Edwards Wins The 600
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Carl Edwards proved he can execute a back flip from the window of  a Toyota as easily as he can from a Ford on Sunday night.
Edwards got his first Sprint Cup Series victory since switching from Roush Fenway Racing Fords to Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas this season as he captured the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte […]

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Montoya Makes Good On IOU To Roger Penske
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Juan Pablo Montoya put Roger Penske back in Victory Circle at Indy on Sunday. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

Juan Pablo Montoya put Roger Penske back in Victory Circle at Indy on Sunday. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya repaid team owner Roger Penske for believing in him with a victory Sunday in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

bugindy500Montoya won the 500 as a rookie in 2000 while driving for Penske rival Chip Ganassi. But the Colombian driver then left IndyCar racing, first for Formula One and then NASCAR.

Now, 15 years later, he is again the Indy champion, this time extending Penske’s record for wins in what many consider the biggest race in the world to a mind-boggling 16.

But it wasn’t an easy win as Montoya had to overcome an accident near the beginning of the race and a misstep in the pits as well as outdueling teammate Will Power and Ganassi driver Scott Dixon over the last 100 laps.

“Roger and this team, they gave me a chance a year ago and I’m glad I’m proving them right,’’ Montoya said. “This one we had to work for really hard. It’s exciting. We made a couple of mistakes early, but we got our composure back.’’

“It was fun,’’ Montoya said. “These guys at Team Penske did an amazing job. When I came through the field, I knew I had a good car. The fight there at the Read the full story »

Sun, 05/24/15 – 16:16 | No Comment
Montoya Makes Good On IOU To Roger Penske
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya repaid team owner Roger Penske for believing in him with a victory Sunday in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Montoya won the 500 as a rookie in 2000 while driving for Penske rival Chip Ganassi. But the Colombian driver then left IndyCar racing, first for […]

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Montoya Survives Wild Finish To Win 2015 Indy 500
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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya survived a series of early race setbacks, took the lead with three laps to go and went on to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
The victory gave team owner Roger Penske his 16th win in the world’s most famous auto race but first in six years.
The […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 14:49 | No Comment
Rosberg Wins In Monaco
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Nico Rosberg took the lead from Mercedes AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton when Hamliton pitted under safety car conditions with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday.
Rosberg became just the fourth driver to win three in a row in the historic race through the streets […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 8:53 | No Comment
Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
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Polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Denny Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the end, Dillon was 2.692 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had taken the lead during a restart on Lap 167 that saw Dillon fall back to fourth from the inside lane […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:15 | No Comment
Head At Head Of Funny Car Field In Topeka
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Second-generation driver Chad Head will chase his first career Funny Car victory from the pole position Sunday at the 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also remained at the top of their categories based upon their Friday qualifying performances heading into Sunday’s eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:07 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Says Chance Of Repeat Win Slim
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INDIANAPOLIS – Only five drivers in the revered history of the Indianapolis 500 have won the race back-to-back. Realistically, reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t wild about his chance of becoming No. 6 Sunday during the 99th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“I think it will be extremely hard this year,” said Hunter-Reay, who outbattled […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:03 | No Comment
Gordon Set For Swan Song 600 Appearance
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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 19:19 | No Comment
Graham Rahal Is Thinking America First At Indy
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INDIANAPOLIS – Auditions for the USA’s next star Indy car driver will continue Sunday during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, and all-American boy Graham Rahal figures…why not me?
One year after Ryan Hunter-Reay emotionally wrapped himself in the flag as winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Verizon […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 19:05 | No Comment
Specter Of Flying Cars Hanging Over Indy 500
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Race drivers are supposed to be fearless.

But, heading into Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, no one would be surprised if all 33 starters were feeling at least a little trepidation after a series of rather spectacular crashes during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the last […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 12:43 | No Comment
Brown Provisional P1 In Topeka
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Top Fuel point-leader Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Friday during the opening day of time trials for the 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Chad Head (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the season’s eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 12:17 | No Comment