Foyt To Bring Tag, No. 48 Back To Indianapolis
Tue, 5/05/15 – 17:55 | No Comment
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Veteran Indy car driver and 2011 Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Alex Tagliani  has been added to the roster of A.J. Foyt Enterprises for the 99th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” later this month.
Tagliani will drive the Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda-powered Dallara at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the team owned by Foyt, first four-time winner […]

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Aero Kit Era Off To A Fast Start In Indianapolis
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Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport showed off the Honda aero kit as practice for the 500 began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport showed off the Honda aero kit as practice for the 500 began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Juan Pablo Montoya ushered-in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ superspeedway aero kit era at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday with a chart-topping lap the former Indianapolis 500 champion immediately dismissed as “irrelevant.”

bugindy500Taken in context, JPM’s observation was more spot-on than sarcastic. Opening Day activities leading into the 99th running of the Indy 500 provided the first on-track appearances of superspeedway aero kits produced by engine suppliers Chevrolet and Honda during a four-hour Open Test.

The latest bodywork enhancements are designed to produce faster speeds around the 2.5-mile IMS oval (and subsequent ovals), as well as differentiate Chevrolet-powered cars from their Honda counterparts. The first four events of the 2015 schedule were contested on road/street courses with different aero kit packages from Chevy and Honda.

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Mon, 05/4/15 – 7:14 | No Comment
Aero Kit Era Off To A Fast Start In Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Juan Pablo Montoya ushered-in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ superspeedway aero kit era at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday with a chart-topping lap the former Indianapolis 500 champion immediately dismissed as “irrelevant.”
Taken in context, JPM’s observation was more spot-on than sarcastic. Opening Day activities leading into the 99th running of the Indy […]

Mon, 05/4/15 – 7:14 | No Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Returns To The Top At Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Time was, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ruled over Talladega Superspeedway but that time was over decade ago. On Sunday, Earnhardt ruled the Sprint Cup Series biggest track once again as he led the most laps and held on to win the Geico 500.
The victory was Junior’s sixth at the 2.66-mile oval […]

Sun, 05/3/15 – 15:48 | No Comment
Taylor Brothers On Pole At Mazda Raceway In Laguna Seca
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Jordan Taylor drove to his first career Tudor United SportsCar Series pole on Saturday, giving his Wayne Taylor Racing team P1 for the start of  Sunday’s Continental TireMonterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The No. 10 Corvette DP, co-driven by brotherRicky Taylor, paced the Prototype field with a time of 1 minute,18.718 […]

Sun, 05/3/15 – 8:02 | No Comment
Logano Picks Up Third XFINITY Victory Of The Seasoan
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Joey Logano won his third  NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season Saturday when he captured the Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Team Penske driver has also won the Daytona 500 and has racked up eight top-10 finishes in nine Sprint Cup Series starts.
“This has been a pretty special season so far,” Logano said. “We’ve […]

Sun, 05/3/15 – 7:52 | No Comment
Pole-Meister Gordon Secures P1 At Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Old system, new system or a hybrid of the two, Jeff Gordon remains one of the best pole-day drivers in the history of stock car racing.
On Saturday, Gordon greeted the debut of the new hybrid format for qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway with a dominating pole-securing run for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series […]

Sat, 05/2/15 – 15:29 | No Comment
Gordon’s Indy 500 Dream To Come True – Kind Of
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR accomplishments are documented throughout the Indianapolis Motor Speedway record book, courtesy of his five victories in the Brickyard 400. The Sprint Cup Series superstar who cut his racing teeth as a teen-aged resident of Pittsboro, Ind., will join another elite IMS list later this month as driver […]

Fri, 05/1/15 – 7:14 | No Comment
Vickers Is Done For The Season
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Brian Vickers’ star-crossed journey through the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been dealt another potentially career-ending setback.
Team co-owner Michael Waltrip announced Tuesday that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry in place of Vickers for the remainder of the 2015 Cup season, beginning May 9 at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.
Vickers, […]

Thu, 04/30/15 – 7:02 | No Comment
Capps Gets Second Funny Car Victory Of Season
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Ron Capps raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston.
Capps powered past Don Schumacher […]

Sun, 04/26/15 – 19:22 | 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