Fri, 22/09/17 – 8:31 | No Comment

Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]

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Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
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Ford Motor Co. executives readily admit their desire this season is to seize the manufacturer’s championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a title they have not possessed since 2002.
Chevrolet dominated the competition for 13 years before Toyota dethroned the General Motors brand last year. Now Ford hungers to be the king of the […]

Mon, 02/27/17 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
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Leah Pritchett repeated as Top Fuel winner at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday, stirring what could prove to be prophetic comparisons to Gary Scelzi in the process.
Pritchett, of Don Schumacher Racing, defeated Brittany Force in the final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., for the second consecutive year. Winner […]

Mon, 02/27/17 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch had won a NASCAR Cup championship, 28 Cup races, had driven in the Indianapolis 500 but had never won the Daytona 500. Until Sunday.
Busch took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap with a big move, held it and took the checkered flag in his No. […]

Sun, 02/26/17 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Clint Bowyer walked an inspection lap around his expired Xfinity Series car as it sat in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway in the spring of 2004,  he wore a look on his face that said “beware of the dog”.
No matter that it was his first real NASCAR race. […]

Sun, 02/26/17 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
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Tommy Johnson Jr. set the Funny Car track elapsed-time record at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday en route to qualifying on-pole for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a career-best 1,000-foot pass in 3.837-seconds at 329.10 mph during the final qualifying session in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix, […]

Sun, 02/26/17 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
Reed Wins Ugly Xfinity Opener At DIS
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Ryan Reed won his second Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway as he survived a marathon crash-o-rama to win on Saturday afternoon/Saturday night.
Reed, who won the race in 2015, got the victory by holding off Kasey Kahne in overtime in a race which set a near-record for cautions (10) at DIS and lasted over […]

Sat, 02/25/17 – 20:07 | One Comment
Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
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Leah Pritchett continued her scorching start to the 2017 NHRA season Friday, setting the Top Fuel elapsed-time national record on her second pass during qualifying for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective […]

Sat, 02/25/17 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Rookie Grala Wins Daytona Truck Series Race
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Rookie Kaz Grala guided his truck through, then past a last-lap incident involving 13 trucks to win Friday night’s season-opening Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Grala, 18, started on the pole in the No. 33 Chevrolet, emerged from the backstretch incident that ruined a dominating effort by Grala’s teammate, defending race champion – […]

Sat, 02/25/17 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Rookie Grala Wins Daytona Truck Series Race
Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
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After winning the pole for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, Chase Elliott didn’t need to win his heat race in Thursday’s night’s first Can-Am Duel. But he wanted to and did.
In the second Duel, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who had already won the outside pole for this Sunday’s 500 – on the next-to-last […]

Fri, 02/24/17 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s nearly impossible to not like Dale Earnhardt Jr. For those who have not been around him, know this: He is pretty much as billed. He’s as honest, as thoughtful, as profound and as genuine as millionaire star athletes come.
And, I sincerely wish he would never drive a race car […]

Thu, 02/23/17 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car