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Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Saturday, May 21, 2011 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

Canadian Alex Tagliani won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.
Driving for Sam Schmidt Racing, Tagliani secured the pole on the final run of Pole Day. He edged former 500 winner Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing off the top with his late run.
Dixon will start next Sunday’s race [...]

Schatz Gets First Outlaws Victory Of Year
Saturday, May 21, 2011 – 6:22 | Comments Off

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Donny Schatz finally broke through on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park for his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
It was the 106th triumph of his career, and the perfect way to wrap up his car owner Tony Stewart’s birthday. It also moves the four-time champion to within victory one [...]

‘Sarge’ In Command In Topeka
Saturday, May 21, 2011 – 6:18 | Comments Off
‘Sarge’ In Command In Topeka

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Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher ended the first of two rounds of qualifying at the NHRA Summer Nationals Friday with a 3.798-second blast at a track-record 324.12 mph to earn the provisional No. 1 qualifying position.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the seventh of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag [...]

Busch Wins, Raikkonen Survives At CMS
Friday, May 20, 2011 – 21:21 | Comments Off
Busch Wins, Raikkonen Survives At CMS

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Kyle Busch passed Clint Bowyer for the lead with seven laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the third in a row for Busch. It was his fourth in the last five races.
“We didn’t have the [...]

Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
Friday, May 20, 2011 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves laid down a lap of 228.611 mph that roused the sun-soaked crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and raised a few competitors’ eyebrows on Fast Friday, the six-hour session in which 39 drivers prepared for Pole Day by recording 2,254 laps on the 2.5-mile oval.
Alex Tagliani (228.327) remained strong in the [...]

Ragan On Showdown Pole
Friday, May 20, 2011 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Ragan On Showdown Pole

David Ragan of Roush Fenway Racing will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Showdown from the pole position. Ragan won the pole during a Friday qualifying session.
Next to him on the front row will be A.J. Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports.
The top two drivers in the Showdown will qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race on [...]

Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge
Friday, May 20, 2011 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge

The No. 11 FedEx Toyota pit crew of Denny Hamlin captured the 2011 Sprint NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman team champion title, defending the team’s title from 2010.
The Joe Gibbs Racing crew beat the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew of Jimmie Johnson in the final with a time of 22.298 seconds.
The [...]

Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis
Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 19:42 | Comments Off
Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis

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The rains departed and the cars took to the track at Indianapolis on Thursday.
IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power topped the speed charts as practice for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 resumed following a two-day weather-related break.
With 12 minutes left in the six-hour session, Verizon Team Penske’s Power unseated Alex Tagliani atop the speed [...]

Bayne An All-Star Scratch
Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 15:53 | Comments Off
Bayne An All-Star Scratch

The surprise winner of this year’s Daytona 500 will not drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Roush Fenway Racing and the Wood Brothers have decided to withhold Trevor Bayne from all competition this weekend, including Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and Saturday night’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Although we would like [...]

Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis

Another day of practice was gut punched by the weather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mike Conway shook down the No. 27 Hire Heroes car after some tweaks were made overnight, and Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti got in five laps “to get the feel of a different setup.”
That was the extent of on-track action – save [...]