Sat, 22/09/18 – 23:16 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Saturday did not start well for Kyle Busch but it sure ended well.
Busch, who was forced to start 39th in the 40-car field after being penalized for unapproved alterations to his car prior to the race, came all the way back to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond […]

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Sato, Dixon Score In Portland
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Takuma Sato padded his Verizon IndyCar Series resume with a strategic victory in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland, where championship leader Scott Dixon emerged from an opening-lap crash as the dustiest-and-luckiest man in the Pacific Northwest.
Dixon salvaged what began as a disastrous day by finishing fifth in the series’ return to Portland  International Raceway in […]

Mon, 09/3/18 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Sato, Dixon Score In Portland
Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Brad Keselowski entered Darlington Raceway a frustrated driver, winless on the season and plagued throughout the year with inconsistencies. He left with a weekend sweep, a victory in NASCAR’s oldest speedway race, and an emotional boost for the playoffs.
 “It’s probably the biggest win of my career, especially […]

Mon, 09/3/18 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski’s Darlington drought is over. On Saturday, the Michigan native won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and then on Sunday, he collected a win in one of NASCAR’s crown jewels as he won the Southern 500 at historic old Darlington.
Keselowski did what had appeared to be impossible for 300-plus […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 22:31 | Comments Off on Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Salinas Clings To Pole At U.S. Nationals
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NHRA privateer Mike Salinas remained in the provisional Top Fuel qualifying lead Saturday after Day 2 of time trials for the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also retained their provisional poles from Friday night’s lone […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Salinas Clings To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Power On Portland Pole
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Add Portland International Raceway to the list of Indy car tracks where Will Power is a certified qualifying ace.
Having qualified seventh for his two previous starts at the facility in The Great Northwest _ in 2006 and ’07 _ Power blitzed the Verizon IndyCar Series field Saturday to raise his list of pole-winning tracks to […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Power On Portland Pole
Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Labor Day weekend in Darlington means grueling heat and humidity with temperatures in the race cars easily soaring to more than 120 degrees.
It’s an environment that Kurt Busch believes makes the Bojangles Southern 500 tougher than the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend.
“It’s that […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
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Defending race winner Denny Hamlin drove to pole for Sunday’s Southern 500 on Saturday when he turned a fast lap in 28.332 seconds (173.571 mph) at Darlington Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged Kyle Larson (173.411 mph) by .026 seconds.
“The No. 1 pit stall (a perk for the pole winner) obviously is very important here, […]

Sat, 09/1/18 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Tasca Honors Glidden At U.S. Nationals
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Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III is paying tribute to drag racing legend Bob Glidden this weekend with a throwback paint scheme honoring Glidden’s 1987 Pro Stock championship-winning Ford Thunderbird during the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind.
“He was an incredible racer, no doubt, but the qualities of his life that he […]

Sat, 09/1/18 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Tasca Honors Glidden At U.S. Nationals
Power Carries Momentum Into Portland
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Team Penske’s Will Power continued to prove he’s serious about climbing back into Verizon IndyCar Series title contention Friday by posting the fastest lap of the second practice session at Portland International Raceway in Oregon.
The winner of last week’s oval-track event at Gateway Motorsports Park turned a lap of 57.4053-seconds/123.166 mph in the No. 12 […]

Sat, 09/1/18 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Power Carries Momentum Into Portland
Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular due to the memories it resurrects, but perhaps no paint scheme for Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 will elicit more emotion than the one on Chase Elliott’s Chevrolet.
To many it’s simply a yellow and blue […]

Fri, 08/31/18 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past