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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Larson Wins First Pole
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Rookie Kyle Larson definitely is back in his groove.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who started the season in impressive finish but sank into a mid-season funk in terms of finishes, won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, set a track record of 183.438 mph […]

Fri, 08/1/14 – 19:33 | Comments Off on Larson Wins First Pole
Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal
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Earlier this week, NASCAR announced that it was levying heavy penalties on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team, the driver for which is Denny Hamlin.
On Friday at Pocono Raceway, Hamlin met with the media to discuss the penalties.
NASCAR inspectors found violations with the rear firewall block-off plates of the No. 11 Toyota driven to […]

Fri, 08/1/14 – 11:11 | Comments Off on Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal
The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was 1972 and my college roommate Frank and I were at Road America for a Can-Am race. We were walking the paddocks  when he stopped and took a deep breath. Man, he said, love the smell of that Castrol. Frank was/is a road racing purist and what he did […]

Thu, 07/31/14 – 8:27 | 4 Comments
The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team
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Earlier this year, during a break in on-track action at Kansas Speedway, an old friend and former Roush Fenway Racing insider stopped by to bench race. Naturally the conversation turned to the former employer and when it did, the conversation turned kind of dismal.
When asked about the long-term future of […]

Mon, 07/28/14 – 9:36 | 3 Comments
Courtney Is The Stronger Force At Sonoma
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Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
Force, who won the […]

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Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut […]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 15:02 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ’15
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Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing will part ways following the 2014 season it was announced on Sunday.
“Carl has been a cornerstone of our success here in the last 10 years.,” RFR owner Jack Roush said. “He’s one of the drivers who have come to our program initially. We’ve had 48 drivers in 27-and-a-half-years […]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ’15
Hines Earns Bike Bonus; Eliminations Set At Sonoma
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Andrew Hines drove to victory in the inaugural MiraMonte Records Pro Bike Battle, a race within a race at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
Hines, the current points leader in Pro Stock Motorcycle, beat Scotty Pollacheck in the finals of the specialty bonus event final with a 6.835-second run at 196.02 on […]

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Ty Dillon Earns NNS Win At Indy
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Ty Dillon passed Kyle Busch for the lead on a restart with 24 laps to go, led the rest of the way and won Sunday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the 22-year-old Richard Childress Racing driver’s NNS career. The 24 laps he led were […]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Ty Dillon Earns NNS Win At Indy
Harvick On Brickyard Pole
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Kevin Harvick won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Harvick put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole with a lap at 47.753 seconds and 188.470 mph. He set a new track record in the first round of the three-round qualifying session with a lap of 47.647 […]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 14:33 | Comments Off on Harvick On Brickyard Pole