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After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – We interrupt William Byron’s improbable pursuit of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship to revisit a not-so-long ago Halloween night and two doorbells well-rung.
Winner of the NCWTS night race at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10, Byron will look for the sweep Friday night […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
Truck Chase Intensifies This Weekend In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – With five drivers vying for three spots in NSACAR’s first Camping World Truck Series Chase, expect the intensity to ratchet-up Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Series veteran Johnny Sauter secured the first berth in the Championship 4 race slated for Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18 with his victory last Saturday at Martinsville […]

Thu, 11/3/16 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Truck Chase Intensifies This Weekend In Texas
Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride
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Juan Pablo Montoya’s tenure as a Verizon IndyCar Series free agent is over, as the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion has opted to return to Team Penske for the 101st edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next May.
Tim Cindric, Team Penske president, confirmed Montoya’s decision to officials of sanctioning body INDYCAR. The 2017 Indy 500 […]

Thu, 11/3/16 – 12:05 | Comments Off on Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride
Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
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Antron Brown finished fourth at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday but in doing so, won his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship.
After defeating Wayne Newby in the quarterfinals, Brown outlasted his two closest chasers, Doug Kalitta, who lost in the quarterfinal round to Steve Torrence, and […]

Mon, 10/31/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For weeks Jimmie Johnson has attempted to ignore any conversation about a seventh NASCAR championship, but the winner of Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway can no longer sidestep the issue.
With Johnson’s 79th career victory Sunday, he now has a guaranteed position in the Chase’s […]

Mon, 10/31/16 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Nearly two dozen people were injured Sunday at Martinsville Speedway after the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 when a person maneuvered his vehicle out of the traffic line and plowed into a group of pedestrians.
The injured, who Virginia State Police said ranged in age from 13 to 65, were behind turns one and […]

Mon, 10/31/16 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
Hamlin Escapes Pre-Race Tragedy
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin led twice for 48 laps in Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 en route to a third-place finish, but the day didn’t begin as well as it ended for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.
Hamlin was using his golf cart for travel to-and-from an appearance before the […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Hamlin Escapes Pre-Race Tragedy
Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway and in the process, solidly set himself up to earn a record-tying seventh title.
The win moves Johnson into the Chase playoff’s’ final Round of Four, which will be contested at Homestead-Miami Speedway in three weeks.
If Johnson finishes ahead […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 15:42 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Earnhardt Eyes ’17: Sitting Home Not A Lot Of Fun
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Sunday his intentions were to race next year and his Hendrick Motorsports team was handling bookings for 2017 as usual.
“We are doing all our photo shoots and everything with anticipation of our sponsors marketing me as the driver of the No. 88 car,” […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Eyes ’17: Sitting Home Not A Lot Of Fun
Schatz Wins Outlaw Championship In Style
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North Dakotan Donny Schatz celebrated his eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars championship in historic fashion Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The veteran Tony Stewart Racing driver passed David Gravel on Lap 14 and romped to his 25th win of the season during the Bad Boy Off Road World of […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Schatz Wins Outlaw Championship In Style