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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Results: Austin Dillon Wins Daytona 500

NASCAR EXFINITY Cup Series Results: Reddick Edges Sadler at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tyler Reddick edged Elliott Sadler at the checkered flag to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in a fifth overtime finish.   Reddick scored his first career win for JR Motorsports and had to survive a wild day and his teammate in Sadler to take the victory in a photo finish.   The finish was the closest in NASCAR history and recorded at 0.0004-seconds.   “Feels amazing,” Reddick said. “This was a hell of a way to start off the year with JR Motorsports. … This is a hell of way to get my second win, my first win with JR Motorsports.”   Reddick took the ride driven to the championship last year by William Byron and now with his win he is already qualified for the playoffs. READ FULL STORY

Camping World Truck Series Results: Sauter Scores Third Daytona Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Johnny Sauter scored the win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.     Sauter led 39 laps en route to the checkered flag in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 for his third win at Daytona. It was his 18th career Truck Series victory.    The GMS Racing driver took the lead for good with a winning pass around David Gilliland with nine laps to go. He was able to withstand pressure from Justin Haley and the rest of the field to hang on for the win. READ FULL STORY

NHRA Results: Hagan wins back to back Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals; Kalitta, Butner open season with wins

The season-opening event of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded Sunday at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented byProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.    Matt Hagan (Funny Car above center), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel above right) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock above left) were victorious in their respective categories at the first of 24 events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.    Matt Hagan took home the Funny Car victory with a 3.823-second pass at 335.90 mph in his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T to defeat defending world champion Robert Hight in the final round. Hagan defends his Winternationals crown after winning the season-opening event last season en route to a four-win campaign, as he now increases his career win total to 27.“Keeping our team upbeat, confident and starting the year up on a positive note is good for our team to set goals, no matter how hard they may be to obtain,” Hagan said. “Everything was clicking this weekend and even more than the parts and pieces it’s about having the right guys to use what we have. So far we’ve done it well.” READ FULL STORY

NHRA News: Top Fuel world champ Brittany Force involved in crash at season opener

Brittany ForceNHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series racer Brittany Force escaped serious injury after a racing incident in the first round of eliminations at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Force’s Monster Energy dragster went out of control during the pass, made contact with the guardwall and came to rest past the finish line.

Force, the No. 2 qualifier, was racing Terry Haddock in the first round when her dragster smoked the tires. Force attempted to pedal her race car before it took a hard left and made contact with both guardwalls.

According to team representatives, she was responsive, speaking with medical personnel, and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Force suffered no major internal injuries but does have some bruising of the lungs. A CT Scan was negative and the MRI showed subtle findings likely from previous injuries. She was admitted overnight for observation simply as a precaution.

UPDATE (Feb. 12): Force was released from the hospital today after a precautionary overnight stay. She shows no lingering effects from injury except for some upper body soreness. Force will continue to recuperate at home

‘The Martin Special’ Named America’s Most Beautiful Roadster

This 1931 Ford Roadster built by Hot Rods & Hobbies won the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award at the Grand National Roadst

A 1931 Ford Roadster owned by Dave Martin and built by Signal Hill, California-based Hot Rods & Hobbies earned the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster at the 69th annual Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) at the Fairplex in Pomona.The event also included the presentation of the Al Slonaker Memorial Award to Mark and Dennis Mariani’s Rad Rides for a 1929 Ford Model A, while Fred and Diane Bowden’s 1937 Lincoln LeBaron won the Blackie Gejeian award, and Mike Garner’s 1950 Mercury was named the recipient of the George Barris Kustom d’Elegance award.More than 400 individual vehicles were honored during the culmination of GNRS, which presented more than 1,000 custom vehicles on display to attract thousands of fans over the weekend. Customs, restorations, muscle cars, trucks, hot rods, Rolling Bones vintage vehicles and street machines exemplified the very finest that the roadster world has to offer. The honor of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster—one of the most sought-after awards in the custom car world—is presented annually to the best open hot rod in the country. In winning this year’s 9.5-foot tall trophy and $10,000 prize, the newly named winner earned a prestigious place alongside such legendary builders as George Barris, Andy Brizio, Boyd Coddington, Barry White, Troy Ladd and Chip Foose.A crowd favorite throughout the event, The Martin Special was praised for its precision craftsmanship and dazzling aesthetics, as well as its provenance. In a prior form, the car competed in the Silver State Classic open road race. While the latest, show-stopping iteration of the car has Indy Roadster influences it also has a 500-horsepower Ed Pink Racing Engines built small block power plant harkening back to its prior form.    “Dave Martin’s car is an amazing hot rod that began as a bare metal race car and ultimately earned the highest honor in the rodding world,” said John Buck, owner of Rod Shows and producer of the Grand National Roadster Show. “This Ford Roadster possesses all the qualities that our judges look for, truly blowing us away thanks to its exceptional craftsmanship and innovative styling.”The 2018 Grand National Roadster Show offered special exhibits like the American Muscle Car Gathering, which featured over 100 rare stock and restored muscle cars, each representing the finest of their respective make and model.  The Rolling Bones display included nearly every example of hot rod developed by the iconic Greenfield Center, New York builder, which is credited with transforming the street rod scene with a strict adherence to land-speed-inspired aesthetics and traditional build techniques.The Lifestyles Car Club presented a selection of lowriders, honoring the influence of the culture to the Southern California landscape.GNRS also featured appearances by automotive industry celebrities like Dave Kindig and Kevdog from Kindig-It Design and Velocity’s Bitchin Rides. Builders Troy Trepanier, Roy Brizio, Steve Strope, Bobby Alloway were on hand to greet fans, while the Road Kings Car Club brought Tommy Ivo and his TV Tommy Ivo dragster. Live striping during the Pinstriper’s Gathering raised more than $40,000 for Camp Conrad Chinnock, a camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes, sponsored by PPG.  For more information about the Grand National Roadster Show and for the full list of 2018 award winners, please visit

Racing News: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch Wins Winter Showdown in Bakersfield

Kyle Busch

In addition to his many accomplishments as a NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch has traveled North America adding bullet points to his resume winning numerous marquee Super Late model events for Kyle Busch Motorsports. After closing the 2017 season with his second win in the prestigious Snowball Derby, Busch opened 2018 Saturday with a dominant victory in the Fourth Annual SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif.
After coming up two spots short in his inaugural Showdown appearance in 2017, Busch returned to the premier Super Late Model event on the West coast on a mission to bring home the trophy and the $30,000 oversized check. After starting from the fourth position, the Las Vegas native moved into second on lap 26, and after a hard-fought battle spanning several laps took the lead from two-time Showdown winner Derek Thorn on lap 63. READ FULL STORY

NHRA Nitro Spring Training Saturday Notebook


Doug Kalitta, Courtney Force, and Erica Enders set the bar yesterday in the third day of testing. Now, some new faces (like Greg Anderson) enter the fray as fans join the action for the first time in 2018 NHRA NItro Spring Training. You can catch up on what’s happened so far by reading yesterday’s notebook, and follow along with today’s runs below. It can’t hurt to check out the NHRA Twitter and Instagram accounts, either.

Greg Anderson gets the day going with a silky smooth 6.612-second pass. That’s pretty much on par with what the KB Racing Camaros have done all weekend (though it’s a little off the pace of what the Elite Motorsports Camaros have done). A nice start to the day.

Clay Millican had a rough start to his morning, as the tires shook violently as soon as the Tennessee-native hit the gas. He recorded a 10.705-second pass. READ FULL STORY

SEMA News: VP Racing Fuels Partners With Ray Evernham for 2018 Race Season

VP Racing Fuels

VP Racing Fuels has announced a mutual partnership with NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham for the 2018 racing season and his new project called the “Ghost,” which combines Evernham’s admiration for old-school automotive styling and aesthetics with his knowledge and access to modern-day technology and performance. The concept for this car was born out of Evernham’s passion for vintage race cars, respect for innovation and concern for safety. Evernham will take his modified to several vintage races next year, but will focus efforts and the web series on five events: SVRA event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, vintage event at Pocono Raceway, drag session at zMax Dragway, landspeed trial run on the Bonneville Salt Flats and Pikes Peak Hill Climb (driven by Al Unser Jr.).

Racing News: Christopher Bell Wins Second Consecutive Chili Bowl

Christopher Bell
With the thunderous applause of packed grandstands, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell added his name to the history books yet again with his second Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire victory in as many years.
 Handing Keith Kunz his seventh win as a car owner, and fourth consecutive since 2015, the weekend included three preliminary night wins and a Saturday night podium sweep.
 “Once in a lifetime. This week was once in a lifetime,” commented Kunz on his team’s achievement.
 Despite the win, Bell felt a sense of disappointment after he regained the lead in the closing laps when Kyle Larson’s night ended with mechanical failure under the bonnet of No. 01.
 “It’s special to win the Chili Bowl. With over 300 something cars, it’s always going to be special, but I’m disappointed. I feel like Kyle got robbed, I got robbed, and the fans got robbed. I wanted to race it out, and I know the fans wanted us to race it out too so I’m disappointed we didn’t get to do that, but I’d rather be lucky than good any day,” commented Bell. READ FULL STORY