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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday, almost performing as scripted for his last season of full-time NASCAR Cup Series racing, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
It was his first pole at NASCAR’s biggest track and one associated with the Earnhardt family.
Earnhardt laid down a lap 50.256 seconds (190.544 mph) in the […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start
Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Accompanied by his favorite adult beverage, Steve Torrence officially christened a wide-flat-open pursuit of his first Top Fuel victory at Texas Motorplex Friday night.
“I’m in Texas now, and I can do what I want,” Torrence joked, a reference to the can of Miller Lite in his hand […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel
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Midway through the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, Steve Torrence possesses a 42-point lead in Top Fuel, but the Texas native believes it’s the length of time his team has worked together that eventually will make the difference in the title battle.
“Some of those guys have been with me six years,” the 34-year-old Torrence said. […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel
Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff
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ENNIS, Texas – Shawn Langdon’s tenure as an NHRA Top Fuel driver is down to its final three races, but this is a good thing.
Kalitta Motorsports announced Friday that Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, will compete in the Funny Car category beginning with the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Langdon’s […]

Fri, 10/13/17 – 20:12 | Comments Off on Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff
INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features a return to Portland International Raceway, a familiar Pacific Northwest venue that apparently fits INDYCAR’s “See What’s NEXT” marketing campaign.  
“We like the scene in Portland,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the owner of INDYCAR, said during a teleconference on Thursday. […]

Fri, 10/13/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest _ and the exit of an historic venue in the Northeast _ highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of a 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2018.
Sixteen of 17 races from this year’s season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot […]

Thu, 10/12/17 – 16:22 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s historically unique connection to Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month as NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver heads into retirement.
Earnhardt Jr. will become the 19th member inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during ceremonies in The Grand Ballroom of The Speedway Club on Saturday, Nov. 4. […]

Thu, 10/12/17 – 12:02 | Comments Off on Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
Penske Lures Ricky Away From The Taylor Clan
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Blood, apparently, is not as thick as the opportunity to drive a race car for Roger Penske.
Penske on Wednesday announced his full lineup for next season’s re-entry into sports car racing by Team Penske and that lineup will see recently crowned IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prototype champion Ricky Taylor go […]

Wed, 10/11/17 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Penske Lures Ricky Away From The Taylor Clan
Furniture Row To Downsize
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Furniture Row Racing announced on Wednesday that it will return to being a one-car operation in 2018.
A press release issued by the team said, “As Furniture Row Racing looks ahead to the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, the Denver, Colo. based team is not planning to field the No. 77 Toyota as a second car […]

Wed, 10/11/17 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Downsize
DeJoria To Retire
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Kalitta Motorsports announced Monday that Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will retire after the 2017 season.
“It’s one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make and I will miss everyone so much. My reasoning behind this decision is simple, it’s time for me to switch my focus towards my family,” said DeJoria, driver of […]

Mon, 10/9/17 – 12:01 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Retire