Indy 500 Notes: Briscoe’s Holiday Weekend Plans Massively Overhauled
Thu, 21/05/15 – 20:41 | No Comment
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INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Briscoe was planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend with the family back home in Connecticut “doing my everyday stuff.”
Briscoe’s mow-the-lawn plans took a dramatic turn on Monday, when James Hinchcliffe suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe, pole-sitter for the 2012 Indy […]

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Notes: NASCAR Drivers OK With Safety Teams
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Kevin Harvick is confident that NASCAR safety precautions are adequate. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

Kevin Harvick is confident that NASCAR safety precautions are adequate. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With four crashes this month during preparations for the Indianapolis 500, one which left James Hinchcliffe hospitalized in ICU, the question as to whether NASCAR should have a traveling medical team has once again come to the forefront.

bugnotesNASCAR has nurses who are familiar with the drivers and their medical records travel with its top three touring series. However, doctors from the community where the races are held staff the infield care centers. Whether NASCAR should have a traveling medical staff has been debated since the 1980s. It’s an issue that defending NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick said was discussed with the sanctioning body the second week of the season.

“Once they explained the process and how the doctors were chosen was definitely kind of eye-opening as to how much money and time was spent to make sure they had the right people at every race track,” Harvick said Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I don’t think anybody Read the full story »

Thu, 05/21/15 – 21:02 | No Comment
Notes: NASCAR Drivers OK With Safety Teams
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With four crashes this month during preparations for the Indianapolis 500, one which left James Hinchcliffe hospitalized in ICU, the question as to whether NASCAR should have a traveling medical team has once again come to the forefront.
NASCAR has nurses who are familiar with the drivers and […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 21:02 | No Comment
Indy 500 Notes: Briscoe’s Holiday Weekend Plans Massively Overhauled
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INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Briscoe was planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend with the family back home in Connecticut “doing my everyday stuff.”
Briscoe’s mow-the-lawn plans took a dramatic turn on Monday, when James Hinchcliffe suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe, pole-sitter for the 2012 Indy […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 20:41 | No Comment
NASCAR Hall Having A Healing Effect On The Sport
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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No matter whether it’s the adage “time heals old wounds” or it’s the fact that sometimes history takes a different view of events, there’s little doubt that one person was correct when he said the NASCAR Hall of Fame mends fences.
With Bruton Smith’s and Curtis Turner’s selection to the NASCAR […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 18:59 | No Comment
Chapman’s Lotus To Take Encore Laps At Indy
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Representatives of the Henry Ford, a museum located in Dearborn, Mich., are on hand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jimmy Clark’s win in the 1965 Indy 500.
The sleek and iconic Lotus 38/1, designed and built by British legend Colin Chapman and […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 16:14 | No Comment
Nascar Hall of Fame Names Class of ’16
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte and Speedway Motorsports Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith were the top vote getters in balloting Wednesday to determine the five new members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Joining Labonte and Smith for the Jan. 22, 2016 induction of the seventh class will […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 19:34 | No Comment
Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the fourth year in a row, it appears that a first-ballot candidate will be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year.
That will be the case, at least, if other voters feel the way I do and elect Mark Martin into the Hall.
Martin’s numbers and […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 9:23 | No Comment
Hinchcliffe May Owe Life To INDYCAR Safety Team
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe survived “Code 5” life-threatening bleeding injuries in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday thanks primarily to the flawless on-site work of INDYCAR’s Holmatro Safety Team.
Hinchcliffe was taken by ambulance to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he underwent successful surgery to his […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 8:48 | No Comment
Mechanical Failure Caused Hinchcliffe Crash
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The crash that sent Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe to an Indianapolis hospital Monday was triggered by a broken right front suspension piece on his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda.
A Honda spokesperson cited the broken part in the Daily Trackside Report issued several hours after Hinchcliffe, a 28-year-old native of […]

Tue, 05/19/15 – 6:42 | No Comment
Hinchcliffe Crashes Out of 2015 Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe has crashed-out of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Hinchcliffe was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh Monday afternoon, according to a report from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director for the series.
Hinchcliffe underwent surgery and was transferred to the […]

Mon, 05/18/15 – 17:02 | No Comment
Wilkerson Busts Drought In Atlanta
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Tim Wilkerson raced to his first Funny Car victory since 2011 Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the seventh of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season.
Wilkerson, who […]

Mon, 05/18/15 – 7:21 | No Comment