Mon, 11/12/17 – 15:14 | No Comment

Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

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TMS Hooking Up With Academia
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway and the University of North Texas are partnering in a “Science of Speed” initiative designed to tap into a young and inquisitive fan base that might prompt TMS President/promoter extraordinaire Eddie Gossage to update his resume.
Accompanied by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, Gossage joined UNT […]

Fri, 11/3/17 – 7:05 | Comments Off on TMS Hooking Up With Academia
Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – To classify Christopher Bell’s point-lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs as “tenuous” is as simple as counting to 1-2-3.
With an eighth-place finish in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last weekend in the opening race of the Round of 6, Bell […]

Thu, 11/2/17 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The Ford brand-loyal racing family that pioneered the iconic phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is returning to the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks in 2018.
Bob Tasca III _ grandson of Tasca Ford founder Bob Tasca Sr. _ will partner with Ford Performance on Tasca Racing’s Mustang-bodied Funny Car for […]

Wed, 11/1/17 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton backed into his fourth World Driving Championship during Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, where the most successful British driver in Formula One history took a moment to reflect upon his experience as a reluctant fighter.
“I was going back to when my Dad put me in the boxing ring when […]

Tue, 10/31/17 – 10:11 | Comments Off on ‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
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Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen picked a fine time to score his career-first NHRA victory Sunday, upsetting the playoff field during the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
McMillen, who made his professional debut in 2007, earned his first Wally trophy with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.870-seconds at 253.99 […]

Mon, 10/30/17 – 9:50 | Comments Off on McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
Kyle Busch Survives ‘Kill’ Mode To Win Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Kyle Busch punched his ticket to the championship round with a narrow victory in Martinsville Speedway’s First Data 500, but the final 10 laps in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race provided more twists-and-turns than a TV soap opera.
“The last run of the race there, everybody was just set on kill […]

Mon, 10/30/17 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Survives ‘Kill’ Mode To Win Martinsville
Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – First-time winners usually bring a breath of fresh air to an environment that has a tendency to become jaded. Such was the case Saturday when rookie Noah Gragson won the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
After exiting his truck on the short track’s frontstretch, the teenager […]

Sun, 10/29/17 – 11:47 | Comments Off on Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
Beckman’s Record Run Earns Pole In Las Vegas
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“Fast” Jack Beckman set both ends of the Funny Car track record at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday to secure pole position as qualifying concluded for the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) held serve from Friday to clinch No. […]

Sun, 10/29/17 – 11:39 | Comments Off on Beckman’s Record Run Earns Pole In Las Vegas
Vettel Heads Off Hamilton In F1 Qualifying
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Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari momentarily delayed the inevitable Saturday, qualifying on-pole for Formula One’s Mexican Grand Prix two spots ahead of point-leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG.
Vettel also protected a nugget of personal history by denying Max Verstappen’s bid to become F1’s youngest-ever pole-sitter. Verstappen, of Red Bull Racing, was sitting P1 until Vettel […]

Sun, 10/29/17 – 11:36 | Comments Off on Vettel Heads Off Hamilton In F1 Qualifying
Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Half of the drivers remaining in NASCAR’s playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship have earned a title in the series, but Denny Hamlin said Saturday he doesn’t believe that experience gives them an advantage like it once did.
“I think it’s about the speed that you […]

Sat, 10/28/17 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs