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J.R. Todd and Matt Smith clinched world championships Sunday during the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Steve Torrence celebrated playoff perfection.
Todd clinched his first career Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car title during the opening round of eliminations when point-runner-up Robert Hight lost his match against […]

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RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ryan Hunter-Reay blocked-out the hype surrounding the chase for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series title Saturday to concentrate on the tasks at-hand _ winning pole position for the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma and denying championship leader Scott Dixon of a potentially critical point.
The Andretti Autosport veteran won the Verizon […]

Sun, 09/16/18 – 8:16 | Comments Off on RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender
Newman, RCR To Split Up
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Ryan Newman will not be returning to the Richard Childress Racing team in 2019 the veteran NASCAR Cup Series driver announced on Saturday afternoon. The decision was made by RCR, the team for which Newman competed since 2014.
 Team owner Richard Childress told NASCAR.com, “We knew we were going to change. It’s just when we were going to […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Newman, RCR To Split Up
Top Drivers Remain Top Drivers At Sonoma
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Two sessions of practice Friday for the season-ending INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma did little to separate the four remaining contenders for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Point-leader Scott Dixon was third on the combined-session time sheet at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California. The four-time series champion from Chip Ganassi Racing was sandwiched by Team […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 12:52 | Comments Off on Top Drivers Remain Top Drivers At Sonoma
Jones Starts Playoffs P1
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Erik Jones put his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – the first event of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Jones put down his pole-winning lap in 28.705 seconds (188.121 mph). It was his first pole of the season. His time was .003 […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Jones Starts Playoffs P1
Courtney Force Races To Top In Maple Grove
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Regular-season Funny Car point-leader Courtney Force raced into the provisional qualifying lead Friday at Maple Grove Raceway during the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Round 1 of the six-event Countdown to the Championship playoffs. 
Force took aim at her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the season at the facility near Reading, Pa., after a 1,000-foot run […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Races To Top In Maple Grove
Torrence Heads To Countdown At Full Speed
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His once-imposing lead whittled to 20 points after NHRA’s playoff adjustment of the driver standings, Top Fuel contender Steve Torrence is determined to transform his regular-season dominance into the postseason success that eluded him one year ago.
Torrence will open NHRA’s six-race Countdown to the Championship looking to end a career-long victory drought at Maple Grove […]

Fri, 09/14/18 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Torrence Heads To Countdown At Full Speed
Rossi Sets Sights On Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi says his three-year tenure in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been nothing short of an accelerated learning curve. And among the things the Andretti Autosport ace has learned is…do not poke/provoke the bear.
“To actually be going into this weekend with a goal in mind of trying to win […]

Thu, 09/13/18 – 11:26 | Comments Off on Rossi Sets Sights On Championship
Flat Spot On: Live Sports Programming No Longer in Driver’s Seat
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The Playoffs are the talk of the NASCAR town. They will be worth watching – although not because of the constant shilling by TV announcers.
But enough about the short run to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup trophy. What about those long-term problems TV announcers never talk about such as […]

Thu, 09/13/18 – 7:51 | One Comment
Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski bumped his way past Denny Hamlin with two laps to go on Monday and went on to win the rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard on Monday afternoon.
The victory, which gave team owner Roger Penske his first in a stock car […]

Mon, 09/10/18 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
Rain Moves Cup Race To Monday
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Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been postponed until Monday afternoon because of persistent rain.
Wet weather has plagued goings-on at IMS all weekend, cancelling practices and qualifying sessions for both the Cup and Xfinity series on Friday and Saturday.
Race time has been set for 2 p.m. Eastern […]

Sun, 09/9/18 – 13:40 | Comments Off on Rain Moves Cup Race To Monday