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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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Langdon Lands Kalitta Ride
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Team Kalitta will field 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon in a third, full-time team sponsored by Global Electronic Technology beginning with Round 5 of the 2017 schedule later this month at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Langdon competed in 30 national events for Don Schumacher Racing while “on loan” […]

Fri, 04/7/17 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Langdon Lands Kalitta Ride
Book Brings Blue Oval Memories Back To Life
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – I’m a “Chevy guy,” have been since 1971. But I grew up in a Ford family.
First car I drove was my father, John Sr.’s, black-with-white-top 1953 Ford Crown Victoria; learned to drive a manual transmission on his black 1961 Falcon station wagon, complete with three-on-the-tree; got […]

Thu, 04/6/17 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Book Brings Blue Oval Memories Back To Life
Talladega Tales: Waltrip And Marlin Look Back
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NASHVILLE – They were fast times and fun times, and last week Darrell Waltrip and Sterling Marlin shared some of their favorite Talladega memories at a media luncheon to promote the May 7 race.
“Talladega Superspeedway is an animal unto itself,” Waltrip said.
“The first time I rolled onto the track and looked down that giant straightaway […]

Tue, 04/4/17 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Talladega Tales: Waltrip And Marlin Look Back
Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
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Nitro aces Tommy Johnson Jr. and Antron Brown collaborated to give Don Schumacher Racing its respective 299th and 300th NHRA victories Sunday, capping an historic ending to the 18th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
In addition to DSR’s performances by Johnson in Funny Car and Brown in Top Fuel, 17-year-old Tanner Gray became the youngest […]

Mon, 04/3/17 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go, moved out to a relatively comfortable lead and went on to win Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the second of the year for Keselowski – who also won at Las Vegas three weeks ago – and […]

Sun, 04/2/17 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
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Greg Anderson defeated Shane Gray Saturday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, Pro Stock’s annual bonus race-within-a-race, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Anderson powered his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro to a quarter-mile pass in 6.684-seconds at 205.47 mph to better Gray’s 6.699/206.26 effort to claim the $50,000 prize and the opportunity to walk […]

Sun, 04/2/17 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
Elliott Picks Up Truck Victory
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Chase Elliott sprinted away from the field after a restart with 12 laps to go to easily win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Defending Series champion Johnny Sauter finished second, 1.865 seconds back.
“It was fun today,” Elliott said.
“It was a hard-fought battle, for sure.”
Elliott’s big move after the restart was a block […]

Sat, 04/1/17 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Elliott Picks Up Truck Victory
Rain Puts Larson On Martinsville Pole
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Rain washed out qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, putting Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson on the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET on FS1) on the basis of owner points.
Larson, who won last weekend’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
He finished third at the Martinsville short track a year […]

Fri, 03/31/17 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Larson On Martinsville Pole
Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Concussion symptoms in his rearview mirror, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one week away from his next career challenge _ the repaved and re-profiled racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt and his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series peers will roll onto the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth as […]

Fri, 03/31/17 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
New Indy Cars Taking Shape
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Design of the “universal car” scheduled to debut in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 is coming into focus.
INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the premier North American open-wheel racing series, has released new images of the universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will be used by all competitors in 2018. Following this year’s theme of “NEXT,” the […]

Fri, 03/31/17 – 7:18 | Comments Off on New Indy Cars Taking Shape