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NASCAR driver Christopher Bell made history at the Chili Bowl on Saturday night. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

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Christopher Bell added his name to an exclusive event victory list _ and the not-so-elite flip car count _ when the Oklahoma native claimed his third consecutive Golden Driller trophy Saturday night capping the 33rd annual […]

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Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The perfectionist in Shawn Langdon quickly has emerged in NHRA preseason testing, as the 2013 Top Fuel world champion transitions into the Funny Car category with Kalitta Motorsports.
Langdon, who earned his Funny Car license in October 2017 in anticipation of the Fuel category switch, posted a top lap of 3.911-seconds […]

Sat, 02/3/18 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
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INDYCAR will take the next step in the evolution of its driver safety program by testing a windscreen on an Indy car for the first time on track, Thursday, Feb. 8, at ISM Raceway. The test will be held in conjunction with the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason open test near Phoenix.
The windscreen, under development for nearly […]

Fri, 02/2/18 – 18:54 | Comments Off on IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Robert Hight proudly added the No. 1 decal to his race car between test runs during Thursday’s opening session of NHRA Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., as preparations began for the 2018 season-opener.
Hight, who won his first title […]

Fri, 02/2/18 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Returning to the Rolex 24 At Daytona in his new role as sponsor with JDC-Miller MotorSports allowed GAINSCO executive Bob Stallings to experience something completely different during the twice-around-the-clock sports car classic.
SLEEP!
“I left the track between midnight and 12:30 (a.m.) and came back at around 6 […]

Wed, 01/31/18 – 15:45 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ His previously pristine, six-figure Audi race car sat in an IMSA paddock at Daytona International Speedway, where owner/driver Don Istook sized-up the racing definition of “extensive damage.”
“Every corner,” Istook said after examining the battered bodywork on his No. 11 RS Werkes Racing Audi RS3 LMS.
“Well, the left rear (panel) is OK,” […]

Mon, 01/29/18 – 10:03 | Comments Off on Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
Stallings/JDC-Miller Partnership Produces Two Top-10 Overall Finishes
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(Editor’s Note: This is the second report from the Rolex 24 At Daytona on the return of Dallas businessman/racer Bob Stallings and GAINSCO Auto Insurance to Prototype sports car racing.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A pair of fist-pumping, top-10 Prototype finishes loomed for JDC-Miller MotorSports as the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona entered its final […]

Sun, 01/28/18 – 15:14 | One Comment
Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Action Express Racing survived a dying engine in its No. 5 car and a driver-time snafu in its No. 31 car to finish 1-2, respectively, overall in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Billed as “North America’s […]

Sun, 01/28/18 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –What’s it like leading the Rolex 24 At Daytona?
“It’s beautiful when there’s nobody in front,” pole-sitter Renger van der Zande said after completing his opening stints in Saturday’s 56th edition of “North America’s Most Prestigious Sports Car Race.”
van der Zande and the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. were […]

Sat, 01/27/18 – 21:07 | Comments Off on Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Helio Castroneves’ transition from Indy car superstar to admitted sports car novice will continue at full-bore this weekend, when the affable Brazilian and Acura Team Penske compete in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Castroneves missed qualifying on-pole Thursday for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship […]

Sat, 01/27/18 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
Pruett’s ‘Quite A Ride’ Is About To Come To An End
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For 50 years Scott Pruett and racing have been synonymous, but when the checkered flag falls on this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona it will put a period on a championship career that has spanned four different forms of motorsports.
Since age 8, Pruett’s primary focus has been […]

Sat, 01/27/18 – 12:53 | Comments Off on Pruett’s ‘Quite A Ride’ Is About To Come To An End