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John Sturbin news, rumors

  • • Kalitta Caps 2023 Run With First Top Fuel Championship
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer Doug Kalitta’s first NHRA Top Fuel world championship enters drag racing’s record book as a case study in perseverance and a bona fide lifetime achievement award. The U.S. Auto Club Sprint Car champion ......2023
  • • It’s Championship Sunday For NHRA Drag Racers
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Robert Hight moved one position closer to Funny Car point-leader Matt Hagan during qualifying Saturday for the 58th annual NHRA Finals, previewing what looms as an epic battle of three-time ......2023
  • • Herrera Closes In On 2023 Bikes Championship at Pomona
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Gaige Herrera’s self-described “picture-perfect” NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season will reach its peak at the close of qualifying today for the season-ending 58th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals. Herrera claimed the ......2023
  • • Pro Stock To Run Full NHRA Schedule in 2024
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer NHRA superstar Erica Enders says the return of Pro Stock to NHRA’s full, 21-race schedule in 2024 has sent a clear message to fans _ and critics _ of the “Factory Hot ......2023
  • • NHRA Season Finale Sets Up To Be A Beauty in FC
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Delivering on a self-imposed “must-win” edict, Robert Hight pulled to within one round of the Funny Car point lead with a victory against controversy-plagued Bob Tasca III in the final ......2023
  • • Tasca DQ Slides Hight Into P1 in Las Vegas
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Funny Car qualifying for the 23rd annual NHRA Nevada Nationals ended in controversy Saturday night after the record-setting, pole-winning pass of championship contender Bob Tasca III was disqualified. Title contender Robert ......2023

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  • • NASCAR President Discuses Rest of 2020 Season
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer NASCAR President Steve Phelps says the sanctioning body intends to complete its entire point-paying, 36-race Cup Series schedule this season once the COVID-19 pandemic is history. NASCAR suspended its season last ......2020
  • • NHRA Slaps Torrence With Big Fine
    Steve Torrence’s big push resulted in a big penalty from the NHRA. By John Sturbin | Senior Steve Torrence’s second NHRA Top Fuel world championship now carries an asterisk, courtesy of a five-figure fine. NHRA officials docked Torrence $25,000 for a physical altercation with Cameron Ferre after their first-round pairing during the season-ending 55th a...2019
  • • Q and A: Wickens Hopes To Drive And Dance Again
    IndyCar driver Roberts Wickens, who was paralyzed as the result of a crash at Pocono, has big plans for his future. (File photo) By John Sturbin | Senior Five months after confirming that he is a paraplegic, Robert Wickens is working to realize his dream of returning to competition in the NTT IndyCar Series. But first, [...]...2019
  • • TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Kurt Busch’s last-lap pass to victory in NASCAR’s 59th annual Daytona 500 capped a lengthy, crash-marred Sunday afternoon of racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, with 23.3-million viewers tuning in for all or part of the FOX network telecast. An average audience of 12-million watched the race across the FOX [...]...2017
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  • • Danica: Walking On Track Was Not A Problem
  • • Stewart To Begin Final Cup Season On Sidelines
  • • Appeals Denied: Kenseth Pulled From Cup Car
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  • • Busch’s Misson Is To Sweep The Roads Clean
  • • Dillon: Daytona Crash Gives Me Confidence
  • • Kurt Busch Returns To Driver’s Seat With A Bang


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John Sturbin trade rumors, contract, salary rumors

  • • Ericsson Will Move To Andretti IndyCar Team Next Season
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer Former Indianapolis 500 champion Marcus Ericsson of Chip Ganassi Racing has signed a multi-year contract to drive for Andretti Autosport beginning in 2024, a move that could impact the INDYCAR future of ......2023
  • • With Indy-TMS connection Re-Established, Texas Big Again
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer FORT WORTH, Texas _ Armed with a new multi-year contract and a largely positive vibe emanating from the paddock, Texas Motor Speedway is poised to continue its position as the ......2023
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  • • O’Ward Ends Penske’s Streak With Win at Barber
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Closing in on a contract extension with Arrow McLaren SP, Pato O’Ward has turned his trademark laser focus on the NTT IndyCar Series championship. O’Ward scored his first victory of 2022 ......2022
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  • • Calderon Becomes Foyt’s First Female Driver
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Tatiana Calderón has signed a gender-breaking contract for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season as first female to drive for AJ Foyt Racing. Next up…Tatiana’s initial visit to the team’s headquarters ......2022
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  • • Kanaan’s Final Texas Race Will Be a Record-Ender
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer FORT WORTH, Texas – Popular INDYCAR champion Tony Kanaan’s anticipated start in Saturday night’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will put the brakes on an open-wheel racing streak worthy ......2020
  • • Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Team Penske took Ryan Blaney out of any impending NASCAR Silly Season conversations Friday, signing the third-generation driver to a “multi-year” contract extension to continue wheeling the No. 12 Ford ......2020
  • • NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer An opportunity to reverse admittedly sagging viewership figures for the Indianapolis 500 will be a prime target for NBC Sports Group when it launches its exclusive media rights contract with the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019. Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced on Wednesday a multi-year media rights package with NBC Sports [...]...2018

John Sturbin stats and results

  • • Ganassi Teams Rule Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages. And the results of Friday’s traditional, two-hour practice reiterated that Chip Ganassi Racing is the team to beat on-track _ ......2023
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  • • Top Fuel Championship Up For Grabs In Pomona Finale
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Separated by a miniscule seven points, Brittany Force and Justin Ashley are poised to snap Steve Torrence’s stranglehold on the NHRA Top Fuel world championship this weekend. Victory by either Force ......2022
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  • • Newgarden Revokes Concession, Wins At TMS
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer FORT WORTH, Texas – With two laps remaining in Sunday’s XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden confessed he had mentally mailed-in a runnerup result to Scott McLaughlin. Newgarden’s Team ......2022
  • • Hall Of Famer Billy Meyer Is Flushed With Pride
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer The numbers that define Billy Meyer’s drag racing career include one IHRA Funny Car World Championship, 12 NHRA Funny Car national event victories…and 176 restrooms. The first two stats cover Meyer’s ......2020
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  • • NHRA Slaps Torrence With Big Fine
  • • Q and A: Wickens Hopes To Drive And Dance Again
  • • Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
    Scott Palmer will be back in a Tommy Thompson dragster in 2019. By John Sturbin/Senior Top Fuel driver Scott Palmer will remain with Tommy Thompson Motorsports for the full 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Palmer, who finished 10th in the final 2018 Countdown to the Championship point standings topped by Steve Torrence, will campaign [...]...2019
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  • • Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Persistent rain forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash until Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. (EST), creating a Daytona International Speedway doubleheader for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In addition to the Clash _ a non-points event _ Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger will be held at 3 p.m. S...2017
  • • The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Second-year Cup driver Chris Buescher’s personal offseason of change admittedly has been compounded by NASCAR’s sweeping package of rules “enhancements” for the 2017 season. A radical format featuring three-stage races in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events; a complicated system of awarding points and a [....2017
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  • • Kyle Busch Out To Do A Rewrite On Chase Script

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  • • Shut Down: Drivers Pay Lofty Last Respects To Bandimere
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer The small drag strip that John Bandimere Sr. and wife Frances opened on a parcel of land west of Denver in 1958 went silent Sunday after 65 years and a ......2023
  • • Stewart Gets First Win Since Going Straight
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Three-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan handed rookie NHRA team-owner Tony Stewart his first “bad-ass” drag racing moment and Wally trophy Sunday, racing to victory at the 53rd annual ......2022
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  • • Andretti Is Indianapolis Royalty Once Again
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Born with a surname synonymous with open-wheel racing royalty, Marco Andretti says he is “wired to not quit.” Or perhaps, as 80-year-old family scion Mario Andretti suggested, Marco is a classic ......2020
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  • • IndyCar To Open At Texas
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer FORT WORTH, Texas – Signature moments in the colorful, controversial open-wheel history of Texas Motor Speedway include a Victory Lane smack down, a cancelled CART race and a winning margin ......2020
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  • • Labonte Brothers Now Have Matching Ugly Blazers
    Bobby Labonte joined brother Terry as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty) By John Sturbin | Senior It was a moment, closing in on 20 years after the fact, only two NASCAR Hall of Fame brothers would remember.  Revisiting the career highlights that had earned him induction into the NASCAR [...]...2020
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  • • Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer One more celebratory moment looms in Brittany Force’s NHRA Top Fuel championship offseason, which will conclude where it began only three months ago. Force ended the 2017 season with a sweep at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., where she emerged as No. 1 qualifier, race-winner and first-time world champion during [...]...2018
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  • • Book Brings Blue Oval Memories Back To Life
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer FORT WORTH, Texas – I’m a “Chevy guy,” have been since 1971. But I grew up in a Ford family. First car I drove was my father, John Sr.’s, black-with-white-top 1953 Ford Crown Victoria; learned to drive a manual transmission on his black 1961 Falcon station wagon, complete with three-on-the-tree; got [...]...2017
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  • • Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Newly-minted Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch says his victory in last Sunday’s “Great American Race” has come gift-wrapped with a “sense of calm” for the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Sense of calm? KuBu? Recently married and all grown up? Incredible. “It’s an incredible feeling to win [...]...2017
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  • • Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Matt Hagan took care of family business on personal and professional levels Sunday, scoring an emotional Funny Car victory in the 2017 season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Hagan dedicated his final-round victory over Courtney Force to the memory of his younger brother, Kyle, who died of natural causes last [...]...2017
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  • • Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia. The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired [...]...2017
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Top John Sturbin news

  • • Texas Motorplex Fetes Fall Champs at Annual Stampede
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer ENNIS, Texas _ Day 6 of the second annual Stampede of Speed at Texas Motorplex featured launch of an event envisioned to become a champions tradition, and one champion’s untraditional ......2022
  • • ‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega
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  • • NASCAR To Go Dark At Texas Motor Speedway
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  • • Jeff Gordon Is Ready To Roll, Not Rock
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  • • MWR Done After Season; Drivers On The Market
  • • Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona
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  • • Keselowski Vow: I Will Not Be ‘Run Out Of The Sport’
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  • • Tasca DQ Slides Hight Into P1 in Las Vegas
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John Sturbin schedule, game

  • • Pro Stock To Run Full NHRA Schedule in 2024
  • • Sampey Is Back With Two More Wheels
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer ENNIS, Texas _ NHRA’s winningest female racer will launch the next chapter of an historic career Thursday afternoon at Texas Motorplex as a bona fide rookie. Angelle Sampey, a three-time NHRA ......2023
  • • Texas Dropped As IndyCar Releases 2024 Race Schedule
      By John Sturbin | Senior Writer INDYCAR’s 2024 race schedule does not include Texas Motor Speedway, ending an association with the NTT IndyCar Series that began with the track’s initial season in 1997. Announced in a release ......2023
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  • • Rosenqvist Is On The Move To Meyer Shank Racing
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Meyer Shank Racing’s revamped, two-car INDYCAR lineup for 2024 will feature Felix Rosenqvist as lead driver, a hire likely signaling the end of Simon Pagenaud’s star-crossed open-wheel career. Rosenqvist has signed ......2023
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  • • Dixon Shows He’s Not Slowing Down; Wins at Indy
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Scott Dixon’s acclaimed INDYCAR race craft was on full display Saturday around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road-Course, where a record-setting start led to a record-extending victory. A six-time NTT IndyCar Series ......2023
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  • • Palou’s Current IndyCar Success Has Him Pondering Future
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer Working on a three-race winning streak and with a comfortable 110-point championship advantage, Alex Palou has reduced the second half of the 2023 INDYCAR season into The Big Tease. Specifically, inquiring minds want ......2023
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  • • America Set For 24-Hour Invasion of France
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer America’s annual presence at the 24 Hours of Le Mans will see Texas businessman/racer Ben Keating and Corvette Racing lead the GTE Am field today for the flying start of ......2023
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  • • Indianapolis 500 Practice Gets Off To A Soggy Non-Start
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer First scheduled practice for the 107th edition of the Indianapolis 500 was washed-out Tuesday by intermittent showers, the downtime at Indianapolis Motor Speedway adding another layer of urgency for 34 ......2023
  • • Garage 56 Le Mans Effort To Feature All-Star Lineup
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer A diverse and experienced driver lineup featuring former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Mike “Rocky” Rockenfeller will pilot NASCAR’s Garage 56 entry during the 100th anniversary edition of the ......2023
  • • Off-Roaders Set To Take On The Desert In Annual Dakar Event
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer Starting field for the annual Dakar Rally has assembled in Saudi Arabia for the event’s 2023 edition beginning on Saturday, Dec. 31, with the world’s best off-road racers facing 5,000-plus ......2022
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John Sturbin rumors, scandals

  • • New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets
    John Sturbin | Senior Writer All speculation surrounding INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic bodywork chassis will become academic at 11:20 a.m. (EST) Friday _ scheduled start time for first practice of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2018 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. The series’ six-month offseason was marked by the rollout/development of th...2018

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