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Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Friday, 15 Jul, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]

Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2016 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway

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Josef Newgarden drove to an easy victory in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The win was his first on an oval in IndyCar.
“We’ve been so close to winning at an oval race with this team,” he said, “we’ve had seconds.”
Now they have a first.
Newgarden drove his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet to a 4.2-second […]

Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thanks to a fast car and dead-on fuel management, Brad Keselowski notched his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Dead-on fuel management? Keselowski crossed the finish line at the newly repaved Kentucky 1.5-mile track with a fuel cell, the contents of […]

Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole
Friday, 8 Jul, 2016 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole
Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole

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Friday’s scheduled qualifying session for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway has been cancelled because of wet weather. The decision was made to cancel qualifying and instead give teams and drivers extended practice time at the newly repaved Kentucky track.
“I appreciate NASCAR’s decision to cancel qualifying to give us an opportunity to get more track […]

Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Sunday, 3 Jul, 2016 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of days ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that the only time that drivers enjoy racing at restrictor plate tracks is when they run up front. Brad Keselowski emerged as Mr. Happy late Saturday night.
Keselowski stayed ahead of the massive wrecks which garaged many of the biggest stars in […]

Hamilton Reigns In Rain In Austrian Qualifying
Saturday, 2 Jul, 2016 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Hamilton Reigns In Rain In Austrian Qualifying
Hamilton Reigns In Rain In Austrian Qualifying

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG will start Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix from pole position after a dramatic wet/dry qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
Hamilton turned a hot lap of 1 minute, 07.922-seconds around the 2.688-mile/4.326-kilometer/nine-turn Red Bull Ring to beat Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg […]

Stewart Wins Cup Race At Sonoma Raceway
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2016 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Stewart Wins Cup Race At Sonoma Raceway
Stewart Wins Cup Race At Sonoma Raceway

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Tony Stewart, who earlier in the week had voiced his displeasure with NASCAR racing said he could not wait to retire from Sprint Cup racing at the end of the season, won Sunday’s Cup race at the Sonoma Raceway road course.
The victory, Stewart’s first of the year but eighth on a road course, puts the […]

A Joyful Rebirth And Sad Farewell In Wisconsin
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2016 – 15:56 | 2 Comments
A Joyful Rebirth And Sad Farewell In Wisconsin

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is certainly reason to celebrate this weekend as North America’s top non-stock car racing series returns to the best road circuit not located in France, Germany, Italy or Belgium. But there is also reason to mourn.
A hearty welcome back, Road America but at the same time, so sad to […]

Rahal Tops Gremlins, Charts At Road America
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2016 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Rahal Tops Gremlins, Charts At Road America
Rahal Tops Gremlins, Charts At Road America

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Graham Rahal and his team overcame a bizarre electrical gremlin _ one that indicated his No. 15 Honda did not exist _ during Friday’s opening practice session at Road America to eventually claim P1 following a full day of hot-lapping for the Verizon IndyCar Series event.
Rahal posted the overall fastest […]

Porsche Wins Le Man As Toyota Stalls On Last Lap
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2016 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche Wins Le Man As Toyota Stalls On Last Lap
Porsche Wins Le Man As Toyota Stalls On Last Lap

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The No. 2 Porsche 919 hybrid claimed the overall victory in the 24 of Le Mans Sunday when the race-dominating No. 5 Toyota TS050 suffered engine failure on the final lap of after 383 flawless laps in the race.
With Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel on the final stint and headed for what appeared the sure victory, […]