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A NASCAR/IndyCar twin-bill at places like Texas Motor Speedway would be a winner, says former driver Tony Stewart.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – If shared doubleheader weekends between NASCAR and INDYCAR are to become must-see TV at venues like Texas Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart says one of the sanctioning bodies will need […]

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Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
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With three victories in 2017 and a playoff berth already bagged, Martin Truex Jr. could afford to gamble in Sunday’s 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Truex, one of a handful of drivers at the front of a field facing nagging fuel questions over the final […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Kyle Busch positioned himself for a rare NASCAR road-racing sweep at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon, when he qualified on-pole for the 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen.
Busch toured the 2.45-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout in 69.490-seconds and 126.925 mph to pace a field of 12 Monster Energy NASCAR […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
Hight’s High Continues
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Robert Hight secured his second consecutive Funny Car pole position Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hight earned P1 after a 1,000-foot pass in 3.883-seconds at 329.34 mph in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS during the fourth and final qualifying session in Kent, Wash. Hight […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Hight’s High Continues
Playoff Outsider Logano Glad For The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers perhaps said it best about facing pressure: “World War II was a ‘must-win.’ ” With that nugget as historical background, Joey Logano insists his shot at qualifying for NASCAR’s Cup Series postseason has not yet reached “must-win” status.
Then again, […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 7:56 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Nails First Xfinity Series Win At Watkins Glen
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Kyle Busch on Saturday got his first Xfinity Series win at the Watkins Glen road circuit in upstate New York.
Busch overcame a pit road penalty and went on to beat pole-sitter Joey Logano of Team Penske to the finish line by 1.049 seconds in the Zippo 200 at the 2.45-mile course.
“The cars have really been […]

Sat, 08/5/17 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Nails First Xfinity Series Win At Watkins Glen
Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Appreci88tion NASCAR tour has barnstormed into Upstate New York as a cultural and commercial success, worthy of NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver.
But away from the ever-upbeat Fan Fests, autograph sessions and guest appearances on QVC, Earnhardt’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign has turned almost funereal. That […]

Sat, 08/5/17 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko
Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
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Top Fuel point-leader and Pacific Raceways speed record-holder Steve Torrence emerged with the provisional qualifying lead after the opening sessions of time trials Friday for the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash.
Torrence wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to 1,000-foot pass in 3.791-seconds at 324.75 mph. The 34-year-old resident of Kilgore in West Texas […]

Sat, 08/5/17 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
Haas Newbie Ferrucci Meets The F1 Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team development driver Santino Ferrucci’s two days of Formula One testing saw the aspiring American come to grips with Pirelli’s Red supersoft tires … and the red blur that is Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Ferrucci completed his second and final day of testing in Haas F1’s current Ferrari-powered VF-17 […]

Fri, 08/4/17 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Haas Newbie Ferrucci Meets The F1 Big Boys
New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aero kit promises to raise the degree of difficulty and magnify mistakes when Verizon IndyCar Series drivers compete on the “twisties” and “mean streets.”
The new aero kit _ developed by chassis-supplier Dallara for use by all competitors beginning next season _ was run in road course/street […]

Wed, 08/2/17 – 7:11 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
Todd Makes History In Sonoma
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J.R. Todd checked-off a lengthy list of professional, personal and emotional “firsts” Sunday, when he won the Funny Car portion of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Todd’s Funny Car Wally trophy sent him into drag racing’s record book as the first African-American driver to win in the class. Todd also was the first […]

Mon, 07/31/17 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Todd Makes History In Sonoma