Sat, 17/11/18 – 17:48 | No Comment

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With hybrid passenger cars becoming more popular, executives with the three automotive manufacturers involved in NASCAR said Saturday they envisioned a hybrid-style engine eventually being used in the sport.
However, they admitted they didn’t know when that day would arrive since racing, like the automobile business, was a long-lead business.
“You’ve got […]

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NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn
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NHRA Championship Drag Racing will lose one of its rising stars to NASCAR at season’s end, perhaps as a one-and-done world champion.
Pro Stock point-leader Tanner Gray _ who proudly brandishes a stock car-style No. 15 on his Chevrolet Camaro SS _ will transition to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East fulltime in 2019 with DGR-Crosley. […]

Thu, 09/27/18 – 17:41 | One Comment
Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

Mon, 09/24/18 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – With the inaugural race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL looming on the horizon, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Christopher Bell breathed a sigh of relief following their performances at Richmond Raceway.
Busch’s Saturday night victory in the Federated Auto Parts 400 guaranteed him a trip to the […]

Sun, 09/23/18 – 9:02 | Comments Off on The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
Torrence On Pole At Gateway
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Point-leader Steve Torrence wheeled his Top Fuel dragster to pole position during Saturday evening’s final round of qualifying in front of a sold-out crowd at the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. 
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as No. […]

Sun, 09/23/18 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Torrence On Pole At Gateway
Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond
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Saturday did not start well for Kyle Busch but it sure ended well.
Busch, who was forced to start 39th in the 40-car field after being penalized for unapproved alterations to his car prior to the race, came all the way back to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.
“Even though […]

Sat, 09/22/18 – 23:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond
Newman To Join Roush Fenway
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RICHMOND, Va. – Ryan Newman’s engineering degree coupled with his knowledge of various race cars made him the ideal driver for Roush Fenway Racing’s flagship No. 6 Ford in 2019, Roush Fenway Racing executives said Saturday at Richmond Raceway.
“We think Ryan is fairly unique in the garage with his engineering background, with the number of […]

Sat, 09/22/18 – 17:53 | Comments Off on Newman To Join Roush Fenway
Harvick On Pole At Richmond
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Kevin Harvick took the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race by by edging Denny Hamlin by .006 seconds on Friday.
A seven-time winner this season, Harvick covered the .75-mile distance in 22.153 seconds (121.880 mph).
Harvick did not make mock qualifying runs during practice, opting to concentrate on race runs, but his car remained consistent throughout the three […]

Sat, 09/22/18 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Harvick On Pole At Richmond
Bell Bolts To Xfinity Win
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Christopher Bell captured Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs race at Richmond International Raceway.
In a race that featured Dale Earnhardt Jr. leading the most laps in his only scheduled race of 2018, Bell surged past leader Matt Tifft after a restart on Lap 237 of 250 and pulled away to beat Ross Chastain to the finish […]

Sat, 09/22/18 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Bell Bolts To Xfinity Win
Courtney Force On Provisional Pole At Gateway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Courtney Force continued her qualifying dominance Friday night at Gateway Motorsports Park, racing to the provisional Funny Car pole during the opening day of time trials for the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.
Currently third in the Countdown to the Championship point standings, Force covered the […]

Sat, 09/22/18 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Courtney Force On Provisional Pole At Gateway
Legge Headed To Charlotte
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RICHMOND, Va. – IMSA title contender Katherine Legge said Friday she will compete next weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL.
Legge, an international open-wheel and road racer, made her NASCAR debut last month at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Engine failure late in the race relegated her to a 30th-place finish. She […]

Sat, 09/22/18 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Legge Headed To Charlotte