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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 […]

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Johnson Is P1 At Bristol
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Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
His pole lap was at 123.475 mph.
“Go to a driver and ask them to hold their hand out and based on how much their hand shakes or doesn’t shake, you can see how close […]

Fri, 08/20/10 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Johnson Is P1 At Bristol
Sadler On NNS Pole at Bristol
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Elliott Sadler on Friday afternoon won the pole for Friday night’s Food City 250 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sadler’s fast lap was at 120.422 mph.
Second fastest was Joey Logano of Joe Gibbs Racing. His best lap was at 120.210 mph.
Kyle Busch was third and Justin Allgaier was fourth.
Point leader Brad Keselowski was 13th.

Fri, 08/20/10 – 16:08 | Comments Off on Sadler On NNS Pole at Bristol
Bristol Notes: Gordon Says No Wins, No Problem
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Bristol, Tenn. – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon is riding a 52-race winless entering Saturday evening’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
But Gordon, who is second to Kevin Harvick in the championship standings, says he’d be satisfied to win the title even if he fails to visit victory lane this season.
“I’ll […]

Fri, 08/20/10 – 15:03 | Comments Off on Bristol Notes: Gordon Says No Wins, No Problem
Minter: Chasing More Important Than Winning
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – As I sat and listened to the questions posed to drivers in the brand-new media center on Friday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway, almost all of them about the upcoming Chase, I thought of what Humpy Wheeler often says about the difficulty of selling tickets to a […]

Fri, 08/20/10 – 13:14 | 7 Comments
Two For Texas – Bernard, Gossage Fire Up The IndyCar Brand
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dallas – Randy Bernard smiles when he says his five-month tenure as Indy Racing League CEO has felt like five years. As the self-described “new guy on the job,” Bernard has been running full-throttle.
“ ‘Drinking water from a fire hose’ is my favorite saying, and every day it’s a new […]

Fri, 08/20/10 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Two For Texas – Bernard, Gossage Fire Up The IndyCar Brand
Woody: Can Bristol Regain Its Belligerence?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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For 40 years I’ve told my non-racing buddies that if they ever decide to go see what all the commotion is about, they should catch a race at Bristol.
If a visitor from Mars dropped by and had time to catch just one earth-craft race before galloping back off into the galaxy, […]

Fri, 08/20/10 – 7:02 | 4 Comments
Pedley: TMS, Stewart Ideas Have Roots
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The guess here isthat the reaction to Tuesday’s announcement that Texas Motor Speedway will host two IZOD IndyCar Series races on the same day next season is being shredded by the auto racing traditionalists.
Just like Tony Stewart’s suggestion that NASCAR insert a dirt-track race into the Chase lineup evokes more […]

Thu, 08/19/10 – 18:01 | One Comment
Woody: Interest Not Focused On The Leaders
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The Chase for the Championship has turned NASCAR upside down.
Well, at least in terms of interest in the point standings.
With three races left to set the 12-man field, the attention is not focused on the leaders, but on 12th position.
Points leader Kevin Harvick, having secured his spot in the Chase with […]

Thu, 08/19/10 – 6:56 | 5 Comments
Busch Gets A Wednesday Win
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Kyle Busch survived a crash-filled Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and won the O’Reilly 200 on Wednesday night.
He took the white flag to make the race official just as a crash behind him brought out the yellow.
Good thing, too. Busch said afterward that his truck was running out of fuel.
“It ran […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 21:08 | Comments Off on Busch Gets A Wednesday Win
Kyle Busch Wins Truck Pole
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Kyle Busch won the pole for the Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon by laying down a lap at 122.968 mph.
However, Busch will start the O’Reilly 200 on Wednesday night from the rear of the field because his engine broke and will have to be replaced before the race.
The pole […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Truck Pole