Newgarden Becomes A Winner
Sun, 26/04/15 – 16:50 | No Comment
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American Josef Newgarden broke into the ranks of IndyCar Series winners Sunday when he held off charging fellow American Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.
Driving for the team owned by Indiana natives Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, Newgarden hit the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of Rahal.
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Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond
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Kurt Busch led the most laps en route to his win at Richmond On Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

Kurt Busch led the most laps en route to his win at Richmond On Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three Sprint Cup Series races of the season, bounced all the way back on Sunday as he won the rain-delayed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

sprint-logo-08The victory was the first in over a year for Busch and his second since joining Stewart-Haas Racing prior to the 2014 season. The 2004 series champion led a race-best 291 laps at RIR.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” Busch, who has won two poles and not finished worse than 15th in his six 2015 races, said. “Total team effort. The way everything came together, it just seemed like we were building and building and building toward a great finish like this.”

It was career win No. 26 for Busch, who had to withdraw from the season-opening Daytona 500 and then sit out the next two races after he was accused of domestic abuse.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling when you pull deep from within,” Busch, who was cleaered of the abuse charges, said, “you go through troubles and when you’re accused of something Read the full story »

Sun, 04/26/15 – 15:30 | No Comment
Newgarden Becomes A Winner
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American Josef Newgarden broke into the ranks of IndyCar Series winners Sunday when he held off charging fellow American Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.
Driving for the team owned by Indiana natives Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, Newgarden hit the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of Rahal.
“Oh man, I was […]

Sun, 04/26/15 – 16:50 | No Comment
Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three Sprint Cup Series races of the season, bounced all the way back on Sunday as he won the rain-delayed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first in over a year for Busch and his second […]

Sun, 04/26/15 – 15:30 | No Comment
Home-State Hero Massey Claims Top Fuel Pole In Baytown
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Texas native Spencer Massey raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position in nearly two years and his first ever in the Lone Star state Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 19:16 | No Comment
Castroneves Sits On Barber Pole
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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves became a back-to-back IndyCar Series pole winner Saturday when he recorded the fastest lap during qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park.
Castroneves, who won the pole a week ago in the streets of Long Beach, Calif., won the pole for Sunday’s race when he recorded a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.1925 seconds […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
Logano On Pole At RIR; Race Moved To Sunday
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Team Penske’s Joey Logano on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The race was scheduled for Saturday night but postponed by bad weather. The new start time is approximately 1 p.m. Eastern.
Logano took the pole with a lap at 127.071 mph. His time in his fast laps around the […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 7:07 | No Comment
Hamlin Dominates In Richmond
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Virginia native Denny Hamlin led 248 of 250 circuits in winning Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
“Yeah, it was really good,” Hamlin said. “There’s not much you could complain about. The car was flawless and this reminds me a lot of the night I had in Cup a few years […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 6:57 | No Comment
Track Records Fall In Rainy Houston
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“Fast” Jack Beckman posted Royal Purple Raceway’s first three-second Funny Car run to close a record-setting qualifying session and take the provisional class lead Friday during the 28th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Shane Gray (Pro Stock) also emerged as first-day qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 6:51 | No Comment
Crampton Riding A Rocket In Houston
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While driving a 320-plus mph Top Fuel car never will be classified as easy, Richie Crampton insists his comfort level is growing exponentially with each pass this season in the Lucas Oil dragster.
The NHRA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, Crampton hasn’t lost a first-round matchup through five races in 2015 – a streak capped by […]

Fri, 04/24/15 – 10:33 | No Comment
The Pace Of Technology Is Quickening In NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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In a technology driven society, NASCAR is faced with a delicate balancing act of determining the proper amount of technology to incorporate into its race cars without overshadowing a driver’s talent.
A digital dash under development for use in NASCAR would provide a driver with a myriad of information during a […]

Thu, 04/23/15 – 7:18 | No Comment
Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.
It’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just […]

Tue, 04/21/15 – 17:26 | No Comment