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Tommy Johnson, Jr. accelerated teammate Matt Hagan’s recovery from COVID-19 Sunday, scoring an improbable “super sub” victory in Funny Car during the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals.
Johnson collected his 23rd career Wally trophy …

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Elliott Chasing NASCAR’s Road Racing GOATs
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – History beckons Chase Elliott Sunday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, where this generation’s NASCAR road-racing ace is drawing comparisons to “Smoke” and “Sir Jeff.”  
Elliott, 25, has …

Sun, 08/8/21 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Elliott Chasing NASCAR’s Road Racing GOATs
Craziness Reigns As Cup Barrels Toward Its Playoffs
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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With four races remaining in the NASCAR Cup regular season, the homestretch run to determine this year’s playoff contenders could be the most stressful ever faced by many since the …

Sat, 08/7/21 – 20:40 | Comments Off on Craziness Reigns As Cup Barrels Toward Its Playoffs
Notes: The Glen Sets The Field For Trucks Playoffs
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Aided by an unexpected assist from Mother Nature, Austin Hill won Saturday’s United Rentals 176 at The Glen. But with the 10-driver field for the 2021 …

Sat, 08/7/21 – 20:20 | Comments Off on Notes: The Glen Sets The Field For Trucks Playoffs
TMS Baton Accepted By Ramage
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ “Life After Eddie” at Texas Motor Speedway became official on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, when veteran staffer Rob Ramage was introduced as the second boss in the track’s 25-year history.
Ramage, veteran …

Thu, 08/5/21 – 8:49 | Comments Off on TMS Baton Accepted By Ramage
Cup Gig Not A Lifelong Dream For Chastain
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Most of today’s NASCAR Cup competitors have focused on establishing a racing career since childhood. However, that’s not the case with Ross Chastain who never envisioned such a profession.
Chastain’s family …

Wed, 08/4/21 – 9:24 | Comments Off on Cup Gig Not A Lifelong Dream For Chastain
Over-heated Ashley Climbs Out of Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Hot-time, summer in Pomona and Justin Ashley made the smartest starting line decision of his two-year NHRA Top Fuel career Sunday at Auto Club Raceway.
Battling heat exhaustion, Ashley exited his …

Mon, 08/2/21 – 9:46 | Comments Off on Over-heated Ashley Climbs Out of Cockpit
Torrence Swinging Through The West
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Steve Torrence is one win away from lowering the broom on his Top Fuel rivals during NHRA’s annual three-race “Western Swing.”
Torrence’s victory over Leah Pruett in the final of Sunday’s 33rd annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals …

Mon, 07/26/21 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Torrence Swinging Through The West
Helio To ‘Drive for Five’ in 2022 IndyCar Season
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Helio Castroneves’ record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in May not only carved out his space on INDYCAR’s Mount Rushmore, it also has revived his open-wheel career.
Meyer Shank Racing announced Thursday that Castroneves will contest the …

Sat, 07/24/21 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Helio To ‘Drive for Five’ in 2022 IndyCar Season
Hagan A Mile High After Win Near Denver
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Matt Hagan’s career-long quest to scale “Thunder Mountain” was completed Sunday, when the three-time/reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion won the Dodge/SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Hagan’s victory in the 41st annual event in …

Wed, 07/21/21 – 13:20 | Comments Off on Hagan A Mile High After Win Near Denver
Keselowski Evolves Into NASCAR Team Owner
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski grew up in racing, but the one-step-at-a-time Michigan native never envisioned himself as a NASCAR Cup team owner until after claiming a championship and helping build a winning company at …

Wed, 07/21/21 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Keselowski Evolves Into NASCAR Team Owner