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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Shank Racing, Ford GT Get Big Wins At Laguna Seca
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Ozz Negri and John Pew drove the Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Honda Ligier JS P2 car to its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory Sunday at the Tire Monterey Grand Prix Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in California.
Negri led all but five of the final 31 laps on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit to give the […]

Sun, 05/1/16 – 19:48 | Comments Off on Shank Racing, Ford GT Get Big Wins At Laguna Seca
Keselowski Holds Off Wreck-Thinned Field At ‘Dega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski spent the last 30 or so laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in the only safe place at the 2.66-mile oval – out front. And that’s where he sat at the end of the last lap as he won the crashfest at NASCAR biggest […]

Sun, 05/1/16 – 16:00 | One Comment
Sadler Celebrates Birthday With Talladega Win
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By Reid Spencer
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On his 41st birthday, Elliott Sadler got an unexpected present.
When Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race ended under caution in overtime with the front-runners just short of the finish line, Sadler had the lead, after Joey Logano’s last-ditch attempt to block Sadler in the tri-oval ended with Logano’s No. […]

Sun, 05/1/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Sadler Celebrates Birthday With Talladega Win
Wilkerson’s Big Season Continues
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Tim Wilkerson rode a personal-best elapsed time to the pole position in Funny Car as qualifications concluded Saturday for the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals. 
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also locked-up No. 1 positions in their respective categories during the sixth event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season at […]

Sun, 05/1/16 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Wilkerson’s Big Season Continues
Chase Elliott on Talladega Pole
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Rookie Chase Elliott drove to the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
It was the Hendrick Motorsports drivers second pole of the season – the other coming at Daytona for the season-opening 500.
His fast lap was at 192.661 mph.
“This is definitely a special place,” Elliott said. “It’s cool to get it […]

Sat, 04/30/16 – 13:47 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott on Talladega Pole
Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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On the one-year anniversary of his strategic partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, native Texan Steve Torrence is determined to take the affiliation to the next level during this weekend’s 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Torrence, winner of the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead […]

Sat, 04/30/16 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
Junior Has Big Memories of Talladega ’15
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By Reid Spencer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Drivers have short memories when it comes to races won and lost, but last year’s Talladega Chase race is one that stick’s in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mind – and in his craw.
Needing a win to advance to the Round of 8 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Junior Has Big Memories of Talladega ’15
Texas Test To Precede Rush To Indy
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FORT WORTH, Texas – While open-wheel racing’s Month of May beckons every IndyCar Series driver and team, a single Saturday night in June will be the cumulative focus during a test Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway.
More than two-thirds of the Indycar Series field is scheduled to participate in a day-long session […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Texas Test To Precede Rush To Indy
Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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SHAWNEE, Kan. – It was pre-Kansas Speedway-event media day at a local bowling alley Wednesday and Martin Truex Jr. was addressing the topics de jour in NASCAR with much more ease than he was picking up strikes and spares.
He cruised his way through questions about lug nuts, paybacks, aero packages […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
Pritchett/Vandergriff Band Back Together For Houston
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Leah Pritchett’s patchwork NHRA Top Fuel schedule will continue this weekend during the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals near Houston, where the recent national event winner will reunite with her Bob Vandergriff Racing team via sponsorship from Texas-based Quaker State.
Pritchett, who won her first Top Fuel event in Race No. 2 of the Mello […]

Thu, 04/28/16 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Pritchett/Vandergriff Band Back Together For Houston