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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
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Looking for an adjective to describe the 2016 Rolex 24? “New” would do nicely. From regulations to drivers to the venue to the cars to the name of the series itself, new is what’s new at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.
The 54th running of the Rolex will begin Saturday afternoon and will feature a full field […]

Fri, 01/29/16 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi may not have done it all in motor racing yet, but he’s accomplished more than most.
At this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ganassi embarks on yet another major challenge for his team with an entry of two Ford GT cars. It will mark […]

Fri, 01/29/16 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
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Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class TOTAL Pole Award for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona.
How we was the session? So wet that a pair of GT Le Mans class Porsches swept the overall pole and outside pole.
Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the […]

Fri, 01/29/16 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
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Two-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders met the press on Wednesday as she participated in a national teleconference.
Enders, who drives for Elite Motorsports, talked, among other things, about changes to series, her switch to Dodges and her new teammate.
She had 21 career victories and is second only to Angelle Sampey with 41 […]

Thu, 01/28/16 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
Texas Terry Adds One More ‘Cool Thing’ To Resume
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With a hug from his daughter and a bow from the reigning Sprint Cup Series champion, native Texan Terry Labonte humbly joined the immortals of stock car racing as a member of the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“You know, I got to do a lot of cool […]

Thu, 01/28/16 – 8:58 | One Comment
Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
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Longtime racing radio voice Barney Hall as died at the age of 83.
Hall communicated the action of NASCAR to countless radio listeners during a broadcast career has spanned nearly 50 years.
A native of Elkin, North Carolina, Hall was one of the original members of the Motor Racing Network staff and was known as the “Voice of […]

Wed, 01/27/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
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Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 16:38 | Comments Off on C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aided by a walker _ one on wheels, of course _ Jerry Cook carefully strode to the dais to take his place among stock car racing’s elite at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
True to his unassuming personality, Cook termed the moment “overwhelming.”
“For me, it’s always been NASCAR,” […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 8:15 | Comments Off on NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
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NHRA’s competition committee announced today that the longstanding 1-percent back-up policy to certify national record performances in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, J&A Service Pro Mod Series, and Lucas Oil Series Alcohol categories will no longer be required at NHRA Drag Racing Series events starting in 2016.
Under the new policy, NHRA teams who post performances […]

Mon, 01/25/16 – 19:09 | Comments Off on NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
Curtis Turner: He ‘Lived Good’ And Drove Better
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 6-foot-2, ruggedly handsome Virginian, Curtis Turner combined his brazen driving tactics with a swashbuckling lifestyle to carve himself a unique place in NASCAR history.
On Saturday, Turner was rewarded for his efforts with induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with Speedway Motorsports Inc. founder […]

Sat, 01/23/16 – 18:36 | 2 Comments