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A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and […]

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Johnson: Who Knows What Harvick Will Do
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick’s qualifying run at New Hamphire Motor Speedway put him where he wanted to be – on the front row for Sunday’s race. Then it put him where he didn’t want to be – having to face the media.
By qualifying second fastest on Friday, Harvick was required by NASCAR […]

Sat, 09/26/15 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Johnson: Who Knows What Harvick Will Do
Dixon Races To P1, Gets Lost At Gateway
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Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Larry Dixon raced into the qualifying lead – and then needed directions to find the media center – during Friday’s opening day of time trials for the fourth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro […]

Sat, 09/26/15 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Dixon Races To P1, Gets Lost At Gateway
Edwards Claims Pole In Loudon
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Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s pole-winning lap came at 137.980 mph and in 27.604 seconds at the New Hampshire mile oval.
Edwards is on of the 16 drivers competing in the 10-race Chase playoffs, the second of which […]

Fri, 09/25/15 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Edwards Claims Pole In Loudon
Not A Good Idea To Attack Power-Makers That Be
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Fact: Kevin Harvick would be a journeyman driver in need of anger-management classes instead of a defending Sprint Cup champion in need of anger-management classes were it not for the Hendrick Motrosports engines that sit in his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
He might want to consider that the next time he physically attacks […]

Fri, 09/25/15 – 15:16 | 3 Comments
NHRA Retreats On Oil Down Penalties
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NHRA is reducing the penalties for oil downs on the track effective immediately.
In a press release issued Tuesday evening, the NHRA announced: Until further notice, escalating penalties for oildowns will be capped at $3,000 ($1,000 for first violation, $2,000 for second violation, and $3,000 for third and after), instead of the previous system which had […]

Tue, 09/22/15 – 19:15 | Comments Off on NHRA Retreats On Oil Down Penalties
NHRA Countdown Gets Off To Surprising Start
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Historical moments and upsets defined Sunday’s NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway as three of the four pro classes point leaders changed in the first round of the Countdown to the Championship.
Top Fuel winner Antron Brown, Funny Car victor Del Worsham and Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Andrew […]

Mon, 09/21/15 – 7:50 | Comments Off on NHRA Countdown Gets Off To Surprising Start
Brown Countdown Pursuit Off To Big Start In North Carolina
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Antron Brown raced to a historic Top Fuel victory Sunday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals by outrunning rival J.R. Todd in the first final round to be contested by African-American drivers in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history.
Meanwhile in Pro Stock at zMAX Dragway, NHRA’s strong competitor diversity also was showcased in impressive fashion […]

Sun, 09/20/15 – 19:33 | Comments Off on Brown Countdown Pursuit Off To Big Start In North Carolina
Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
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Denny Hamlin may have been a casualty on a basketball court two weeks ago but he was a winner on Sunday as he opened the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver – who not only suffered severe damage to his right knee in the […]

Sun, 09/20/15 – 17:24 | Comments Off on Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
Kyle Busch Wins Battle of JGR Drivers At Chicagoland
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Kyle Busch surged ahead of teammate Matt Kenseth with a crossover move on the next-to-last lap and won the Furious 7 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race by .791 seconds at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday night.
The two JGR cars were the clear class of the field, but after they swapped the lead three times on […]

Sun, 09/20/15 – 6:48 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Battle of JGR Drivers At Chicagoland
Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC
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AUSTIN, Tex. – Does Audi Sport have anything for Porsche’s 919 Hybrid in the second half of the World Endurance Championship season? Judging from the qualifying and results at the Circuit of the Americas, the answer is probably not.
Porsche Team won Le Mans going away in June with both better lap times and fuel efficiency […]

Sun, 09/20/15 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC