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Archive for August 2013

Kevin Harvick holds off Kyle Busch for thrilling Atlanta win

In a battle of Sprint Cup regulars, Kevin Harvick edged Kyle Busch for the win in Saturday night’s Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, after the drivers waged a scintillating battle over the final seven laps of the 195-lap race.

Diamond Cup presents new challenge for H1 teams

Unlimited Hydroplane racing returns to the Inland Empire for the first time since 1968. For the competitors of the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series the course will present plenty of challenges this weekend.

Force eager to reclaim Indy magic at this weekend’s US Nationals

John Force has been a threat at nearly every U.S.Nationals over the years on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. As the veteran looks to gain a spot in the series Countdown to One playoffs a win this weekend would go a long ways to securing that berth.

Matt Kenseth holds off Kasey Kahne for victory at Bristol

The victory was Matt Kenseth’s fifth of the year and it guaranteed the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at least a wild card spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 60th Nationwide victory

Pulling away from runner-up Brad Keselowski over a green-flag run that consumed the final 72 laps, Kyle Busch won his sixth NNS event at the .533-mile short track. The victory was his ninth of the season and the series-record 60th of his career.

Waltrip headlines talented field at SCR

A talented field leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series back to Spokane County Raceway on Satruday night highlighted by two-time Daytona 500 winner, Michael Waltrip.

Busch holds of Peters in wild Bristol finish

Kyle Busch looks to sweep NASCAR racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. He began that quest with a Wednesday night victory on the Camping World Truck Series.

Lupton leads NASCAR K&N Pro Series rookie chase

Dylan Lupton has been the top finishing Sunoco rookie in three of the nine races this season. In addition to his win at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., on Saturday – the 19-year-old freshman driver from Wilton, Calif., has three top five and eight top 10 finishes and is fifth in the overall championship standings.

Capps scores Minnesota NHRA Funny Car victory

With the win, Capps was able to secure his entry into the Funny Car field for the Countdown to the Championship, also moving to second in the points standings.

Joey Logano wins Cup race at Michigan from the pole

Logano scores third career victory on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and his first at Michigan International Speedway.

Lupton Earns First Career Win On NASCAR K&N Pro Series

Dylan Lupton, the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year points leader, scored his first career victory on Saturday night as he took top honors at Evergreen Speedway. Spokane's Braeden Havens earned a 4th place finish, the best of his young career.

Kyle Busch holds off Brad Keselowski for Cup win at the Glen

Having surrendered the lead late in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Kyle Busch reversed the trend Sunday in winning the Cheez-It 355 at the 2.45-mile road course by .486 seconds over runner-up Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski picks up fourth straight NNS win with victory at the Glen

Brad Keselowski’s 1.418-second victory over Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. in the Zippo 200 was his fourth in his last four NNS starts this season (though not in consecutive events) and the 24th of his career.

Idaho 200 winner Blake Williams eyes race at Wenatchee

To be successful in a Wenatchee 300, Montana 200 or as in last weekend’s Idaho 200, a driver needs a solid car and a crew chief to lead them into the rigors of a long night. For Williams that crew chief is former NASCAR K&N Pro Series West star, Kevin Richards.

Brown Delivers Huge Win at FVP Knoxville Nationals

Brian Brown started fifth, but quickly worked his way through the field en route to the vicotry.

Williams holds off Garber for Idaho 200 victory

Blake Wiliams holds off veteran David Garber for the NAPA Idaho 200 victory at Stateline Speedway. The night was a local strong suit of sorts as all three leaders of the race were from the greater Spokane area.

Seattle NHRA stop a crowd thriller during final round

Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Seattle, the 16th of 24 in the 2013 season.

Ryan Blaney wins at Pocono in OT

Driving the No. 29 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, 19, beat Miguel Paludo to the finish line by .271 seconds to earn his first victory of the season, his first at Pocono and the second of his career in the Truck Series. Blaney gave Ford its first victory in the series since Colin Braun won at Michigan in a Roush Fenway Ford on June 13, 2009.

Keselowski overcomes penalty to win Iowa Nationwide race

Brad Keselowski will be toting a gas pump trophy back with him after winning the Fifth Annual NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. He has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing, despite not having a Sprint Cup victory this season.

Stellar field on tap for Idaho 200

The 14th Annual NAPA Idaho 200 is set for this weekend' and many of the region's best drivers are set to battle for the title.

Havens looks to win Idaho 200 after strong run in 2012

Braeden Havens has been strong this season behind the wheel of his Western Rail Chevrolet as he's posted eight finishes inside the top-20, six top-10's and three top-5's.

Idaho 200 News & Notes-

The 14th Annual Idaho 200 rolls into Stateline Speedway this weekend. Here's a sneak peek at the race with information on some of the driver's taking part and a bit of history on the event.

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