Sun, 29/05/16 – 21:00 | No Comment
Martin Truex Jr. dominated in winning the 600-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
The Furniture Row driver, who started from the pole, led all but eight of the race’s 400 laps in his No. 78 Toyota.
Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing finished second – 2.5 seconds back.
Jimmie Johson finished third while […]

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New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 8:33 | No Comment
Records Fall In Cool Topeka
Teams and drivers took advantage of summer’s late arrival to the Topeka area on Friday night by dealing major blows to the NHRA record book at Heartland Park.
Matt Hagan and Brittany Force used the cool weather and a fast race track to produce national record performances in the first two rounds of qualifying at the […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 7:56 | No Comment
Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Penske’s Will Power halted Honda’s week-long stay atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during “Fast Friday” practice, a pivotal session leading into qualifying for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Power posted a lap of 232.672 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 12 Team Penske […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 7:37 | No Comment
Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte
Rain scratched all track activity on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, setting up a full day of racing on Saturday at the 1.5-mile track.
Both the Sprint Showdown, which will determine three qualifiers for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race have been rescheduled for […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:52 | No Comment
Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
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CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick said Friday he never talked with Hendrick Motorsports about joining the organization and that his contract talks with Stewart-Haas Racing were the result of NASCAR’s charter program.
“I had an automatic two-year extension that the team held,” Harvick explained to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway as teams prepared for Saturday’s […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:47 | No Comment
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
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By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:42 | One Comment
Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
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Gabriel “Gabby” Chaves’ abbreviated Month of May began seven days ago, when the 2015 Indianapolis 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year was hired by team-owner Dale Coyne for a two-race stint at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chaves finished a lead-lap 17th in the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Speedway’s […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 7:06 | No Comment
Notes: Custer Says His Truck Roll Custer Was Costly
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CONCORD, N.C. – A week after being black-flagged at Dover for jumping a restart in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Cole Custer said Thursday he was told officials didn’t like the way he rolled ahead of the leader in the restart box.
“It was really close from what I was told and what I understood, but […]

Thu, 05/19/16 – 20:00 | No Comment
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Thu, 05/19/16 – 16:52 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ryan Hunter-Reay maintained Honda’s spot atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the close of Wednesday’s practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
But Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 champion, said better talk to him after “Fast Friday” _ when he fully […]

Wed, 05/18/16 – 21:10 | No Comment