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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
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Denny Hamlin laid down a lap at 22.069 seconds (122.344 mph) to earn the the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the first of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and it comes in the final non-Chase event of the year.
“I thought for […]

Fri, 09/9/16 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Will Power’s relentless pursuit of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship will continue at the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma later this month.
Power was cleared to drive Tuesday by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, after the Team Penske ace successfully passed concussion testing protocol.
Power was involved in a crash […]

Wed, 09/7/16 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
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Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher knows how to win the U.S. Nationals. He’s proven that nine times in the past and on Monday, he proved it for an 10th time.
Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history with 82 victories, won the 2016 “Big Go” by disposing of Steve Torrence in the finals in […]

Mon, 09/5/16 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Young Elliott Waves Off Criticism From Others
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two years ago Chase Elliott pulled off a major upset and won the NASCAR Xfinity race in his Darlington Raceway debut, but the Georgia native said that doesn’t mean anything today.
“We didn’t have a very strong run here last year, which was disappointing,” Elliott said prior […]

Mon, 09/5/16 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Young Elliott Waves Off Criticism From Others
Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Martin Truex Jr. couldn’t help himself; he just had to kiss Darlington Raceway’s finish line after claiming Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 and no doubt the Lady in Black appreciated his thoughtfulness.
After all, the historic 1.366-mile track appears to have developed an affection for team owner Barney Visser […]

Mon, 09/5/16 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
Courtney Force Captures Shootout at U.S. Nationals
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Courtney Force won the Funny Car portion of the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout and Matt Hagan secured the No. 1 qualifier Sunday at the 62nd annual U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on Sunday.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at […]

Sun, 09/4/16 – 20:57 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Captures Shootout at U.S. Nationals
Dixon Makes It Look Easy While Winning At Watkins Glen
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon was magical, magnificent and The Man Sunday afternoon at Watkins Glen International…and that was it for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Completing a weekend during which he led all three practices, qualified on-pole in record-setting style and paced Sunday morning’s warmup session, Dixon blitzed WGI’s repaved 3.37-mile/11-turn circuit […]

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Doctor: Junior “Pretty Sick” On First Visit
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. –  Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s concussion-like symptoms were so severe when he first visited the University of Pittsburgh’s concussion program that Dr. Micky Collins said Sunday his primary objective was to see the third-generation driver “become a human being again.”
“When I first saw Dale a month-and-a-half ago I can […]

Sun, 09/4/16 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Doctor: Junior “Pretty Sick” On First Visit
Tires Under Scrutiny At The Glen
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Pole-sitter Scott Dixon paced the final 30-minute Verizon IndyCar Series warmup session Sunday morning at Watkins Glen International, and then opted to start the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen on Firestone’s alternate (red) compound tires.
Dixon logged 14 laps around WGI’s repaved, 3.37-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout under sunny skies with a best […]

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Hamilton P1 At Monza
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Formula One Italian Grand Prix from pole position after pipping Mercedes AMG teammate/nemesis Nico Rosberg by 0.478-seconds during qualifying at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Hamilton toured the 3.6-mile/5.793-kilometer/11-turn circuit in 1 minute, 21.135-seconds to bag his 56th career pole, seventh this season and fifth […]

Sun, 09/4/16 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Hamilton P1 At Monza