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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

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500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Carl Edwards overcame a two-lap deficit to record his first-ever Bojangles Southern 500 victory in a Darlington Raceway event that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver said placed NASCAR at a bigger crossroads than most people realize.
“I think this is the opportunity for the sport to […]

Mon, 09/7/15 – 7:10 | Comments Off on 500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing
Beckman Wins $100 Grand Bonus, Pole At U.S. Nationals
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Jack Beckman earned $100,000 with his victory in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Car Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Beckman, the 2012 world champ, claimed the victory with a winning performance of 4.051 seconds at 309.06 mph, defeating Robert Hight in the final of the all-star bonus event. It was Beckman’s second win […]

Sun, 09/6/15 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins $100 Grand Bonus, Pole At U.S. Nationals
Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race
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Denny Hamlin led 117 of 147 laps in winning Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway.
The win was Hamlin’s third of the season, his fourth at Darlington and the 20th of his career. All three of his victories this season have come from the pole.
Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch finished second while a […]

Sun, 09/6/15 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race
Brown Wins Nitro Shootout As ‘The Big Go’ Gets Going
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Antron Brown pedaled to victory in the Top Fuel portion of the Traxxas Nitro Shootout all-star event Saturday, earning a $100,000 payday during the rain-delayed opening day of competition at the NHRA’s 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
The 2012 Top Fuel world champion, Brown took the victory at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis in […]

Sun, 09/6/15 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Brown Wins Nitro Shootout As ‘The Big Go’ Gets Going
Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are facing a tough, slippery Darlington Raceway this Labor Day weekend with less downforce on their cars and most believe it’s the right way to go to improve the racing.
“Losing grip is usually a good thing for our racing,” Brad Keselowski said Saturday after winning the pole […]

Sat, 09/5/15 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – For more than two decades Jeff Gordon has had an annual date with the Lady in Black – aka Darlington Raceway – and most of the time the treacherous ol’ gal and her young suitor have enjoyed their dance.
In 34 races, Gordon has collected seven victories on […]

Sat, 09/5/15 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
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By Reid Spencer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – With two races left before the start of the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Brad Keselowski got the momentum builder he needed with Saturday’s pole-winning effort at Darlington Raceway.
“Boy, this feels good,” said Keselowski, who toured the treacherous 1.366-mile Lady in Black in 27.492 seconds (178.874 mph) […]

Sat, 09/5/15 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
U.S. Nationals Slog To A Halt On Opening Day
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s professional qualifying session at the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind., near Indianapolis.
Rain started as qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began and continued into the night. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Redell Harris was the only […]

Sat, 09/5/15 – 7:41 | Comments Off on U.S. Nationals Slog To A Halt On Opening Day
Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola has adopted a Fu Manchu […]

Fri, 09/4/15 – 18:51 | One Comment
IndyCar TV Numbers Jump
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Bolstered by the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race ever broadcast on NBC Sports Network, INDYCAR telecasts on ABC and NBCSN posted an overall viewership increase of 16 percent in 2015 that included a 34 percent jump in NBCSN viewership.
Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway _ won by Scott Dixon to […]

Thu, 09/3/15 – 18:50 | Comments Off on IndyCar TV Numbers Jump