Shawn Langdon claimed his first Top Fuel win at the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff opener in 2012 and has continued to run well ever since. They say it’s hard to win that first race, but in NHRA competition the ones that follow often…
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
Kyle Larson, 20, won in only his fifth career start in the Truck Series and clearly had the fastest truck in the field all day, leading 187 of the race’s 200 laps.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
Yes, Kyle Busch capped a perfect weekend when he took the checkered flag .508 seconds ahead of runner-up Martin Truex Jr. But Busch’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Texas, his second of the season and the 26th of his career started with a…
West Coast swing wraps up with a thrilling World of Outlaws main event in Perris, Calif. as Tim Kaeding and Daryn Pittman battled for the victory.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
Winless in his own Nationwide equipment last year, Kyle Busch visited Victory Lane for the fourth time in six races this season, becoming the first driver in series history to win four of the first six.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
NASCAR today announced 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s fifth induction class, and included among the diverse group are five newcomers whose achievements are cornerstones of the sport’s origins and continue to fuel its growth in contemporary times.
The “Mudsummer Classic” will be the first NASCAR national touring series event held on dirt since NASCAR’s premiere series competed on September 30, 1970 in Raleigh, N.C. Richard Petty won the Home State 200 at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
Leading 346 of 500 laps in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson racked up his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the .526-mile short track and the 62nd win of his career. For the second straight event at Martinsville, Johnson…
Johnny Sauter won the season opener at Daytona, and after a break of 43 days, won the second race of the season at the .526-mile short track. Sauter won for the eighth time in the Truck series and posted his first back-to-back victories. It was…
Veteran Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson claimed his second victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge in his Mopar’s Express Lane Fast Oil Changes Dodge Avenger by holding off Erica Enders-Stevens’ GK Motorsports Chevy Camaro in the final round. Johnson, who earned $50,000 for the victory,…
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013
Antron Brown leads Top Fuel qualifying on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series after Friday's first round. Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Shane Golobic sees his dream become reality en route to winning the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series stop in Antioch, Calif.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
Spokane at Martinsville Speedway this weekend? That's correct as the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet wheeled by Kurt Busch unloads with knowledge gained from two days of testing at Spokane County Raceway.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
Two-time world champion Jason Line and four-time world champion Greg Anderson are determined to get their winning ways back on track at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, which will be televised on ESPN2HD. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock)…
The Sprint Cup cars have been silent for the Easter break, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been idle for five weeks. That changes at 9 a.m. Friday when the track goes green for the first practice session of the weekend.
Braeden Havens, who finished third in the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year standings, has found success at Evergreen in the past with his late model. Getting the chance to run the high speeds of the .675-mile oval as the first race…
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…
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.