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INDIANAPOLIS – Hide the computers and wrenches along pit road. Open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr. is returning to the grid for the start of Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Foyt, 81, began the Month of May with this lament: “Wish I was still driving, but I don’t know if I could pass the physical.”
Not […]

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Wilkerson’s Big Season Continues
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Tim Wilkerson rode a personal-best elapsed time to the pole position in Funny Car as qualifications concluded Saturday for the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals. 
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also locked-up No. 1 positions in their respective categories during the sixth event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season at […]

Sun, 05/1/16 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Wilkerson’s Big Season Continues
Chase Elliott on Talladega Pole
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Rookie Chase Elliott drove to the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
It was the Hendrick Motorsports drivers second pole of the season – the other coming at Daytona for the season-opening 500.
His fast lap was at 192.661 mph.
“This is definitely a special place,” Elliott said. “It’s cool to get it […]

Sat, 04/30/16 – 13:47 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott on Talladega Pole
Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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On the one-year anniversary of his strategic partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, native Texan Steve Torrence is determined to take the affiliation to the next level during this weekend’s 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Torrence, winner of the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead […]

Sat, 04/30/16 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
Junior Has Big Memories of Talladega ’15
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By Reid Spencer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Drivers have short memories when it comes to races won and lost, but last year’s Talladega Chase race is one that stick’s in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mind – and in his craw.
Needing a win to advance to the Round of 8 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Junior Has Big Memories of Talladega ’15
Texas Test To Precede Rush To Indy
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FORT WORTH, Texas – While open-wheel racing’s Month of May beckons every IndyCar Series driver and team, a single Saturday night in June will be the cumulative focus during a test Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway.
More than two-thirds of the Indycar Series field is scheduled to participate in a day-long session […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Texas Test To Precede Rush To Indy
Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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SHAWNEE, Kan. – It was pre-Kansas Speedway-event media day at a local bowling alley Wednesday and Martin Truex Jr. was addressing the topics de jour in NASCAR with much more ease than he was picking up strikes and spares.
He cruised his way through questions about lug nuts, paybacks, aero packages […]

Fri, 04/29/16 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
Pritchett/Vandergriff Band Back Together For Houston
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Leah Pritchett’s patchwork NHRA Top Fuel schedule will continue this weekend during the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals near Houston, where the recent national event winner will reunite with her Bob Vandergriff Racing team via sponsorship from Texas-based Quaker State.
Pritchett, who won her first Top Fuel event in Race No. 2 of the Mello […]

Thu, 04/28/16 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Pritchett/Vandergriff Band Back Together For Houston
IndyCar’s Pagenaud Rolls Into The Month Of May
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sans apology, Simon Pagenaud channeled his inner Jean Girard during the closing laps of Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. And perhaps the best news for runner-up Graham Rahal is that he exited Barber Motorsports Park without a kiss from the Frenchman.
All references to Talladega Nights _ The Ballad […]

Tue, 04/26/16 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Pagenaud Rolls Into The Month Of May
Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
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Race teams, as do most other teams, meet and debrief in the days following the sporting events in which they were involved. This week’s meeting at Joe Gibbs Racing could be a beauty.
On the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway, JGR driver Carl Edwards caught and pushed the race-leading […]

Mon, 04/25/16 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
Brittany Force Adds To Historic Roll At Four-Wides
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – After taking 75 races to collect her first NHRA Top Fuel victory, Brittany Force wasted little time in snatching her second and etching her name in the history books Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods.
Force’s second career Top Fuel victory […]

Mon, 04/25/16 – 7:04 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Adds To Historic Roll At Four-Wides