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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Kalitta Adds Coughlin
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas _ Kalitta Motorsports will expand to a sixth nitro entry for the first time in its 57-year history in 2017, when the organization founded and owned by drag racing legend Connie Kalitta will field a third Top Fuel dragster driven by Troy Coughlin Jr.
Announced Friday during the 31st […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 20:54 | Comments Off on Kalitta Adds Coughlin
Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chase driver Matt Kenseth on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
Kenseth edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in Friday’s s knockout qualifying session at the 1.5-mile track. with a lap at 28.112 seconds (192.089 mph) to Busch’s 28.113 seconds […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
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KANSAS, Kan. – NASCAR’s seemingly unending marches back to the drawing board will continue in 2017 as officials announced updates to its performance and safety packages Friday at Kansas Speedway, site of this weekend’s racing.
As they have in the many of the recent performance rules, the changes for next year will concentrate on aerodynamics and […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Apparently eyes will remain desert-sand dry at Hendrick Motorsports after Stewart-Haas Racing bolts the HMS/Chevrolet fold and moves into the Ford camp next season.
So said Hendrick bell cow driver Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway on Friday. The alliance between the teams, he said, has become one-sided.
SHR […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Force Vs. Schumacher Rivalry Arrives In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ARLINGTON, Texas – NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoff season launches into its second half Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Funny Car rivalry between Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing is, in a word…well, what is the word, Courtney Force?
“I wouldn’t say it’s ‘bitter,’ it just makes […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Force Vs. Schumacher Rivalry Arrives In Texas
Sebastien Bourdais Flipping Back To Coyne
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastien Bourdais will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with Dale Coyne Racing, where he will be reunited with the engineer who guided him to four consecutive Champ Car World Series titles.
Craig Hampson orchestrated Bourdais’ impressive title run from 2004-2007 at Newman/Haas Racing. In 56 total starts during that […]

Thu, 10/13/16 – 14:43 | Comments Off on Sebastien Bourdais Flipping Back To Coyne
X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Prior to Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, several drivers pointed to the Round of 12 as the toughest in the Chase because of Talladega Superspeedway and the “big one” that’s always expected.
However, Sunday the 1.5-mile Charlotte track showed it could be just as […]

Mon, 10/10/16 – 7:59 | Comments Off on X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega
Wallace Moves Up, Dillon Down in Xfinity Series Chase
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CONCORD, N.C. – After Sunday’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. admitted he could shed a tear for joy, but a devastated Ty Dillon probably could have shed many for disappointment.
That’s because Wallace, who finished 20th, advanced to the second round in the Xfinity Series Chase while Dillon didn’t […]

Mon, 10/10/16 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Wallace Moves Up, Dillon Down in Xfinity Series Chase
Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race
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Jimmie Johnson ended a career-longest 24-race winless streak on Sunday when he won the hurricane-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory give him automatic entry into the upcoming Round of Eight in the Chase playoffs, thus keeping hopes alive for Johnson to win a record-tying seventh Cup championship.
Johnson led 155 laps at […]

Sun, 10/9/16 – 15:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race
Hurricane Smacks DIS; Charlotte Race Postponed
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Daytona International Speedway officials said the facility, which is home to NASCAR’s most important race – the Daytona 500 – suffered damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Meanwhile, Matthew forced postponement of the Sprint Cup Series race from Saturday night to Sunday at noon.
NBC will broadcast the first race in the Round of 12 of the Chase for the NASCAR […]

Sat, 10/8/16 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Hurricane Smacks DIS; Charlotte Race Postponed