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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

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Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Nearly two dozen people were injured Sunday at Martinsville Speedway after the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 when a person maneuvered his vehicle out of the traffic line and plowed into a group of pedestrians.
The injured, who Virginia State Police said ranged in age from 13 to 65, were behind turns one and […]

Mon, 10/31/16 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
Hamlin Escapes Pre-Race Tragedy
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin led twice for 48 laps in Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 en route to a third-place finish, but the day didn’t begin as well as it ended for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.
Hamlin was using his golf cart for travel to-and-from an appearance before the […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Hamlin Escapes Pre-Race Tragedy
Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway and in the process, solidly set himself up to earn a record-tying seventh title.
The win moves Johnson into the Chase playoff’s’ final Round of Four, which will be contested at Homestead-Miami Speedway in three weeks.
If Johnson finishes ahead […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 15:42 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Earnhardt Eyes ’17: Sitting Home Not A Lot Of Fun
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Sunday his intentions were to race next year and his Hendrick Motorsports team was handling bookings for 2017 as usual.
“We are doing all our photo shoots and everything with anticipation of our sponsors marketing me as the driver of the No. 88 car,” […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Eyes ’17: Sitting Home Not A Lot Of Fun
Schatz Wins Outlaw Championship In Style
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North Dakotan Donny Schatz celebrated his eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars championship in historic fashion Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The veteran Tony Stewart Racing driver passed David Gravel on Lap 14 and romped to his 25th win of the season during the Bad Boy Off Road World of […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Schatz Wins Outlaw Championship In Style
Brown Closes In On Championship
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With all the enthusiasm of a self-described “little kid,” Antron Brown could be crowned a three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Sunday.
Brown will open eliminations at the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a 148-point lead over runnerup Doug Kalitta, who outscored the two-time/reigning champion in qualifying points, […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Brown Closes In On Championship
Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martin Truex Jr. readily admits the week after his elimination from NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Chase at Talladega has been a tough one.
After all, Truex’s strong Toyota was one of the favorites in the title run. He lost the season opening Daytona 500 by inches, produced a dominating […]

Sun, 10/30/16 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter
Outlaws Celebrate In Charlotte
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A frenetic Friday of Bad Boy Off-Road World of Outlaws World Finals racing saw three drivers from different sections of the United States celebrate at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Louisiana native Jason Johnson stormed to his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car win of the season while West Virginia’s Josh Richards rallied for his […]

Sat, 10/29/16 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Outlaws Celebrate In Charlotte
Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies
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Matt Hagan’s late-season rush for a third NHRA Funny Car world championship gained additional traction Friday, when the Don Schumacher Racing ace powered to the provisional pole after two rounds of qualifications for the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Hagan ran a track-record 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.872-seconds at 329.18 mph in his Mopar Express Lane/Rocky […]

Sat, 10/29/16 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies
Truex on Martinsville Pole
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One week after being eliminated from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, Martin Truex Jr. showed that he will still be a factor in the Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway as he captured the pole for Sunday’s race.
For Truex, it’s his second straight pole and fifth of the season, but first at Martinsville.
“It’s fun […]

Fri, 10/28/16 – 19:36 | Comments Off on Truex on Martinsville Pole