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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jimmie Johnson admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that it hasn’t been a great year for his Hendrick Motorsports team, but due to the Chase format it could still produce another championship.
“A lot can happen before the season is up,” Johnson said during preparations for Saturday’s Bass […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
Edwards On Pole For Bristol Night Race
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Joe Gibbs Racing dominated Friday’s qualifying for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
JGR’s Carl Edwards won the pole for the race and will share the front row on the starting grid with teammate Denny Hamlin.
Third fastest was JGR’s Kyle Busch while JRG’s fourth driver, Matt Kenseth, was fifth fastest.
Busting up the […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole For Bristol Night Race
Tifft To Take First Small Steps At Hickory
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Approximately 1½ months after undergoing brain surgery for a tumor, NASCAR driver Matt Tifft will step back into a race car Sunday at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway when he tests a late model.
“For myself, what I want to see is short-run speed and how well I’m able […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 15:48 | Comments Off on Tifft To Take First Small Steps At Hickory
TV Coverage Of Brainerd Expanded
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FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will add 30 minutes of live programming Saturday during the 35th annual NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., in order to televise the postponed final rounds of Top Fuel and Funny Car from the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Persistent rain at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., near Seattle on Sunday, Aug. 7, […]

Fri, 08/19/16 – 7:06 | Comments Off on TV Coverage Of Brainerd Expanded
Ty Dillon Says He’s Ready To Fill A Sprint Cup Seat
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Ty Dillon, Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway marks a milestone in the third-generation driver’s NASCAR Xfinity Series career – his 100th start – but it also solidifies his belief he’s ready for a full-time Sprint Cup ride.
“I’m ready to make that step (into the Sprint Cup Series),” Dillon […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 17:13 | 5 Comments
DeJoria To Miss Brainerd
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Injured Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will not compete in the NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. this weekend.
DeJoria, who drives for Kalitta Motorsports suffered a fractured pelvis in a crash at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 31st . She was forced to sit out the following week’s race near Seattle.
DeJoria remains sidelined, under the advice […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 14:54 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Miss Brainerd
Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie points-leader William Byron has signed a multi-year driver agreement with Hendrick Motorsports, the team announced Thursday.
The 18-year-old Byron, who has won five races in Trucks this year driving for Kyle Busch Motorspors, will drive full time in the Xfinity Series beginning in 2017 for JR Motorsports, a Hendrick affiliate.
“William […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports
Kennedy Makes Family A Winner On The Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Kennedy was born into racing, but Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 he became the first in his famous family to record a victory in one of NASCAR’s three national touring series.
The great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Kennedy Makes Family A Winner On The Track
History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Rising Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden says mechanical grip will be a major player when open-wheel racing returns to historic Watkins Glen International after a six-year absence for next month’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Newgarden, of Ed Carpenter Racing, was among series regulars participating […]

Mon, 08/15/16 – 17:54 | Comments Off on History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
Jason Johnson Holds Off Schatz To Win Knoxville Nationals
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Jason Johnson won Saturday night’s 56th running of the Knoxville Nationals sprint car race in Knoxville, Iowa.

In getting the victory, Johnson deprived Donny Schatz of his 10th championship at America’s premier event for sprint cars.

“I gave it my all,” Johnson, a native of Louisiana, said. “I wanted to win just as bad as Donny wanted […]

Sun, 08/14/16 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Jason Johnson Holds Off Schatz To Win Knoxville Nationals