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A resilient Alexis DeJoria launched a late-season rush toward the NHRA’s Funny Car playoffs Sunday with a victory in the 36th annual  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
DeJoria recorded her first win of the season, fifth of her career and the 250th women’s victory in NHRA history when she defeated Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

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Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
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Denny Hamlin endured severe back spasms, saved fuel on his final stint, took advantage of a series of mistakes by other front-runners on late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second of the year for Hamlin, who won the Daytona […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Erik Jones’ journey from grassroots racer to NASCAR rising star took its final step Sunday at Watkins Glen International, where the 20-year-old prodigy officially was introduced as the second Sprint Cup Series driver for Furniture Row Racing.
Jones will contest the full 36-race Cup schedule in 2017 in the No. 77 Toyota […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
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Del Worsham reset the Funny Car elapsed time national record twice on Saturday en route to claiming pole position at the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at Pacific Raceways.
It was, in fact, an extraordinary day of time trials for the entire Funny Car class in Kent, Wash., featuring the top-five quickest 1,000-foot passes […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – If Chris Buescher’s breakthrough NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory last Monday was, indeed, the biggest thing to hit his hometown since the 7th annual Prosper Fishing Derby in February…somebody needs to send him a text or a newspaper clipping for posterity.
Buescher’s ensuing week has been a […]

Sun, 08/7/16 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen
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Thanks to Joey Logano, Team Penske’s season-long futility streak in the Xfinity Series came to an end Saturday at the Watkins Glen International road course.
Logano started on pole, led 67 of 82 laps, got a big break when Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski broke a track bar while challenging Logano for the lead late in […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen
Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Carl Edwards completed a once-improbable pole position sweep of NASCAR’s two non-oval Sprint Cup Series races Saturday at Watkins Glen International, officially elevating his status to “road-course ringer.”
“I think so, you know? No, I don’t know. My road-course career started pretty rough,” an animated Edwards joked […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Worsham Uses Record Run To Earn Provisional Pole In Washington
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Reigning Funny Car world champion Del Worsham sprinted to the provisional pole in record-setting fashion Friday at the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
 Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 16th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 5:32 | Comments Off on Worsham Uses Record Run To Earn Provisional Pole In Washington
Penske Cars Rule Xfinity Qualifying
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An all-Team Penske front row will lead the Xfinity Series to the green flag at the start of Saturday’s race the Watkins Glen International road course.
Joey Logano won the pole for the race on Friday afternoon while teammate Brad Keselowski was second fastest.
Team Penske has won the pole for the Xfinity Series race at The […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 5:19 | Comments Off on Penske Cars Rule Xfinity Qualifying
Furniture Row To Add Jones
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Furniture Row Racing will expand to a two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2017, with rising star Erik Jones ticketed to join newly re-signed regular Martin Truex Jr. for the team based in Denver, Colo.
“I can’t see it not happening,” an industry source told RacinToday.com Friday afternoon at
Watkins Glen International, […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Add Jones
Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – While Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery from “ocular imbalance issues” continues at a snail’s pace, a forced early retirement is the furthest thing on the NASCAR superstar’s mind.
“I’m not ready to stop racing.  I’m not ready to quit,” Junior said during a news conference Friday at Watkins […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing