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August 18, 2019
Minnesotan Jason Line drove his Camaro dragster to victory Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd.

Minnesotan among winners at NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals

Jason Line won a race for an NHRA-record 16th consecutive season on Sunday, racing to a wire-to-wire victory in Pro Stock at his home Brainerd International Raceway track.
Motorsports
August 18, 2019
Steve Torrence qualified second in Top Fuel qualifying. Torrence won the event last year in Brainerd.

Lucas Oil Nationals preview at Brainerd International Raceway

Pro Stock driver and Minnesota native Jason Line secured his second No. 1 qualifier of the 2019 season and the 55th of his career.
Motorsports
August 15, 2019

NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals: What you need to know

The 17th of 24 stops on the National Hot Rod Association circuit is at Brainerd International Raceway starting Thursday.
Motorsports
August 14, 2019
Billy Torrence (shown competing in the Sonoma Nationals in July) is the defending Top Fuel champion at BIR.

Veteran drivers love returning to Brainerd International Raceway

For Duluth native Greg Anderson, it's his home track; for John Force, it's where he often wins.
Motorsports
August 4, 2019
Chase Elliott celebrated his victory with his pit crew after winning a NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday.

Elliott ends summer slump with road course victory at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott, who started from the pole, led 80 of the 90 laps to become the first repeat winner in nearly a decade.
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July 28, 2019
Denny Hamlin celebrated in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday in Long Pond, Pa.

Hamlin pulls away late to win at Pocono

Denny Hamlin raced to his third victory of the season and 34th overall in NACAR Cup Series race, giving Joe Gibbs Racing its 11th win in 21 races this season.
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July 21, 2019
Kevin Harvick raised his arms toward fans after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on Sunday.

Harvick edges Hamlin in neck-and-neck NASCAR finish in N.H.

After the two made contact coming out of the final turn, Harvick finished 0.210 seconds ahead for his 46th series victory and first since November at Texas.
Motorsports
July 21, 2019

Johnson Jr. wins Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Motorsports
July 13, 2019
Competing in an ARCA race Saturday at Elko Speedway is another career step for 17-year-old Hailie Deegan.

Reusse: Racing prodigy Hailie Deegan shuns the soft pedal

Hailie Deegan, 17, will be running in the ARCA Menards Series race at Elko Speedway, a 250-lap feature that is the Twin Cities short track's event of the season.
Motorsports
June 30, 2019
Alex Bowman celebrated after winning the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sunday.

Bowman earns first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Chicagoland

Alex Bowman held off Kyle Larson for his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a terrific performance for Hendrick Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.
Motorsports
June 16, 2019
Brett Moffitt (right) was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway on Sunday after Ross Chastain (left) failed a post-race inspec

NASCAR overturns victory for first time since 1960

Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain failed a post-race inspection.
Motorsports
June 11, 2019
Joey Logano stood with the trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Monday.

Logano edges, Kurt Busch, Truex Jr. in OT to win in Michigan

It was the fifth victory of the season for Team Penske and the third in a row for Ford at Michigan International Speedway. The race had been rained out Sunday.
Motorsports
June 3, 2019

Dixon's big day: wins Detroit Grand Prix, gets honored by Queen Elizabeth

Scott Dixon earned his first victory of the year and 45th of his career, just hours after being honored by Queen Elizabeth II.
Motorsports
June 2, 2019
Kyle Busch celebrated in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

Kyle Busch triumphs at Pocono amid grousing over rules package

Busch matched Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series career victory list with 55, but his enthusiasm was tempered by another race where NASCAR's rules package put passing at a minimum and made it laborious to watch 400 miles of racing.
Motorsports
May 27, 2019
Martin Truex Jr., left, was congratulated by team owner Joe Gibbs in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Truex Jr. overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600

Martin Truex Jr. held off defending series champion and Team Penske driver Joey Logano -- and again prevented owner Roger Penske from becoming the first to helm winners at the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on motorsports' biggest day.
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May 26, 2019
Simon Pagenaud of France kissed the Yard of Bricks after winning the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Pagenaud likely saves his job with Indianapolis 500 victory

Simon Pagenaud outdueled Alexander Rossi in a breathtaking, 13-lap sprint to the finish Sunday that delivered an 18th victory in the event to venerable team owner Roger Penske.
Motorsports
May 14, 2019
Brainerd International Raceway owner Jed Copham, right, stands with his wife, Kristi, and Forrest Lucas, founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, duri

Reusse: Following tragedy, BIR's Copham takes up challenge of 'a racetrack to run'

Jed Copham drowned off the family boat in the waters near the Sanibel Bridge last fall. His wife continues to run Brainerd International Raceway.
Motorsports
May 6, 2019
Driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) celebrated with his crew after winning the NASCAR Cup Series race Monday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

Truex wins second career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

Martin Truex Jr. efficiently weaved through traffic from the back of the field to win a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his NASCAR Cup career.
Motorsports
March 10, 2019
Kyle Busch tossed his son, Brexton, in the air after winning the NASCAR Cup race at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., on Sunday.

Kyle Busch's hot run continues with Phoenix sweep

He capped a Phoenix sweep with a Cup victory.
Motorsports
March 10, 2019
Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden won the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) -- the fourth win for a Penske car in seven days span

Another race, another Penske victory -- this time in IndyCar

Josef Newgarden of Team Penske crossed the finish line on the downtown streets of St. Petersburg.