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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Busch Wins NNS Race; Dillon Pads Points Lead
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Kyle Busch drove the No. 54 Joe Gibbs racing Toyota  to victory in the ServiceMaster 200 NASCAR Nationwide Race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Bush finished more than four seconds ahead of race runner-up Justin Allgaier, who passed series leader Austin Dillon for the second position on the final lap.
Dillon held third, followed by Regan [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 19:21 | Comments Off
Schatz Gets Friday Win At Finals
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Donny Schatz, Darrell Lanigan and Brett Hearn each scored A-Main wins Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the seventh annual World of Outlaws World Finals in Concord, N.C.
Fans from 50 states, seven Canadian provinces, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands filled the stands and pit area for the second night of [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Jeggie Appears Set To Add To Stock Of Trophies
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. says it takes “an extreme amount of discipline” to successfully drive an NHRA Pro Stock car. And as the four Coughlin drag racing brothers continue to prove, a bit of genetic engineering doesn’t hurt.
“Sometimes we’re a product of our surroundings, right?” said Coughlin, poised to clinch his [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Teen Jones Wins Truck Race; Crafton Tightens Grip On Title
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Erik Jones pulled away from Ross Chastain in the final 10 laps of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, becoming the youngest winner in series history.
The 17-year-old Jones took the lead on Lap 142 of 150, short-cutting to the inside of Chastain through the dogleg on the backstretch.
Jones eclipsed Chase Elliott, a [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 8:54 | Comments Off
Langdon Closes In On Top Fuel Championship
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A provisional-pole winning performance on Friday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona has put Shawn Langdon into position to clinch his first Top Fuel world championship as early as Saturday during the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
John Force (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in [...]

Fri, 11/8/13 – 21:11 | Comments Off
Johnson On Pole At PIR
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Jimmie Johnson topped Sprint Cup qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
With a record run at 139.222 mph (25.858 seconds), Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500, the next-to-last race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as the top four drivers in qualifying broke the previous mark Kyle Busch set a year ago.
It [...]

Fri, 11/8/13 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Pondering Top Fuel Helped Force Win No. 16
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There was a time this season when NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, determined to save his long-running sponsor relationship with Castrol, considered chucking his legacy to start over in Top Fuel.
That rumor was the genesis of the midseason, in-house crew chief swap that brought Jimmy Prock over to Force’s [...]

Fri, 11/8/13 – 10:36 | 4 Comments
Langdon Off To Quick Start In Pomona
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Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon raced to the qualifying lead Thursday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the final playoff race of the 2013 NHRA Mello [...]

Thu, 11/7/13 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Foose Rollin’ Out Art, Making Dreams Come True
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FORT WORTH, Texas – There probably isn’t a “Car Guy” with remote-in-hand who hasn’t fantasized about having his hot rod/muscle car/collector car brought back to life by designer Chip Foose.
The star of the long-running reality TV series “Overhaulin’ ” has turned many an idle and often hopeless project vehicle into [...]

Thu, 11/7/13 – 8:41 | Comments Off
Ganassi DP Car Switching To Ford Power
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced it will switch from BMW to Ford power for next year’s inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
CGR, winner of seven of the last 10 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Championships, made the announcement Tuesday during the Ford press conference at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Ganassi’s [...]

Tue, 11/5/13 – 17:22 | Comments Off