Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending
Sun, 13/04/14 – 20:06 | No Comment
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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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IndyCar Drivers At Texas: Keep The Packs At Bay
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Will Power says the place for 'wankers' is at the rear of the packs at places like Texas. (INDYCAR/LAT USA)

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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.

“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan declared after hot-lapping during Wednesday morning’s opening session. The Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race on Saturday, June 7, is 51 days away. But on Wednesday, the high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval was the focus of 18 drivers who participated in the season’s first oval-track open test.

“With the way the formula is – was – I don’t know if they’re going to change it,” series point-leader Will Power said in reference to the sanctioning body. “As long as it’s not pack racing, it’s fine. As soon as you start pack racing you can have your grandma running on your outside rear, it takes all the talent away and creates this dangerous situation of cars all packed-up and you get what we had in Vegas. If they put it all back in the driver’s hands and the good drivers are at the front where they should be and the wankers are at the back, it’s fine.”

“Tell us how you really feel,” joked Juan Pablo Montoya, who has joined Power and Helio Castroneves at Team Penske after a seven-year tenure in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. “I absolutely agree.”

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Thu, 04/17/14 – 9:49 | No Comment
Carlos Munoz Is Kind Of Pushy For A Rookie
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rookie Carlos Munoz was almost apologetic after his podium finish in Sunday’s 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, where the 22-year-old Colombian emerged as Andretti Autosport’s coolest shoe.
“It’s not the way I’d like to earn my third-place with so many accidents, but this is [...]

Wed, 04/16/14 – 7:58 | No Comment
Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One
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CONCORD, N.C. – California businessman Gene Haas said Monday he believes basing his Formula One operation in Kannapolis at the current Stewart-Haas Racing location will be an enhancement rather than a distraction to his four NASCAR teams.
“There are a lot of similarities between both forms of racing,” Haas said. “Both [...]

Mon, 04/14/14 – 14:17 | No Comment
Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending
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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 20:06 | No Comment
Antron Brown Nets First Victory At The Four-Wides
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA 2009 Funny Car champion Robert Hight was the only familiar face in the Four-Wide Nationals victory lane Sunday at zMAX Dragway as three veteran drivers celebrated first-time wins in the unique event.
Antron Brown, the 2012 Top Fuel champion and the weekend’s fourth qualifier, earned his first [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 19:55 | One Comment
Harvick Adds Darlington To His Cup Resume
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Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the next-to-last lap of the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish and went on to win Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver became the  first two-time winner in the series this year.
The victory was Harvick’s first at Darlington and the 25th of his career. It was [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 0:40 | No Comment
Pruett/Rojas Rule Long Beach
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Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and their No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost/Riley dominated the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase on Saturday at the Long Beach Street Circuit.
Their victory was their second-straight in the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
They led 76 of the race’s 77 laps, with Rojas starting the No. 01 of Chip Ganassi Racing [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 0:26 | No Comment
Action, Games Heat Up At Four-Wide Nationals
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CONCORD, N.C. – Drag racers always play mind games with one another and when it comes to the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway the challenges faced in the staging area are doubled.
“I know a lot of people think you just get in the car, stand on the pedal and put the parachutes out, but [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 19:55 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay To Start Long Beach From Pole
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Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified for the pole of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Satuday.
Hunter-Reay earned the pole by edging Andretti Autosport teammate James Hinchcliffe on his final lap of the Firestone Fast Six session with a lap of 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn course. Hinchcliffe, driving the No. 27 United [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 18:21 | No Comment
Pruett, Magnussen Win Tudor Poles In Long Beach
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Scott Pruett captured the pole on Friday for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase in Long Beach, driving the No. 01 Telcel/Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP.
The one-hour, 40-minute event, the third race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, is set for Saturday afternoon (6 p.m. ET, live on FOX Sports [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 7:53 | No Comment
Chase Wins Battle Of Elliotts In Darlington
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Chase Elliott muscled his way past Elliott Sadler on the final lap of Friday night’s Nationwide race to score his second straight win in his seventh start in the series.
Elliott, who restarted sixth on Lap 146, charged to the front and claimed victory in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 in his first [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 7:40 | No Comment