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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class
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A series of changes for the Pro Stock category designed to increase spectator appeal, make the class more relevant from a technology standpoint, and enhance the overall pit experience for fans of the Factory Hot Rod class were announced by the NHRA on Saturday.
The changes will be mandated in two waves. Three changes will take […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:17 | Comments Off on NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class
Force Adds To Pole Pile
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Funny Car icon John Force secured his record-extending 154th career pole Saturday during final qualifications for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 24 […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Force Adds To Pole Pile
Kyle Busch’s Last-Lap Pass Gives Him Win In Indy
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Kyle Busch made up for a rare bad late-race restart by calmly tracking down leader Ryan Blaney over the final 10 laps, passing Blaney with half a lap to go and edging away to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I just got close enough to make him (Blaney) mess up and made […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Last-Lap Pass Gives Him Win In Indy
Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With a race victory and, almost assuredly, a Chase berth already bagged this season, you’d think that winning a mid-season pole would elicit little more than a couple dozen perfunctory nods to his sponsors and team from Carl Edwards.
But the pole that Edwards won on Saturday was far from a […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 14:10 | Comments Off on Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
Former Champs Current Leaders At Bandimere
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Three-time world champion Larry Dixon raced into the qualifying lead in Top Fuel during Friday’s opening sessions of time trials for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Former Champs Current Leaders At Bandimere
Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch’s race to make the Chase picked up more momentum Sunday when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his team won the Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the second in the row for Busch and the third in the four races held since […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
Shane Stewart Crowned Kings Royal Champion
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Shane Stewart won the biggest race of his career as he claimed the iconic Kings Royal sprint car race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
The winner’s check for $50,000 was pretty big, too.
Donny Schatz dominated but ran out of fuel after leading 30 laps.
Rico Abreu finished third.
“I don’t know what to say,” said Stewart, who also […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 12:28 | Comments Off on Shane Stewart Crowned Kings Royal Champion
Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa
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Ryan Hunter-Reay’s season-long nightmare is over.
Mired in a baffling and borderline embarrassing slump, Hunter-Reay led a sweep by American drivers of the top four finishing positions and six of the top seven – en route to Victory Lane after Saturday night’s ninth annual Iowa Corn 300. RHR’s initial Verizon IndyCar Series win of the 2015 season […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa
Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
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Denny Hamlin finished Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a trophy and a new enemy.
Hamlin won the Lakes Region 200 in Loudon in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota but he left the track with fellow driver Austin Dillon crying foul and hinting at revenge.
On Lap 179 of 200, Hamlin went […]

Sat, 07/18/15 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul