Rolling Artwork Adorns The Syracuse Nationals
Thu, 28/07/16 – 8:09 | No Comment
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.
“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac fleet is destined […]

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Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying
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Simon Pagenaud edged Team Penske teammate Will Power in qualifying at Mid-Ohio on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

Simon Pagenaud edged Team Penske teammate Will Power in qualifying at Mid-Ohio on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud will start Sunday’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in prime position to increase that points lead.

bugindycarThe Team Penske driver claimed the pole at Mid-Ohio with a lap at 127.271 mph on Saturday. That toppled the track record.

“I didn’t know about that,” the Frenchman said of the record. “That is good. The PPG Chevrolet has been really good this weekend. It was more on me really because I have been struggling a little bit with my really bad lower back. They did a lot work on me. We didn’t need to do too much on the car, more on me this weekend. We put those Firestone red tires on and again, the car was beautiful.”

The fast lap was just a tick faster than the lap of teammate and hottest pursuer, Will Power. Power turned a lap in 127.135 mph and will start next to Pagenaud on the front row at the 2.258-mile track.

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Sat, 07/30/16 – 16:22 | No Comment
Teen Byron Wins Fifth Truck Race Of Season
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Teen-ager William Byron led 44 of 60 laps at Pocono Raceway in the No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota and won for the fifth time in 12 Camping World Truck Series starts this year.
He broke Kurt Busch’s rookie record of four wins in Truck Series in 2000 and he left runner-up Cameron Haley searching for […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 16:07 | No Comment
Power Powerful In Mid-Ohio Practice
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Will Power continues to aggressively chase down the prey _ specifically, point-leader and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud _ as the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule winds down. Power topped the field during practice Friday for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, running what would be a record pace in the process.
Power’s best […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 7:45 | No Comment
Torrence Pole Blitz Moves To Sonoma
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Top Fuel driver Steve Torrence powered to a national record elapsed time and moved into position to claim his eighth pole position of the season Friday during the first day of time trials for the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 7:25 | No Comment
Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole
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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Friday afternoon.
Truex covered the distance in 50.211 seconds, .104 seconds faster than Carl Edwards (178.873 mph), who was second fastest.
Truex got the pole by being especially quick in Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile triangular superspeedway.
“For whatever reason, today—all day […]

Fri, 07/29/16 – 18:16 | No Comment
Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon’s good news/bad news moment this weekend comes courtesy of the Accuweather forecasting website. First the bad; rain in the area of Pocono Raceway for much of the weekend. The good; high temperatures in the low to mid 70s over the weekend.
After last weekend’s Turkish bath-like conditions in Indianapolis […]

Fri, 07/29/16 – 15:37 | No Comment
Rolling Artwork Adorns The Syracuse Nationals
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.
“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac fleet is destined […]

Thu, 07/28/16 – 8:09 | No Comment
Nitro Stars Brilliant In Colorado
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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

Mon, 07/25/16 – 7:03 | No Comment
Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of the most important figures in NASCAR history spent what was most likely their final moments at automobile racing’s most important track on Sunday and they did it together.
And it felt great for all involved and for all watching.
Tony Stewart finished 11th and Jeff Gordon 13th in the Brickyard […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 19:48 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 17:59 | No Comment
Thin Air Agrees With Torrence
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Steve Torrence extended his mastery of Bandimere Speedway’s rarified air Saturday and will start from the No. 1 qualifying position in defense of the Top Fuel title at the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
The 33-year-old Texan turned in an overpowering performance in qualifying, and for the second time this season was quickest in all […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 7:31 | No Comment