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Michigan Actually Is A Big Race For Ford This Time
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2013 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Michigan Actually Is A Big Race For Ford This Time

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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You can count on it. In fact, it occurs with such regularly that it has become a eye-rolling cliche:  Every time the Sprint Cup series arrives at Michigan International Speedway, somebody in the media will ask Ford drivers in general and Roush Fenway Racing drivers specifically about the importance of [...]

Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee
Saturday, 15 Jun, 2013 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee

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Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his second consecutive victory at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old Andretti Autosport driver passed race leader Takuma Sato with 52 laps and went on to win by 4.809 seconds over Helio Castroneves.
Will Power, Castroneves’ Team Penske teammate, finished third for his first podium of the season.
E.J. Viso and James [...]

Jim Hall’s Fingerprints Are All Over Racing Today
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 13:55 | One Comment
Jim Hall’s Fingerprints Are All Over Racing Today

By Len Hayward | Correpondent
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s been more than a decade since an open-wheel car owned by Jim Hall has occupied space in an IndyCar Series garage.
But even as the cars have changed over the years, the innovations that the now 77-year old Hall and his team manufactured during the 1960s through [...]

Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points
Sunday, 9 Jun, 2013 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points

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Helio Castroneves dominated the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
In getting the victory, the Team Penske driver, who started the evening tied with Marco Andretti, took sole possession of first place in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings.
Driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 AAA Insurance car, Castroneves led 132 of 228 laps on [...]

Justin Wilson Is Facing A Texas-Sized Challenge
Saturday, 8 Jun, 2013 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Justin Wilson Is Facing A Texas-Sized Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Justin Wilson’s hopes of repeating as winner of the Firestone 550 suffered a serious setback Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Englishman and veteran engineer Bill Pappas suddenly are stuck in 2004.
Dario Franchitti qualified on-pole for the Bombardier Learjet 500k night race here in June [...]

Sato Talks About Racing In The Boss’s House
Thursday, 6 Jun, 2013 – 19:57 | One Comment
Sato Talks About Racing In The Boss’s House

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – When he joined A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team this year, Takuma Sato’s first sponsor “obligation” was a seven-day cruise in the Caribbean aboard Holland-America’s “Eurodam” charter in January. While at sea, the ex-Formula 1 driver sat down for an interview that covered a wide range [...]

Stewart Ends Dry Spell By Winning At Dover
Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013 – 15:55 | Comments Off
Stewart Ends Dry Spell By Winning At Dover

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Tony Stewart ended a winless streak of almost a full year Sunday when he won the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Raceway.
The victory was secured when Stewart passed Juan Montoya for the lead with three laps to go. Montoya finished second while Jeff Gordon was third.
The victory came on one of Stewart’s least favorite [...]

Mike Conway Out-Duals Field At Belle Isle
Saturday, 1 Jun, 2013 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Mike Conway Out-Duals Field At Belle Isle

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Mike Conway on Sunday earned his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory and is poised to receive a $50,000 bonus if he can sweep the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit.
Conway, who started second in the Honda-powered No. 18 Sonny’s car for Dale Coyne Racing, overtook Ryan Hunter-Reay for the lead on Lap 44 of 70 on [...]

Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover
Friday, 31 May, 2013 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DOVER, Del. – Kurt Busch couldn’t resist.
When the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion met the media Friday morning at Dover International Speedway, he did so while standing in front of a podium underneath the lift gate of his team hauler.
After a reporter complimented Busch on the new and innovative layout, [...]

Kanaan Finally Gets His Indianapolis 500 Victory
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Kanaan Finally Gets His Indianapolis 500 Victory

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Tony Kanaan, the fun-loving and popular veteran driver from Brazil, won his first Indianapolis 500 Sunday when a yellow flag came out with Kanaan leading and three laps to go in the 200-lap race.
The victory in the 97th running of the big race came in Kanaan’s 12th start. It came after several painfully frustrating close [...]