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IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]

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Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
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Teen-ager Tanner Gray has completed the first step in extending his family’s drag racing legacy.
A third-generation racer, Gray capped his first full season of Pro Stock competition Monday when he was named Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner as NHRA’s top rookie performer of 2017.
Gray joined newly-crowned professional champions Brittany […]

Tue, 11/14/17 – 16:31 | Comments Off on Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
NHRA Season Ends With JFR In Total Control
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Tears of joy flowed freely among drag racing’s first family Sunday at Pomona Raceway, where Brittany Force and Robert Hight added to the burgeoning championship legacy of John Force Racing.
Brittany Force overhauled Steve Torrence to claim her first Top Fuel world championship while also claiming victory in the 53rd annual […]

Mon, 11/13/17 – 12:31 | Comments Off on NHRA Season Ends With JFR In Total Control
Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
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Matt Kenseth, a former champion who has no ride for the 2018 season, held off Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, who is not eligible to move to the final four in the Cup Playoffs and who will be dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing in favor of unproven […]

Sun, 11/12/17 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Krawiec Nails Down 2017 Bikes Championship
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Eddie Krawiec did some impromptu heavy-lifting Saturday afternoon at Pomona Raceway, hoisting the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle trophy overhead after clinching his fourth world championship.
The New Jersey native secured his latest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title in style by qualifying on-pole for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto […]

Sun, 11/12/17 – 10:04 | Comments Off on Krawiec Nails Down 2017 Bikes Championship
Byron Collects PIR Xfinity Win
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William Byron won Saturday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway to advance to the Championship 4 race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Behind him, JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler also qualified for the title race with finishes of 10th and 18th respectively. The JRM trio will join Daniel Hemric in an all-Chevrolet finale, after Hemric ran […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 19:45 | Comments Off on Byron Collects PIR Xfinity Win
Sauter Captures Phoenix
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Johnny Sauter continued his march to a second-straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by winning Friday night’s race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The race was marred by three red flags, the last of which allowed Sauter to get the victory.
When Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christopher Bell and Noah Gragson wrecked during an intense side-by-side duel with […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Sauter Captures Phoenix
Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
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Ryan Blaney posted a lap at Phoenix Raceway in 26.098 seconds (137.942 mph) to edge Denny Hamlin (137.936 mph) by .001 for the top starting spot in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race; the final race in the Playoff’s Round of 8 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET).
With the Playoff field set to be trimmed from eight drivers to four […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 8:55 | Comments Off on Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona
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Top Fuel title contender Brittany Force cut into Steve Torrence’s point-lead via the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history Friday during qualifying for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Force earned the provisional pole with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.667-seconds at 330.31 mph, breaking the track record for elapsed time. Force […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona
Capps Determined To Stay No. 1
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Fifteen points separate Ron Capps from the “coolest part” of a last-chance bid to extend his reign as NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Winning a championship has been bigger than I could have ever imagined for a lot of different reasons,” said Capps, previewing this weekend’s season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. “The coolest part […]

Fri, 11/10/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Capps Determined To Stay No. 1
SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Aric Almirola and his primary sponsor will join Stewart-Haas Racing’s revamped Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup for the 2018 season in the No. 10 car currently wheeled by Danica Patrick.
Almirola, currently driving the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will compete in SHR’s No. 10 Smithfield Foods […]

Thu, 11/9/17 – 16:57 | Comments Off on SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10