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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Team owner Rick Hendrick and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson first met William Byron as a youngster when he came trick-or-treating at Johnson’s house and Hendrick’s granddaughter’s home on Halloween. In fact, Byron still has the pillow case Johnson signed that night.
A few years later Byron told Hendrick his dream was […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 13:49 | Comments Off on Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
Russia’s Aleshin Makes IndyCar History
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Mikhail Aleshin made open-wheel history Saturday at Pocono Raceway as the first Russian to win a pole position during qualifying for the ABC Supply 500.
The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver averaged 220.445 mph over two laps in the No. 7 SMP Racing Honda to collect his first pole in his 31st career Verizon IndyCar Series start. […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Russia’s Aleshin Makes IndyCar History
Hagan Claims Pole in Brainerd
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Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan rocketed to pole position Saturday with a record performance at the 35th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway.
Hagan blistered the track in his Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots Dodge Charger R/T with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.822-seconds at 333.82 mph to set the elapsed time world record, […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Hagan Claims Pole in Brainerd
Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The double duty gate, which also served as a barrier in Turn 2, lumbered open, allowing crew members, NASCAR officials, drivers and assorted others to walk down the steep banking that tested knee strength and into the infield of the Bristol half mile. At the time, 1992, […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Continuous rain Saturday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway forced postponement of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race to Sunday at 1 p.m.
The garage opens at 10:30 a.m. and the grandstands at 11 a.m.
The competitors managed to complete 48 laps of the 500-lap event before rain settled in for the evening. […]

Sun, 08/21/16 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race
Things Are Getting Sticky For Bristol Cup Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rosin, a sticky substance that helps rubber adhere to the track, was placed on the low groove in Bristol Motor Speedway’s turns following Friday night’s Xfinity Series race that many dubbed the best in several years.
It was the second time in two days the 18 inches of […]

Sat, 08/20/16 – 18:05 | Comments Off on Things Are Getting Sticky For Bristol Cup Race
Worsham Earns Provisional Pole In Brainerd
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Reigning world champion Del Worsham powered to the provisional Funny Car pole Friday during the opening day of qualifications for the NHRA Nationals at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway. 
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 17th event of 24 on […]

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Austin Dillon Wins Xfinity Race In OT
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Austin Dillon won Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway but had to go to overtime laps and then hold off Justin Allgaier to do it.
Also helping Dillon was leader Brad Keselowski running out of fuel during the eighth and final caution of the evening.
Dillon crossed the finish line .227 seconds ahead of Allgaier.
Kyle Larson […]

Sat, 08/20/16 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon Wins Xfinity Race In OT
Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jimmie Johnson admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that it hasn’t been a great year for his Hendrick Motorsports team, but due to the Chase format it could still produce another championship.
“A lot can happen before the season is up,” Johnson said during preparations for Saturday’s Bass […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
Edwards On Pole For Bristol Night Race
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Joe Gibbs Racing dominated Friday’s qualifying for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
JGR’s Carl Edwards won the pole for the race and will share the front row on the starting grid with teammate Denny Hamlin.
Third fastest was JGR’s Kyle Busch while JRG’s fourth driver, Matt Kenseth, was fifth fastest.
Busting up the […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole For Bristol Night Race