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Jerry Bonkowski

  1. NHRA: Jack Beckman (54 races), Larry Morgan (120 races) snap lengthy winless streaks in 4-Wide Nationals

    Mar 29, 2015, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Larry Morgan (Pro Stock) broke lengthy winless streaks in Sunday’s finals of the 4-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C.

  2. NHRA: C. Force, Todd, McGaha and Arana Jr. qualify No. 1 for 4-Wide Nationals eliminations

    Mar 28, 2015, 9:01 PM EDT

    Courtney Force qualified No. 1 Saturday at the 4-Wide Nationals. (Harold Hinson Photo)

    It was a double dose of Force in Saturday’s final rounds of qualifying for the sixth-annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.

  3. NHRA: Rain washes out Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying four 4-Wide Nationals

    Mar 27, 2015, 7:08 PM EDT

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    Rain washed out Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying for this weekend’s 6th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.

  4. NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon trades seats for a day with NASCAR counterpart Joey Logano

    Mar 26, 2015, 12:09 PM EDT

    NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon (left) compares notes with NASCAR Sprint Cup counterpart Joey Logano during a "seat swap" Wednesday at zMAX Dragway. (Photo: HHP/Harold Hinson for Charlotte Motor Speedway)

    Two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Cruz Pedregon and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano spent an afternoon in each other’s respective worlds — and cars — on Wednesday.

  5. Thieves steal little boy’s mini-Outlaw sprint car and trailer

    Mar 16, 2015, 6:41 PM EDT

    (Photo courtesy Chris Dolack's Twitter page)

    Less than three weeks after a Sprint Cup race car was stolen from an Atlanta-area hotel parking lot, yet another race vehicle has been taken.

  6. NHRA: Greg Anderson, Karen Stoffer have storybook finishes in Gatornationals

    Mar 16, 2015, 12:08 AM EDT

    Greg Anderson won Pro Stock in Sunday's final eliminations of the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    It was a storybook finish for Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) in Sunday’s finals of the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.

  7. NHRA: Pedregon, Langdon, McGaha and Smith all No. 1 for Gatornationals final eliminations on Sunday

    Mar 14, 2015, 10:33 PM EDT

    Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon hopes to win Sunday's final eliminations of the NHRA Gatornationals.

    Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) qualified No. 1 for Sunday’s final eliminations in the NHRA Gatornationals.

  8. Will Kimmel uninjured as car flies off track and into parking lot in ARCA race (VIDEO)

    Mar 14, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT

    (Photo courtesy Will Kimmel Official Facebook page.)

    ARCA driver Will Kimmel was uninjured Saturday at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway when his race car flew over a concrete barrier and landed in the track parking lot.

  9. NHRA: Schumacher, Pedregon, McGaha, Sampey lead way after first day of Gatornationals

    Mar 14, 2015, 2:09 AM EDT

    Cruz Pedregon leads the Funny Car class after Friday's first day of qualifying in the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.

    Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) paced the first day of qualifying for the NHRA Gatornationals.

  10. NHRA: Top Fuel’s Alan Johnson, Shawn Langdon have big appetite for Gainesville win

    Mar 12, 2015, 11:17 PM EDT

    Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon is seeking his second win in three races this weekend in Gainesville, Fla.

    Having lost sponsorship just before the start of the season, Alan Johnson and Shawn Langdon are still going forward, hoping to earn their second Top Fuel win in the first three NHRA races of 2015.

  11. NHRA Phoenix: Hagan (Funny Car) stays perfect for 2015; Schumacher (Top Fuel), Brogdon (Pro Stock) also win

    Feb 22, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT

    Sunday's NHRA winners at Phoenix (from left): Matt Hagan, (Funny Car), Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) and Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel).

    Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) were the big winners in Sunday’s CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals in Chandler, Ariz.

  12. Tony Schumacher sets NHRA Top Fuel No. 1 qualifying record

    Feb 21, 2015, 10:14 PM EDT

    Tony Schumacher earned a record 77th No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the NHRA national event in suburban Phoenix. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Tony Schumacher set a record with the 77th No. 1 qualifying position of his career during Saturday’s final qualifying for Sunday’s final eliminations of the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Phoenix.

  13. Danica Patrick adamant she’s not leaving NASCAR for F1: ‘I wouldn’t go anyway’

    Feb 21, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Danica Patrick has made it very clear that she is not considering a move from NASCAR to Formula One. “I wouldn’t go anyway,” she says.

  14. NHRA: Schumacher sets career-low ET, C. Force and Enders-Stevens also lead way in qualifying near Phoenix

    Feb 20, 2015, 10:52 PM EDT

    Defending Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher ran a career-low elapsed time in the first of two days of qualifying for the NHRA event in suburban Phoenix. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Tony Schumacher, Courtney Force and Erica Enders-Stevens were top qualifiers in the first round of the NHRA race in Chandler, Ariz.

  15. NHRA: Shawn Langdon and Alan Johnson Racing hope for strong Phoenix run to keep racing going forward

    Feb 19, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT

    Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon (foreground) won the NHRA season opening Winternationals two weeks ago in Pomona, Calif. (Image courtesy Ron Lewis/Alan Johnson Racing)

    Buoyed by winning the season opener at Pomona, Alan Johnson Racing hopes to muster enough sponsorship and other funding to continue racing after this weekend’s race in Chandler, Ariz.

  16. Grant Enfinger dominates to win second straight ARCA season opener at Daytona

    Feb 14, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Grant Enfinger dominated en route to his second straight ARCA Series season-opening win in Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

  17. NHRA: Langdon (Top Fuel) earns storybook Winternationals win; Hagan (Funny Car), Line (Pro Stock) also triumph

    Feb 8, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

    Sundays winners in the NHRA Winternationals (from left): Shawn Langdon, Matt Hagan, Jason Line. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Shawn Langdon pulled off a storybook finish to win Top Fuel in the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. Also winning were Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock).

  18. City may seek voter approval of financial incentives for potential racetrack near Denver

    Feb 8, 2015, 9:29 PM EDT

    (Image courtesy of city of Aurora, Colorado)

    The city of Aurora, Colo., is expected to bring to voters in 2016 a proposal that would allow financial incentives for construction of a future racetrack that could one day host NASCAR events.

  19. Confirmed: Jeb Burton to drive No. 26 Sprint Cup car for BK Racing

    Feb 8, 2015, 5:32 PM EDT

    Jeb Burton (Getty Images)

    Jeb Burton tells he will be driving at Daytona in the Sprint Cup Series for BK Racing.

  20. Marcos Ambrose rebounds in second day of Supercars test

    Feb 8, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT

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    After a mediocre 15th place showing in the first day of a two-day V8 Supercars test in his native Australia, former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose rebounded to record the fifth-best lap in the final day of the test.

  21. NHRA: Courtney Force (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) join Langdon as Winternationals No. 1 qualifiers

    Feb 7, 2015, 11:09 PM EDT

    Courtney Force is the No. 1 qualifier for Sunday's final eliminations of the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) will enter Sunday’s final eliminations of the season-opening NHRA Winternationals as No. 1 qualifiers in their respective classes.

  22. (Updated with video) Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon makes quickest run in NHRA history: 3.700 seconds

    Feb 7, 2015, 10:12 PM EDT

    Shawn Langdon recorded the quickest elapsed time in NHRA history Saturday, covering the Auto Club Raceway dragstrip in 3.700 seconds. (Photo courtesy Alan Johnson Racing/Ron Lewis)

    Top Fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon recorded the quickest elapsed time in NHRA history Saturday during qualifying for the season-opening Circle K Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.

  23. Bristol Motor Speedway seeks fans to design historic trophy

    Feb 7, 2015, 8:23 PM EDT

    (Image courtesy Bristol Motor Speedway)

    Bristol Motor Speedway is reaching out to NASCAR and college football fans to enter a contest to design the winner’s trophy for next year’s historic Battle At Bristol football game.

  24. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski unhappy with track’s ad

    Feb 7, 2015, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski took to Twitter to express their displeasure over an ad and related tweet designed to promote the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  25. Marcos Ambrose Supercar test woes: ‘I’ve got to get rid of that club foot and get the ballerina shoe on and I’ll be fine’

    Feb 7, 2015, 4:34 PM EDT

    (Image courtesy Marcos Ambrose Facebook page)

    Marcus Ambrose struggled in the first day of a two-day “SuperTest” for V8 Supercars in Australia. But he’s confident he’ll do much better in the second day Sunday, all in preparation for the upcoming season.