Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Bob Vandergriff Jr. (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Houston.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
Kevin Harvick beat Clint Bowyer to the finish line by .343 seconds to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season, his second at Richmond and the 20th of his career.
Craig Dollansky fought off Paul McMahans relentless effort through heavy traffic in the 30-lap A-main to remain perfect in Outlaw competition at Salina, where he also won in 2011. Points leader Daryn Pittman was third with Sammy Swindell and Joey Saldana rounding out the top…
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch to the lead with nine laps left, with Kevin Harvick following into second place a lap later. Keselowski crossed the finish line .718 seconds ahead of Harvick with Busch rolling home in third.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
Joey Bird, who looks to get his late model career started after a successful stint in Stateline’s Baby Grands division, makes his debut this weekend in the Stateline Speedway late model division. Bird has multiple karting and Baby Grand main event victories along with several…
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Braeden Havens has had success when debuting on a new series including a top-5 finish in his late model debut. This start will be different as the college freshman will face as many as three past NASCAR Northwest Touring champions (Ron Eaton, Garrett Evans and…
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
The 2013 season championship is up for grabs with defending series champion Tony Berry only committed to a partial schedule. The two leading front runners happen to come out of the same McLees Racing stable; five-time WESCO Champion, Doug McLees and 2012 Rookie of the…
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
Matt Hagan powered his Magneti Marelli/Rocky Boots Dodge Charger to the final round win over fellow Virginian Blake Alexander, veteran driver Tim Wilkerson, and rookie Chad Head to take his sixth career victory.
Chad Head, a second generation racer, powered his Head Racing Toyota Camry to a career-best performance of 4.014 seconds at 315.19 mph to top the 16-car field. Head is the son of longtime NHRA nitro racer Jim Head, who has earned multiple wins in both…
After Joey Saldana and Cody Darrah swapped the lead four times in the first half of the race, Tim Kaeding took command on lap 25, fought off David Gravel in heavy traffic down the stretch, and earned the second victory in his five career starts…
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
After winning last fall at Kansas Speedway, Matt Kenseth became the surprise of qualifying at Kansas Speedway, capturing the pole for Sunday’s STP 400 with a new track record of 191.864 mph. This is Kenseth’s ninth NASCAR Spring Cup Series pole and his first pole…
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
The 1.5-mile track, resurfaced last summer, has been a speed bump, of sorts, for Kyle Busch. He’s without a NASCAR Sprint Cup victory or a top-five finish in 11 starts at Kansas Speedway, where Busch’s best performance is a seventh in 2006. Busch also has…
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
Steve Kinser picked up his first main event victory of the 2013 season and 575th time of his World of Outlaw career.
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
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…
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.
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.