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Harvick captures spot in final four

Harvick captures spot in final four

on November 6, 2017, 7:14 AM / in NASCAR

By AMANDA VINCENT The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Harvick claimed his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of 2017 and clinched his spot in the Championship Four with his victory on Sunday in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick passed Martin Truex Jr. to take the lead with nine laps remaining. Truex finished […]

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A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

on October 8, 2017, 6:02 AM / in History, NASCAR

The 2006 UAW-Ford 500 was an American stock car racing competition. Held on October 8 at Talladega Superspeedway, the 188-lap race was the 30th in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fourth in the ten-race, season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup. Brian Vickers (pictured) of Hendrick Motorsports won the first race of his career; Kasey Kahnefinished second, and […]

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Challenges abound for drivers in today’s Food City 500

Challenges abound for drivers in today’s Food City 500

on April 23, 2017, 7:38 AM / in NASCAR

By Allen Gregory | Bristol Herald Courier BRISTOL, Tenn. – The pre-race conversations at Bristol Motor Speedway were once simple. From the campground to the media center, folks would engage in lively debates about the prospects of Bristol dominators such as Dale Earnhardt, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. Entering today’s Food City 500, the hot topic is the application of a […]

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NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78

NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78

on April 3, 2017, 8:25 AM / in NASCAR, People

Associated Press  /  FoxNews Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR’s second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78. Ard died in South Carolina. NASCAR called Ard “a tough-as-nails racer” in a statement confirming his death, but gave no details. Ard won titles in what is now known as the Xfinity Series in 1983 and 1984. He won 22 races in […]

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Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 on last-lap pass

Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 on last-lap pass

on February 27, 2017, 6:59 AM / in NASCAR

Fox News Kurt Busch won his first Daytona 500 at the age of 38 Sunday, passing Kyle Larson on the final lap. It was the only lap Busch led in the race. Busch, who won what was then called the Nextel Cup as the series champion in 2004, took the checkered flag in the No. 41 Ford that was partly […]

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64th ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING  RETURNS TO CORDOVA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

64th ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING RETURNS TO CORDOVA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

on February 6, 2017, 7:50 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The World Series of Drag Racing is returning to Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, Ill., after a one-year stay in Memphis, Tenn., IRG Sports + Entertainment announced today.  The 2017 World Series of Drag Racing is set for Aug. 25-27, 2017; ticket information will be available in March. The World Series of Drag Racing has […]

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IHRA DRAG RACING RETURNS TO ESPN; PARTNERSHIP RESUMES WITH 2017 SEASON

IHRA DRAG RACING RETURNS TO ESPN; PARTNERSHIP RESUMES WITH 2017 SEASON

on January 31, 2017, 8:45 AM / in NASCAR

IHRA Drag Racing returns to the ESPN family of networks Feb. 4 on ESPN3 ESPN3 to show more than 200 hours of IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship ESPN Presents a nine-month schedule of live-streamed IHRA Drag Racing WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – After a nearly two-decade hiatus, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and ESPN have signed a multi-year agreement […]

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Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship, tying record

Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship, tying record

on November 21, 2016, 7:27 AM / in NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson won a record-tying seventh NASCAR series championship Sunday, after surging from last place to first to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson, 41, beat out Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards to join racing legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. in the exclusive club of seven-time champions. Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited Johnson in […]

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DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY TO PANATTONI

on August 27, 2016, 7:34 AM / in NASCAR, Sports
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IHRA: “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to headline World Series

IHRA: “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to headline World Series

on May 5, 2016, 8:08 AM / in NASCAR

By Steven Cole Smith Don “Big Daddy” Garlits will serve as this year’s grand marshal for the 2016 World Series of Drag Racing Presented By Sunoco and the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau slated for August 26 and 27 at Memphis International Raceway. Garlits, dubbed “King of the Dragsters,” is the patriarch of Top Fuel Drag Racing. His Swamp Rat series […]

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Team Obama’s War On NASCAR

Team Obama’s War On NASCAR

on April 14, 2016, 6:33 AM / in NASCAR, National News

by SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE According to President Obama, the greatest threat we face is climate change. So his administration has gone to war on, wait for it, NASCAR. That’s right. The Environmental Protection Agency under the direction of its regulate-everything-in-sight administrator, Gina McCarthy, has reportedly decided that – in the interest of cutting gases that supposedly contribute to planetary warming […]

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Don ‘Big Daddy’ Garlits, the Father of Drag Racing, to Serve as Grand Marshal for the 2016 World Series of Drag Racing Presented by Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

Don ‘Big Daddy’ Garlits, the Father of Drag Racing, to Serve as Grand Marshal for the 2016 World Series of Drag Racing Presented by Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

on April 6, 2016, 8:42 AM / in NASCAR, State News

Just under 150 days from the biggest event to take place at the Memphis International Raceway (MIR) in nearly seven years, raceway officials today announced six premier drivers who will compete in the 2016 World Series of Drag Racing presented by Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, slated for Aug. 26 and 27. These drivers are among the […]

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World Series of Drag Racing celebrates its 63rd year in 2016

on March 2, 2016, 8:45 AM / in NASCAR

USA’s oldest drag racing event moves to a new location with new energy and support from Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau Tickets go on sale Friday, March 4 at Ticketmaster.com or call (800)745-3000 MEMPHIS, Tennessee /NEW YORK, NY (March 1, 2016) – IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), a TPG portfolio company, Sunoco, and the Memphis Convention and […]

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Baker says Superspeedway still has promise

Baker says Superspeedway still has promise

on January 24, 2016, 6:49 AM / in NASCAR

By Larry Woody  /  Lebanon Democrat Gary Baker, one-time operator of some of NASCAR’s most successful racetracks, says Nashville Superspeedway could be revived and turned into a successful venue – and he might be interested in doing it himself. “If someone wanted to call and discuss it, I’d listen,” Baker said last week in discussing the prospects of the Gladeville […]

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Trio Earn Berths to IHRA World Finals

Trio Earn Berths to IHRA World Finals

on October 5, 2015, 9:34 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Steven Ferrow of Chattanooga, Tenn., Travis Snoden of Mt. Sterling, Ky. and Christopher Marcum of Springfield, Mo., all punched their tickets to next week’s IHRA World Finals featuring Nitro Jam on Saturday by winning their classes in the Summit SuperSeries race as part of the IHRA Team Finals at Memphis International Raceway (MIR). Ferrow won Box, Snoden won No Box […]

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IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injury Sustained During Race

on August 25, 2015, 8:09 AM / in NASCAR

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury he sustained in a race over the weekend, racing officials announced Monday evening. “Anyone who follows our sport knows Justin is one of the most highly respected people in our business. He will be missed,” IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said in announcing Wilson’s death. “He was a great guy, one […]

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Prominent Entry List Fills the Largest Pro Modified Field at the US 131 Motorsports Park Northern Nationals

Prominent Entry List Fills the Largest Pro Modified Field at the US 131 Motorsports Park Northern Nationals

on August 6, 2015, 8:55 AM / in NASCAR

The wildly popular Crower Pro Modified category has returned home to its rightful birthplace at the 2015 International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam series. The roster of entrants for the US 131 Motorsports Park Northern Nationals presented by Aeromotive (August 7-8) is growing to be the largest field for the season and filled with very notable entries. “Pro Modified […]

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Foam Glow Discount Deadline Nears

Foam Glow Discount Deadline Nears

on July 8, 2015, 7:57 AM / in NASCAR

There are just a couple of days left to register for the Saturday, July 11 Foam Glow Run at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) for just $20. From now until Wednesday July 8, runners can purchase a standard registration for $20 or a VIP registration for $45. After the 8th, the registration fee goes up to $40 and $75, respectively. “I’m […]

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FBI, IRS investigating Patricia Driscoll

FBI, IRS investigating Patricia Driscoll

on July 1, 2015, 7:05 AM / in NASCAR, National News

By Mike Fish, ESPN Senior Writer FBI and IRS officials are investigating Patricia Driscoll, former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, over allegations she has mishandled money as executive director of the multimillion-dollar Armed Forces Foundation, three sources told Outside the Lines. The investigation follows an Outside the Lines report on May 22 that detailed a host of questionable practices […]

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Congrats – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

on June 18, 2015, 7:13 AM / in NASCAR

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced on twitter that he and girlfriendAmy Reimann are engaged. No date or details mentioned. While vacationing in Germany learning about his ancestors during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series off-week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proposed to long-time girlfriend Amy Reimann. And she said “yes.”(HMS)(6-17-2015) Looking forward to the rest of my life with this amazing girl. https://t.co/EuGZbCVynM — Dale Earnhardt Jr. […]

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