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Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Thursday, 25 May, 2017 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head

Newly-crowned Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon returned to the relative safety of life at 225-plus mph Monday, hours after being robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dixon, wife Emma and three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti were unharmed in an incident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at a Taco […]

Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
Saturday, 20 May, 2017 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap

Indianapolis native and oval-track specialist Ed Carpenter led Day 1 qualifying Saturday for next weekend’s 101st Indianapolis 500, capping a scary-fast session of time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Carpenter, who won Indy 500 poles in 2013 and 2014, posted a four-lap/10-mile average of 230.468 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra […]

Almirola Rips Photographers In KC
Friday, 19 May, 2017 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Almirola Rips Photographers In KC
Almirola Rips Photographers In KC

CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola said Friday he was “pretty pissed off” about the photos that were taken of him as safety personnel removed him from his mangled race car following his horrendous crash that left him with a broken back last weekend at Kansas Speedway.
“I wasn’t going to talk about it unless somebody asked, […]

Power Takes Indy GP Win
Saturday, 13 May, 2017 – 18:57 | Comments Off on Power Takes Indy GP Win
Power Takes Indy GP Win

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Will Power used the backdrop of iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway to move past a pair of Team Penske greats in the Indy car record book.
Power dominated Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on IMS’ 2.439-mile/14-turn road-course to collect win No. 30 in his 13-year Indy car career. The milestone victory pushed the 36-year-old Power ahead of current […]

Blaney Wins Kansas Pole
Saturday, 13 May, 2017 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Blaney Wins Kansas Pole
Blaney Wins Kansas Pole

Ryan Blaney collected the first pole of his NASCAR Cup career on Friday when he laid down the fastest lap in qualifying for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.
The young Wood Brothers’ Racing driver’s laps was .009 seconds faster than  Joey Logano, who was second fastest.
Blaney toured the 1.5-mile speedway in 28.481 seconds […]

Corvette Adds Pair Of Winners To Le Mans Roster
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Corvette Adds Pair Of Winners To Le Mans Roster
Corvette Adds Pair Of Winners To Le Mans Roster

American Jordan Taylor and Marcel Fässler of Switzerland have been added to Corvette Racing’s international driver roster for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Corvette Racing’s 18th consecutive appearance at Circuit de la Sarthe will feature a lineup of six drivers, each with victories in the French endurance classic. Full-season drivers Antonio Garcia of Spain, Jan […]

Capps Makes It Three Straight
Monday, 8 May, 2017 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Capps Makes It Three Straight
Capps Makes It Three Straight

Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps completed the first “three-peat” of his 22-year career Sunday, racing to victory in the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Capps bagged his third consecutive Wally trophy and second at the track in Commerce, Ga., by defeating Tim Wilkerson on a hole-shot, 1,000-foot pass […]

Taylors Stay Undefeated With Victory At COTA
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Taylors Stay Undefeated With Victory At COTA
Taylors Stay Undefeated With Victory At COTA

Brothers/drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor went 4-0 on the season Saturday when they drove their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing  Cadillac DPi-V.R to victory  in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas.
Their fourth straight win  marked the longest streak in series history and the longest in major […]

Hamilton Getting Pressure From All Sides
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 – 13:18 | Comments Off on Hamilton Getting Pressure From All Sides
Hamilton Getting Pressure From All Sides

Lewis Hamilton’s life at the speed of Formula One added another layer of intrigue last Sunday when Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas scored his breakthrough victory in the VTB Russian Grand Prix.
Already dealing with a rejuvenated Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari _ winner of two of the season’s first four FIA Formula One World Championship […]