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Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than 320 mph and reducing his […]

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Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American-owned Haas F1 Team will begin its second season in the FIA Formula One World Championship Sunday searching for the elusive “incremental improvements” that separate a mid-pack organization from a potential title contender.
That process was accelerated Saturday, when lead driver Romain Grosjean qualified sixth on the 20-car grid for the […]

Sat, 03/25/17 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
Larson Climbs To Pole At Auto Club Speedway
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Kyle Larson, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver who has finished second in his last three Monster Energy Cup Series races, won the pole for this weekend’s race on Friday.
Larson laid down a lap in 38.493 seconds (187.047 mph) at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in winning the pole.
That lap was better than second-fastest Denny Hamlin […]

Sat, 03/25/17 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Larson Climbs To Pole At Auto Club Speedway
Earnhardt Pushes For Drastic NASCAR Penalties
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And Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls himself a human being. Turns out he’s a heartless, soulless monster.
Harsh words? Absolutely. But consider them against this backdrop: Earnhardt thinks that NASCAR Cup drivers who intentionally wreck others during races should be sentenced to do additional mid-week meetings with media from cities the host series races.
Oh, the humanity.
Those meetings […]

Fri, 03/24/17 – 17:10 | 3 Comments
Barber Test A Honda vs. Chevy Power Struggle
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power led a parade of 22 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers turning test laps at Barber Motorsports Park Tuesday in advance of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama _ third of 17 races on this year’s schedule, set for April 21-23.
A total of 1,147 laps were run on […]

Thu, 03/23/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Barber Test A Honda vs. Chevy Power Struggle
Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
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Tony Schumacher name-dropped his way into the Gainesville Raceway record book Sunday as winningest NHRA Top Fuel driver in the history of the famed Florida facility.
Schumacher’s victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown in the final of the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was the fifth for “The Sarge,” an eight-time world […]

Mon, 03/20/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought
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Ryan Newman ended a NASCAR Cup Series winless skid that dated back to 2013 on Sunday when he and his Richard Childress Racing team decided to not follow the leaders into the pits during a caution with six laps to go, held the lead for two laps and won at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I lost count […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought
Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
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In Jerry Savoie’s work-a-day world, straddling his 58-year-old body over the tank of a Pro Stock Motorcycle at speeds approaching 200 mph qualifies as borderline mundane. That’s because Savoie’s other profession _ alligator farmer _ might be viewed as borderline insane.
One of drag racing’s bona fide characters, Savoie will launch […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
WTR Caddy Wins Sebring; Sweeps Tour Of Florida
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The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi V.R moved to 2-0 on the IMSA WeatherTech season on Saturday as it won 65th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Ricky Taylor was at the wheel at the checkered flag.
The victory comes almost two months after WTR collected the win in season-opening Rolex 24 at […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 8:54 | Comments Off on WTR Caddy Wins Sebring; Sweeps Tour Of Florida
‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
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Eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher is poised to seize another historic moment Sunday after securing his first Top Fuel pole of the 2017 season during qualifications for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
“The Sarge” drove his U.S. Army dragster to a Gainesville Raceway track-elapsed 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.682-seconds at 328.22 mph in […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on ‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville
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Like magic, John Force Racing is up-and-humming at Gainesville Raceway after “Brute” Force and son-in-law Robert Hight earned the provisional 1-2 positions after two rounds of Funny Car time trials for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Friday’s results at the historic Florida facility were an immediate return on the complete crew changes Force […]

Sat, 03/18/17 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville