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Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi sprayed some grape after winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Long Beach. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Alexander Rossi joined a short list of open-wheel royalty when he won Sunday’s 45th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position, delivering Michael Andretti his landmark 200th […]

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Crampton Busts Slump At Gatornats
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Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

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Truex Gets First Win Of ’18 And An Easy One It Was
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Martin Truex Jr. dominated the field to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval in Fontana, Calif.
The Furniture Row Racing driver led 125 of 200 laps.
“I knew we had a really good car after the first adjustment of the day and the thing just came alive,” he […]

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Beckman Holds On To Earn Pole at Gatornationals
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Jack Beckman and his team of tuning wizards secured the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car as time trials concluded before an announced sellout crowd Saturday for the 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Veteran tuners Dean Antonelli, John Medlen and Neal Strausbaugh watched Beckman’s 1,000-foot […]

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Logano Wins Xfinity Race At Auto Club
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Joey Loagnoa won notched his NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season and the 29th of his career on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Logano survived a late restart on Lap 143 and pulled away to win by 1.429 seconds over Allgaier, who passed Sadler for the runner-up spot.
“It was a great car—oh, […]

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ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
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The co-driving trio of Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek piloted the No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi to the over all victory in Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race.

Winning in the GT classes at the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car series’ second event of the season, were the Porsche 911 GT […]

Sun, 03/18/18 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It took Hector Arana Jr. nearly three years _ but only 6.937-seconds _ to blast past professional drag racing’s last major barrier Friday at historic Gainesville Raceway.
Arana Jr. became the first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to break the 200-mph barrier during second-round qualifications for the 49th annual AMALIE […]

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Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

Sat, 03/17/18 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tristan Vautier will start the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race on Saturday from the pole in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
His lap of 1:47.432 seconds (125.326 mph) was 0.160 seconds ahead of Olivier Pla in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi.
Ricky Taylor […]

Fri, 03/16/18 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Foyt Attacked By Bees – Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The frightening sequel to “A.J. and the Killer Bees” played-out on a bulldozer earlier this week.
Motorsports icon A.J. Foyt Jr. has survived a second attack by Africanized Killer Bees. This incident _ eerily similar to one nearly 13 years ago _ occurred while Foyt was working on his ranch in […]

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Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number
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It widely is viewed as professional drag racing’s last major barrier, and “Jersey Boy” Eddie Krawiec has made it clear he wants his name next to the number in NHRA’s record book.
“First and foremost, I want to go 200 mph,” said Krawiec, anticipating the start of the 2018 Pro Stock […]

Fri, 03/16/18 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number