Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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NASCAR, TMS Hoping For Needed TV Help
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR’s sagging TV ratings could receive a much-needed bump at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend via “saturation coverage” on the FOX Network, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
With the exception of February’s season-opening Daytona 500, the other five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races run to-date […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 12:10 | Comments Off on NASCAR, TMS Hoping For Needed TV Help
Bourdais Stays Hot In Desert
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Sebastien Bourdais continued his hot start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Phoenix Grand Prix.
The pole for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan driver comes a month after he won the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Florida.
Bourdais averaged 188.539 mph for his two qualifying laps around the 1.022-mile […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Bourdais Stays Hot In Desert
Hight On Top In Vegas
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Robert Hight drove to the provisional pole in Funny Car qualifying during Friday’s NHRA action at the Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also emerged as provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the fourth of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sat, 04/7/18 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Hight On Top In Vegas
KuBu On Texas Pole
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kurt Busch was fastest in practice and fastest in Round 1 of knockout qualifying Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, and that was enough to secure pole position for the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
The threat of lightning around TMS prompted NASCAR officials to cancel Rounds 2 and 3 of time […]

Fri, 04/6/18 – 20:12 | Comments Off on KuBu On Texas Pole
There Was A Sadler Sighting At TMS On Friday
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FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR Xfinity Series point-leader Elliott Sadler walked into his media availability at Texas Motor Speedway’s infield media center Friday brandishing extra identification, just in case anyone dared ask…who are you?
“I’m so nervous right now. I haven’t been in a media availability in so long I forgot how […]

Fri, 04/6/18 – 18:35 | Comments Off on There Was A Sadler Sighting At TMS On Friday
Buescher Added New ‘Teammate’ Last Weekend
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The majority of NASCAR drivers likely spent their Easter holiday off-weekend coloring eggs with the kids, watching the remainder of their NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket implode or knocking items off their honey-do lists.
Native Texan Chris Buescher added a partner for life.
“We went and got married over Easter weekend, so that […]

Fri, 04/6/18 – 16:44 | Comments Off on Buescher Added New ‘Teammate’ Last Weekend
Four-Wide Spreads To Vegas; Hope It’s Not Catching
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The first time that four nitro dragsters simultaneously dumped their clutches and set free 10,000 horses each as they left the line in North Carolina eight seasons ago, it was, literally, breathtaking: It squeezed the wind out of human lungs.
The ears, eyes and adrenal glands also took a beating. The site, sound, speed and historical […]

Fri, 04/6/18 – 8:12 | One Comment
Mario, Phoenix Take A Look Back
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ISM Raceway, most recently known as Phoenix Raceway, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s final Indy car victory in conjunction with this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix.
The 250-lap/255.5-mile event Saturday night (NBC Sports Network, 9 p.m., EDT) is Round 2 of the 2018 Verizon […]

Fri, 04/6/18 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Mario, Phoenix Take A Look Back
Burkart Back; Looking To Shake Things Up In Vegas
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Veteran Funny Car driver Phil Burkart Jr. will reunite with team-owner Robert Schwab during this weekend’s inaugural version of the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas.
A second-generation drag racer from Yorkville, N.Y., Burkart qualified for three national events in 2017 _ Pomona 1, Phoenix and Las Vegas […]

Thu, 04/5/18 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Burkart Back; Looking To Shake Things Up In Vegas
Suarez Wearing, Using His Heritage Proudly
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DALLAS – NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez walked into the bustling Consulate de Mexico here recently as a humble national hero, carrying a message he hopes will resonate throughout Latin America.
“It means a lot to me to be the first Mexican-born driver (in the NASCAR Cup Series),” Suarez said during his […]

Tue, 04/3/18 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Suarez Wearing, Using His Heritage Proudly