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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher will be the first to admit that his 2016 season has fallen into the roller-coaster category.
After all, the season was 12 races old before he recorded a top-20 finish at Dover in May. And he didn’t acquire a top-15 until Indianapolis in July. That’s why when he emerged victorious […]

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Johnson Jr. Rolls On In Carolina Nationals Qualifying
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Tommy Johnson Jr., who has quietly had one of the most consistent Funny Cars of the season, raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the opening round of the Mello […]

Sat, 09/19/15 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls On In Carolina Nationals Qualifying
Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
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Kevin Harvick will start the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from the pole position after qualifying for the Chase’s opening race at Chicagoland Speedway was canceled because of rain.
Also rained out was the Camping World Truck Race that was scheduled for Friday evening.
Harvick earned the Coors Light Pole position for Sunday’s MyAFibRisk.com 400 (3 […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon may be one of NASCAR’s elders, but he still has a pretty good memory. Like of the time he and Ricky Rudd almost threw down after a battle for the same piece of track near Turn 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gordon, who will tie Rudd for Sprint Cup’s […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Erica Enders opens the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in a very enviable position – atop the point standings and as Pro Stock’s defending champion.
With six victories on the season, she and her Elite Motorsports team are brimming with confidence. They enter the NHRA Carolina […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]

Thu, 09/17/15 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher
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Earlier this week, it appeared that Shawn Langdon would be sitting out the six-race, championship-deciding NHRA Countdown playoff because his Alan Johnson Racing team had run low of operating capital.
But on Wednesday, Don Schumacher Racing came to the rescue.
DSR and AJR announced that former NHRA world champion Shawn Langdon will drive DSR’s Red Fuel Powered by […]

Wed, 09/16/15 – 16:53 | One Comment
McMurray Finally Gets His Due
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Jamie McMurray was pulling off his helmet and climbing out of his car in Victory Lane after winning at Charlotte in 2002 in just his second Sprint Cup start, NASCAR fans and competitors had to be thinking they were watching a star being born.
Young, good looking, contagious charm and […]

Sun, 09/13/15 – 9:00 | Comments Off on McMurray Finally Gets His Due
Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Gibbs Racing enters the Chase having won eight of the last 11 races, the favorite to walk off with the 2015 title, but when the season began it was a bleak time for the organization.
Kyle Bush was sidelined in February with a broken right leg […]

Sun, 09/13/15 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
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Kasey Kahne swore on Friday that despite have a season that is sort of un-Kahne-like and definitely un-Hendrick Motorsports-like and absolutely in need of an 11th-hour miracle to salvage a playoff berth, everthing’s cool.
“I’ve been really calm,” Kahne said prior to the first practice of the weekend for Saturday night’s Chase to the Chase finale at […]

Sat, 09/12/15 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend