Race Weekend Recap – 10-19-15

  • October 19, 2015

Hendrick Motorsports

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Two top-five finishes at Kansas

Oct. 18, Kansas City, KS

After an exciting green-white-checkered finish at Kansas Speedway Sunday afternoon, Jimmie Johnson led his teammates to the finish line in third. Right behind him, teammate Kasey Kahne finished fourth. Jeff Gordon rounded out the top 10 in 10th. “Extremely proud of the team for never giving up and fighting so hard,” Gordon said. Taking the checkered flag 21st was Dale Earnhardt Jr. Joey Logano won the race. Read more >

 

Don Schumacher Racing

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EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE BY NAPA, CAPPS FALLS A LITTLE SHORT

Oct. 18, Kansas City, KS

The NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car team led by crew chief Rahn Tobler and driver Ron Capps, produced perhaps its best and most consistent weekend of the season and it culminated with three runs in the 3-second range Sunday in the NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas. Unfortunately, those runs and two other 3s in qualifying, weren’t enough to help them gain ground on the top two in points – leader Del Worsham and Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman – who advanced to the championship round where Worsham narrowly won the title. Read more >

 

John Force Racing

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MOTORPLEX HIGH PERFORMANCE WEEKEND ENDS EARLY FOR JFR

Oct. 18, Ennis, TX

After qualifying three race cars in the top half and setting a Funny Car track speed record John Force Racing advanced three race cars to the second round at the Texas Motorplex. Robert Hight and the AAA Texas Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car qualified No. 4 and moved up to the No. 9 spot in the points today while Brittany Force slipped one spot to No. 4 and John Force held onto his No. 6 spot. Read more >

 

Kalitta Motorsports

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Worsham returns to the Winner’s Circle in the Lone Star State

Oct. 18, Ennis, TX

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, earned his third win in four races earlier today in Texas claiming a coveted Texas Motorplex Cowboy Hat. Worsham began the weekend strong throughout qualifying gaining nine bonus points. However, he saved the best for the evening session. Running right beside his closest competitor in the standings, Jack Beckman, Worsham ran a 3.917 second pass, just besting Beckman’s 3.919. That run ending up holding for the top spot in qualifying giving Worsham his first number one qualifier of the season and first since Norwalk last season. Texas native John Hale was his first opponent. Read more >