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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
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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 [...]

Hornish To Be Back In ‘Dinger’s Car At Loudon
Monday, 9 Jul, 2012 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Hornish To Be Back In ‘Dinger’s Car At Loudon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sam Hornish Sr. will be back in the No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge Sprint Cup car this coming weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the team announced Monday.
Hornish will again be substituting for AJ Allmendinger, who has been suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test.
A statement released by the [...]

Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory

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The IZOD IndyCar Series has a new points leader and a new top team as Ryan Hunter -Reay of Andretti Autosport won the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday to give him three straight victories and a sizable lead in the season standings.
Hunter-Reay inherited the lead on lap 57 at the Exhibition Place street circuit when [...]

Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 8:20 | Comments Off
Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This has been a season of high-profile firsts for the IZOD IndyCar Series. Almost a complete rebirthing season in terms of people, places and things. And while some of the newly launched nouns have to be considered success stories, there have been some that have caused rebirthing issues.
One thing that [...]

NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 14:48 | 2 Comments
NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s summer visit to Daytona is traditionally considered the mid-point of the racing season.
It’s also an opportunity for NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France to meet the media to address a wide-range of questions related to the sport.
On the eve of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 [...]

Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 8:24 | Comments Off
Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Reaction to a suggestion by race-track owner Bruton Smith to insert mandatory cautions into Sprint Cup races drew an assortment of reactions from drivers this week. Reactions that ranged from humorous to highly personal.
Included was a statement by NASCAR president Mike Helton that mandatory stops to spice action would never [...]