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Brown Would Love To Swing Into A Championship
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Brown Would Love To Swing Into A Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With two victories already bagged, and with a third victory and history-making sweep of the NHRA’s legendary Western Swing perhaps just 17 seconds away, Antron Brown was ready for THE question. And his answer was yes.
And no.
Yes, Brown – who, with four round victories on Sunday in the O’Reilly Northwest [...]

Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory

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Jimmie Johnson broke away from the field after a restart with 20 laps to go and went on to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s fourth at the Brickyard, tying him with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the most at the 2.5-mile flat track. It was [...]

Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There seems to be a building current of thought that the Brickyard 400 has lost its magic and that it’s time to board up Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the summer.
Loudly and definitively, that current of thought has not touched the NASCAR garages. Many competitors in today’s 2012 edition of the [...]

Penske Cars Sweep Inaugural Indy Nationwide Race
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Penske Cars Sweep Inaugural Indy Nationwide Race

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Roger Penske’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway magic trickled down to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Saturday as his cars finished first and second in the inaugural NNS race at IMS.
Brad Keselowski won the race and Sam Hornish Jr. finished second in Penske Racing Dodges.
The victory by Keselowski gives Penske his first NASCAR victory at the iconic speedway [...]

Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk
Thursday, 26 Jul, 2012 – 9:10 | 7 Comments
Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s becoming an annual rite of mid-summer: Cruise the Internet and read columns and blogs and Tweets about how the Brickyard 400 has become dung and that it’s time to shut it down. One of those babies popped up at the top of the Google search just this morning.
They’ll continue [...]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory In Edmonton
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2012 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Castroneves Climbs To Victory In Edmonton

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves held off Takuma Sato by .8367 of a second to win the caution-free IZOD IndyCar Series’ Edmonton Indy on the 13-turn, 2.224-mile temporary airport circuit on Sunday afternoon.
Will Power, who started 17th because of a 10-grid spot penalty for an unapproved engine change, charged to third and Graham Rahal tied his [...]

Allgaier Returns To Scene Of A Big NNS Victory
Friday, 20 Jul, 2012 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Allgaier Returns To Scene Of A Big NNS Victory

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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JOLIET, Ill. – Justin Allgaier’s second career victory in the Nationwide Series came in spectacular fashion here during last season’s STP 400 at Chicagoland Speedway when the Riverton, Illinois native streaked past Carl Edwards on the final lap after Edwards No. 60 Ford ran out of fuel with the checkered [...]

Hunter-Reay, Andretti Put America Back On Top
Tuesday, 17 Jul, 2012 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay, Andretti Put America Back On Top

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Not since the glory days of Sam Hornish Jr. have fans of domestic open-wheel racing seen an American driver emerge with championship credentials.
But three consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series victories have propelled Floridian Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport into the point lead with only five races remaining. And while it’s a [...]

Champs Hope To Maintain ‘Stewartship’ In Loudon
Sunday, 15 Jul, 2012 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Champs Hope To Maintain ‘Stewartship’ In Loudon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If recent history means anything – which, in a constantly and rapidly evolving sport like auto racing, it seldom does – then the drivers for Stewart-Haas Racing may be the ones to watch in today’s Lennox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race.
The event is at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; the [...]

Camping World Trucks To Add Road Courses?
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Camping World Trucks To Add Road Courses?

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NEWTON, Iowa – There were rumblings on Friday at Iowa Speedway about the possibility of one or two road course events and an additional short track race being part of next season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
“I’m hearing a lot of that chatter in the garage area,” said points [...]