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With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag
Tuesday, 27 May, 2014 – 7:10 | Comments Off
With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Disneyland is not on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this season. So at the end of what figures to be the busiest week of his racing life, Ryan Hunter-Reay has booked the next-best-thing.
“I just won the Indy 500 – and I’m going to Detroit!” Hunter-Reay declared after accepting [...]

Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’
Monday, 26 May, 2014 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C – A blown engine foiled Kurt Busch’s bid to complete 1,100 miles Sunday in the Indy-Charlotte double, but the NASCAR champion said what occurred in the Coca-Cola 600 wouldn’t dampen his stellar performance and sixth-place finish in his inaugural Indianapolis 500.
“Today is a memory I’ll have forever,” said [...]

Race Day: Tony Kanaan Says, More Milk Please
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Race Day: Tony Kanaan Says, More Milk Please

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – After you have swigged the milk and donned the laurel wreath and had your likeness engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy, it’s difficult to not think about winning another Indianapolis 500. That is the delightful dilemma facing Tony Kanaan this morning during the final hours of his reign as [...]

Montoya At Indianapolis For The First Time – Again
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 10:51 | Comments Off
Montoya At Indianapolis For The First Time – Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – In Juan Pablo Montoya’s universe, Indianapolis 500 history dates all the way back to Monday.
The Indy 500 JPM won as a brash rookie in 2000? Might as well have been run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s original 2.5-mile brick surface with a riding mechanic aboard. As in, ancient [...]

Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 – 5:56 | Comments Off
Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch admittedly made a rookie mistake Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where an extra day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 bit him in the backside.
Busch brought out a yellow flag 95 minutes into a five-hour session when his No. 26 Suretone Dallara/Honda made right-side [...]

Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win
Sunday, 18 May, 2014 – 14:42 | Comments Off
Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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For the second year in a row, Indiana native Ed Carpenter will lead the field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter – the final qualifier May 18 in the Fast Nine Shootout on the 2.5-mile oval – recorded a four-lap average of 231.067 mph in the No. 20 [...]

McMurray Brightest Of Sprint Cup’s All-Stars
Sunday, 18 May, 2014 – 6:43 | Comments Off
McMurray Brightest Of Sprint Cup’s All-Stars

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Jamie McMurray held off Kevin Harvick in the final 10-lap segment of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and went on to collect the million dollars that went to the winner.
Harvick finished second, .696 seconds behind.
Matt Kenseth ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Edwards and four-time Sprint All-Star Race winner Jimmie [...]

Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying

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Ed Carpenter, the pole winner for last year’s Indianapolis 500, had the fastest four-lap run in Saturday’s first round of qualifying for this year’s event.
Carpenter, an Indiana native, will lead the nine drivers who had the fastest qualifying runs on Saturday, into Sunday’s run for the pole.
Making the day even sweeter for team owner Carpenter [...]

Helio On Top As Teams Set Sights On Time Trials
Friday, 16 May, 2014 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Helio On Top As Teams Set Sights On Time Trials

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Today is “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and on cue, Helio Castroneves is on the gas and atop the speed chart for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
A three-time Indy 500 champion, Team Penske’s Castroneves cranked out a lap in 39.6186-seconds/227.166 mph during Thursday’s fifth day of practice [...]

Rain Keeps Trucks Garaged, Crafton Happy At CMS
Thursday, 15 May, 2014 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Rain Keeps Trucks Garaged, Crafton Happy At CMS

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Crafton’s wish for rain to continue Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was granted, forcing cancellation of practice at the 1.5-mile track where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion tested two weeks ago.
“We feel like we have a pretty good balance on it,” Crafton said of [...]