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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

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Kyle Busch Drives To Cup Pole At Brickyard
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Kyle Busch on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His fast lap was at 187.301 mph and in .48.051 seconds at the 2.5-mile flat track.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing, edged Stewart Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick by .25 seconds to win […]

Sat, 07/22/17 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Drives To Cup Pole At Brickyard
Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy
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Teenager William Byron held off NASCAR Cup Series veterans Paul Menard and Joey Logano over Saturday’s final laps to become the youngest winner of a major race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, capturing victory in the Lilly Diabetes 250 Xfinity Series race.
Byron _ at 19 years, 7 months _ edged Menard by 0.108-seconds in […]

Sat, 07/22/17 – 18:21 | Comments Off on Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy
Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High
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Courtney Force set both ends of the Funny Car track record Friday as John Force Racing posted a 1-2-3 sweep during the opening day of qualifications for the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders […]

Sat, 07/22/17 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High
Bowman To Be Handed Junior’s Ride In 2018
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Journeyman NASCAR driver Alex Bowman will take the wheel the No. 88 Chevrolet next season, Hendrick Motorsports announced today.
Bowman, 24, impressed the 12-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion team last year, driving the No. 88 in 10 of the last 18 races for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr.. He drove to three top-10 finishes, […]

Thu, 07/20/17 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Bowman To Be Handed Junior’s Ride In 2018
Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt
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Matt Crafton won Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to challenge a dominant Stewart Friesen for his first win since Charlotte […]

Thu, 07/20/17 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt
Newgarden Gets Toronto Win
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Josef Newgarden, the newest member of the four-car Team Penske hoard, won Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto IndyCar Series race in Toronto, Canada.
Newgarden, who led the most laps in the event at the 1.786-mile street circuit, finished 1.9 seconds ahead of runner-up Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport.
“I thought we had a very fast car, we got […]

Sun, 07/16/17 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Newgarden Gets Toronto Win
Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
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It was slump-busting day for Joe Gibbs Racing Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as JGR driver Denny Hamlin got his first victory in 28 tries. His effort gave four-car JGR its first victory of the season.
In addition to the race win, JGR got a stage victory from Kyle Busch.
“It’s definitely been tough,” Hamlin said […]

Sun, 07/16/17 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
Pagenaud Breaks ’17 Pole Drought In Toronto
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Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar Series pole of the season Saturday when he laid down the fastest lap for the Honda Indy Toronto race in Canada.
The Team Penske driver will lead the 21-car field to the green flag in Sunday’s 85-lap race on the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit.
In the Firestone Fast Six – the third […]

Sat, 07/15/17 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Breaks ’17 Pole Drought In Toronto
Montoya, Servia To Shake Down New IndyCar Chassis
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Veteran Indy car drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia have been selected by INDYCAR to perform testing duties on the Dallara universal aero kit to be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series teams starting with the 2018 season.
Testing of the universal kit, which will be fitted to the current Dallara IR-12 chassis used by […]

Sat, 07/15/17 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Montoya, Servia To Shake Down New IndyCar Chassis
Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole
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Martin Truex Jr. was awarded the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race after Kyle Larson’s car failed post-qualifying inspection at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
Larson’s speed of 133.324 mph was thrown out after NASCAR officials discovered an unapproved rear deck fin on his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. That elevated Truex’s Furniture […]

Sat, 07/15/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole