Race Weekend Recap 10-26-15

  • October 26, 2015

California Hot Rod Reunion 2015

October 23-25, Bakersfield, CA

The legends of drag racing were celebrated during the 24th annual California Hot Rod Reunion® presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, Oct. 23-25 as those who shaped the sport were celebrated during the weekend. Grand Marshal Jim Dunn and honorees Paul Althouse, Cub Barnett, Don Gaide and Don Ratican, John Jodauga and Doug Kruse were all honored during the course of the weekend.

TMS-sponsored Eily Stafford made her final run of the year in the Crower killer dragster. Stafford was just under her index and broke out, but she did get her first 200 mile per hour ticket! Read more >


Hendrick Motorsports

October 25, Talladega, AL

In an intense Sunday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. came up just short in his bid for a trip to Victory Lane. A green-white-checkered attempt was ended by a caution flag, at which point NASCAR determined that Joey Logano was leading Earnhardt, giving the win to Logano and eliminating Earnhardt from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “I’m proud of what we did today,” Earnhardt said. “We did everything we needed to do, just fell a little short — about the width of the splitter.” Jeff Gordon, meanwhile, finished third, and safely advanced to the eight-driver, three-race Eliminator Round of the Chase. Jimmie Johnson was the next of the Hendrick Motorsports teammates with an 18th-place result, and Kasey Kahne finished 19th. Read more >