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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Final Fields Set At U.S. Nationals
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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories as No. 1 qualifiers at the world’s most prestigious drag race – the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
Shawn Langdon and Jack Beckman raced to thrilling $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout victories in their respective [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Race Day Not All R and R For Ryan Newman
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the third installment in a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part One and Two)
HAMPTON, Ga. [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:52 | One Comment
Pagenaud Wins Street Fight
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Simon Pagenaud became a two-time IZOD IndyCar Series race-winner Sunday when he won the Grand Prix of Baltimore street race.
In picking up the victory, and because many of the series’ top points earners ran into trouble in Baltimore, Pagenaud moved up to third in the season standings.
“The car was fantastic,” Pagenaud said. “We got very [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Teen Chase Elliott Wins Canadian Truck Race
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Seventeen-year-old Chase Elliott won Sunday’s inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Motorsports Park.
Elliott sent race leader Ty Dillon hard into the tire barriers in the 2.459-mile road course’s final turn to get his first victory.
Elliott, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, won in just his sixth [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious
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Even with just two races to go until the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, there are still a large handful of berth-earning scenarios. That, thanks to tight points races and, of course, the wild card provision.
But it’s also easy to identify the drivers who could semi-accurately [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 9:53 | One Comment
Graf, Luhr Clinch Final ALMS Championship
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Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr combined to clinch their second consecutive – and the final – American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón P1 championship with a victory in the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, their sixth consecutive victory from the 2013 season.
Clinching the title means that the Graf/Luhr combo will go [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Harvick Uproots Busch In Atlanta Nationwide Race
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Kevin Harvick was able to keep Kyle Busch behind him over a seven-lap run to the finish of Saturday night’s Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series and win the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Harvick beat Busch to the finish line by .580 seconds after clearing the No. 54 Toyota with five laps left. The narrow [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Hagan Speeds To The Top At U.S. Nationals
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NHRA Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan shattered both ends of the track record and took over the qualifying lead Saturday at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the world’s [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Newman Warms Up For Talladega In Atlanta
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the second of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click  for part one and three.)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

Sat, 08/31/13 – 18:20 | One Comment
Dixon On Pole In Baltimore
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Scott Dixon earned the pole position for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in the streets of Baltimore by blitzing the 2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit in 1 minute, 18.0838 seconds on his final lap.
The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s pole was his 19th.  It broke a tie with Danny Sullivan and Dixon is now tied with [...]

Sat, 08/31/13 – 17:11 | Comments Off