Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes On Points Lead
Sun, 2/08/15 – 15:44 | No Comment
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Graham Rahal was not all that happy following Saturday’s qualifying session at his favorite race track. He was wonderfully happy following Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio.
Rahal won the Honda Indy 200 on the winding, flowing road circuit and in doing so took a significant step toward winning his first series championship.
The victory was his […]

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Kenseth Wins Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
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Matt Kenseth proved to be a master of saving fuel in winning at Pocono on Sunday.  (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Garry Eller)

Matt Kenseth proved to be a master of saving fuel in winning at Pocono on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Garry Eller)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth blew past car after car that were slowing from empty fuel cells on the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and went on to win his second race of the season.

sprint-logo-08The victory was Kenseth’s second of the season and allowed him to clinch a berth in the 10-race, 16-driver Chase playoffs.

“Glad to get one here at Pocono,” Kenseth, who also was in fuel trouble in the late going, said.

One of the fuel-starved cars which Kenseth passed on the final lap was that of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch, who was going for his fourth straight victory.

Busch had taken the lead shortly before running out of fuel and who, had he not run out of fuel, would have moved into the top 30 in points – something Read the full story »

Sun, 08/2/15 – 16:35 | No Comment
Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes On Points Lead
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Graham Rahal was not all that happy following Saturday’s qualifying session at his favorite race track. He was wonderfully happy following Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio.
Rahal won the Honda Indy 200 on the winding, flowing road circuit and in doing so took a significant step toward winning his first series championship.
The victory was his […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 15:44 | No Comment
Blaney Not In Giving Mood In Iowa; Takes First XFINITY Victory
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Ryan Blaney stayed well ahead of the trouble on Saturday night and went on to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway.
Driving the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, Blaney led a 252 of 260 laps in the race. The victory was his first in the series.
To get it, he had to avoid a […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 7:41 | No Comment
Krawiec Victorious In Bike Battle; Sonoma Field Set
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Eddie Krawiec’s Excellent Mid-Summer Adventure continued Saturday, when the three-time world champion won the NHRA Pro Bike Battle at the 28th annual Sonoma Nationals.
Krawiec also secured pole position in the two-wheel category at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in California’s wine country. Krawiec, who bagged his second pole of the season and […]

Sun, 08/2/15 – 7:04 | No Comment
Dixon Blazes To Pole At Mid-Ohio
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Mr. Mid-Ohio struck again at Saturday.
Scott Dixon shattered a 16-year-old track record in earning the pole for Sunday’s 90-lap Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Dixon, who won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2014 after starting at the rear of the 22-car grid, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 4.5814 seconds (125.869 mph) during the […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 18:27 | No Comment
Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
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Kyle Busch’s incredible from-operating-table-to-Victory Lane run continued Saturday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The start at Pocono Saturday was his first in a truck since returning from the Feb. 21 accident at Daytona that resulted in broken bones in his legs and kept him out of cockpits for […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 16:49 | No Comment
Notes: Honda, INDYCAR Close In On New Deal
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Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr said Friday a contract extension with INDYCAR to supply engines and aerodynamic bodywork packages to the Verizon IndyCar Series past the current season is close to being finalized.
“Back when we started this, we had a lot of discussion about some of the technical issues and the technical vision […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 7:47 | No Comment
Beckman Fastest In Sonoma
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“Fast” Jack Beckman powered his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday, as he raced into the provisional qualifying lead during the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in their categories […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 7:16 | No Comment
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Kyle Busch, winner of the last three Sprint Cup Series races, won the pole for this weekend’s race with a lap in 50.444 seconds (178.416 mph) at Pocono Speedway.
Busch won his first pole and his second at Pocono (the first coming in 2010) and the 17th of his career.
“I’ve had plenty of times in my […]

Fri, 07/31/15 – 19:17 | No Comment
Jeggie Returns To Cockpit In Sonoma
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Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

Fri, 07/31/15 – 7:21 | No Comment
Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, announced Thursday morning he will relinquish his duties with the open-wheel series effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, said a search for Walker’s replacement is underway.
“I have appreciated the opportunity to work […]

Thu, 07/30/15 – 13:25 | No Comment