Indy 500 Notes: Rahal Gives Letterman A Nifty Retirement Gift
Mon, 25/05/15 – 9:30 | No Comment
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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Montoya Trades In His Olds Aurora For A Corvette
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Monday was a day of posing for photos and collecting swag for Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and his team. (Photos courtesy of the Verizon IndyCar Series)

Monday was a day of posing for photos and collecting swag for Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and his team. (Photos courtesy of the Verizon IndyCar Series)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya says there is nothing complicated about his approach to winning motor races, whatever he’s driving.

“You got to have a good car and you got to drive the hell out of it,” Montoya said Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the day after scoring his second bugindy500Indianapolis 500 victory. ”If you drive better and do a better job than anybody else, you’re going to freaking win it. If you don’t, you don’t.

“Simple, no?”

Freaking yes!

Driving “Juan’s Way” certainly worked during the closing 15 laps of Sunday’s 99th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Montoya executed a daring pass that took him from third-to-first on Lap 197 of 200 and held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and Team Penske teammate Will Power to score his second Indy 500 victory in three attempts.

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Tue, 05/26/15 – 7:53 | No Comment
Indy 500 Notes: Rahal Gives Letterman A Nifty Retirement Gift
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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

Mon, 05/25/15 – 9:30 | No Comment
Beckman Leads Record-Smashing Day In Topeka
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Funny Car racer Jack Beckman finished off a record-setting weekend of racing at Heartland Park Topeka Sunday by claiming a victory over category icon John Force at the NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Richie Crampton (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Beckman used a pair of […]

Mon, 05/25/15 – 8:26 | No Comment
Pace Lap Will Have To Do When It Comes To Gordon’s 500 Dreams
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon now can boast that he has led a lap of an Indy car race around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Well, sort of. Gordon served as Official Pace Car Driver for the 99th running of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, crown jewel of […]

Mon, 05/25/15 – 8:15 | No Comment
Gibbs Wrestles Charlotte Away From Hendrick
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – In recent years, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s May race weeks had become fairly common; however, 2015 will be remembered as the year Joe Gibbs Racing stole that organization’s thunder.
For two weeks JGR dominated NASCAR Sprint Cup activities at the 1.5-mile track. First, Denny Hamlin […]

Mon, 05/25/15 – 8:05 | No Comment
Edwards Wins The 600
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Carl Edwards proved he can execute a back flip from the window of  a Toyota as easily as he can from a Ford on Sunday night.
Edwards got his first Sprint Cup Series victory since switching from Roush Fenway Racing Fords to Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas this season as he captured the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 21:57 | No Comment
Montoya Makes Good On IOU To Roger Penske
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya repaid team owner Roger Penske for believing in him with a victory Sunday in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Montoya won the 500 as a rookie in 2000 while driving for Penske rival Chip Ganassi. But the Colombian driver then left IndyCar racing, first for […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 16:16 | No Comment
Montoya Survives Wild Finish To Win 2015 Indy 500
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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya survived a series of early race setbacks, took the lead with three laps to go and went on to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
The victory gave team owner Roger Penske his 16th win in the world’s most famous auto race but first in six years.
The […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 14:49 | No Comment
Rosberg Wins In Monaco
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Nico Rosberg took the lead from Mercedes AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton when Hamliton pitted under safety car conditions with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday.
Rosberg became just the fourth driver to win three in a row in the historic race through the streets […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 8:53 | No Comment
Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
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NASCAR Wire Service
Polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Denny Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the end, Dillon was 2.692 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had taken the lead during a restart on Lap 167 that saw Dillon fall back to fourth from the inside lane […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:15 | No Comment
Head At Head Of Funny Car Field In Topeka
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Second-generation driver Chad Head will chase his first career Funny Car victory from the pole position Sunday at the 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also remained at the top of their categories based upon their Friday qualifying performances heading into Sunday’s eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:07 | No Comment