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Hildebrand Crashes Out Of His IndyCar Ride
Friday, 31 May, 2013 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Hildebrand Crashes Out Of His IndyCar Ride

J.R. Hildebrand crashed-out of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 as a rising IZOD IndyCar Series star. On Thursday, his latest Turn 4 wall-banger at Indianapolis Motor Speedway cost Hildebrand his job.
Panther Racing and Hildebrand announced “a mutual agreement” to immediately terminate the Californian’s contract, which was scheduled to continue through the end of the 2013 season. [...]

Rosberg Not Thinking Of Dad As He Crossed Line In Monaco
Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 – 7:18 | Comments Off
Rosberg Not Thinking Of Dad As He Crossed Line In Monaco

His first Monaco Grand Prix victory left Nico Rosberg visibly over-the-top but historically underwhelmed, 30 years after his father won Formula One’s crown jewel event.
Nico started on-pole, stayed ahead of multiple collisions around the tight, 2-mile street-course and led all 78 laps en route to his first victory of the season and first for Mercedes [...]

Kanaan Outruns His Past And The Field At Indy
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Kanaan Outruns His Past And The Field At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Kanaan was so excited he forgot to slow down.
After years of frustration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kanaan passed Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart three laps from the finish of the 97th Indy 500. Moments later, three-time Indy winner Dario Franchitti slid into the wall, bringing out a caution flag and assuring [...]

Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Several NASCAR drivers have a personal trainer and follow a strict workout schedule while others compete in marathons and triathlons, but none of those are for Brad Keselowski. The current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion prefers to rely on mental toughness.
“I’ve never really been big into the whole workout routine thing,” Keselowski [...]

Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach

To a generation of open-wheel fans who saw him race and win during his prime, A.J. Foyt Jr. is as much a tradition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the Pagoda tower and the Yard of Bricks.
Only don’t confuse Foyt with a potted plant. At age 78 and recovering from recent back surgery, [...]

NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 17:36 | Comments Off
NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday Bruton Smith hadn’t requested a realignment of a Sprint Cup Series event at one of his tracks, but he would prefer Charlotte Motor Speedway’s October race remain at the 53-year-old facility.
“Our preference, my preference, is to make the events where they are more successful,” France [...]

Forced Time Off Gave Steve Wallace New Perspective
Friday, 24 May, 2013 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Forced Time Off Gave Steve Wallace New Perspective

CONCORD, N.C. – For Steve Wallace, it’s been more than a year since he has competed in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the younger son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace readily admits that coping with that fact hasn’t been easy. Since finishing 11th in the April 2012 Richmond race, the 25-year-old Wallace [...]

It Was A Gray Day In Topeka
Sunday, 19 May, 2013 – 18:36 | Comments Off
It Was A Gray Day In Topeka

Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season Sunday and moved back into the Funny Car points lead at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. All three winners were [...]

Carpenter Hammers The Big Boys On Pole Day
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Carpenter Hammers The Big Boys On Pole Day

Ed Carpenter, the lone team owner/driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series recorded a blistering four-lap average speed of 228.762 mph (best lap of 229.347 mph; 39.2418 seconds) in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka car to win the pole for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
The one-car team bested the best of Team Penske and Andretti [...]

Bernstein Looking Comfortable At Morgan Lucas
Friday, 17 May, 2013 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Bernstein Looking Comfortable At Morgan Lucas

TOPEKA, Kan. – Brandon Bernstein looked anything but comfortable as he made his way around his team’s compound at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday. He was kind of waddling and weaving and making odd facial grimace kind of deals – all as a result of a mysteriously herniated disc in his lower back.
But rather oddly, [...]