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Native Californian Justin Grant set a relentless pace for 25 non-stop laps Friday to earn his third career preliminary night win in as many years at the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.

Grant’s Vacuworx Qualifying Night victory around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s fifth-mile oval earned his fourth chance at Saturday […]

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‘Silver Fox’ Pearson Has Passed Away At 83
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According to media reports, Hall of Fame driver David Pearson has died at age 83.
The three-time champion in the NASCAR Cup Series, and the winner of 105 Cup races, died on Monday the reports say.
Pearson won 105 Cup races, second only to Richard Petty, who was Pearson’s chief rival in the 1960s and ’70s.
Between 1963-77, […]

Mon, 11/12/18 – 21:03 | Comments Off on ‘Silver Fox’ Pearson Has Passed Away At 83
Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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J.R. Todd and Matt Smith clinched world championships Sunday during the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Steve Torrence celebrated playoff perfection.
Todd clinched his first career Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car title during the opening round of eliminations when point-runner-up Robert […]

Mon, 11/12/18 – 12:14 | Comments Off on Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season
Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Next week in the humid, swampy darkness of Homestead-Miami Speedway, three drivers will be gunning for their second NASCAR Cup Series championship and one other will be going for his first.
That was all determined by an ugly race Sunday near Phoenix, Ariz.
Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final […]

Sun, 11/11/18 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set
Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
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Teen-ager Tanner Gray became the youngest professional class champion in NHRA history Saturday when he qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock ladder for the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona.
At 19 years and 6 months, Gray qualified sixth in the 16-car field and will close-out the drag racing portion of […]

Sun, 11/11/18 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
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Christopher Bell drove through the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Phoenix and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Bell did exactly that. By the end of Stage 1, he had cracked the top 10. At […]

Sun, 11/11/18 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season
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The NHRA announced Saturday that in 2019, the Pro Stock category will pare its schedule down to 18 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

“We think the new schedule will increase participation by relieving the economic burden and time commitment that comes with 24 events, which will ignite more intense competition. All of […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 14:10 | Comments Off on NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season
Smith Riding Toward Pole At Season-Ender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Point-leader Matt Smith’s bid for a third Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship began with a record-setting pass Friday during the opening sessions of time trials for the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Smith covered the famed quarter-mile in Southern California in a track-record speed […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Smith Riding Toward Pole At Season-Ender
Harvick Wins Pole In Phoenix
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Kevin Harvick won the pole position for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway on Friday.
The pole victory come less than a week after a post-race penalty at Texas cost him an automatic berth in the season-finale Championship 4 which will be held in Homestead, Fla. next weekend.
Harvick, a nine-time Phoenix winner, […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Pole In Phoenix
Moffitt Wins; Truck Series Final Four Filled Out
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Brett Moffitt clinched his spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 with a victory Friday night at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.
Moffitt pulled away after a late restart to win his fifth race of the season by .456 seconds over Noah Gragson, who qualified for the Championship 4 on points.
“I wasn’t sure if […]

Sat, 11/10/18 – 8:34 | Comments Off on Moffitt Wins; Truck Series Final Four Filled Out
Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – He wasn’t packing a helmet and he declined several requests to reprise his signature back flip off a stage. With that, retired NASCAR star Carl Edwards celebrated his induction into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame as 2017 classmate to popular IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves.
Edwards […]

Fri, 11/9/18 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame