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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Most sports have stories within stories. You know; little sidebar events or moments that have little to do with season championships but mean plenty to those who compete in those events.
This weekend in the Great Northwest, the NHRA has an super interesting sidebar attraction going as it will wrap up […]

Thu, 08/6/15 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive
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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

Mon, 08/3/15 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive
Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
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Matt Kenseth blew past car after car that were slowing from empty fuel cells on the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and went on to win his second race of the season.
The victory was Kenseth’s second of the season, first at Pocono and allowed him to clinch a berth […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Graham Rahal was not all that happy following Saturday’s qualifying session at his favorite race track. He was wonderfully happy following Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Rahal won the Honda Indy 200 on the winding, flowing road circuit and in doing so took a significant step toward […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
Blaney Not In Giving Mood At Iowa; Takes First XFINITY Victory
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Ryan Blaney stayed well ahead of the trouble on Saturday night and went on to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway.
Driving the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, Blaney led a 252 of 260 laps in the race. The victory was his first in the series.
To get it, he had to avoid a […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Blaney Not In Giving Mood At Iowa; Takes First XFINITY Victory
Krawiec Victorious In Bike Battle; Sonoma Field Set
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Eddie Krawiec’s Excellent Mid-Summer Adventure continued Saturday, when the three-time world champion won the NHRA Pro Bike Battle at the 28th annual Sonoma Nationals.
Krawiec also secured pole position in the two-wheel category at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in California’s wine country. Krawiec, who bagged his second pole of the season and […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 7:04 | Comments Off on Krawiec Victorious In Bike Battle; Sonoma Field Set
Dixon Blazes To Pole At Mid-Ohio
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Mr. Mid-Ohio struck again at Saturday.
Scott Dixon shattered a 16-year-old track record in earning the pole for Sunday’s 90-lap Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Dixon, who won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2014 after starting at the rear of the 22-car grid, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 4.5814 seconds (125.869 mph) during the […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Dixon Blazes To Pole At Mid-Ohio
Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
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Kyle Busch’s incredible from-operating-table-to-Victory Lane run continued Saturday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The start at Pocono Saturday was his first in a truck since returning from the Feb. 21 accident at Daytona that resulted in broken bones in his legs and kept him out of cockpits for […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
Notes: Honda, INDYCAR Close In On New Deal
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Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr said Friday a contract extension with INDYCAR to supply engines and aerodynamic bodywork packages to the Verizon IndyCar Series past the current season is close to being finalized.
“Back when we started this, we had a lot of discussion about some of the technical issues and the technical vision […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Notes: Honda, INDYCAR Close In On New Deal
Beckman Fastest In Sonoma
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“Fast” Jack Beckman powered his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday, as he raced into the provisional qualifying lead during the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in their categories […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Beckman Fastest In Sonoma