Tue, 6/12/16 – 8:03 | No Comment

Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

Read the full story »
Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Declaring he has “something to prove,” JR Hildebrand will contest the full 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No. 21 Chevrolet vacated by fellow-American Josef Newgarden.
“Honestly, I just couldn’t be more ready to get started,” said Hildebrand, 28, a key member of ECR the past three years during the Month […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter
Kyle Busch’s Texas Weekend Hits Early Wall
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will contest the AAA Texas 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary No. 18 Toyota Camry during Friday’s opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch, of Joe Gibbs Racing, is among seven drivers looking to join six-time […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Texas Weekend Hits Early Wall
Tifft To Race Full ’17 Xfinity Slate For Gibbs
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Ohio-native Matt Tifft will drive a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry for the full, 33-race NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2017.
Tifft, who underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in July, has run a limited schedule in both the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Tifft To Race Full ’17 Xfinity Slate For Gibbs
Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – We interrupt William Byron’s improbable pursuit of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship to revisit a not-so-long ago Halloween night and two doorbells well-rung.
Winner of the NCWTS night race at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10, Byron will look for the sweep Friday night […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
Truck Chase Intensifies This Weekend In Texas
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – With five drivers vying for three spots in NSACAR’s first Camping World Truck Series Chase, expect the intensity to ratchet-up Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Series veteran Johnny Sauter secured the first berth in the Championship 4 race slated for Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18 with his victory last Saturday at Martinsville […]

Thu, 11/3/16 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Truck Chase Intensifies This Weekend In Texas
Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Juan Pablo Montoya’s tenure as a Verizon IndyCar Series free agent is over, as the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion has opted to return to Team Penske for the 101st edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next May.
Tim Cindric, Team Penske president, confirmed Montoya’s decision to officials of sanctioning body INDYCAR. The 2017 Indy 500 […]

Thu, 11/3/16 – 12:05 | Comments Off on Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride
Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Antron Brown finished fourth at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday but in doing so, won his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship.
After defeating Wayne Newby in the quarterfinals, Brown outlasted his two closest chasers, Doug Kalitta, who lost in the quarterfinal round to Steve Torrence, and […]

Mon, 10/31/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For weeks Jimmie Johnson has attempted to ignore any conversation about a seventh NASCAR championship, but the winner of Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway can no longer sidestep the issue.
With Johnson’s 79th career victory Sunday, he now has a guaranteed position in the Chase’s […]

Mon, 10/31/16 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Nearly two dozen people were injured Sunday at Martinsville Speedway after the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 when a person maneuvered his vehicle out of the traffic line and plowed into a group of pedestrians.
The injured, who Virginia State Police said ranged in age from 13 to 65, were behind turns one and […]

Mon, 10/31/16 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
Hamlin Escapes Pre-Race Tragedy
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin led twice for 48 laps in Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 en route to a third-place finish, but the day didn’t begin as well as it ended for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.
Hamlin was using his golf cart for travel to-and-from an appearance before the […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Hamlin Escapes Pre-Race Tragedy