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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 WriterRacinToday.com

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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Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty
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Graham Rahal beat Scott Dixon to the finish line to – briefly – earn a podium finish at Long Beach on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The most impressive move at Sunday’s IndyCar Series race in the streets of Long Beach was made by Graham Rahal. It was a move that […]

Tue, 04/16/19 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty
Rossi Gives Mikey’s Race Teams Victory No. 200
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Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi sprayed some grape after winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Long Beach. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Alexander Rossi joined a short list of open-wheel royalty when he won Sunday’s 45th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position, delivering Michael Andretti his landmark 200th […]

Mon, 04/15/19 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Rossi Gives Mikey’s Race Teams Victory No. 200
Alonso Hits The Restart Button In Bid To Win Indy
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Two-time F1 world driving champion Fernando Alonso made a trip to the banks on Tuesday in order to help him prep for the upcoming Indianapolis 500. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Fernando Alonso is approaching his meticulous preparation for a second Indianapolis 500 start next month as if […]

Wed, 04/10/19 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Alonso Hits The Restart Button In Bid To Win Indy
Alonso Hits Texas Before Hitting The Bricks
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McLaren Racing unveiled the traditional ‘papaya orange’ livery of the car that Fernando Alonso will drive in the upcoming Indy 500. (Photo courtesy of McLaren Racing)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Motorsports royalty will spend Tuesday hot-lapping around Texas Motor Speedway.

Fernando Alonso will drive an Indy car on an oval for […]

Tue, 04/9/19 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Alonso Hits Texas Before Hitting The Bricks
Busch Continues His Assault On History Books
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Kyle Busch put on another show for NASCAR fans on Sunday. This time at the expense of his older brother.

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Team Penske owned the race, but when the checkered flag waved in Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Kyle Busch possessed the victory that gave him […]

Mon, 04/8/19 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Busch Continues His Assault On History Books
Bristol’s Spring Race Has Been Driver Springboard
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Dale Earnhardt got his first Cup victory when he won the Bristol spring race in 1979. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Forty years ago, a 27-year-old Dale Earnhardt rolled into victory lane for the first time in his NASCAR Cup career, defeating veteran Bobby Allison by three seconds at […]

Sat, 04/6/19 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Bristol’s Spring Race Has Been Driver Springboard
Bristol Notes: Taking A Car For A Spin Has Become More Difficult
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Playing bumper cars at Bristol is becoming a thing of the past. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The sheet metal grinding and bumping that once characterized NASCAR short-track stock car racing is almost extinct and Ryan Newman says that is due to a combination of things.

“The bumpers, […]

Sat, 04/6/19 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Bristol Notes: Taking A Car For A Spin Has Become More Difficult
DW Ready To Start Something, And End Something
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Darrell Waltrip has been a hit on NASCAR tracks and also in front of cameras. (File photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

By Jeff Hood | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – When Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway gets underway, NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip won’t be in his familiar TV broadcasting […]

Fri, 04/5/19 – 16:02 | Comments Off on DW Ready To Start Something, And End Something
Hamlin Survives Hiccup Attack To Win At Texas
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Denny Hamlin overcame a pair of penalties to win at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Denny Hamlin says he and crew chief Chris Gabehart are “plugging away” at the revised 2019 rules package for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

“Me and […]

Mon, 04/1/19 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Hamlin Survives Hiccup Attack To Win At Texas
Cup Qualifying Continues To Not Work
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Jimmie Johnson picked up his first pole of the season when he led qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson’s morale-boosting, pole-winning lap around Texas Motor Speedway Friday couldn’t disguise the inconvenient truth that group qualifying in the Monster Energy […]

Sun, 03/31/19 – 11:56 | Comments Off on Cup Qualifying Continues To Not Work