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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

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Allgaier Wins Chicagoland
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Grabbing the lead with a bold move to the inside after a restart on Lap 186 of 200, Justin Allgaier, an Illinois native, captured the victory in Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series regular-season finale at Chicagoland Speedway.
Brendan Gaughan rallied from three laps down to finish 13th on the lead lap and nail down the […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Allgaier Wins Chicagoland
Newgarden To Start Championship-Deciding Sonoma On Pole
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Point-leader Josef Newgarden withstood constant pressure from his nearest Verizon IndyCar Series championship competitors Saturday to set a track record and secure the Verizon P1 Award during qualifying for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, earned his first pole of the season and second of his six-year career with a wide-open […]

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Courtney Force To Start ‘Second Season’ From Pole
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Courtney Force powered into the Funny Car pole position Saturday as qualifying concluded for the start of NHRA’s “Second Season” at the 10th annual Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured poles in their respective categories at the first of six playoff […]

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Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs
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CONCORD, N.C. – Wind tunnels have been used for decades to perfect the aerodynamics of race cars, but NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor Andrew Hines noted that in his class his body provides the aero package.
“We’re going down the track and we’re trying to do everything we can to stay […]

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Kyle Busch Opens Playoffs On Pole
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Kyle Busch drove to the pole for Sunday’s plahyoff-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday.
The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing Camry laid down a lap at 28.792-seconds at 187.963 mph to earn the pole.
Teammate Denny Hamlin (186.168 mph) was second in the final round, 0.277 seconds off Busch’s pace.
The pole was […]

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Sauter Claims Chicago Truck Win
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Johnny Sauter passed regular-season champion Christopher Bell for the lead on Lap 123 of 150 and drove away to win Friday Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway by 2.005 seconds over Chase Briscoe, who passed Bell for second on Lap 136.
Fighting for the final position in the playoffs, Ryan Truex won the first 35-lap stage […]

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IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Setting Pace At Somoma
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Championship leader Josef Newgarden paced a pair of practices _ and a Team Penske sweep of the top four positions _ as on-track preparation began Friday for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Holding a tenuous, three-point lead over Scott Dixon entering the weekend at Sonoma Raceway, […]

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Kalitta Pops To Top At Qualifying In Carolina
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Doug Kalitta powered to the provisional pole position during Top Fuel qualifying Friday evening on the opening day of the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the first of […]

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Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown is known for his lightning fast performances at the dragstrip, but this year the track has actually been the place where he could slow his lifestyle and relax.
“It’s been crazy. I never appreciated my bed so much when I go […]

Fri, 09/15/17 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses
Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps begins defense of his crown the same weekend that Chase Elliott opens his NASCAR title hopes in his playoffs, but the bond between the two goes beyond sharing the same sponsor – NAPA Auto Parts.
Capps looked up to Chase’s father, Bill, […]

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