Untimely Pit Stop Puts Justin Haley in Winner's Circle at Daytona 400

Historically, superspeedway racing has been all about the "Big One", the inevitable crash that occurs near the front of the main field, which typically eliminates an impressive list of possible race winners. After foul weather Saturday night delayed the start of the Daytona 400 spring race for the Monster Energy Cup drivers, Sunday's race got underway with an already existing threat of weather being tracked on radar. NASCAR was hopeful the teams could complete Stage 2 to make it an official race should rain or lightening halt the event. In just his third career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, rookie driver Justin Haley would quietly endure the first 127 laps of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 before bring his Spire Motorsports No. 77 Chevrolet down pit road under a red-flag stoppage....

July 8, 2019
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Matt Hagan Claims Three-Peat at NHRA New England Nationals

As the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins the second half to the 2019 season, the Mopar Dodge team of defending NHRA Funny Car event winner Matt Hagan is on fire. Hagan took care of business in the premier full-bodied Nitro class this weekend at Epping, New Hampshire. It was the third straight win at the track in Funny Car for Hagan. It was the thirty-first career Wally for Hagan and the second win of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season. In the final round, the two-time world champion posted a 4.014-second ET at 322.81 mph in his MOPAR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to beat Shawn Langdon's 4.946-second ET at 317.49 mph. On the way to the final tree, Hagan had eliminated his Don Schumacher Racing teammates Jack Beckman and Ron Capps, as well as back-to-back race winner in Funny...

July 8, 2019
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E3 Sponsorship Profile: Ruben Garcia Jr. - NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

As the summertime heat warms up, so too has the 2019 racing season. And while many are drawn to TV’s top-leaguers in NASCAR, so too are many hometown fans drawn to their local tracks enjoying the adrenaline rush of horsepower and future superstars heading for the spotlight in Cup racing. With recent departures of names like Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Danica and the long list of others to follow, the openings are being filled by some of the most talented driving professionals that have come up through the ranks of NASCAR’s vigorous ‘training’ programs. And the good news is you don’t have to venture very far to see the progress in action.   From upstarts to the Xfinity series, NASCAR has built a series of pre-Cup-programs succeeding in both training...

June 28, 2019
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Khalid Wins E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Title at Summit Nationals

Former NHRA Pro Mod world champion Khalid alBalooshi drove his Bahrain 1 turbo charged Camaro to his first victory of the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing series presented by J&A Service. The series event was presented by Plochman's Mustard in Norwalk was the eighth of twelve races scheduled for the 2019 NHRA Pro Mod season. It was alBalooshi's second win at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, with his first victory coming in the Top Fuel division. Mike Castellana drove his Frank Manzo-tuned car to the top of the qualifying sheet with a 5.701-second ET, which was a full .04-second quicker than Mike Janis second place. Defending world champion Mike Janis qualified second with a 5.741 ET, just a thousandth quicker than Sidnei Frigo. Steve Matusek and Alex Laughlin were...

June 24, 2019
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Torrence Back on Top at Summit Racing NHRA National

With track conditions heating up, NHRA race fans turned out in record numbers at Summit Motorsports Park for the twelfth race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drag racing legend Connie Kalitta was acknowledged during pre-race ceremonies with a flyover from a B-17 Flying Fortress named Yankee Lady. As a well-known Michigan aviator, Kalitta was recently inducted into the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. The flyover was provided by the Yankee Air Museum, who nominated Kalitta for the state's highest aviation honor. After losing last weekend's final round in Top Fuel to Mike Salinas, Steve Torrence rebounded to celebrate his sixth win of the twelve races run during the 2019 season. The driver of the CAPCO Contractors Top Fuel dragster increased his won-loss record to 33-6...

June 24, 2019
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Enders Sets New National Record at 261.22 MPH at Norwalk

E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod division of NHRA Mello Yello pro drag racing series is filled with seasoned veterans who already know Erica Enders-Stevens is fast but, in qualifying practice at Norwalk, the two-time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion once again proved she is 260 miles per hour fast. Enders made the most of a bump spot into Friday's Pro Mod field at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk to post a record setting time with a 5.787 ET at 261.22 miles per hour in her Elite Motorsports twin turbo 2019 Chevrolet Camaro. Unfortunately, as is often the case around the racetrack, it was a bittersweet pass for 35-year old native of Houston, Texas. After a near flawless trip down the pavement at Norwalk, flames began show under the engine compartment of the twin-turbo Camaro...

June 24, 2019
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Jose Gonzalez Scores Upset Win in E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod at Bristol

Round one of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Services was a sign of the change to come at Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol TN over the weekend. Bob Rahaim squeaked out holeshot by fewer than two-hundredths of a second over Mike Janis on his way to a .007-second ET advantage over the reigning E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod series champion. No sooner had the tire smoke settled before the event's number qualifier, Todd Tutterow, was a spectator as well. Tutterow ended his chance at winning another Wally with a .005-second red light foul leaving the starting line. Pro Mod points' leader Stevie "Fast" Jackson claimed an opening round win over Steve Matusek with .028-second RT followed by an elapsed time of 5.861 seconds. Winner of the last round of Pro Mod, Khalid...

June 17, 2019
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Salinas Scores Second Win and Tasca III Topples John Force

Things have been looking up for John Force this season as the God Father of the NHRA Funny Car division is still looking for his 150th career win. The patriarch of John Force Racing, eliminated Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. to reach his 252nd NHRA final round. Across the bracket, veteran Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III powered his Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang to wins over James Campbell, points' leader Robert Hight, and double-defending event champion of the Thunder Valley Nationals Ron Capps. It was the fifth career Wally and the first win in a hundred events for Tasca, who last stood on top of the podium in 2012. Tasca's 4.008-second ET at 316.23 mph to Force's 4.155 ET at 287.05 mph. The Top Ten points standing for Funny Car after the 11th of 24 events in the NHRA...

June 17, 2019
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Stevie Fast Jackson Claimed Second E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Win

When the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod racing teams rolled into Topeka for Menard's NHRA Heartland Nationals, series points' leader Steve Jackson claimed his second overall victory of the 2019 Pro Mod season. Presented by J&A Service, Jackson's run featured a 5.747-second ET at 251.72 mph in his Bahrain1 Chevrolet Camaro. It was Stevie Fast's second victory at the Heartlands and his sixth career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Wally. Jackson entered the weekend with a special purpose to post a win at Topeka for his crew chief Billy Stocklin. Stocklin's father had unexpectedly passed away leaving the crew with a heavy heart. Jackson lowered his visor to post round-wins over Michael Biehele II, Erica Enders and Sidnei Frigo. Final round action culminated with a 5.747-second ET at 251.72 mph...

June 10, 2019
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Defending World Champion Torrence Takes Fifth Straight Top Fuel Win

The National Hot Rod Association has long been a family affair. Nowadays in the top divisions of the sport, it is not uncommon to see a father and a son, or a father and a daughter, tripping the lights in head-to-head final round competition. At the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minities in Topeka, Steve Torrence raced to his fifth consecutive Top Fuel victory after defeating his father, Billy Torrence, in Sunday's final round. The Capco Contractors team watched the track come to them at Heartland Motorsports Park, as the warm temperatures and a near perfect layer of rubber made it a tuner's track. The defending Top Fuel world champion was up to the challenge and posted qualifying times as the weekend's number one qualifier with a 3.75-second ET at 326.16...

June 10, 2019
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