John Force earned his fourth victory at Bristol Dragway and the 135th title of his legendary career when he defeated arch-rival Cruz Pedregon in the final round. Force outran daughter Courtney Force, points leader Matt Hagan and rising star Blake Alexander to advance to the final round.
The win secured Greg Biffle a berth in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and moved him up a spot to eighth in the standings.
Regan Smith, the Nationwide points leader, held off the fast-closing Kyle Larson to win by 0.330 seconds or about five car lengths. Smith was aided by Greg Ives from Bark River, Mich. who made the crucial calls in the middle of the race. It was Smith's second victory of the year, both times starting from 20th after poor qualifying attempts.
With warmer weather conditions for Saturday’s two qualifying sessions, no one improved on Mike Edwards’ Friday run of 6.632 seconds at a track record speed of 208.23 mph in his Interstate Batteries/I Am Second Chevy Camaro. Edwards has dominated the Pro Stock competition at Bristol in the last four seasons. He defeated hometown favorite Allen Johnson last year in a close final round and outran finalists Erica Enders-Stevens in 2011, Rickie Jones in 2010 and Greg Anderson in 2009.
Donny Schatz, the five-time and defending series champion, charged to the lead and drove off to victory at Knoxville Raceway.
Del Worsham powered his 8,000-horsepower DHL Toyota Camry to a run of 4.008 seconds at 314.83 mph to move to the top of the Funny Car qualifying field at Thunder Valley. If the time holds, it would be Worsham’s first No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car since April 2010, sixth overall in Funny Car and 13th in his career.
It wasn't a track record but it was more than fastest enough to push aside Kurt Busch (201.879 mph) and Kasey Kahne (201.213 mph), his two closest competitors. It was the 12th career pole for Carl Edwards in his 316 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
Donny Schatz topped the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the sixth time in 2013 with his win on Friday night at Jackson Speedway.
Father's Day has special ties to local racers.
Tony Schumacher and all the stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be in search of victory at the 10th of 24 events in the 2013 season. Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) will be looking to defend their 2012 victories at the event, which will be televised nationally on ESPN2HD.
A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Jimmie Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400, beating Greg Biffle to the finish line by 1.208 seconds.
The victory was the fourth in the last five Nationwide races at Iowa Speedway for Bayne's crew chief Mike Kelley, who guided Ricky Stenhouse to three straight wins here in 2011 and 2012.
Craig Dollansky made the most of his weekend starts on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series as he blazed victories at Lakeside Speedway.
The series’ inaugural visit to I-44 Speedway in Lebanon looked to be in the hands of either one of the Gene Price Motorsports entries of polesitter Cameron Hayley or Greg Pursley, who swapped the lead six times through the first 147 laps of the race. But when Michael Self got the No. 21 Golden Gate Meat/iON Chevrolet under them in Turn 4 to make it three-wide on Lap 148, Hayley and Pursley skidded up the track and Self powered to the lead.
A late caution pushed the scheduled 150-lap event to 159 laps. On each restart, however, Michael Self was able to power away, leaving Dylan Kwasniewski and early race-leader Brett Moffitt to battle for second. Kwasniewski wound up claiming the runner-up spot over Moffitt. As the top finishing East driver, Kwasniewski was credited with a win in the series standings.
How does one cap being named to the NASCAR Next 9 promotional program? If you're Jeb Burton you go out and win the Camping World Truck Series stop at Texas Motor Speedway!!!
Craig Dollansky led all 34 laps of the main event and when it was over had built a seven-second lead on runner-up Paul McMahan.
Shawn Langdon powered his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to his first Englishtown win with a performance of 3.853 seconds at 316.38 mph to hold off his Al-Anabi Racing teammate Khalid alBalooshi, who ran at 3.869 seconds at 297.29 mph in the final round. This was the first time the two Al-Anabi drivers raced in the final round. With the victory, Langdon takes the points lead away from U.S. Army dragster driver Tony Schumacher.
Tony Stewart, whose struggles this year have been well-documented, was happy to take the win, no matter how it came his way.
Joey Logano trailed race leader Kyle Busch by five seconds with 40 laps left, but a two-tire under the fifth and final caution got Logano out front for a restart with 34 laps left, while a four-tire choice on the same pit stop buried Kyle Busch in traffic and changed the course of the race.