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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
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Kasey Kahne swore on Friday that despite have a season that is sort of un-Kahne-like and definitely un-Hendrick Motorsports-like and absolutely in need of an 11th-hour miracle to salvage a playoff berth, everthing’s cool.
“I’ve been really calm,” Kahne said prior to the first practice of the weekend for Saturday night’s Chase to the Chase finale at […]

Sat, 09/12/15 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Seizing every opportunity is critical to one’s success in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, but before the 16-driver field is set one more obstacle must be cleared – Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Eleven drivers already are guaranteed berths in the field via one […]

Sat, 09/12/15 – 7:40 | Comments Off on The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
Elliott Gets His First XFINITY Victory Of Season
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Chase Elliott was first off pit road under caution on Lap 218 of 250 and held the top spot the rest of the way in breaking a 39-race XFINITY Series winless streak on Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Elliott’s victory trimmed his deficit to 21 points behind series leader Chris Buescher, who finished 10th. Elliott’s […]

Sat, 09/12/15 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Elliott Gets His First XFINITY Victory Of Season
Logano On Pole At Richmond
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Joey Logano collected his second straight Sprint Cup Series pole at Richmond International Raceway Friday when he logged the fastest lap for Saturday night’s final race before the start of the Chase playoffs.
With a lap at 21.349 seconds, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won his fifth pole of the season.
Logano, who won the pole earlier […]

Fri, 09/11/15 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole At Richmond
Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
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RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin said Friday the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee wasn’t painful when he was in his race car and his only limitation was being able to walk without crutches.
“I think I’m probably about a day or maybe two away from maybe ditching the extra crutch to walk around, […]

Fri, 09/11/15 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
A Course In History: IMRRC At The Glen Is Gold
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The streets of this sleepy Upstate New York village will reverberate with the roar of engines beginning Friday, as the 22nd annual Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival celebrates “the day they stopped the trains” for the first post-World War II road-race in the United States.
That was […]

Fri, 09/11/15 – 12:05 | Comments Off on A Course In History: IMRRC At The Glen Is Gold
NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
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A 23-race national event tour – with a return to Heartland Park Topeka pending – constitutes the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.  
NHRA officials currently are talking with the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka, and a 24th race could be added to the 2016 schedule pending the outcome of those […]

Wed, 09/9/15 – 15:18 | Comments Off on NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball
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Joe Gibbs Racing said Wednesday that driver Denny Hamlin suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee while playing basketballTuesday night.
Hamlin had a MRI this morning to confirm the diagnosis and has been evaluated by the medical team at OrthoCarolina.
He has received the medical clearance necessary to continue racing activities and is expected […]

Wed, 09/9/15 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball
U.S. Nats Produce First-Time Winners, Watery Eyes
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For the second time during this weekend’s U.S. Nationals, wet weather struck Lucas Oil Raceway. Sunday’s moisture at the historic old drag strip did not come in the form of rain, however. Rather it was the result of tears of joy as the first-time winners of The Big Go simply could not contain their emotions […]

Mon, 09/7/15 – 18:50 | Comments Off on U.S. Nats Produce First-Time Winners, Watery Eyes
Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
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Some notes and thoughts from Sunday night’s Southern 500 at what appeared to be a very fan-packed Darlington Raceway:
– Kyle Busch completed his Chase chase after finishing seventh at Darlington. The points he earned locked him in to the top 30 and, thus, enabled the Joe Gibbs Racing driver to meet the special playoff berth-securing […]

Mon, 09/7/15 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth