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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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Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
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Richie Crampton clocked a career-best elapsed time at Brainerd International Raceway en route to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, capping a record-setting Sunday at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of unseasonably cool and overcast weather conditions at the Minnesota facility to reset all […]

Mon, 08/24/15 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Porsche Has Big Day at VIR
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Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet led every lap en route to their third consecutive TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory in the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR in Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway.
The factory-backed team scored its second consecutive 1-2 finish, with the No. 912 entry of Earl Bamber […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 19:05 | Comments Off on Porsche Has Big Day at VIR
Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya stretched his points lead well into the fairly comfortably zone and Honda engines continued to show good power.
But after the race, very few people in the paddocks were in a celebratory mood because of uncertainty about the […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck
Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Joey Logano’s Saturday victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race, Team Penske has now won three of the last five night races at Bristol Motor Speedway to move owner Roger Penske into sole position of second on the tough half-mile track’s all-time win list.
Previously, Penske was tied for second with […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
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For the third consecutive race, Jack Beckman has clocked the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history.
Beckman drove his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger to an amazing 3.901 second elapsed time to take the No. 1 qualifying position in a rain-shortened day of racing Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
Penske Rules Qualifying At Pocono
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Team Penske swept the top three positions in qualifications for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Helio Castroneves earned his fourth Verizon P1 Award of the season with a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph (1 minute, 21.6217 seconds) on the 2.5-mile triangular oval in the No. 3 Shell V-Power Team Penske Chevrolet.
Castroneves bumped Simon […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Penske Rules Qualifying At Pocono
Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible
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All-American boy Graham Rahal proudly says he is about to enter “two of the biggest races of my career” within nine points of his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Rahal’s breakthrough campaign could take a massive swing Sunday during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, the season’s penultimate event and final oval-track race of 2015. […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible
JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
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Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in Sprint Cup qualifying for the second straight week on Friday.
Denny Hamlin drove his No. 11 JGR Toyota around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) on Friday to win the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race (on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET).
Hamlin edged Kyle […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 7:22 | Comments Off on JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Speedway Motorsports Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith is attending this weekend’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this summer, it was announced Friday.
“We talked about this for the last few days actually, about having a conversation because health and personal matters are […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 7:05 | Comments Off on SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma
Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
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By Reid Spencer
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BRISTOL, Tenn.  – When Chris Buescher’s Ford faltered on a green-white-checkered restart on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch took full advantage, as is his custom.
In a Food City 300 that went to two laps of overtime at the .533-mile short track, Busch finished .427 seconds ahead of Kyle […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 6:50 | Comments Off on Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol