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Five days before NASCAR kicks off its 2016 season with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, the sanctioning body’s first-ever charter system is in place.
It means that 36 of this year’s 38 full-time teams are guaranteed a starting position in the Sprint Cup Series 36-point races, which will have a grid of 40, not 43 cars. […]

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Abreu Finishes Big Weekend With Victory In Chili Bowl Nationals
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Rico Abreu made a late pass for the lead and then went on to win the 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday night.
The victory in the prestigious Midget Car event was the second straight for Abreu. The 23-year-old Californian is a former USAC Midget car champion.
It also capped a weekend of good news […]

Sun, 01/17/16 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Abreu Finishes Big Weekend With Victory In Chili Bowl Nationals
Clauson Takes Friday Qualifier; Field Set For Chili Bowl Finale
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Bryan Clauson led Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night preliminary feature non-stop to set the stage for Saturday’s finale of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“My Golden Driller is lonely, I need to get him a friend,” Clauson joked after his fourth career prelim feature win around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s […]

Sat, 01/16/16 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Clauson Takes Friday Qualifier; Field Set For Chili Bowl Finale
Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders’ 2016 Dodge Dart has been unveiled, a month before she begins pursuit of a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title.
Like her championship-winning Chevrolet Camaros from 2014 and 2015, Enders’ Dart was built by RJ Race Cars in Galesburg, Ill., the […]

Fri, 01/15/16 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
Abreu To Run Full Truck Season For ThorSport
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ThorSport Racing announced Friday that it has signed Rico Abreu to drive for it in full time in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Abreu, a USAC National Midget champion, open wheel standout, and 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals winner, will drive the No. 98 Curb Records Toyota Tundra.

Doug George will serve as crew chief.

“This is one of […]

Fri, 01/15/16 – 15:42 | Comments Off on Abreu To Run Full Truck Season For ThorSport
Local Driver Bell Wins Chili Bowl Thursday Qualifier
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Oklahoman Christopher Bell went wire-to-wire to post his second career preliminary victory during Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying night at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“If you give me one race a year (to win), it’s this race,” Bell, of Norman, Okla., said after his victory in the 25-lapper on Tulsa Expo […]

Fri, 01/15/16 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Local Driver Bell Wins Chili Bowl Thursday Qualifier
Abreu Tops Qualifying Night At Chili Bowl
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Californian Rico Abreu came up Aces during Wednesday’s River Spirit Qualifying Night, winning the 25-lap A-Feature for the second time in as many years during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.
“I believe last year that’s kind of how it went, too,” Abreu said after his victory […]

Thu, 01/14/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Abreu Tops Qualifying Night At Chili Bowl
New NHRA Pro Stock Specs Off To A Slow Start
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shane Gray and Gray Motorsports are halfway through a four-day test of the sanctioning body’s new Pro Stock rules configuration, and the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular classified his early results as “laughable and tricky.”
“Well, it’s slow,” said Gray, who is lapping the team’s 2015 Chevrolet Camaro updated to […]

Wed, 01/13/16 – 15:40 | One Comment
Bright Shines On Opening Night Of Chili Bowl
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With only a few feet to spare at the finish line, Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright held off Indiana’s Joey Saldana to kick off the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, topping Tuesday’s Warren Cat Qualifying Night for his first Chili Bowl preliminary score.
“Absolutely amazing,” Bright said after his win on the quarter-mile Tulsa […]

Wed, 01/13/16 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Bright Shines On Opening Night Of Chili Bowl
Rico Abreu Leads Red Hot Chili Bowl Field
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By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
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TULSA, Okla. – Rico Abreu feels no pressure in attempting to defend his title during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
Sounds simple but that’s the level of confidence the Rutherford, Calif., driver has right now. His win at the Chili Bowl in 2015 helped turn Abreu into a national […]

Tue, 01/12/16 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Rico Abreu Leads Red Hot Chili Bowl Field
Sprint Unlimited Details Released
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NASCAR this week unveiled the specifics of the season-opening Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at newly updated Daytona International Speedway scheduled for Feb. 13.
Twenty-five drivers – including all drivers who participated in last year’s Chase playoffs – are eligible under the new rules for the 75-lap Speedweeks event.
“We’re ready to go,” said NASCAR Executive Vice President […]

Tue, 01/12/16 – 8:52 | One Comment