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‘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 [...]

Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues
Monday, May 16, 2011 – 20:42 | Comments Off
Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues

Alex Tagliani topped the speed chart with a best lap of 225.878 mph to earn top honors in Monday’s practice for the 100 running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Seven different teams were represented in the top 10 of speeds as 39 drivers recorded 1,379 laps in a stiff, cool breeze.
“It was the [...]

DSR Rules In Atlanta
Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 18:29 | Comments Off
DSR Rules In Atlanta

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It was a big Don Schumacher Racing day in Atlanta.
Antron Brown held off his DSR teammate Tony Schumacher as he raced to his second win of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Jack Beckman, Jason Line and LE Tonglet also won in their respective categories at the sixth [...]