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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
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Brad Keselowski took the lead on Lap 39 of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday and held it the rest of the way to win the exhibition kick-off race to the 2018 season.
Finishing second was Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano.
New Penske driver Ryan Blaney finished fourth.
Keselowski led 41 of the […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
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So much for Alex Bowman suffering from the pressure of taking over ride of NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bowman drove the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to the pole of the 2018 Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Bowman laid down a lap of 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway at a speed of 195.644 mph.
The pole was the […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Live Broadcasting And Drag Racing Not A Good Fit
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was extremely heartening a couple of years ago when it was announced that the great product that the NHRA puts on the track would finally, finally, get its due from a broadcast partner. Fox Sports would replace ESPN as that partner in 2016 and the promise of watchable drag […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Live Broadcasting And Drag Racing Not A Good Fit
Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona
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Here is what’s trending after two days and 12 hours of Open Testing involving 23 Verizon IndyCar Series entries at ISM Raceway near Phoenix:
All teams added to their laptop files on the performance characteristics of the new-for-2018 universal Dallara chassis, and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Hondas have established the early advantage.
RLL drivers Takuma Sato […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona
Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
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Clay Millican claimed pole position in Top Fuel in record-setting style Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 2018 season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Millican re-set the national elapsed time record for 1,000-feet with a pass of 3.628-seconds at 322.04 mph in his Great Clips/Parts Plus dragster. […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona
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INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal Verizon IndyCar Series chassis and aero kit was unveiled en masse during Friday’s first session of the annual preseason Open Test at ISM Raceway, where 23 entries hot-lapped around the  1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz.
More than 2,600 laps were completed at the facility formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway, which will play host […]

Sat, 02/10/18 – 9:31 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona
Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jack Beckman and his Funny Car crew spent their Super Bowl LII “party” testing in the Arizona desert, and the payoff after the opening qualifying session of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season was _ we got game!
“Fast” Jack posted a 1,000-foot pass of 3.860-seconds at […]

Sat, 02/10/18 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Before Bo Butner knew drag racing, Bo knew selling cars as a family business. It’s a juxtaposition of values and commitment that carried Butner _ a self-described rent-a-racer _ to his first NHRA Pro Stock world championship in 2017.
“I’m a Sportsman racer and always will be,” said Butner, the 2006 […]

Fri, 02/9/18 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s youth movement might end up going much deeper than its fresh crop of baby-faced drivers.
On Jan. 30th, NASCAR announced that longtime employee Jim Cassidy had been repositioned into a new Chief International Officer slot, designed to grow the company’s international fan base.
The eyebrow-raiser, however, came several paragraphs […]

Fri, 02/9/18 – 8:19 | One Comment
NASCAR Pit Crews Will Be Running Lean In ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR is determined to extend “parity” to pit road and beyond in 2018, following a series of rules changes introduced at the close of last season.
Pit crew numbers in NASCAR’s three national touring series have been reduced from six to five, a change NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell […]

Thu, 02/8/18 – 18:45 | One Comment