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Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

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Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Appreci88tion NASCAR tour has barnstormed into Upstate New York as a cultural and commercial success, worthy of NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver.
But away from the ever-upbeat Fan Fests, autograph sessions and guest appearances on QVC, Earnhardt’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign has turned almost funereal. That […]

Sat, 08/5/17 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko
Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
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Top Fuel point-leader and Pacific Raceways speed record-holder Steve Torrence emerged with the provisional qualifying lead after the opening sessions of time trials Friday for the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash.
Torrence wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to 1,000-foot pass in 3.791-seconds at 324.75 mph. The 34-year-old resident of Kilgore in West Texas […]

Sat, 08/5/17 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
Haas Newbie Ferrucci Meets The F1 Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team development driver Santino Ferrucci’s two days of Formula One testing saw the aspiring American come to grips with Pirelli’s Red supersoft tires … and the red blur that is Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Ferrucci completed his second and final day of testing in Haas F1’s current Ferrari-powered VF-17 […]

Fri, 08/4/17 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Haas Newbie Ferrucci Meets The F1 Big Boys
New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aero kit promises to raise the degree of difficulty and magnify mistakes when Verizon IndyCar Series drivers compete on the “twisties” and “mean streets.”
The new aero kit _ developed by chassis-supplier Dallara for use by all competitors beginning next season _ was run in road course/street […]

Wed, 08/2/17 – 7:11 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
Todd Makes History In Sonoma
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J.R. Todd checked-off a lengthy list of professional, personal and emotional “firsts” Sunday, when he won the Funny Car portion of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Todd’s Funny Car Wally trophy sent him into drag racing’s record book as the first African-American driver to win in the class. Todd also was the first […]

Mon, 07/31/17 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
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Kyle Busch, the winner of four races last year and five in his series-championship 2015 season, won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the current season on Sunday when he took the checkers at Pocono Raceway.
Starting from the pole at the 2.-5-mile Pocono triangle, Busch gave the formerly beleaguered Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Sun, 07/30/17 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Newgarden Eases To Victory
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Josef Newgarden made it two in a row Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The victory for the Team Penske driver comes two weeks after he won at Toronto and gives him three victories on the season.
Thanks, Team Penske, he said.
“Well, I’ve got a great crew,” Newgarden, in […]

Sun, 07/30/17 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Eases To Victory
Tonglet Rides To Mickey Thompson Win; Field Set At Sonoma
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LE Tonglet raced to victory in his first career NHRA Mickey Thompson Tire Pro Bike Battle during the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Saturday. Tonglet bagged a $7,500 payday in the all-star race featuring the top eight Pro Stock Motorcycle riders during the last 12 months. 
Tonglet and his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki defeated […]

Sun, 07/30/17 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Tonglet Rides To Mickey Thompson Win; Field Set At Sonoma
Power Has Pole Power At Mid-Ohio
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Will Power edged Team Penske teammage Josef Newgarden on Saturday to win the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power laid down a lap in 1:04.1720 seconds and at 126.672 mph at the 2.258-mile course to get the pole.
Power will start from the front row in the Honda Indy 200 […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Power Has Pole Power At Mid-Ohio
Bell Rings Up Win At Pocono
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Christopher Bell pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Pocono Raceway.
Bell overtook John Hunter Nemechek on Lap 54 of 60 at the 2.5-mile triangular track and finished 1.964 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes, who passed Nemechek for the second position on Lap 56.
One lap later Ryan Truex Jr. took […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Bell Rings Up Win At Pocono