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Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

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JFR’s Werner Wins Chapman Award
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Elon Werner, who directs the publicity and communications for drag racing’s biggest star, John Force, and Force’s championship team, today was announced as winner of the 2014 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor in racing public relations. It […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 14:06 | Comments Off on JFR’s Werner Wins Chapman Award
NASCAR World About To End? Again?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Late in day on Nov. 16, 2003, NASCAR had its Sprint Cup season champion. But it also had a problem. Matt Kenseth had won the championship even though he had won just one race during the 36-race season and had crashed and DNF’d at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 9:12 | 3 Comments
Hagan Wins Vegas Pole, Moves Closer To Crown
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Matt Hagan took another step toward winning his second Funny Car championship when he qualified No. 1 with the sixth quickest time in NHRA Funny Car history at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Hagan powered his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger to a career-best performance and a […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Hagan Wins Vegas Pole, Moves Closer To Crown
Boycott Talk, Money Woes Are Top Topics At COTA
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – All the Formula One happy talk here about packed grandstands, TV momentum and a possible second U.S. race date were brake-checked Saturday at Circuit of The Americas, where “boycott” became the buzzword of the third annual United States Grand Prix.
Fueled by a contentious news conference Friday among […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Boycott Talk, Money Woes Are Top Topics At COTA
Force Announces Primary Sponsor For 2015
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John Force Racing announced Saturday that PEAK anti-freeze and engine coolant will be the primary sponsor of John Force’s Funny Car for a majority in the 2015 season.
Peak will also be continuing as a major associate sponsor on Robert Hight, Courtney Force, and Brittany Force’s cars.
“I’m committed to continuing to lead a championship team and […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Force Announces Primary Sponsor For 2015
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Eyes The Texas Triple
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch won his 70th career NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday when he held off Joey Logano at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch’s victory gave Joe Gibbs Racing is 100th victory in the series. The victory also puts Busch in position to pull off the Texas Triple as he also […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Eyes The Texas Triple
TMS Producing Big Speed As Stewart Cracks 200 MPH Barrier in Qualifying
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Chase driver Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was a qualifying run by non-Chaser Tony Stewart that was raising the level of discussion at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Forth Worth.
During a run in the second round of three-round qualifying, Stewart topped the 200 […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off on TMS Producing Big Speed As Stewart Cracks 200 MPH Barrier in Qualifying
Kyle Busch Wins Texas Truck Race
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Kyle Busch took the checkered flag under caution at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag run to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.
ThorSport Racing’s Jeb Burton finished second, followed by Timothy Peters, polesitter Tyler Reddick and series leader Matt Crafton.

The victory was Busch’s seventh of the season, […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Texas Truck Race
Prock Goes To Work On Beckman’s Car
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Two-time NHRA world championship crew chief Jimmy Prock has been added to Jack Beckman’s Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car tuning team for this weekend’s 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Prock was hired by Don Schumacher Racing on Oct. 23, one day following his release by 16-time world champion […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Prock Goes To Work On Beckman’s Car
Medlen-Tuned John Force Car Takes Early Lead in Vegas
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In the thick of the battle to earn another NHRA Funny Car world championship, John Force raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 318.54 mph to top the […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Medlen-Tuned John Force Car Takes Early Lead in Vegas