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Truex Jr. Dominates 600
Sunday, 29 May, 2016 – 21:00 | No Comment
Truex Jr. Dominates 600

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Martin Truex Jr. dominated in winning the 600-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
The Furniture Row driver, who started from the pole, led all but eight of the race’s 400 laps in his No. 78 Toyota.
Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing finished second – 2.5 seconds back.
Jimmie Johson finished third while […]

Rossi Goes From Indy 500 Spectator To Driver
Sunday, 29 May, 2016 – 7:33 | No Comment
Rossi Goes From Indy 500 Spectator To Driver

INDIANAPOLIS _ In pursuit of a career in Formula One, Californian Alexander Rossi spent last Memorial Day Weekend in Monaco…watching the Indianapolis 500 on TV. It doesn’t get much more red-blooded American than that.
“Yes. There’s a place called Stars ‘n Bars – pretty good. Lots of burgers and video games and…sports,” Rossi said at Indianapolis […]

Hamlin Scores OT Xfinity Win
Saturday, 28 May, 2016 – 17:04 | No Comment
Hamlin Scores OT Xfinity Win

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four new tires during the final caution flag gave Denny Hamlin the advantage he needed to shoot to the front in the last two laps of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and claim a 0.291-second victory over Austin Dillon.
“We needed a caution […]

Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender
Saturday, 28 May, 2016 – 8:31 | No Comment
Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender

INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, so let the words of 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan sink-in and serve as a warning heading into Sunday’s historic 100th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“You know, anybody count us out (for victory on Sunday), it’s a big mistake,” Kanaan […]

Notes: Helio Seeking Fame And Fourtune At Indy
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 14:48 | No Comment
Notes: Helio Seeking Fame And Fourtune At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves would like nothing more than to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.
That would be special any time, but even more so if he accomplishes the feat on Sunday in the 100th running of the race […]

Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 11:59 | No Comment
Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty years ago, the winning driver of the Indianapolis 500 was interviewed in a small room underneath the old cement-block grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just this side of the intersection leading into Gasoline Alley.
A simple table served as the dais for the winner and his car-owner and […]

Pearson Was The King At Charlotte In The ’70s
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 7:51 | 2 Comments
Pearson Was The King At Charlotte In The ’70s

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – During the 1970s, epic on-track battles were status quo for NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson and Richard Petty; however, it was the three-time champion Pearson who owned the deed to Charlotte Motor Speedway in that decade.
From 1972-78, Pearson piloted the potent No. 21, candy-apple red and […]

Truex On Pole For 600
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 5:41 | No Comment
Truex On Pole For 600

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. edged Sprint All-Star race winner Joey Logano for the Coca-Cola 600 pole in qualifying Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The No. 1 starting position was Truex’s first at the 1.5-mile track, his second this season and the ninth of his career.
“We were not that good […]

RT’s Mike Harris Has Seen It All At Indianapolis
Thursday, 26 May, 2016 – 18:34 | One Comment
RT’s Mike Harris Has Seen It All At Indianapolis

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – The 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indianapolis 500, has struck a chord among at least some of the sporting public.
After years of trying to regain the panache that made the Indy 500 the biggest single day sporting event in the world, the buzz is […]

Video: Indy’s Yellow Submarine Revisited
Thursday, 26 May, 2016 – 9:21 | One Comment
Video: Indy’s Yellow Submarine Revisited

 
John Sturbin visits with an old, familiar friend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
(Video by Really Really Big Industries, Inc.)