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Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

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Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
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Nitro aces Tommy Johnson Jr. and Antron Brown collaborated to give Don Schumacher Racing its respective 299th and 300th NHRA victories Sunday, capping an historic ending to the 18th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
In addition to DSR’s performances by Johnson in Funny Car and Brown in Top Fuel, 17-year-old Tanner Gray became the youngest […]

Mon, 04/3/17 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go, moved out to a relatively comfortable lead and went on to win Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the second of the year for Keselowski – who also won at Las Vegas three weeks ago – and […]

Sun, 04/2/17 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
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Greg Anderson defeated Shane Gray Saturday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, Pro Stock’s annual bonus race-within-a-race, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Anderson powered his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro to a quarter-mile pass in 6.684-seconds at 205.47 mph to better Gray’s 6.699/206.26 effort to claim the $50,000 prize and the opportunity to walk […]

Sun, 04/2/17 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
Elliott Picks Up Truck Victory
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Chase Elliott sprinted away from the field after a restart with 12 laps to go to easily win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Defending Series champion Johnny Sauter finished second, 1.865 seconds back.
“It was fun today,” Elliott said.
“It was a hard-fought battle, for sure.”
Elliott’s big move after the restart was a block […]

Sat, 04/1/17 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Elliott Picks Up Truck Victory
Rain Puts Larson On Martinsville Pole
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Rain washed out qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, putting Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson on the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET on FS1) on the basis of owner points.
Larson, who won last weekend’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
He finished third at the Martinsville short track a year […]

Fri, 03/31/17 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Larson On Martinsville Pole
Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Concussion symptoms in his rearview mirror, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one week away from his next career challenge _ the repaved and re-profiled racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt and his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series peers will roll onto the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth as […]

Fri, 03/31/17 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
New Indy Cars Taking Shape
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Design of the “universal car” scheduled to debut in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 is coming into focus.
INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the premier North American open-wheel racing series, has released new images of the universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will be used by all competitors in 2018. Following this year’s theme of “NEXT,” the […]

Fri, 03/31/17 – 7:18 | Comments Off on New Indy Cars Taking Shape
Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg began the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Sunday in his new role as Josef Fan.
And after the checkered flag had fallen upon Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix, Rosberg felt compelled to tweet: “Congrats Sebastian/Ferrari. Respect. Could be […]

Tue, 03/28/17 – 12:23 | Comments Off on Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak
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Kyle Larson survived a slew of late-race restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and in doing so, ended a three-race stretch where he had finished as runner-up.
The victory for the 24-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing driver was the second of his career and helped him pad his […]

Sun, 03/26/17 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak
Ferrari Draws First F1 Blood; Wins In Australia
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Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

Sun, 03/26/17 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Ferrari Draws First F1 Blood; Wins In Australia