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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 [...]

Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet
Thursday, 15 May, 2014 – 7:07 | 3 Comments
Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet

FORT WORTH, Texas – After a couple of hours of wandering around the parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway, it was as if this particular assemblage of assorted tail light lenses, used carburetors and chrome wheel trim rings had taken on a life of their own.
Or maybe it was just the spring Texas heat, wearing [...]

Action Is Speeding Up In Practice At Indianapolis
Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Action Is Speeding Up In Practice At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay raised the speed ante by nearly 2 mph Monday during the second day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, as Honda V6 power replaced Chevrolet’s twin-turbo at the top of the speed chart.
Hunter-Reay’s fast lap of 39.9955-seconds around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor [...]

Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain
Saturday, 10 May, 2014 – 9:04 | Comments Off
Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have said to “expect the unexpected” on the revised Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Sebastian Saavedra’s first pole and Verizon P1 Award fits neatly into that idea.
Saavedra, a 23-year-old native of Bogota, Colombia, claimed his first series pole during [...]

Hamlin Claims Talladega With Yellow Flag Victory
Sunday, 4 May, 2014 – 15:46 | Comments Off
Hamlin Claims Talladega With Yellow Flag Victory

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Denny Hamlin had the lead when debris forced a caution with less than a lap to go and that gave him the victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team, and it likely put him in the Chase [...]

Flat Spot On: Talladega Produces Magic On This Day
Saturday, 3 May, 2014 – 20:15 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: Talladega Produces Magic On This Day

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega bound. When pulling out from Atlanta and heading west, the anticipation begins along with the uneasiness. At the Alabama line, the ambivalence hits top dead center. You just never know what to expect at the stock car behemoth.
On this day, it’s all on the up and [...]

Drivers Hope KO Qualifying Doesn’t KO Qualifiers
Friday, 2 May, 2014 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope KO Qualifying Doesn’t KO Qualifiers

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – One of the most-anticipated qualifying sessions in the history of NASCAR will occur Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.
The new “knock out” format has stirred so much interest that the first-ever round of Sprint Cup time trials under the new three-round procedure at a restrictor plate track will [...]

Ambrose Briefs Media About The Richmond Ruckus
Thursday, 1 May, 2014 – 16:37 | One Comment
Ambrose Briefs Media About The Richmond Ruckus

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In the minutes following last Saturday night Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, Marcos Ambrose hit Casey Mears. Not with his car, but with his right fist. Hard. Very hard, video and Mears both say.
The series is back at a race track this week – Talladega Superspeedway – and both drivers will be present.
On [...]