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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch over the final laps to win Sunday’s season-ending race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
The championship was Truex’s first and also the first for his Colorado-based Furniture Row Racing team.
“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “To think about all […]

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Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
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Ron Capps is off to a near-perfect start in the bid to clinch his first NHRA Funny Car world championship, a career-defining moment that could be realized and celebrated Saturday.
Capps bagged valuable qualifying points while Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman sprinted into the provisional lead Friday during the opening two rounds of time trials […]

Sat, 11/12/16 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
Arizona Driver Alex Bowman On Pole In Phoenix
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Alex Bowman, who is substitute driving for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The race at PIR will set the field for the season-ending Championship 4 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Two of the four berths in the finals have already been clinched […]

Sat, 11/12/16 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Arizona Driver Alex Bowman On Pole In Phoenix
Haas F1 To Shake Up Driver Lineup
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American-owned Haas F1 Team has signed Kevin Magnussen as teammate to Romain Grosjean for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Magnussen, a 24-year-old from Roskilde, Denmark, brings two years of Formula One experience to Haas F1 _ his rookie season with McLaren in 2014 and the 2016 season with […]

Fri, 11/11/16 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Haas F1 To Shake Up Driver Lineup
Funny Car’s Capps Hoping To Party In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After all the burnouts, hole shots and explosions he has experienced during a 19-year Funny Car career, the most meaningful lap Ron Capps records Sunday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona figures to be covered in the wrong direction…engine silent…behind a tow-car.
The return road at the famed NHRA facility will […]

Fri, 11/11/16 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Capps Hoping To Party In Pomona
TMS Extends Its Global Reach
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Its stature as “The Great American Speedway” firmly established, it’s time to acknowledge Texas Motor Speedway as “The Rand McNally of Motorsports.”
That tag became applicable Sunday, when three temporary residents of Antarctica attending the 12th annual AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase race allowed TMS to complete a fan […]

Mon, 11/7/16 – 9:07 | Comments Off on TMS Extends Its Global Reach
Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rain returned to Texas Motor Speedway on Lap 293 of Sunday night’s AAA Texas 500, with Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contender Carl Edwards in the lead and looking for a deluge.
Moments after parking his car on pit road at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards […]

Mon, 11/7/16 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
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Carl Edwards, who began Sunday’s rain-plagued Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last in Chase points, ended the race with a trip to Victory Lane and the automatic berth in the championship-deciding Round of Four.
Edwards, who had crashed a week ago at Martinsville Speedway, damaging both his Joe Gibbs Race car and his […]

Mon, 11/7/16 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Racing Cars Is Easiest Thing Tifft Has Been Facing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Stick-and-ball athletes routinely resume their careers after dealing with torn knee ligaments, shattered shoulders and concussions. Those hurts come with the turf.
But brain surgery _ that’s a whole other ballgame and a life-altering circumstance aspiring NASCAR driver Matt Tifft has stared-down during a career in […]

Sun, 11/6/16 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Racing Cars Is Easiest Thing Tifft Has Been Facing
Late Restart Makes Larson A Texas Xfinity Winner
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson used a late-race pass on a restart to overhaul Brad Keselowski and win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Larson passed pole-sitter Keselowski on the day’s fifth and final restart on Lap 171 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked/1.5-mile quadoval and paced […]

Sat, 11/5/16 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Late Restart Makes Larson A Texas Xfinity Winner
Bad Brad Looking Good In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski served notice Saturday afternoon that he intends to be a player during Round 8 of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship at Texas Motor Speedway.
The 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion, Keselowski is not among the Round of 8 drivers looking to advance into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on […]

Sat, 11/5/16 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Bad Brad Looking Good In Texas