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Joey Logano took advantage of a bout of fender-bending at the front of the field on the final lap to win Sunday’s weather-delayed NASCAR Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.
Logano blew past front-runners Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski – who made contact while fighting for the lead – on that final lap and cruised […]

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Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Fri, 11/18/16 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – As retirement gifts at Texas Motor Speedway go, Tony Stewart could have done worse.
Consider that last November, TMS President Eddie Gossage presented retirement-bound/four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, and children Ella and Leo, a pair of Shetland ponies named Scout and Smoky…and a shovel…and […]

Thu, 11/17/16 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
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A.J. Foyt Racing will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a revamped Generation Next driver lineup featuring 24-year-old Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly as part of a Texas-sized house-cleaning extending from the team’s base outside Houston to its new satellite shop in Speedway, Ind.
“Both of our drivers are very young and they’ve got […]

Wed, 11/16/16 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
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Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed was named winner of the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year Monday during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Reed topped five other rookie candidates for the $20,000 prize during ceremonies honoring 2016 world champions Antron […]

Tue, 11/15/16 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
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Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) claimed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships Sunday at the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
They joined Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) as 2016 champs; Brown clinched his crown the previous race weekend while Capps clinched with […]

Mon, 11/14/16 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Speedway in overtime and in doing so secured a spot in next weekend’s four-driver Championship 4 Chase playoff finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Man this feels good,” the Team Penske driver said in Victory Lane. “I never felt this good about a win before. There’s so […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
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Is Ben Kennedy being groomed to take over the NASCAR family business? It sure sounds like it.
The NASCAR Wire Service reports that during a keynote presentation Friday at Transitions West 2016, a family business conference held in Phoenix – site of this weekend’s racing – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France shared stories of advice […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 16:21 | Comments Off on Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rising NHRA Pro Stock contender Alex Laughlin never has lacked for self-confidence, dating to his football-playing days as a high school freshman and sophomore in North Texas.
“I went to Stephenville High School and they’re super-big on football,” said Laughlin, 28, briefly recalling those gridiron glory days from inside his hauler […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Xfinity Final Field Set
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Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won Saturday night’s Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International but the big news took place behind him where the Championship 4 field was set.
Earning berths in the championship-deciding final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next week are Justin Allgaier, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Elliott Sadler.
Busch led 190 of 200 laps […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Xfinity Final Field Set
Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship
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Ron Capps was crowned 2016 NHRA Funny Car world champion Saturday in Pomona, Calif., and has the unmistakable bling to prove it.
“This is epic,” Capps said after receiving the Mello Yello champion’s jacket and dinner plate-sized gold medal he dubbed “My Mr. T starter kit” at the conclusion of qualifying for the 52nd annual Auto […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship