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    • Looking for a reliable fan clutch for your Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury? Our top-quality fan clutch fits models like the 92-91 Grand Marquis and Town Car with a 4.6L engine. Enhance your vehicle's performance and ensure optimal cooling with our durable and efficient fan clutch. Don't miss out - order now and experience the difference! link hidden, please login to view
    • Brad Sweet and the link hidden, please login to view No. 49 team found victory lane during a three-race week that spanned from Indiana to New York. It was at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, that Sweet earned the milestone win, but the High Limit Racing sprint car action started Tuesday night at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana. Sweet rolled into Kokomo and qualified sixth in Flight B with a lap time of 11.584 seconds. After maintaining his second-place starting spot at the completion of his heat race, the Big Cat transferred directly to the feature with a tenth-place starting spot. The NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 had speed in the 40-lap main event, and Sweet adeptly navigated through the field to secure a fifth-place finish. After the trip to New York, the NAPA team arrived at Outlaw Speedway on Thursday ready to continue their forward momentum. Sweet started the night by clocking the quickest lap of Flight B qualifying with a time of 12.971 seconds. The NAPA driver went on to start fourth and maintain his spot at the end of his heat race. With a spot in the dash, Sweet had an opportunity to improve his starting position in the evening’s feature. He ended up fifth to start the seven-lap dash and moved up to third, setting the stage for an exciting main event. After starting from third, Sweet strategically maneuvered the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 sprint car to the front, ultimately taking the checkered flag and securing Sweet’s first-ever win in the state of New York. The victory marked the sixth High Limit Racing win of the season for the NAPA team. On Friday night, Sweet and the No. 49 crew stayed in the Empire State and visited Utica-Rome Speedway. The No. 49 was fourth in Flight A qualifying with a lap time of 17.488 seconds. Sweet started on the pole of his heat race but fell back to second on the slick racing surface. After missing the dash again, Sweet lined up ninth for the evening’s feature. Despite the challenges of starting mid-pack, the NAPA driver hustled through the field to secure a solid sixth-place result. Start / Finish: Tuesday, May 14, Kokomo Speedway: 10 / 5 Thursday, May 16, Outlaw Speedway: 3 / 1 Friday, May 17, Utica-Rome Speedway: 9 / 6 Points Standing / Total: 1st / 1166 pts. (+34) Next Race: Saturday, May 25, Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, Penn. How to Watch or Listen:  link hidden, please login to view NAPA:  link hidden, please login to viewBrad Sweet:  link hidden, please login to view Kasey Kahne Racing:  link hidden, please login to view The post link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view. link hidden, please login to view
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    • Chase Elliott and the No. 9 link hidden, please login to view team started 15th in Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway after Saturday’s heat races were rained out and the lineup was set by qualifying results. When the first caution flag of the race came out on lap two, Elliott was scored in the same position in which he started. Under the yellow, crew chief Alan Gustafson called the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion to pit road for the primary tire option after starting the race on the soft tire option. Elliott restarted 16th on lap 11 and found himself inside the top 10 for the first time of the race on lap 41. The Dawsonville, Georgia, native battled with the ninth-place driver for several laps, but he couldn’t make the pass before the scheduled lap-100 caution occurred. The field came to pit road for mandatory pit stops, with the No. 9 team opting for the soft tires it had on earlier in the race. A fast, four-tire stop by the NAPA Racing crew gained Elliott two spots on pit road, and he lined up eighth for the choose cone, taking the inside lane for the restart on lap 109. The Hendrick Motorsports driver continued to battle inside the top eight and was scored in the seventh position when an on-track incident brought out the yellow flag on lap 118. Staying out on the track under the caution, Elliott lined up on the inside lane for the lap-124 restart and was running in the ninth spot when the second scheduled caution slowed the race on lap 150. Elliott relayed that his NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 needed more security, so the team made a chassis adjustment during its pit stop for four soft tires and fuel. With some teams opting to pit for only two tires, Elliott lined up 12th for the choose cone and took the inside lane for the restart on lap 159. From there, he pressed forward and moved back into the top 10 on lap 165. He managed to gain two more positions before the checkered flag waved, claiming an eighth-place result in the 200-lap all-star event. It was Elliott’s second consecutive top-10 finish in the exhibition event and seventh top-10 overall in nine All-Star Race starts, which includes his 2020 victory at Bristol Motor Speedway when he took home the $1-million prize. Start / Finish: 15 / 8 Points Standing / Total: 4th / 437 pts. (-49) Next Race: Sunday, May 26, Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway How to Watch or Listen: 6:00 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NAPA:  link hidden, please login to view Chase Elliott:  link hidden, please login to view Hendrick Motorsports:  link hidden, please login to view No. 9 Team:  link hidden, please login to view The post link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view. link hidden, please login to view
    • Three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps was looking forward to adding a third Wally trophy from Route 66 Raceway to his impressive collection on Sunday at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, but a loss of traction in the first round of eliminations ended his bid for a 77th national event triumph. The link hidden, please login to view Funny Car team battled tricky track conditions throughout Friday and Saturday’s qualifying sessions to secure a spot in the top half of the field. Crew chief Dean ‘Guido’ Antonelli tuned Capps’ 12,000-horsepower Toyota GR Supra to a 3.939-second at 327.90 MPH pass during Friday’s second session, which held up to be sixth quickest in a loaded 18-car field. Despite earning a favorable qualifying position, Capps found himself facing a heavy hitter in the first round of eliminations with a matchup versus fellow multi-time world champ, No. 11 qualifier Matt Hagan. The former Don Schumacher Racing teammates lined up for NHRA’s Marquee Matchup of the race, but this time it was all Hagan as he led from start to finish as Capps’ machine started to lose traction near the 660-foot markers. “It’s strange to qualify No. 6 and have a team like Hagan’s first round, but it was just one of those weekends,” said Capps, who advanced to the final round and captured his first Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge win at Route 66 Raceway one year prior. “A race like this where the temperatures are high and everyone’s battling track conditions, you look around, and there are some really, really, good teams in Top Fuel and Funny Car struggling, us included.” While Capps has already advanced to two semifinals so far in 2024, he is the first to admit that the team’s performance isn’t what fans are used to seeing out of the championship-winning NAPA team, which had only two first-round losses throughout the entirety of the 15-race 2023 ‘regular season.’ “I’ve been very transparent with the fans about how we’re trying to get ahead of the field like we were a couple of years ago when we won back-to-back championships in 2021 and ’22. You have to let this play out, and with a guy like Guido, the leader of our team, in my corner I know this will all be worth it later in the year. It’s just growing pains. I’m lucky to have such great supporting partners, and being around NAPA store owners is inspiring. These are people who work hard to get ahead in their business, and it’s the same thing in racing. You have to learn to pivot in an instant and adapt. It’s difficult now but it’ll all be worth it when we get the car’s performance back to what we’re used to. I have all of the confidence in the world in my NAPA team.” The Ron Capps Motorsports team will head back to their headquarters in Brownsburg, Indiana, where they will have a weekend off before beginning a grueling stretch of races, which sees the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series tour visit four stops in five weeks. The team will begin the NHRA New England Nationals, May 31 – June 2, ranked seventh in the Funny Car standings where Capps returns as a two-time New England Dragway champion. Start / Finish: No. 6 / def. in first round Points Standing / Total: No. 7 / 308 pts. Next Race: May 31 – June 2, NHRA New England Nationals How to Watch or Listen: FS1,  link hidden, please login to view NAPA Racing: link hidden, please login to viewRon Capps:  link hidden, please login to view Ron Capps Motorsports:  link hidden, please login to view The post link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view. link hidden, please login to view

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