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Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 19th time in NASCAR

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Robert Hight bringing heat to NHRA Funny Cars

Robert Hight is the hottest Funny Car driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series as it nears the end of the regular season. He’ll roll into Brainerd International Raceway having won two of the most current three NHRA national events and ...

By Louis Brewster|

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    For developers, the land at Irwindale Speedway was more valuable than the racing

    In the final analysis it came down to the land — or more precisely, the value of the land. The 63-acre site that has operated as Irwindale Speedway for nearly every year since 1999 is destined to become home to a 700,000-square-foot outdoor mall. The return? The city has projected that the mall would create more than 5,000 jobs and generate $2.6 million...

    Kevin Smith
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    Matt Crafton wins NASCAR trucks race

    Matt Crafton won the Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Wednesday night for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in more than a year. The two-time series champion passed Stewart Friesen with 16 laps to go and won by 1.96 seconds in his No. 88 Toyota. Crafton won for the first time since May 2016 at Charlotte. Friesen, a Canadian with dirt-track experience, started from the pole and led a race-high 93 laps. He finished a career-best second in a...

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    Kyle Busch dominates in Xfinity victory

    Kyle Busch dominated yet again to win the Overton’s 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He won for the third time this season and 89th time in his career in the second-tier series. He has 175 career wins over NASCAR’s three national series: Cup (38 wins; 2015 champion); Xfinity (89; 2009 champion); and Truck (48). “I know a lot of those are the minors, so I’ll take them where I can get ‘em as of right...

    The Associated Press|

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    Alic Almirola returns 8 weeks after fiery NASCAR crash

    On May 13, Aric Almirola was involved in a high-speed crash at Kansas Speedway. At first, the three-car accident looked just like any other NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series incident. However, it soon became apparent it wasn’t just another wreck. The race was red-flagged as safety crews cut the roof off to gingerly extricate the Richard Petty Motorsports driver. Turns out Almirola suffered an acute compression fracture to his T5 vertebra in the accident with Danica Patrick and...

    Louis Brewster
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    Martin Truex Jr. holds on for OT Kentucky win

    SPARTA, Ky. >> Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Second in points entering the 400-mile event, Truex started second beside Kyle Busch and won the first two stages. Truex led the final segment by as many as 15 seconds before a final caution created overtime and bunched the field together. That made no difference as Truex flew past Busch on the restart and went on to...

    The Associated Press|

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    Kyle Busch wins pole with track-record run

    SPARTA, kY. >> Kyle Busch set a track record to earn his first Kentucky Speedway pole before thunderstorms shortened NASCAR Cup Series qualifying on Friday. Busch, a two-time winner of tonight’s 400-mile race, clocked 190.282 mph in the No. 18 Toyota for his third pole this season and 22nd of his career. Third in points, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver seeks his first Cup victory since last summer at Indianapolis. Martin Truex Jr. will start second, with Busch’s...

    The Associated Press|

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    NHRA community mourns Terry Chandler

    A familiar sight and popular person had been missing in the staging lanes and pit area at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events since March. It wasn’t quite the same without Terry Chandler on the grounds. Chandler was sidelined by brain cancer. Earlier this week, following a valiant battle, she died at age 65 in a Florida hospital with her family present. In reality, her extended family included NHRA team owners, drivers, mechanics, fans and those involved with the...

    Louis Brewster
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    William Byron wins at Daytona for second straight Xfinity victory

    Xfinity >> William Byron raced to his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series victory by avoiding several crashes and outlasting the rain Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. The 19-year-old became the youngest series winner at Daytona. He drove his JR Motorsports Chevrolet to his first career win last weekend at Iowa. Rain postponed the Coca Cola Firecracker 250 from Friday night until Saturday, and then a second weather delay of nearly two hours made for a lengthy...

    The Associated Press|

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona

    The chances are dwindling for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this season, the final shot for NASCAR’s most popular driver to win a coveted Cup title. First he has to make the playoffs, and his best opportunity at one of those 16 slots is a win tonight at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt will start from the pole, the first time in nearly four years that his No. 88 Chevrolet will lead the field to the green flag. Next to him will be Chase Elliott, his Hendrick Motorsports...

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    Trevor Huddleston eyes 3rd consecutive Irwindale title

    With two main events Saturday night, the Irwindale Speedway Late Model class will reach the halfway point of its 2017 season. Thus far, this campaign has a similar look to the past two years when Trevor Huddleston won the driving title. The 21-year-old Moorpark College student from Agoura Hills has won five of the first eight races at Irwindale and finished second in the other three. A winner of the state title in 2015-16, the business major has expanded his schedule to include Havasu,...

    Louis Brewster
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