Stories tagged: NHRA
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 7:05 P.M.
Auto racing: Logano wins Phoenix as he and Kyle Busch complete final 4
After more than three hours of racing, NASCAR’s championship field was decided over two frenzied overtime restarts.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 9:10 P.M.
Auto racing: Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville, reaches final four
Jimmie Johnson earned one of four spots in next month’s title-deciding season finale Sunday with his ninth career victory at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The six-time NASCAR champion will race …
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 7:01 P.M.
Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to reach next round of Chase
No matter what kind of misfortune befalls Kevin Harvick in the early rounds of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, his team always seems to get things together when …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 6:25 P.M.
Pace: Motorsports icon Don Wilbur dies at 76
Inland Northwest motorsports icon Don Wilbur, instrumental in the building of the go-kart facility for the Spokane Kart Racing Association, champion NHRA car owner, organizer of car shows for nearly …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016, 7:47 P.M.
Auto racing roundup: Truex wins Chase playoff opener
Martin Truex Jr. went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lead for the first time in …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 10:03 P.M.
In brief: Venus Williams exits, but sister Serena moves on at U.S. Open
Venus Williams went from down and out to a point from victory, then back again. In the end, she couldn’t quite get past a woman a dozen years younger and …
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 7:53 P.M.
Auto Racing: NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol suspended until Sunday
The water-logged Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway was called after just 48 of 500 laps were run because of rainstorms throughout Saturday night in Bristol, Tennessee.
SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2016, 8:12 P.M.
Auto racing notebook: Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen
Denny Hamlin wasn’t about to get shoved aside again. Ignoring what he described as the worst pain he has ever felt in a race, Hamlin prevailed in a four-lap dash …
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016, 11:13 P.M.
Kyle Busch completes weekend sweep at Indianapolis
Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to make it a clean sweep at Indianapolis.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016, 6:38 P.M.
Ron Capps wins Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Ron Capps won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on Sunday for his third Funny Car victory in the last four events and fourth of the season.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016, 5:43 P.M.
Auto racing notebook: Rosberg wins European GP
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led from start to finish and won Sunday’s European Grand Prix on the Baku, Azerbaijan, street circuit, extending his lead in the Formula One championship from …
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016, 4:13 P.M.
Angelle Sampey wins NHRA Summernationals
Angelle Sampey raced to her first Pro Stock Motorcycle victory since 2007 on Sunday in the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 8:20 P.M.
Newsmakers: Illinois dismisses Nunn
Dismissed Illinois on Tuesday dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery. Withdrawn Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor …
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016, 8:25 P.M.
Motor racing roundup: Hinchcliffe passes Newgarden on final run for Indy 500 pole
James Hinchcliffe watched the Indianapolis 500 last year from his hospital bed. He had nearly died from injuries six days earlier in a crash at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016, 10:25 P.M.
Kenseth holds off Larson for thrilling victory at Dover
Matt Kenseth had eluded the wreckage that turned Dover into a junkyard. He never felt he could escape the pressure that Kyle Larson put on him – the anointed future …
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 7:24 P.M.
Auto racing roundup: Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega
Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016, 10 P.M.
Auto racing roundup: Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond
Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond (Virginia) …
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 9:42 P.M.
NHRA’s John Force still not slowing down at 66
John Force zigs and zags his scooter through a long line of cars and people, slaloming at a cadence of full accelerator to power braking and back again.
SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2016, 7:23 P.M.
Leah Pritchett wins her 1st Top Fuel NHRA race
Leah Pritchett raced to her first Top Fuel victory on Sunday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2015, 7:14 P.M.
Logano spins out Kenseth late, wins at Kansas Speedway
Joey Logano kept peeking around Matt Kenseth as the laps ticked away at Kansas Speedway, the two of them in entirely different situations in the Chase for the Sprint Cup …
MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015
Harvick takes race he had to win
Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs, while six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was eliminated from the field. Harvick led …
MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015
Hamlin overcomes obstacles to take victory
Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR’s playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way. Not a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered playing …
MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 2015
Auto racing: Carl Edwards holds off Hamlin to win at Darlington
Carl Edwards took the lead on the last pit stop and held off Denny Hamlin on a restart eight laps from the end for his first Southern 500 victory Sunday …
MONDAY, AUG. 10, 2015
Johnson prevents Beckman sweep of NHRA Western Swing
KENT, Wash. – Tommy Johnson Jr. won in Funny Car on Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, spoiling teammate Jack Beckman’s bid to sweep the NHRA Western Swing. Johnson beat …
SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2015
Road-course victory a first for Logano
Joey Logano won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International in New York on Saturday, outdueling Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski. Logano, who started from pole, overcame a stop-and-go …
MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015
Beckman wins again
Jack Beckman won the NHRA Sonoma (California) Nationals on Sunday for his second straight victory and fifth of the season, beating Tommy Johnson Jr. in the Funny Car final. Beckman …
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
Bourdais holds on
Sebastien Bourdais pulled away following a late caution to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, his second IndyCar victory of the season. Bourdais was dominating before the caution flag came …
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
Larson can’t weather wait, Busch can
Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming – and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible. He didn’t get his wish. Instead, the downpour that ended this Sprint Cup …
MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
Hamilton leads start to finish in Canada
Lewis Hamilton quickly put his Monaco pit stop blunder – and everyone else in the Formula One field – behind him. The reigning world champion won the Canadian Grand Prix …
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
Beckman beats Force to finish big weekend
TOPEKA, Kan. – Funny Car racer Jack Beckman finished off a record-setting weekend in the NHRA Kansas Nationals with a final-round victory over John Force on Sunday at Heartland Park …