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Robert Hight collected more hardware Monday in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car point leader Robert Hight and reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence maneuvered through their elimination rounds Monday in the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway to solidify their bids for […]

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Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It took Hector Arana Jr. nearly three years _ but only 6.937-seconds _ to blast past professional drag racing’s last major barrier Friday at historic Gainesville Raceway.
Arana Jr. became the first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to break the 200-mph barrier during second-round qualifications for the 49th annual AMALIE […]

Sat, 03/17/18 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier
Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

Sat, 03/17/18 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tristan Vautier will start the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race on Saturday from the pole in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
His lap of 1:47.432 seconds (125.326 mph) was 0.160 seconds ahead of Olivier Pla in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi.
Ricky Taylor […]

Fri, 03/16/18 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Foyt Attacked By Bees – Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The frightening sequel to “A.J. and the Killer Bees” played-out on a bulldozer earlier this week.
Motorsports icon A.J. Foyt Jr. has survived a second attack by Africanized Killer Bees. This incident _ eerily similar to one nearly 13 years ago _ occurred while Foyt was working on his ranch in […]

Fri, 03/16/18 – 17:43 | Comments Off on Foyt Attacked By Bees – Again
Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It widely is viewed as professional drag racing’s last major barrier, and “Jersey Boy” Eddie Krawiec has made it clear he wants his name next to the number in NHRA’s record book.
“First and foremost, I want to go 200 mph,” said Krawiec, anticipating the start of the 2018 Pro Stock […]

Fri, 03/16/18 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number
Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
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When Roger Penske announced last July that he would return to sports car racing and field a prototype team in 2018, it was great news for the IMSA WeatherTech Series but ominous news for those would would have to compete against Team Penske.
Everybody in the racing world knows that when “The Captain” takes on a […]

Fri, 03/16/18 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of critical takes from the past weekend of racing:
– Kevin Harvick is having one of those years. A good driver on a great team that seems to be the first to figure out the 2018 version of NASCAR’s constantly evolving way of doing business in the 21st Century.
As […]

Thu, 03/15/18 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless
In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
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Reacting to serious crashes in each of the season’s first two races, NHRA officials have notified all competitors of a revised rule change regarding centerline crossing and/or the striking of timing blocks.
Crossing the centerline and/or striking timing blocks is a serious safety concern and causes delays in racing due to cleanup time required for such […]

Thu, 03/15/18 – 7:52 | Comments Off on In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
Flat Spot On: Q’s Remain in L’Affair Harvick/SHS
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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NASCAR in 280 characters (or less):
At the bottom of the Harvick/Stewart-Haas Racing affair is one important unresolved question. (Did the team devise a way to reduce support for the rear window to get more air to the rear spoiler and still pass inspection – before it broke?)
If an inspection trip to […]

Thu, 03/15/18 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Q’s Remain in L’Affair Harvick/SHS
Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Open-wheel legend Johnny Rutherford is celebrating his 80th birthday today with some cake that, appropriately enough, has a few miles on it.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion was feted during Texas Motor Speedway’s annual Media Day program at The Speedway Club on Feb. 28. Rutherford, who lives […]

Mon, 03/12/18 – 16:05 | Comments Off on Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party