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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Reddick Gives Earnhardt Another Xfinity Series Championship
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – JR Motorsports has a knack for transforming young rookie drivers into NASCAR Xfinity Series champions. Anyone who doubts it need only look at Tyler Reddick, William Byron and Chase Elliott.
All three earned their Xfinity Series titles with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team as rookies. Reddick, who shunned the underdog label during this year’s […]

Sun, 11/18/18 – 16:27 | Comments Off on Reddick Gives Earnhardt Another Xfinity Series Championship
Reddick is 2018 Xfinity Champ
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Tyler Reddick pulled away from pole winner Cole Custer during a long green-flag run to the finish to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway by 6.902 seconds.
The victory made him the 2018 series champion.
“I picked a really good time to get my life together and decide to win a race,” Reddick said […]

Sat, 11/17/18 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Reddick is 2018 Xfinity Champ
Makers Predict Hybrids In NASCAR Future
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With hybrid passenger cars becoming more popular, executives with the three automotive manufacturers involved in NASCAR said Saturday they envisioned a hybrid-style engine eventually being used in the sport.
However, they admitted they didn’t know when that day would arrive since racing, like the automobile business, was a long-lead business.
“You’ve got […]

Sat, 11/17/18 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Makers Predict Hybrids In NASCAR Future
Moffitt Sweeps Up In Homestead
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Brett Moffitt cashed in big time Friday as he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck race at Homestead Miami Speedway and the series championship.
With the victory, Moffitt beat fellow Championship 4 contenders Noah Gragson (third-place finish), Justin Haley (eighth) and Johnny Sauter (12th) at the South Florida track.
Moffitt, 26, said a lot of credit for […]

Sat, 11/17/18 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Moffitt Sweeps Up In Homestead
FRR’s Shut Down Won’t Slow Garone
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Ever since Furniture Row Racing made its debut in 2005 Joe Garone has been by owner Barney Visser’s side, but now the organization’s president has to find a new job due to the team’s closing.
A mainstay in racing for more than two decades, Garone said Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway that he’s not […]

Sat, 11/17/18 – 8:33 | Comments Off on FRR’s Shut Down Won’t Slow Garone
Litton Is Top NHRA Rookie At 61
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By John Sturbin | Senior Wrier
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Top Fuel driver Bill Litton received the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony Monday at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Southern California.
The award, determined via a vote of national motorsports media, […]

Thu, 11/15/18 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Litton Is Top NHRA Rookie At 61
Flat Spot On: Pearson Let His Driving Do the Talking
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Longtime radio announcer Barney Hall gave David Pearson his “Silver Fox” nickname, which fit extraordinarily well beyond the graying hair that emerged during his salad days of the 1970s. Pearson was elusive as in hard to catch. He was wily as in difficult to pin down. And, he was fast as […]

Thu, 11/15/18 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Pearson Let His Driving Do the Talking
‘Silver Fox’ Pearson Has Passed Away At 83
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According to media reports, Hall of Fame driver David Pearson has died at age 83.
The three-time champion in the NASCAR Cup Series, and the winner of 105 Cup races, died on Monday the reports say.
Pearson won 105 Cup races, second only to Richard Petty, who was Pearson’s chief rival in the 1960s and ’70s.
Between 1963-77, […]

Mon, 11/12/18 – 21:03 | Comments Off on ‘Silver Fox’ Pearson Has Passed Away At 83
Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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J.R. Todd and Matt Smith clinched world championships Sunday during the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Steve Torrence celebrated playoff perfection.
Todd clinched his first career Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car title during the opening round of eliminations when point-runner-up Robert […]

Mon, 11/12/18 – 12:14 | Comments Off on Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season
Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Next week in the humid, swampy darkness of Homestead-Miami Speedway, three drivers will be gunning for their second NASCAR Cup Series championship and one other will be going for his first.
That was all determined by an ugly race Sunday near Phoenix, Ariz.
Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final […]

Sun, 11/11/18 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set