Mon, 21/07/14 – 4:47 | No Comment

J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

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Kyle Busch Holds Off Rookie To Win Bristol
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Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Busch had to hold off 20-year-old NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate Kyle Larson at the start/finish line to get the victory.
Larson, making his fourth NNS start, trailed Busch by five car lengths with 10 laps to go but went high [...]

Sat, 03/16/13 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Kalitta On Pole In Gainesville
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Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta raced to the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers and will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Sat, 03/16/13 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. –The buzz around Bristol Motor Speedway is Denny Hamlin’s decision to forego an appeal of the $25,000 fine he was docked by NASCAR for recent comments he made about the new Generation 6 car.
It is expected that NASCAR will collect the fine through a deduction of his race winnings.
Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch P1 At Bristol
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Kyle Busch took the pole  for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday.
Busch was the fastest of nine drivers to break the 15-second mark on their qualifying lap.
Busch, no stranger to victory lane at Bristol, captured the pole with a lap 129.535 mph (14.813 seconds) in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Takes Early Pole At Gatornationals
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Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Two-time world champ Pedregon, whose [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Fassler Puts Audi on Pole At Sebring
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Marcel Fassler set a track record with a 1:43.886 (129.604 mph) in Audi Sport Team Joest’s No. 1 Audi R8 e-tron quattro to win the pole position at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Friday.
The pole is the first for a hybrid car in the American Le [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Q and A: Hamlin Faces Media At Bristol
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a hastily-scheduled press conference, Denny Hamlin met with reporters behind his Joe Gibbs Racing team hauler just after 2 p.m. on Friday to discuss the $25,000 fine imposed against him by NASCAR.
Hamlin, who refused to pay the fine, announced on Thursday that he won’t appeal the [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 16:08 | One Comment
‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin declared a victory of sorts over NASCAR in his first session with the media since it was revealed that he wouldn’t appeal his $25,000 fine for his comments about the racing at Phoenix International Raceway and that NASCAR would deduct the fine from his future [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 15:47 | 5 Comments
American Sports Car Racing Has A New Name
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More details about the American unified sports car racing series were unveiled Thursday at Sebring International Raceway. Among those details is the name for the new series, which is the result of the merging of the Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series.
The name of the series will be the United SportsCar Racing platform.
United [...]

Thu, 03/14/13 – 15:18 | Comments Off
Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Record-setting speeds marked the first of a two-day IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The session previewing the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 24 produced these by-the-numbers highlights:
_ Twenty-five drivers who hot-lapped quicker than Will Power’s official record on [...]

Wed, 03/13/13 – 8:21 | Comments Off