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Wheldon Services Set
Friday, Oct 21, 2011 – 7:22 | 2 Comments
Wheldon Services Set

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Funeral services for IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon will be held at 10 a.m. (EDT), Saturday, Oct. 22, at First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg, 701 Beach Drive N.E. in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Wheldon’s wife, Susie, released the following statement on behalf of the family, inviting members of the community to attend the service:
“Although the [...]

Wheldon’s Gold Coast Seat Filled
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 – 19:50 | Comments Off
Wheldon’s Gold Coast Seat Filled

The field for this weekend’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 in South East Queensland, Australia, has been finalized with the addition of English driver Darren Turner as a replacement for the late Dan Wheldon.
A two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, Wheldon was killed Sunday in a crash during the season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series Las Vegas Indy 300 [...]

Beckman Moves To The Top At Firebird
Sunday, Oct 16, 2011 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Beckman Moves To The Top At Firebird

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Jack Beckman raced to his third Firebird International Raceway win and took over the Funny Car points lead as racing came to a close Sunday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Larry Dixon, Vincent Nobile and Hector Arana Jr. were also winners in their respective categories at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]

Kenseth Chases Down The Victory At Charlotte
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 – 22:21 | Comments Off
Kenseth Chases Down The Victory At Charlotte

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Matt Kenseth passed Kyle Busch for the lead with 25 laps to go, survived a restart with 12 laps to go and went on to win Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kenseth, who started the race fifth in points, jumped up to third with the victory. He will head to Talladega Superspeedway [...]

Massey Out At Arizona Nationals
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 – 20:37 | Comments Off
Massey Out At Arizona Nationals

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Top Fuel points leader Spencer Massey failed to make the field Saturday as qualifying came to an end at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Larry Dixon, Cruz Pedregon, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana Jr. raced to the No. 1 qualifying positions in their respective categories at the 20th of 22 events in the [...]

Kanaan On Pole In Vegas
Friday, Oct 14, 2011 – 20:18 | Comments Off
Kanaan On Pole In Vegas

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Tony Kanaan won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race in Las Vegas on Friday.
The two drivers competing for the series championship – Will Power and Dario Franchitti – qualified 17th and 18th respectively at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“It feels awesome,” Kanaan said. “It has been awhile. I guess I’ve got to do [...]

Toyota Prototypes Returning To Le Mans
Friday, Oct 14, 2011 – 14:50 | Comments Off
Toyota Prototypes Returning To Le Mans

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Racin’ Notes for Friday:
Toyota Motor Corporation announced its return to major sports car racing on Friday.
Toyota’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, 13 years after its last official participation, follows Porsche’s announcement that it is entering in the top category in 2014. Toyota and Porsche will join factory efforts by Audi and Peugeot at [...]

Stewart Wins Pole At Charlotte
Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins Pole At Charlotte

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Tony Stewart won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he turned a lap at 191.959 mph on Thursday night.
Stewart, who won the first two races of the Chase, collected his first pole of the season.
“This is a place where track position is so important, so this is an [...]

INDYCAR, GRAND-AM To Race In Detroit
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 – 13:57 | Comments Off
INDYCAR, GRAND-AM To Race In Detroit

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The IZOD IndyCar Series announced Wednesday that it will return to Detroit next season for the first time in four years.
The first Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be held June 1-3, 2012 at the picturesque 2.1-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course.
“Chevrolet has a long, storied history in Indy car racing,” said [...]

Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface
Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 – 7:04 | Comments Off
Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface

NASCAR drivers completed a second day of testing of the new, reconfigured surface at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday.
Several were asked their opinions of the new surface and how it will affect racing at the track when the Sprint Cup Series arrives for the penultimate Chase race.
Their answers follow:
Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing: “Certainly, [...]