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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

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Cruz Pedregon Wins Pole in Atlanta
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Cruz Pedregon secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as professional pairings in four classes were set for the 35th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories in Commerce, Ga. […]

Sun, 05/17/15 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Cruz Pedregon Wins Pole in Atlanta
Hamlin Nets The ‘Coach’ An All-Star Victory
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NASCAR and NFL championships are synonymous with Joe Gibbs; however, one thing was missing from the team owner’s illustrious career – a victory in NASCAR’s All-Star race. After Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it’s missing no more.
With Denny Hamlin winning the race off pit road for the 110-lap event’s fifth and final segment, the […]

Sun, 05/17/15 – 7:09 | Comments Off on Hamlin Nets The ‘Coach’ An All-Star Victory
First Day Of Qualifying For Indy 500 Is Washout
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Persistent afternoon rain canceled the remainder of Saturday’s scheduled track activity on the first day of qualifications for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, fast-forwarding the process to Sunday.
A revised schedule for Old National Armed Forces Pole Day calls for the 34 entries to make one four-lap/10-mile qualifying attempt each on the 2.5-mile oval […]

Sat, 05/16/15 – 15:14 | Comments Off on First Day Of Qualifying For Indy 500 Is Washout
‘Magic” Speed Takes A Beating At Indianapolis
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Led by Frenchman Simon Pagenaud, six drivers cranked-out laps in excess of the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a prelude to qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud’s lap of 230.698 mph – fastest of the Month of May – was posted during the final half-hour […]

Sat, 05/16/15 – 8:14 | Comments Off on ‘Magic” Speed Takes A Beating At Indianapolis
Brown Drives To Top At Atlanta
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Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories. The race is the seventh of 24 events during the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sat, 05/16/15 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Brown Drives To Top At Atlanta
Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race
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Kasey Kahne continues to have the golden touch in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
Kahne bettered his record in a truck to 5 for 6 Friday night when he won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motorspeedway.
Driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports, Kahne won a two-lap drag race against Erik Jones.
Kahne’s margin […]

Sat, 05/16/15 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race
Biffle, Bowyer Drive Their Way Into All-Star Race
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Three Sprint Cup drivers who have had less than wonderful 2015 seasons earned the right to sport smiles late Friday night as they earned entry into Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing and Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing drove their way into the All-Star event at […]

Sat, 05/16/15 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Biffle, Bowyer Drive Their Way Into All-Star Race
Thrills And Spills Continue In Indy 500 Practices
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud returned Team Penske to the headlines Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the Frenchman paced the fifth practice leading into the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud’s lap of 228.793 mph was the fastest of 1,995 logged around the 2.5-mile IMS oval, where a driver crashed-and-flipped for the […]

Fri, 05/15/15 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Thrills And Spills Continue In Indy 500 Practices
Brittany Force Has Monster Sponsor
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brittany Force plans to “unleash the beast” that is her NHRA Top Fuel dragster at Atlanta Dragway this weekend, the launch  of a multi-year primary sponsorship deal with Monster Energy drink.
Force’s Top Fuel dragster will carry the Monster Energy logo and branding for the duration of the 2015 NHRA Mello […]

Thu, 05/14/15 – 15:20 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Has Monster Sponsor
Castroneves’ Indy Prep Takes Huge Twist
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Less than 24 hours after sitting atop the speed chart, Helio Castroneves experienced the proverbial Day from Hell at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as practice continued for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Castroneves, a three-time Indy 500 champion, rode out a spectacular crash in Turn 1 of the 2.5-mile oval […]

Thu, 05/14/15 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Castroneves’ Indy Prep Takes Huge Twist