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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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‘Sarge’ Wins Shootout, Millican Provisional Pole At U.S. Nationals
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Tony Schumacher won the Top Fuel portion of the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout and Clay Millican raced to the qualifying lead in the same category on Saturday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective […]

Sun, 09/4/16 – 7:41 | Comments Off on ‘Sarge’ Wins Shootout, Millican Provisional Pole At U.S. Nationals
Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon’s first Verizon IndyCar Series pole at Watkins Glen International was a run for the record book, on a Saturday when interference penalties and tire compound selection factored into knockout qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Continuing a run of dominance that covered all three practice sessions, Dixon […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen
Elliott Thinking Now, Not Then
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two years ago Chase Elliott pulled off a major upset and won the NASCAR Xfinity race in his Darlington Raceway debut, but the Georgia native said that doesn’t mean anything today.
“We didn’t have a very strong run here last year, which was disappointing,” Elliott said prior […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Elliott Thinking Now, Not Then
Sadler Wins One For Junior
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Elliott Sadler got a much sought after victory at iconic Darlington Raceway Saturday when he held off Denny Hamlin in the Xfinity Series.
After earning the win, he dedicated it to the owner of his team, sidelined Sprint Cup star Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“This win today is for my man, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,” Sadler said. “I know […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Sadler Wins One For Junior
Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The first NASCAR race I covered was the first one I had ever seen, not an unusual event in newspaper sports departments of the mid-1970’s. The newest member of the staff, as in my case, often drew what was considered — when it came to stock car races — the […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
Hagan Out Front At U.S. Nationals
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Matt Hagan drove to the provisional pole in Funny Car on Friday at the U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 18th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Hagan […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hagan Out Front At U.S. Nationals
Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Now that he has snapped a year-long Verizon IndyCar Series losing streak, Graham Rahal is in no particular hurry to exchange small talk with one of his team co-owners.
Nothing personal, but that guy is Bobby Rahal.
“To be honest, I really don’t hear from dad much anymore, you know?” Graham said through […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
New Surface Kicking Up Speeds At The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – A complete rewrite of the Verizon IndyCar Series record book looms Saturday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, where a repaving of the historic road-course provided breathtaking speeds during practice for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.  
The track’s Indy car qualifying record was set by […]

Fri, 09/2/16 – 19:13 | Comments Off on New Surface Kicking Up Speeds At The Glen
Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season is over.
Team Hendrick, the owner of Earnhardt’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Series car, made the announcement on Friday.
The team said that Earnhardt has not been cleared to drive because of concussion-like symptoms he has been suffering.
“I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said in […]

Fri, 09/2/16 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
DeJoria To Make Her Return At U.S. Nationals
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria has received medical clearance from her team doctors and NHRA’s medical staff to return to competition this weekend for the 62nd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
DeJoria sat out the last two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events due to a pelvic fracture suffered during […]

Thu, 09/1/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Make Her Return At U.S. Nationals