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Reigning world champion Ron Capps reclaimed the NHRA Funny Car point-lead Sunday with a playoff victory at Maple Grove Raceway that neatly fit his definition of that’s amore!
Capps powered past Courtney Force in the final of the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals to claim his first win at the facility in Reading, Pa., retaking the […]

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Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher will be the first to admit that his 2016 season has fallen into the roller-coaster category.
After all, the season was 12 races old before he recorded a top-20 finish at Dover in May. And he didn’t acquire a top-15 until Indianapolis in July. That’s why when he emerged victorious […]

Mon, 08/22/16 – 11:46 | Comments Off on Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth
Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Only two weeks have passed since Bryan Clauson succumbed to injuries suffered in a crash during the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas, but for his friends Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson the loss is still painfully fresh.
“He was a great person, awesome race car driver,” Larson said Friday at Bristol Motor […]

Mon, 08/22/16 – 11:41 | Comments Off on Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol
Brittany Force Notches Fiery Win In Brainerd
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Brittany Force made the most of her return to the Top Fuel final of the 35th annual NHRA Nationals Sunday. One year after finishing as runner-up to No. 1 qualifier Richie Crampton, Force defeated two-time/reigning world champion Antron Brown during a wild, fireball-spewing lap at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway.
“It’s just awesome to be able to win […]

Mon, 08/22/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Notches Fiery Win In Brainerd
IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed
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If Josef Newgarden greets you with an awkward left-handed shake, don’t take it personally. The rising Verizon IndyCar Series star still is feeling the pain of the broken right hand he suffered during a crash at Texas Motor Speedway last month.
“Everyone thought my (broken) clavicle was going to be a problem. I got plated […]

Mon, 08/22/16 – 7:16 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed
Harvick Wins Weather-Plagued Bristol ‘Night Race’
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Kevin Harvick on Sunday won the Bristol “Night Race” that ended in the day because of rainy weather in eastern Tennessee on Saturday.
Aiding Stewart-Haas Racing Harvick’s victory were wrecks and mishaps suffered by several other drivers who had legitimate chance to win at the high-banked, half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway track.
“Yeah, just really from the drop […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 20:11 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Weather-Plagued Bristol ‘Night Race’
Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Team owner Rick Hendrick and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson first met William Byron as a youngster when he came trick-or-treating at Johnson’s house and Hendrick’s granddaughter’s home on Halloween. In fact, Byron still has the pillow case Johnson signed that night.
A few years later Byron told Hendrick his dream was […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 13:49 | Comments Off on Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
Russia’s Aleshin Makes IndyCar History
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Mikhail Aleshin made open-wheel history Saturday at Pocono Raceway as the first Russian to win a pole position during qualifying for the ABC Supply 500.
The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver averaged 220.445 mph over two laps in the No. 7 SMP Racing Honda to collect his first pole in his 31st career Verizon IndyCar Series start. […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Russia’s Aleshin Makes IndyCar History
Hagan Claims Pole in Brainerd
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Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan rocketed to pole position Saturday with a record performance at the 35th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway.
Hagan blistered the track in his Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots Dodge Charger R/T with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.822-seconds at 333.82 mph to set the elapsed time world record, […]

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Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The double duty gate, which also served as a barrier in Turn 2, lumbered open, allowing crew members, NASCAR officials, drivers and assorted others to walk down the steep banking that tested knee strength and into the infield of the Bristol half mile. At the time, 1992, […]

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Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Continuous rain Saturday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway forced postponement of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race to Sunday at 1 p.m.
The garage opens at 10:30 a.m. and the grandstands at 11 a.m.
The competitors managed to complete 48 laps of the 500-lap event before rain settled in for the evening. […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race