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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
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The list of drivers who have a shot at winning the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was reduced to nine on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The nine are James Hinchliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (Honda), Will Power of Team Penske (Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves of Team […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Crafton Cruises In Charlotte
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Matt Crafton drove to a 5.748-second victory over second-place Kyle Busch in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Crafton, the series points leader, credited a terrific truck.
“I was like, ‘Wow!’  This thing was unbelievable from the time we dropped the green,” Crafton, who won his second-straight race, said. “This thing went […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 15:15 | Comments Off on Crafton Cruises In Charlotte
Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
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CONCORD, N.C. – Five drivers advanced to Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race following the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but it was the racing produced by the event’s new format that provided a rebirth of the excitement for which NASCAR was once known.
Smoke flew from rubbing, banging sheet metal as Kyle Larson and Chase […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 14:57 | Comments Off on Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 8:33 | Comments Off on New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
Records Fall In Cool Topeka
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Teams and drivers took advantage of summer’s late arrival to the Topeka area on Friday night by dealing major blows to the NHRA record book at Heartland Park.
Matt Hagan and Brittany Force used the cool weather and a fast race track to produce national record performances in the first two rounds of qualifying at the […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Records Fall In Cool Topeka
Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power halted Honda’s week-long stay atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during “Fast Friday” practice, a pivotal session leading into qualifying for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Power posted a lap of 232.672 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 12 Team Penske […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis
Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte
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Rain scratched all track activity on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, setting up a full day of racing on Saturday at the 1.5-mile track.
Both the Sprint Showdown, which will determine three qualifiers for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race have been rescheduled for […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte
Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
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CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick said Friday he never talked with Hendrick Motorsports about joining the organization and that his contract talks with Stewart-Haas Racing were the result of NASCAR’s charter program.
“I had an automatic two-year extension that the team held,” Harvick explained to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway as teams prepared for Saturday’s […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
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By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:42 | One Comment
Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
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Gabriel “Gabby” Chaves’ abbreviated Month of May began seven days ago, when the 2015 Indianapolis 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year was hired by team-owner Dale Coyne for a two-race stint at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chaves finished a lead-lap 17th in the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Speedway’s […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts