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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
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(Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a book on the HANS Device being written by Senior Writer Jonathan Ingram.)
It takes some looking to find the statue of Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona International Speedway. Standing in front of administrative buildings, it’s well off the main pathways to the massive array of grandstands.
For a man […]

Thu, 02/18/16 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Speedweeks is a lot like spring training in baseball in that everybody at Daytona in early February is high on optimism. But, as with baseball, optimism in NASCAR comes a bit easier for some than it does for others.
If one were to go looking for a driver whom, above most […]

Wed, 02/17/16 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Because he has this refreshing proclivity to ignore the race car-driver code of issuing only sanitized, nicey-nice quotes to the media, Matt Kenseth can be a weird cat to interview. Often, what comes out of his mouth can be downright disarming: Is he pulling your leg or pushing his true […]

Tue, 02/16/16 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Mr. H: Young Elliott Is Better Than I Thought
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Two years before Chase Elliott was even eligible for a driver’s license, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott met with multi-car team owner Rick Hendrick about his son’s future.
It was a meeting that led to Hendrick signing the teenager before he even celebrated his 16th birthday. Now, not even a […]

Mon, 02/15/16 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Mr. H: Young Elliott Is Better Than I Thought
Capps Pummels Field In Pomona
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A native and resident of Southern California, Ron Capps’ appreciation for the aura surrounding the NHRA’s historic Winternationals in Pomona runs deep.
“This is the most fabled track we go to and it’s the birthplace of drag racing; it’s unbelievable to win here,” Capps said after his Funny Car victory in Sunday’s 56th edition of the […]

Mon, 02/15/16 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Capps Pummels Field In Pomona
Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals
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Hiring ace tuner Alan Johnson paid off big on Sunday for Steve Torrence.
Torrence edged Doug Kalitta in the finals of the Top Fuel division to win the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. on Sunday.
To get the victory, Torrence had to beat teammates Morgan Lucas and Richie Crampton in Round 2 […]

Sun, 02/14/16 – 20:03 | Comments Off on Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals
Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chase Elliott will make his Sprint Cup race debut as driver of the iconic No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole position  next weekend’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott, a rookie taking over the seat of retired four-time Cup champions Jeff Gordon, won the pole
with a lap of […]

Sun, 02/14/16 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500
Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin lifted the lid on the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season by winning Saturday night’s crash-filled Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s second victory in the event in three years and his third overall victory in the Unlimited, an annual exhibition race that features […]

Sun, 02/14/16 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona
‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016
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Jack Beckman began the 2015 NHRA schedule as a spectator after failing to qualify his Funny Car for the season-opening Circle K Winternationals. Flipping the calendar ahead one year, “Fast Jack” will chase victory Sunday in the 56th edition of the prestigious event from P1 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Beckman rallied to post […]

Sun, 02/14/16 – 8:10 | Comments Off on ‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016
2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA’s revised Pro Stock rules package gave Greg Anderson a new perspective on his “Factory Hot Rod” the first time he rolled into the staging lanes during preseason testing for the 2016 season.
“I said to myself, ‘Did they move the ‘Christmas Tree’ back 20 feet at the track? Is somebody […]

Sat, 02/13/16 – 9:15 | Comments Off on 2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness