SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
After getting off to a bit of a sluggish start in the new season’s first two races, Allen Johnson seems to have eased back into the winning groove that saw him dominate the 200-mph factory hot rod category during the second half of last season....
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013
Kyle Busch made it a sweep of NASCAR's races this weekend at Auto Club Speedway while Joey Lagano and Denny Hamlin's continued fued was the talk of the post-race festivities while quietly Dale Earnhardt Jr. took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead- it...
Paul McMahan picked up the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cup Series victory during Saturday's stop in Chico, Calif. after leading the final 33 laps of the 40-lap feature.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
Kyle Busch finished .834 seconds ahead of Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. to claim his sixth win at the two-mile track and the ninth straight for Joe Gibbs Racing, extending the record for consecutive victories for a Nationwide car owner at a single...
Kyle Larson has been taking the NASCAR Nationwide Series by storm but Friday night proved he can jump behind the wheel of an STP Sprint Car Series machine and find victory circle just as easliy as he has in NASCAR.
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
Allen Johnson used a quicker reaction time to defeat teammate Jeg Coughlin in the final round of the Pro Stock division action for his first victory of the season and the 17th of his career. The defending world champion finished in 6.535 at 212.59 in...
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
Craig Dollansky's victory in Tulare, Calif. continues his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series streak of at least one main event victory over a 10-year span.
Kyle Busch led 92 of the first 225 laps, however the run for the money began about Lap 230 when Busch and Kevin Harvick approached a five-car group of slower cars. It took nearly 10 laps for the lead duo to clear the pack and,...
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
Doug Kalitta claimed his second straight top qualifying effort of the season and 33rd of his career with a 3.779 second run at 326.32 mph in his 8,000-horsepower Mac Tools dragster. Kalitta moved around defending world champ Antron Brown on his final qualifying attempt to...
Dylan Kwasniewski, the reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, bested the legendary .533-mile high-banked oval and the other 35 competitors on Saturday to win the DRIVE4COPD 125 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship season opener. Kwasniewski's victory was his first on the...
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Tim Kaeding tames Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway en route to a $10,000 payday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
After opening the season with a pair of quarterfinal efforts, native Australian David Grubnic is hoping to pull from his past successes at the Gatornationals to kick his 2013 season into high gear and improve on his sixth place points position.
The first of three races at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA is set for March 23 and wraps up with the 60th Annual Gold Cup on Sept. 6-7.
The region's touring late model division, ICAR (Inland Championship Auto Racing) has announced it will not operate a series in 2013 citing schedule conflicts.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
In winning the 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of his career, Matt Kenseth, who turned 41 Sunday, became the third driver in series history to win on his birthday, joining Cale Yarborough and Kyle Busch in that exclusive club.
Daryn Pittman handled the field last night behind the wheel of his Kasey Kahne Racing sprinter en route to his second win of the season.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
The win was Sam Hornish’s second in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and his first since Nov. 12, 2011 at Phoenix. It was the first Las Vegas victory for Penske Racing in any NASCAR series and the first Nationwide triumph for crew chief Greg Erwin, a winning...
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
Greg Anderson says he’s more determined than ever to win the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are the defending event...
With the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip in the distance, Tim Kaeding celebrated in style after he scored his second straight World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature victory at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday night.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
Aric Almirola is off to a strong start in 2013. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver is currently 10th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings and his team used the added track time to gather data and prepare for the race on Sunday
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
As Denny Hamlin put it, Carl Edwards is "relevant again" after winning Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race four laps past its posted distance of 312 laps.
Working his way through traffic in short order, Kyle Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead on Lap 89. He lost the top spot briefly by pitting under caution on Lap 152, as Brad Keselowski and three other drivers remained on...
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.