Morgan Lucas, who won two weeks ago in Gainesville, Fla. with a dominating performance, rallied from a 10th place effort in the opening round of qualifying to vault to the No. 1 spot during the day’s final session with a leading run of 3.817 seconds...
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
Sammy Swindell picked up his 277th career World of Outlaws victory last night in Merced, Calif as his lead over the final caution-free 35 laps held up.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
The first eight times that Vegas oddsmakers tapped the 62-year-old icon as the Funny Car favorite in the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, an event contested this week for the lucky 13th time, Force took his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang beyond the second round just once and...
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
After raindrops slowed the race on Lap 124, Tony Stewart, the race leader, faked a move toward pit road but stayed on the track and matched the pace car's speed of 65 mph, a far cry from the lightning-fast laps he ran under the green...
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
The victory was Joey Logano's first of the season, second at Fontana and the 10th of his career. Logano is the first Sprint Cup Series regular to win a Nationwide race this season.
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
The driver of the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge scored his second straight win at the .533-mile short track and the fifth of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
The Nationwide points leader drove away from Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski after a restart on Lap 273 of 300 and beat Kahne to the finish line by 1.159 seconds. The victory was Sadler's second at Bristol, the seventh of his career, and it came...
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
Morgan Lucas powered his GEICO/Lucas Oil dragster to the second-quickest run in NHRA history with a 3.743 second time at 326.87 mph to hold off seven-time world champ Tony Schumacher, whose U.S. Army dragster lost traction early.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
The victory was Tony Stewart's first at the 1.5-mile track, leaving only Darlington and Kentucky as active Cup tracks at which he hasn't won. The win was Stewart's 45th, 15th all-time, in 467 Cup starts.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
The victory was Ricky Stenhouse's first of the season and third in the series -- and his first on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway, the staple of NASCAR's top three touring series
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
After taking a year off from racing in the professional ranks, Coughlin returned to Pro Stock with a vengeance last month, reaching the final round of the season-opening Winternationals in California. Combined with a narrow round one defeat in Phoenix a week later, Coughlin enters...
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
In his second race with 2011 Sprint Cup championship crew chief Darian Grubb on his pit box, Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick in a 53-lap green-flag run to finish the 312-lap race at the one-mile track and took over the series points lead for...
David Mayhew, who split time between the series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last year, collected his fourth career win. It was a near perfect weekend for the Atascadero, Calif., driver – who posted the fastest lap in practice Friday and earned his...
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
The victory was Elliott Sadler's first at PIR, the sixth of his career and his first in the Nationwide Series since 1998 at Rockingham, N.C.
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.