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Chase Briscoe won Friday night’s season-ending Camping World Truck Series race but Christopher Bell won the big prized as he collected the 2017 NASCAR championship by finishing second at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Briscoe passed Ben Rhodes for the lead on Lap 96 of 134 on Friday night and pulled away to beat Bell to the finish line by 2.887 […]

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Edwards On NNS Pole in Las Vegas
Carl Edwards won the pole for Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Edwards posted a lap at 181.824 mph in qualifying Saturday morning in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
Kyle Busch, the winner of last weekend’s NNS race at Las Vegas, was second fastest in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Third was […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 13:16 | Comments Off on Edwards On NNS Pole in Las Vegas
So Far, The New Guy Is The Top Guy At RCR
| Managing Editor

Paul Menard has been a bit of a racing wanderer. Four Sprint Cup teams in eight Sprint Cup seasons. But from the sound of it, Menard’s wandering days are over.
He has landed with one of the top teams in the series and the dividends – the kind of dividends which can spawn root-taking by the […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 12:19 | Comments Off on So Far, The New Guy Is The Top Guy At RCR
Fogarty On Pole at Grand Prix of Miami
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jon Fogarty extended his GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype pole record Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where tire wear dominated conversation for today’s Grand Prix of Miami.
Fogarty posted a hot lap of 1:13.655/112.416 mph around the 2.3-mile/11-turn “roval” to earn his record-extending 17th career series pole, and second with […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Fogarty On Pole at Grand Prix of Miami
Fleischman: Silence Is Golden Rule In The Box
| Contributing Writer

(Editor’s Note: In addition to being the auto racing beat writer at the Philadelphia Daily News and a frequent contributor to, Bill Fleischman is a retired adjunct professor in the University of Delaware journalism program.)
By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
Three basic rules of journalism I learned many years ago are: accuracy, fairness and don’t […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 7:53 | 3 Comments
Kenseth Leads Ford Charge In Vegas Qualifying
| Managing Editor

It’s true. That was Matt Kenseth leading a parade of Ford drivers to high qualifying spots on Friday afternoon as he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Winning a pole is a rarity for Kenseth. The pole was the first for the Roush Fenway Racing driver since he was fastest […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 20:06 | 2 Comments
Firestone, INDYCAR To Part
In addition to racing new open-wheel cars in 2012, INDYCAR will be racing on tires from a new supplier.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and INDYCAR will allow the Firestone brand sponsorship and supply contract with the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights to expire at the end of the 2011 season, it was announced Friday.
“It’s […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Firestone, INDYCAR To Part
Steve Kinser survived two double-file restarts in the final three laps on Thursday night to win the finale of the Las Vegas Nationals Presented by J.D. Byrider.
The victory was his fourth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event this season.
For 27 laps, Kinser had positioned his No. 11 Bass Pro Shops/J.D Byrider/Chevrolet Maxim […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Steve Kinser Leaves Vegas A Winner
Minter: Pointlessness Of System Is Pointed Out
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations as the Sprint Cup circuit heads to Las Vegas for the third points race of the year:
First off, as some of my colleagues have been pointing out, it took six races for a winner to actually earn some points. All three winners at Daytona were pointless since […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
Pedley: IndyCar Challenge Will Likely Go Unmet
| Managing Editor

Randy Bernard quite obviously has a admirable streak of P.T. Barnum running through him. What he might need as he continues his efforts to nurse the IZOD IndyCar Series to improved health, however, is a streak of introspective practicality.
Because grand ideas need to have a thick ground wire attached to them in order to make […]

Thu, 03/3/11 – 11:52 | 3 Comments
Joey Saldana fought off late charges from Jason Meyers and Donny Schatz to win the Las Vegas Nationals on Wednesday night.
It was the first victory of Saldana’s career at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the first victory for crew chief Kale Kahne.
“When you are competing out here with the likes of (Steve Kinser’s crew chief) […]

Thu, 03/3/11 – 7:36 | Comments Off on Saldana Big Winner In Vegas