By Stan Creekmore

Kaz Grala, driver of the #3 Kiklo's Toyota, has four to six weeks of classes to attend before he can apply for his personal driver's license. He already has a NASCAR driver's license. So, while he can't drive on the highway, driving on a race track is no problem.

On Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Grala clearly showed he has the ability to drive as he finished fourth in the PittLite 125 K&N Pro East Series race.

Starting 12th, Grala wasted no time moving through the field into fourth where he spent the remainder of the race battling Scott Heckert for third. Grala got past Heckert once, but lost the third spot on a restart. Sitting thrid meant Grala restarted on the lower line which gave Heckert the advantage on the high lane on the restart.

Overall, Grala clearly showed his ability as a clean, professional, smart and challenging race car driver.

“The race was great,” said Grala following his...
This weekend, the worlds biggest beach party, the 41st annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach takes place. It's an annual right of spring taking its spot among the most famous races in the world. A part of the weekend of races is the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race, where a who's who of athletes, TV and movie stars compete to see who can conquer the streets of Long Beach.

Among them is NHRA Top Fuel Champion Antron Brown. It's his first go around on the streets and he is as excited as he's ever been to get it on:

"I'm excited to go out there to Long Beach. It’s a race that’s been going on for a long, long time and probably the second most famous race on the IndyCar schedule. Said Brown "It's a great venue and I can’t wait to get out there in the Toyota Pro Celebrity race and mix it up and have some fun. We’re really looking forward to the weekend and we get to town on Thursday for the Children’s Hospital visit."

To Antron, racing on...
No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne

2015 Season
  • 5th in standings
  • 7 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 1 top-five finish
  • 3 top-10 finishes
  • 35 laps led

Bristol Career
  • 22 starts
  • 1 win
  • 1 pole position
  • 5 top-five finishes
  • 10 top-10 finishes
  • 512 laps led
SEASON-TO-DATE: After the first seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season, Kasey Kahne currently ranks first in quality passes (645), third in average running position (9.015), fourth in fastest drivers on restarts (8.429 average rank), fifth in laps in top 15 (1,899), fifth in fastest drivers late in a run (6.857 average rank), fifth in fastest speed in traffic (7.714 average rank), sixth in fastest drivers early in a run (7.714 average rank), sixth in green-flag speed (6.857 average rank), seventh in driver rating (100.0), eighth in...
National Motorsports Appeals Panel Statement

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered the appeal of a P4 penalty issued on March 25, 2015 to Joseph Falk (owner) and Richard Labbe (crew chief), relative to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle #33 at Auto Club Speedway.

The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:

12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;

20.14.2: Rear Suspension: Truck Trailing Arm

E. The left and right side truck trailing arms must be mounted to the truck trailing arm mounting brackets using a one-piece, minimum ¾ inch diameter magnetic steel bolt.

F. The horizontal centerline of the highest truck trailing arm mounting bolt must not be higher than the top surface of the truck trailing arm crossmember, at the respective truck trailing arm mounting bracket, when the vehicle is at inspection orientation.

INFRACTION: The ¾ inch diameter...
LAS VEGAS (April 12) -- There is no sophomore slump for Lucas Oil Top Fuel driver Richie Crampton.

Crampton capped a strong start to his second season with a stirring victory on Sunday at the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He secured his first victory of the season after winning at least one round in the previous four races as well as qualifying in the top half in each race to start the year for Morgan Lucas Racing.

"It's huge," Crampton said. "Obviously, we want to win right out of the gate, but that hasn't always been the case for MLR. To win in the fifth event and to go to the final at the Four-Wide Nationals, we're gathering some good momentum."

Crampton reached the final round in Charlotte two weeks ago, but NHRA doesn't count that as an official final-round appearance. That means Crampton is a perfect 3 for 3 in finals, including victories in...
FORT WORTH, Texas—Jimmie Johnson continued his recent domination of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, rallying after a late pit stop for a victory in the 19th annual Duck Commander 500.

Johnson, the six-time NSCS champion, took the lead on Lap 321 of the scheduled 334 when he drove under and past Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick exiting the dogleg of TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval. The final 14 laps featured a battle between Johnson and Harvick, the reigning NSCS champion, who finished second despite scraping the Turn 4 wall on Lap 331.

Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet SS, finished 1.107 seconds ahead of Harvick and his No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS. Johnson, of Hendrick Motorsports, posted his 72nd career victory in 478 NSCS starts and seventh for team-owner Rick Hendrick.

“The end of the race was nutty,” said Johnson, who said he woke up sick...