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Jimmie Becomes NASCAR’s All-Time All-Star
Sunday, 19 May, 2013 – 6:59 | 2 Comments
Jimmie Becomes NASCAR’s All-Time All-Star

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Entering Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson wasn’t sure about his chances in the event due to an 18th-place qualifying run, but when the checkered flag waved the California native had once again rewritten a page in the NASCAR record book.
With an [...]

Aussie V8 Supercars Set To Mess With Texas
Friday, 17 May, 2013 – 20:51 | Comments Off
Aussie V8 Supercars Set To Mess With Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Intent on adding the United States to its global expansion list, the Australian V8 Supercars Championship began hot-lapping around Circuit of The Americas Friday in sedans featuring steering wheels on the “wrong side,” marques like Holden Commodore and the promise of door-banging worthy of “RU Faster Than [...]

Three-Timer Franchitti Moves To Top At IMS
Thursday, 16 May, 2013 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Three-Timer Franchitti Moves To Top At IMS

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Three-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti put Honda’s turbocharged V6 atop the speed chart for the first time during the Month of May Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as teams continued preparations for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Franchitti recorded the fastest lap of the day at 224.235 mph (40.1363-seconds) with 27 minutes left in the six-hour [...]

Andretti Cars Setting The Pace At Indianapolis
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Andretti Cars Setting The Pace At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ambient temperatures that inched into the 80s Tuesday were a welcomed respite for IZOD IndyCar Series teams testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But the results at the top of the time sheet remained the same as Andretti Autosport continued to dominate preparations for the 97th Indianapolis 500 on May [...]

Kahne Getting Tired Of Apologies From Busch
Sunday, 12 May, 2013 – 13:36 | 4 Comments
Kahne Getting Tired Of Apologies From Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the days between last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway and Saturday night’s event at Darlington Raceay, Kyle Busch has repeatedly stressed that he has nothing but respect and admiration for fellow driver Kasey Kahne.
He reportedly told Kahne that by way of a personal apology.
You’ve got to figure [...]

Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk
Sunday, 12 May, 2013 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Native son Ed Carpenter topped the speed chart on Opening Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his second-year IZOD IndyCar Series team is looking to bolster its history in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Carpenter, winner of the most recent IndyCar Series race on a superspeedway, [...]

Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row
Friday, 10 May, 2013 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row

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Kurt Busch earned his first pole of the season when he had the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session for Saturday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Busch’s lap in his Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet was at a track record 181.918 mph.
Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports was second fastest in the session [...]

Regan Smith Goes To Victory Lane At Talladega
Saturday, 4 May, 2013 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Goes To Victory Lane At Talladega

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Regan Smith took the lead on the final 400 yards of a green/white/checkered-flag finish and won Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway as a last-lap multicar wreck erupted behind him.
Smith was the leader at the previous scoring loop when NASCAR called the seventh and final caution an instant before the cars [...]

Pastrana Takes Big Step Up In Quest For Respect
Friday, 3 May, 2013 – 15:41 | Comments Off
Pastrana Takes Big Step Up In Quest For Respect

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Novelty-item drivers have come and gone in NASCAR over the years. Many of those who follow the sport may have thought that X-Games star Travis Pastrana would be just another one of those when he announced his intentions to cross over to NASCAR a couple years back.
On Friday afternoon at [...]

It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 10:22 | Comments Off
It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The 2013 NASCAR season has been one of surprises. Not huge surprises like getting a pony on your birthday when you figured you were getting socks and underwear again. But mild and very interesting surprises emanating from driver performances and race-day culture.
The eve of the Sprint Cup Series’ 10th race [...]