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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

The […]

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Mark Thompson Enjoys Senior Moment
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Soldier on, Mark Thompson.
Amidst NASCAR’s publicity push over its fresh flock of young drivers, there was virtually no fanfare over the 66-year-old Thompson establishing a remarkable record when the green flag waved to signify the start of today’s 60th-annual Daytona 500.
Before Sunday, the oldest driver to turn […]

Sun, 02/18/18 – 19:40 | One Comment
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Car Win The ’18 Daytona 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Austin Dillon, driving the No. 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet which Dale Earnhardt drove to victory 20 years ago, took the lead on the final lap of overtime and went on to win the NASCAR Cup Series biggie, the Daytona 500, on Sunday.
The final lap was the only one Dillon led.
“It […]

Sun, 02/18/18 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon, No. 3 Car Win The ’18 Daytona 500
Reddick Wins Ugly Xfinity Series Race At Daytona
Demolitionweeks continued at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday as the NASCAR Xfinity Series took the track for a yellow flag-dominated marathon. It finally came to an end when Tyler Reddick edged Elliott Sadler to the finish line by inches in the fifth overtime.
With an official margin of victory at .000, the photo finish was the […]

Sat, 02/17/18 – 18:57 | Comments Off on Reddick Wins Ugly Xfinity Series Race At Daytona
Sauter Kicks Off Truck Season With Win
Johnny Sauter held off Justin Haley by .098 seconds to win Friday night’s season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Sauter took the lead from pole winner David Gilliland on Lap 92 of 100 and stayed out front the rest of the way. The victory was Sauter’s third at Daytona and 18th […]

Sat, 02/17/18 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Sauter Kicks Off Truck Season With Win
Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Media Day for Speedweeks was held Wednesday. Never fun, seldom insightful, occasionally entertaining and often embarrassing, the 2018 edition of the gathering produced more of the same.
For example?
No kidding, somebody asked this of Alex Bowman, new driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy: “Do you feel like you’ve inherited […]

Fri, 02/16/18 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
Youth Shines In Daytona Duels

Youngsters Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott won Thursday night’s  Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway.
Blaney won the first Duel by holding off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano in a race that feature a number of crashes which took out a large handful of top drives.
In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on Lap 27 […]

Fri, 02/16/18 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Haas Takes Wraps Off VF-18
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American-owned Haas F1 Team has unveiled its 2018 race car _ featuring the FIA-mandated “halo” frontal cockpit protection device _ as a prelude to the start of testing for the Formula One World Championship season later this month.
The VF-18 is an evolution of the team’s second car, the VF-17, which carried industrialist Gene Haas’ […]

Thu, 02/15/18 – 12:38 | Comments Off on Haas Takes Wraps Off VF-18
Brittany Force Leaves Hospital
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Reigning Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force was released from the hospital Monday, one day after escaping serious injury in a crash during the NHRA’s season-opening race in Pomona, Calif.
A statement released by John Force Racing reported that Force, 31, showed no lingering effects from the crash with the exception of “some upper body soreness.” […]

Tue, 02/13/18 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Leaves Hospital
Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
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Matt Hagan once again had the Funny Car field covered from start-to-finish en route to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
A two-time Funny Car world champion, Hagan started race day at Auto Club Raceway as the No. 1 qualifier and defending event-winner, a title he also […]

Mon, 02/12/18 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
Champ Force OK After Big Crash In Pomona
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Brittany Force’s defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship began _ and temporarily has ended _with a grinding, first-round crash Sunday during the season-opening 58th annual NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Force, 31, escaped serious injury at Auto Club Raceway when her Monster Energy dragster went out of control during a pass that started in […]

Sun, 02/11/18 – 21:32 | 2 Comments