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There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

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Bell Wins Kansas, Loses Love Of Teammate
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Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.
In addition to earning the checkered flag, Bell incurred the animosity of teammate Erik Jones, who apparently didn’t like the slide-job pass for the lead Bell put on him with three laps to go.
Jones let Bell know of his displeasure while […]

Sat, 10/21/17 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Bell Wins Kansas, Loses Love Of Teammate
Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel’s bid to close the gap to Formula One point-leader Lewis Hamilton during the United States Grand Prix weekend has taken on another layer of drama.
Vettel, of Scuderia Ferrari, trails Hamilton and his Mercedes by 59 points (306-247) heading into Round 17 of the 20-race schedule Sunday at Circuit […]

Sat, 10/21/17 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend
Truex Jr. Drives To Pole At ‘Home’ Kansas Track
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Kansas Speedway can sort of, kind of, in a way be considered Furniture Row Racing’s home track as it sit just down Interstate 70 from Denver, Colo. Well, 600 miles or so down the I-70 but, hey, everybody has to have a place to call home.
On Friday, FRR’s Martin Truex Jr. delighted the “home folks” […]

Fri, 10/20/17 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Drives To Pole At ‘Home’ Kansas Track
Alonso To Stick With McLaren In 2018
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Buoyed by an impending switch from Honda to Renault power, Fernando Alonso has signed a “long-term partnership” with McLaren beginning with the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Alonso’s decision, confirmed Thursday, ended speculation the two-time World Driving Champion could leave the team after a frustrating campaign that saw the Spaniard skip the prestigious Monaco […]

Fri, 10/20/17 – 16:12 | Comments Off on Alonso To Stick With McLaren In 2018
Torrence Ready To Resume Countdown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than […]

Thu, 10/19/17 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Torrence Ready To Resume Countdown
Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – “Interesting”, “challenging”, “intimidating” and “tricky” are just a few of the words used Wednesday by NASCAR drivers to describe Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course that will be used next year for the Bank of America 500.
“(We’re) still trying to figure it all out,” said Martin Truex Jr., […]

Thu, 10/19/17 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’
Hight’s Countdown-Roll Picks Up Steam
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – When Robert Hight looks at the calendar, he is convinced it reads “Procktober.”
Hight and crew chief/tuning wizard Jimmy Prock continued their pursuit of the 2017 NHRA Funny Car world championship Sunday with a victory over point-leader Ron Capps in the final of the 32nd annual AAA Texas […]

Sun, 10/15/17 – 20:01 | Comments Off on Hight’s Countdown-Roll Picks Up Steam
Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
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Brad Keselowski survived a late-race wreckfest, pulled off a last-lap pass and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The win was Keselowski’s fifth at the restrictor-plate track, his third there since 2012 and moves him into the next round of the Playoffs.
“It’s a special day any day you can win,” he said, “but to […]

Sun, 10/15/17 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Top Fuel point-leader Steve Torrence walked away from a grinding, parts-spewing crash Sunday afternoon in his quarterfinal race of the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Moments after Torrence had defeated Richie Crampton, his Capco Contractors dragster took a hard-left into the concrete retaining wall at over 300 […]

Sun, 10/15/17 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps admittedly has been monitoring Sunday’s forecast for North Texas with the passion of The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
“It’s funny how you start looking at so many little things,” said Capps, the class point-leader heading into Sunday’s final eliminations of […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 20:37 | Comments Off on NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather