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Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

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Flat Spot On:  A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia
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BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

Sun, 10/4/15 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia
Brittany Force Drives To Top Fuel Pole In Soggy Pennsylvania
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Brittany Force ran career-best numbers to claim the pole in Top Fuel during rain-shortened qualifying at the NHRA Keystone National near Reading, Pa. on Saturday.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will also start in the top spot in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Sat, 10/3/15 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Drives To Top Fuel Pole In Soggy Pennsylvania
Westbrook Puts Corvette On Petit Pole
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Points-leader Richard Westbrook and his No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP will start on the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta.
Westbrook won the pole for the TUDOR United SportsCar Series event by running a lap of 1:27.860 (104.075 mph).
Westbrook and regular co-driver Michael Valiante – who will be joined by […]

Sat, 10/3/15 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Westbrook Puts Corvette On Petit Pole
Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DOVER, Del. – A hard, steady rain at Dover International Speedway made Matt Kenseth’s life easier—and Kevin Harvick’s challenge even more difficult than it otherwise might have been.
With a massive East Coast storm forcing cancellation of all of Friday’s track activity at the Monster Mile, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, […]

Sat, 10/3/15 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
Notes: Rain Puts Kibosh On Friday Qualifying
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain Friday at Maple Grove Raceway forced NHRA officials to cancel the first two qualifying sessions for the 31st annual Keystone NHRA Nationals, third event in the six-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoff.
Overnight rain in the Reading, Pa., area coupled with temperatures in the […]

Sat, 10/3/15 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Notes: Rain Puts Kibosh On Friday Qualifying
Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
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Kevin Harvick, who has suffered back-to-back lousy finishes in the first round of the 16-driver, 10-race, elimination-format Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship this year, was the guest on NASCAR’s weekly media teleconference.
Harvick, who crashed in the first Chase race and ran out of fuel with three laps to go in the second, left the […]

Thu, 10/1/15 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
Stewart Will Be Leaving As He Drove: His Way
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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If there’s one thing I have learned in the more than three decades that I have covered racing, it’s that drivers and crew chiefs always seem to know when it’s time to move on. Such is the case with Tony Stewart.
In Wednesday’s press conference at Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kannapolis headquarters, the […]

Thu, 10/1/15 – 8:24 | One Comment
Stewart To Exit Driver’s Seat After 2016 Cup Season
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Three-time champion Tony Stewart sounded anything but downhearted in announcing on Wednesday that he will retire from driving Sprint Cup cars following the 2016 season. In fact, during a teleconference with the media,  Stewart was upbeat to the point of sounding like a standup comic.
Seriously.
Stewart, 44, joked about everything from […]

Wed, 09/30/15 – 13:22 | One Comment
Haas: Grosjean’s Experience Won Him Job
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Citing experience as the No. 1 requirement for the Haas F1 Team driver, owner Gene Haas announced Tuesday that Frenchman Romain Grosjean would pilot the organization’s cars in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016.
“I like his style of being more reserved and just keeping your […]

Tue, 09/29/15 – 15:08 | Comments Off on Haas: Grosjean’s Experience Won Him Job
Antron Brown Rolls To Fourth Straight Top Fuel Victory
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Antron Brown extended his mastery of Gateway Motorsports Park by racing to his fourth consecutive Top Fuel victory at the facility Sunday during the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the second of six playoff […]

Sun, 09/27/15 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Rolls To Fourth Straight Top Fuel Victory