Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup
Sun, 21/05/17 – 17:32 | No Comment
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

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Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
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Scott Dixon is back safe and sound in his Indy car after being robbed by armed teen-agers in Indianapolis on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Newly-crowned Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon returned to the relative safety of life at 225-plus mph Monday, hours after being robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dixon, wife Emma and three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti were unharmed in an incident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at a Taco Bell on West 16th Street, approximately one mile from the Speedway. According to reports in Racer.com and USA Today, Dixon’s car was approached by two males who robbed him of his wallet and cell phone and fled.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that two juvenile suspects, ages 14  and 15, were arrested a short time later. 

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Tue, 05/23/17 – 7:20 | No Comment
Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
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Reigning NHRA world champion Ron Capps steamrolled to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday during an all-Don Schumacher Racing final at the 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Capps, driver of the Dodge Charger R/T, covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.924-seconds at 321.42 mph to defeat DSR teammate/No. 1 qualifier […]

Mon, 05/22/17 – 8:29 | No Comment
Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 17:32 | No Comment
Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
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New Zealander Scott Dixon added some beef to his Indy car driving resume Sunday when he won the pole for next Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon _ a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, a 40-race winner and 2008 Indy 500 champion _ posted a four-lap/10-mile average speed of 232.164 mph around the […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 16:54 | No Comment
Hagan On Pole In Topeka
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Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 Funny Car qualifying position at the NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday and did it in record fashion.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the eighth event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 8:03 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Adds Charlotte Win To Resume
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Kyle Busch is no longer winless in a NASCAR Cup car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the sport’s national capital.
Busch has won a Cup championship, 38 series races and well over 300 races across NASCAR’s three major platforms. Now he has his Charlotte win. It is an exhibition race victory as it came in Saturday night’s Monster […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 7:44 | No Comment
Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
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Indianapolis native and oval-track specialist Ed Carpenter led Day 1 qualifying Saturday for next weekend’s 101st Indianapolis 500, capping a scary-fast session of time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Carpenter, who won Indy 500 poles in 2013 and 2014, posted a four-lap/10-mile average of 230.468 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 18:06 | No Comment
Busch Dominates Charlotte Truck Race
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Kyle Busch led 90 of 134 laps in winning Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He took the checkered flag .986 seconds ahead of runner-up Johnny Sauter.
The win was Busch’s seventh in 11 starts at the 1.5-mile track, his second of the season in three starts and the 48th of his […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 8:06 | No Comment
Hight On Top In Rainy Topeka
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Robert Hight emerged as No. 1 qualifier, and with the national speed record in Funny Car, after only one session of time trials due to inclement weather at the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) also are No. […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 7:56 | No Comment
Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Despite over two hours of track time lost to mid-day rain, speeds peaked during “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ especially for drivers from the Honda camp.
Four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais capped the final day of practice heading into qualifications this weekend for the 101st Indianapolis 500 by […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 7:48 | No Comment
Almirola Rips Photographers In KC
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CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola said Friday he was “pretty pissed off” about the photos that were taken of him as safety personnel removed him from his mangled race car following his horrendous crash that left him with a broken back last weekend at Kansas Speedway.
“I wasn’t going to talk about it unless somebody asked, […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 17:54 | No Comment