rehabilitation facility.
Bourdais […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Bourdais Out Of Hospital
McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – California native Zak Brown has spent this Month of May as the man behind the curtain _ the unconventional Formula One executive who gave his blessing to McLaren superstar Fernando Alonso’s bid to compete in the 101s Indianapolis 500.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso has been spot-on […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Robert Yates once had a Mars Hill College professor tell him he would never amount to anything because he spent his Sunday afternoon working on a farmer’s tractor instead of studying.
On Wednesday, Yates once again proved the professor wrong as he was elected to the NASCAR Hall […]

Wed, 05/24/17 – 20:05 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled
Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
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Newly-crowned Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon returned to the relative safety of life at 225-plus mph Monday, hours after being robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dixon, wife Emma and three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti were unharmed in an incident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at a Taco […]

Tue, 05/23/17 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
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Reigning NHRA world champion Ron Capps steamrolled to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday during an all-Don Schumacher Racing final at the 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Capps, driver of the Dodge Charger R/T, covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.924-seconds at 321.42 mph to defeat DSR teammate/No. 1 qualifier […]

Mon, 05/22/17 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup
Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
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New Zealander Scott Dixon added some beef to his Indy car driving resume Sunday when he won the pole for next Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon _ a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, a 40-race winner and 2008 Indy 500 champion _ posted a four-lap/10-mile average speed of 232.164 mph around the […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
Hagan On Pole In Topeka
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Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 Funny Car qualifying position at the NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday and did it in record fashion.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the eighth event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA […]

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