Brittany Force Knows She Lucked Out At St. Louis, Eyeing Texas Success This Weekend

Brittany Force knows she was lucky to escape St. Louis still being third in the Top Fuel points standings. After a strong qualifying run she was knocked out in just the second round by Doug Kalitta. Luckily, there were a lot of upsets which allowed her to stay within striking distance. But, she knows that can’t happen again. “Leaving St. Louis, we got a little lucky,” Force said. “Things didn’t change that much. We still picked up bonus points, we went a couple rounds, and we maintained No. 3 position,…

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Funny Car Championship Likely Between Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight

There’s now just three races left in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series season. The teams head to Texas this weekend, Vegas in two weeks and Pomona in a month. That’s all that’s left in 2017 for the series. With that being said, the Funny Car championship is likely down to a battle between just two drivers now, Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight. Capps, currently leads Hight by just 46 points heading into this weekend’s event, as making up points on these two will be tough to come by…

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Top Fuel Championship Coming Down To 3 Horse Race, Likely Torrence’s To Lose

As the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series heads to Texas, one thing is starting to get clearer, the Top Fuel championship race is down to a three driver battle. In my opinion, Steve Torrence, Doug Kalitta and Brittany Force are going to be the favorites to duke it out of the final three rounds. Currently, Torrence leads Kalitta by 42 points and Force by 83. While Antron Brown (-94), Clay Millican (-141), Tony Schumacher (-142) and Leah Pritchett (-152) are all more than capable of making a final push…

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Formula 1 Moving From NBC to ESPN Coverage In 2018 And Beyond

ESPN and Formula 1 have agreed to a multi-year linear and digital partnership that brings the FIA Formula One World Championship back to its original television home in the United States starting in 2018 when ESPN and ABC will televise all 21 races in the championship. The first Formula 1 race ever aired in the U.S. was on ABC in 1962. Beginning with the season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 25, and ending with the Nov. 25 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, all of the races will air live in…

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Castroneves Sports Car Move Confirmed, Team Penske To Scale Back to 3 Cars for 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – The long awaited rumor has now come true, Team Penske will scale down to three full-time Verizon IndyCar Series teams for 2018, leaving Helio Castroneves out of a ride in the series. Instead, the popular Brazilian will shift to the newly formed Penske IMSA team. Team Penske today announced that longtime winning INDYCAR driver Helio Castroneves will join the team’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin racing in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Castroneves will join previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing…

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Torrence, Capps, Anderson Win Record Setting AAA Midwest Nationals

This weekend’s AAA Midwest Nationals at Gateway was a record setting show. From packed crowds at capacity all weekend long, to record blazing speeds, the weekend at the Gateway Motorsports Park was nothing short of amazing. To make matters even better, it was upset city in the ladders. In Top Fuel competition, none of the top four qualifiers made it past the second round. In Funny Car, Jonnie Lindberg advanced all the way to his third final round appearance of his career. What a weekend it was. Speaking of Top…

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Phoenix Raceway Gets a New Name, Becomes ISM Raceway

Phoenix Raceway and ISM Connect, a pioneer in smart venue technology, today announced a multi-year partnership that includes naming rights for the Raceway’s modernized venue as well as the installation of a groundbreaking digital fan engagement experience. Beginning in 2018, the venue will be known as ISM Raceway. ISM’s 360° Connect network will provide the modernized venue with advanced, robust technology and data capabilities to create meaningful connections between fans, partners and the venue itself. This will be done through the use of digital display screens, interactive experiences, social media integrations and a mobile app…

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