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Hunter-Reay Made Big Splash With Detroit Victory
Tuesday, 5 Jun, 2018 – 11:29 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Made Big Splash With Detroit Victory
Hunter-Reay Made Big Splash With Detroit Victory

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fulfilling a “frigging” promise made Saturday to a local news crew, Ryan Hunter-Reay cooled his heels after winning Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix by taking a dip in the refurbished James Scott Memorial Fountain at Belle Isle Park.
“I bet there haven’t been many people in there,” Hunter-Reay […]

Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane
Monday, 4 Jun, 2018 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane
Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. snapped a four-year Pro Stock winless streak Sunday with a win over Greg Anderson in an all-world champion final of the 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
A five-time world champion, Coughlin posted his 59th career victory and first since 2014 by covering the […]

Truex Captures Win At Pocono Raceway
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2018 – 16:12 | Comments Off on Truex Captures Win At Pocono Raceway
Truex Captures Win At Pocono Raceway

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Martin Truex Jr. took the lead for the final time when leader Kyle Busch pitted with 17 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
To get the win, the defending series champion, had to survive an early-race pit road snafu and a couple of late-race […]

Scott Dixon Wins Detroit Grand Prix Opener
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2018 – 16:29 | Comments Off on Scott Dixon Wins Detroit Grand Prix Opener
Scott Dixon Wins Detroit Grand Prix Opener

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Scott Dixon of Chip Ganasi Racing held off Ryan Hunter-Reay over the final  10 laps and went on to win Saturday’s first race of the weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle double-header.
The victory was the first of the season for Dixon, who started the race P2, and the 42nd of his career. It gave […]

Power Moves From Starting Grid To Gridiron
Friday, 1 Jun, 2018 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Power Moves From Starting Grid To Gridiron
Power Moves From Starting Grid To Gridiron

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FRISCO, Texas – Everything newly crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power knows about winning races traces its roots to his formative, competitive open-wheel years in Queensland, Australia.
Anything Power knows about American football is courtesy of wife Liz and her family, proud Texans who worship the ground upon which the Dallas […]

Power’s Big Day Was Followed By Sleepless Night
Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Power’s Big Day Was Followed By Sleepless Night
Power’s Big Day Was Followed By Sleepless Night

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power didn’t sleep a wink the night after he won Sunday’s 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500, and it wasn’t because he had partied-too-hearty.
“Yeah, I didn’t drink anything,” Power said Monday during the annual winner’s post-race presser at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Once I got out of here, […]

Danica Hits The Wall And Then The Road
Monday, 28 May, 2018 – 14:45 | Comments Off on Danica Hits The Wall And Then The Road
Danica Hits The Wall And Then The Road

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Life after racing began for Danica Patrick with a short-and-snarky news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after she crashed out of Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500, the place and the race that launched “Danicamania” 13 years ago.
Rather than come full-circle at the checkered flag on the 2.5-mile oval, Patrick’s […]

Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman
Monday, 28 May, 2018 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman
Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman

By Deb Williams | Senor Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ever since childhood, Kyle Busch has dreamed of winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Sunday night, the Las Vegas native turned his dream into reality, becoming the first driver in NASCAR’s Modern Era to win at every Cup track on which he has competed.
“Always […]

Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 11:30 | Comments Off on Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe
Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden’s pre-race preparations for today’s Indianapolis 500 likely were interrupted by a quick look-see at the nearest TV monitor for ESPN’s live telecast of Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix.
Team Penske’s Newgarden, the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, expressed interest this week in taking his talents overseas to […]

Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam set the pace Monday as all 33 drivers qualified for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 turned laps in race-like conditions around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The three-hour session saw a massive 2,526 laps completed as a preview for Sunday’s running of “The […]