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Kyle Busch celebrates winning the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing

Kyle Busch picked the perfect time to end his much-discussed 2019 losing streak Sunday and that would be at the championship-deciding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The victory, his first victory […]

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Busch Wins ‘Crazy’ Talladega Nationwide Series race

Kyle Busch won the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon and in restrictor-plate racing 2011 style, got essential help from drafting partner  Joey Logano.
Logano finished second.
Joe Nemechek finished third and Brad Keselowski was fourth.
Elliott Sadler, the polesitter, was fifth and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was sixth.
The race was wild […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 17:18 | 3 Comments
Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach
Team Penske teammates Ryan Briscoe and Will Power topped the combined practice (two sessions) time chart as IZOD IndyCar Series drivers prepared for three rounds of qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Briscoe, whose top-five starts in the first two races have been negated by contact, turned a lap of 1 minute, 10.7403 […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach
Smith Says He’s Closing In On His First Victory
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
To say Regan Smith is due for some good fortune is probably an understatement.
Despite going through his first 102 NASCAR Sprint Cup races without a win, Smith goes into Sunday’s race at Talladega with a feeling of certainty that he is capable of taking the checkered flag. That feeling is […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Smith Says He’s Closing In On His First Victory
Hight On Top At Four-Wides
Funny Car points leader Robert Hight continued his torrid start to the 2011 season by earning the provisional No. 1 qualifying position at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fourth of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Doug Kalitta […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Hight On Top At Four-Wides
Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – There were a lot of jokes about the wind and darkness at the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, where rain shut down the second Sprint Cup practice early followed by gallows humor about the tornado warnings. “You need a place to stay?” offered Matt Kenseth when asked by […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 18:09 | Comments Off on Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light
Scary Weather Has Drivers Speeding For Shelter
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Talladega, Ala. – Friday’s media sessions at Talladega Superspeedway had the feel of one of those situations where you meet someone and can’t think of anything better to start the conversation with than to say: “What do you think about the weather?”
The weather was an issue as weather radar showed potentially dangerous storms approaching from […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Scary Weather Has Drivers Speeding For Shelter
Sadler Leads NNS Qualifying
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Elliott Sadler won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon.
Driving a Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet, Sadler’s fast lap in qualifying for the Aaron’s 312 was at 170.558 mph.
Second fastest was Clint Bowyer in a Richard Childress Racing Chey. Bowyer laid down a fast lap at 179.373 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Sadler Leads NNS Qualifying
Redman, White And Petty Blue Enter IMHOF
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – On a morning with ominous clouds hanging over the speedway and weather bulletins and storm precautions being distributed in the media center at Talladega Superspeedway, there are still warm memories from last night’s induction ceremonies for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, located on the main drive […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 11:31 | Comments Off on Redman, White And Petty Blue Enter IMHOF
Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?
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The open-air observation deck on the offices/suites/media building behind the staging area at the new zMAX Dragway was getting a pretty good load test two years ago. People were crowded along the railing and those behind were attempting to elbow their way forward.
Down below, another load test was taking place on the drag strip. Four […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 10:15 | One Comment
Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes
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Austin, Texas – From a wooden viewing platform overlooking what eventually will become Turn 1 of Circuit of the Americas, Buddy Reed has an hour-by-hour view of what passes as a Texas-sized sandbox.
“It’s a claybox right now, because that’s what’s here,” said Reed, site superintendent for Austin Commercial, the local construction company moving dirt for […]

Thu, 04/14/11 – 13:28 | Comments Off on Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes