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Schumacher Notches Explosive Victory In Joliet
Sunday, 30 Jun, 2013 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Schumacher Notches Explosive Victory In Joliet

Tony Schumacher notched a hometown victory Sunday as he won the Top Fuel portion of the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
And a dramatic victory it was, too, as his car exploded in a huge fireball as when he crossed the finish line in the elimination finals.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jeg [...]

Action Furiously Fast In Route 66 Qualifying
Sunday, 30 Jun, 2013 – 6:24 | Comments Off
Action Furiously Fast In Route 66 Qualifying

Ron Capps led a parade of three-second Funny Car runs and claimed the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations [...]

Keselowski Wins Wet NNS Race
Saturday, 29 Jun, 2013 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Wet NNS Race

Brad Keselowski won Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway – a race that ended 30 laps short of the scheduled finish because of rain.
Keselowski took the lead for good on Lap 156, seven laps before NASCAR called the final caution.
The victory was Keselowski’s second of the season and [...]

Ty Dillon Is Truck Winner In Kentucky
Friday, 28 Jun, 2013 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Ty Dillon Is Truck Winner In Kentucky

Ty Dillon crossed the finish line 5.736 seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski to win Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Kyle Busch ran third, followed by reigning series champion James Buescher and Ryan Blaney.
“To beat Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, two of the best drivers on four wheels right now, is pretty [...]

Courtney Force Makes It Daughter’s Day In N.H.
Sunday, 23 Jun, 2013 – 17:44 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Makes It Daughter’s Day In N.H.

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Courtney Force claimed a memorable Funny Car victory against her legendary father John Force on Sunday at the Inaugural Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, the 11th [...]

The Dinger Repays Penske With NNS Victory
Saturday, 22 Jun, 2013 – 21:34 | Comments Off
The Dinger Repays Penske With NNS Victory

A.J. Allmendinger of Penske Racing earned both his first career NASCAR and Nationwide Series win in the Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards at Road America on Saturday.
It was Allmendinger’s first start in a Nationwide Series race since 2008. But he’s no stranger to victory lane at the 4-mile Road America road course, having won [...]

Regan Smith Pads NNS Points Lead By Winning Michigan
Saturday, 15 Jun, 2013 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Pads NNS Points Lead By Winning Michigan

Nationwide Series points leader Regan Smith earned his second victory of the season Saturday by holding off Kyle Larson to win the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
Parker Kligerman gambled rain would end the race short of the scheduled 125 laps but lost the lead when he had to pit with 13 to [...]

Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One
Friday, 14 Jun, 2013 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One

Already a championship team-owner and successful promoter in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Michael Andretti’s next order of business could be labeled – us against the world.
“(I’m) always looking at expanding our racing, and, yeah, I would love to one day be in Formula One in some way,” Andretti said during a teleconference promoting this weekend’s [...]

INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 19:21 | One Comment
INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty

INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, penalized race-winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske Tuesday afternoon following an infraction discovered during post-race technical inspection after Saturday night’s Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 AAA Insurance Dallara/Chevrolet, has been fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points for not complying with [...]

Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 6:42 | One Comment
Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Facetious as it was, the question struck a nerve with Helio Castroneves.
This was Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where Castroneves was asked if it was time for team-owner Roger Penske to hire a couple of drivers who knew how to win IZOD IndyCar Series races.
True enough, Castroneves and Team Penske [...]