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Jerry Bonkowski

  1. NHRA: 3-time Top Fuel champ Larry Dixon making most of career resurgence

    May 29, 2015, 12:35 AM EDT

    3-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Larry Dixon. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Larry Dixon is making up for lost time – in VERY fast way, that is – as in the neighborhood of 320-plus mph and less than four seconds.

  2. ARCA: From welder to race car driver, Sarah Cornett-Ching continues her building prowess

    May 28, 2015, 11:05 PM EDT

    (Photo courtesy ARCA)

    Sarah Cornett-Ching is opening a lot of eyes in the ARCA Series this season.

  3. Surprises, struggles: NHRA at one-third mark of ’15 season

    May 28, 2015, 6:49 PM EDT

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    With the completion of the Kansas Nationals this past Sunday, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has reached the one-third point of the 2015 season.

  4. NHRA: Beckman blazes to second Funny Car win of season at Kansas; Crampton, Enders-Stevens also win

    May 25, 2015, 1:04 AM EDT

    Jack Beckman (foreground) on his way to winning the Kansas Nationals over John Force (background). (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Sunday’s winners of the NHRA Kansas Nationals were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Richie Crampton (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock).

  5. Beekhuis offers clarity on Hinchcliffe crash, concern about what could happen in Indy 500

    May 20, 2015, 10:40 PM EDT

    (Photo courtesy Jon Beekhuis official Twitter account)

    Jon Beekhuis, veteran IndyCar pit reporter and past driver, provides some valuable insights into the type of crash James Hinchcliffe had on Monday, having been through one similarly in the past.

  6. Drivers let loose across USA on Indianapolis 500 media day

    May 20, 2015, 6:40 PM EDT

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    IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 Media Day on Tuesday took part not just in Indianapolis, but nearly two dozen cities across the country.

  7. NBC Sports Group ready for ‘Biggest Day In Motorsports’ — part of 35 hours of coverage this weekend

    May 20, 2015, 5:34 PM EDT


    NBC Sports Group will present more than 35 hours of motorsports coverage this week leading into the “Biggest Day in Motorsports” on Sunday.

  8. NBC F1 announcers, producer revel in Monaco GP history, storylines

    May 20, 2015, 5:16 PM EDT


    NBC Sports Group announcers Leigh Diffey and David Hobbs appreciate the history and pomp that makes up the Monaco Grand Prix.

  9. James Hinchcliffe transferred out of ICU, full recovery expected

    May 20, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Great news out of Indianapolis: James Hinchcliffe has been transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital, according to a report by

  10. Reports: Ryan Briscoe to replace James Hinchcliffe in Indy 500

    May 20, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Ryan Briscoe is expected to be named as James Hinchcliffe’s replacement in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

  11. Rookie Ethan Ringel leads Monday’s 3rd Indy Lights practice at Indianapolis

    May 18, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT


    Rookie Ethan Ringel paced the third Indy Lights practice session of the day on Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  12. 8:45 pm ET update: James Hinchcliffe condition, crash cause

    May 18, 2015, 8:42 PM EDT

    Ryan Hunter-Reay reacts after watching Monday's wreck of James Hinchcliffe during Monday's practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Here’s the latest update as of 7 pm ET Monday on the condition of IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe, who crashed during practice Monday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

  13. Team Penske comes up short at Indy, pole streak ends at eight — but is still in good position overall

    May 18, 2015, 6:17 PM EDT

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    All good things eventually come to an end, and such was the case for Team Penske during Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 qualifying.

  14. ARCA driver Sarah Cornett-Ching treated, released from hospital after Toledo race

    May 18, 2015, 4:12 PM EDT

    Sarah Cornett-Ching (Photo courtesy Tony Blanchard)

    ARCA driver Sarah Cornett-Ching said she’s “back to 100 percent” after being treated at a area hospital following Sunday’s Menards 250 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.

  15. NHRA: Arana, Wilkerson wins a long time coming at Atlanta

    May 17, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT

    Sunday's final elimination winners in the NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga.: From left, Hector Arana, Jason Line, Tim Wilkerson and Antron Brown. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) won their respective classes in the NHRA Southern Nationals in Georgia.

  16. David Gilliland’s son Todd, 15, wins ARCA debut at Toledo

    May 17, 2015, 6:47 PM EDT

    Todd Gilliland (photo courtesy from Todd Gilliland's official Twitter account)

    In his first career start in the series, Todd Gilliland became the youngest winner in ARCA history, taking the checkered flag in the Menards 200 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.

  17. NHRA: Brown, Pedregon, Line and Stoffer hold on to No. 1 spots heading into Sunday’s eliminations at Atlanta

    May 16, 2015, 10:31 PM EDT

    Jason Line will start Sunday's NHRA Southern Nationals final eliminations No. 1 in Pro Stock at Atlanta Dragway. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    The same quickest drivers from Friday’s first day of qualifying for the NHRA Southern Nationals held on to their advantages Saturday, as well, at Atlanta Dragway.

  18. NHRA: Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) lead first day of qualifying at Atlanta

    May 16, 2015, 12:39 AM EDT

    Antron Brown led Top Fuel after the first day of qualifying Friday in Atlanta. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) led the first day of qualifying Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga.

  19. NHRA: Brittany Force’s new Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster a big hit (photos)

    May 15, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

    (Photo courtesy John Force Racing/Monster Energy)

    Brittany Force officially unveiled her Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster prior to Friday’s first round of qualifying for the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.

  20. NHRA: Top Fuel driver Brittany Force inks ‘Monster’ sponsorship deal

    May 13, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT

    (Photo courtesy John Force Racing/Monster Energy)

    Brittany Force announced a big sponsorship Wednesday, as Monster Energy will finance her Top Fuel dragster for the next three years.

  21. Simon Pagenaud learning from one of the best, Rick Mears

    May 12, 2015, 8:44 PM EDT

    Photo: INDYCAR

    From his time growing up in his native France to the present day, Simon Pagenaud has had a number of teachers and mentors.

  22. Youth is served: 4 drivers show what they can do in first of 2-day F1 in-season test at Barcelona

    May 12, 2015, 5:26 PM EDT

    Raffaele Marciello was third-fastest in Tuesday's in-season F1 test at Barcelona.

    Marciello returns to Ferrari after Sauber appearance, while Yelloly, Gasly and Turvey also test on Tuesday in Spain.

  23. Up-and-coming Frenchman Pierre Gasly has ‘exceptional’ first F1 test in Barcelona

    May 12, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT

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    Pierre Gasly’s debut in a Formula 1 car couldn’t have gone much better.

  24. NHRA: Major sponsorship announcement for Top Fuel driver Brittany Force set for Wednesday

    May 12, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Brittany Force (left) and sister Courtney. (AP Photo)

    Brittany Force will reveal a new multi-year primary sponsorship for her NHRA Top Fuel dragster on Wednesday.