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Doug Kalitta raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also raced to victories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event west of Cleveland.
Kalitta earned his 37th career victory by […]

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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
Penske, Castroneves Blast Way To Top At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After basically taking Monday off, Team Penske came out to play at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves posted the fastest overall lap of the Month of May, as well as the best lap without a tow, during […]

Wed, 05/13/15 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Penske, Castroneves Blast Way To Top At Indy
Ganassi Cars Looking Good At Indy
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Sage Karam led a 1-2-3 sweep atop the speed chart for Chip Ganassi Racing Monday during the second day of official practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Thirty cars logged nearly 1,100 laps during a scheduled five-hour session shortened by an early afternoon shower. Karam posted the fastest lap around […]

Tue, 05/12/15 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Ganassi Cars Looking Good At Indy
Hunter-Reay Top List Of Entrants For Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay is among six former winners named to entries filed for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24.
Thirty-three drivers are listed for the 34 entries released Sunday for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” with Verizon IndyCar Series practice scheduled to open Monday […]

Mon, 05/11/15 – 10:41 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Top List Of Entrants For Indy 500
Power Thinking Sweep After Winning On Indy Road Course
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Without apology, Will Power plans to spend the remainder of his Month of May lowering the broom on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Power’s dominating victory from pole position in the second annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis has placed him halfway toward an historic sweep of the fledgling road-course event […]

Sun, 05/10/15 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Power Thinking Sweep After Winning On Indy Road Course
Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Thanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother’s Day since 2007.
Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, held off Kevin Harvick […]

Sun, 05/10/15 – 2:30 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Allmendinger Signs New Contract
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – AJ Allmendinger knows where he’s going to be working for the next five years. It’s the same place he’s working now.
Allmendinger confirmed Saturday during a press conference at Kansas Speedway, site of Saturday night’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400, that he has signed a contract extension that will keep […]

Sat, 05/9/15 – 20:20 | Comments Off on Allmendinger Signs New Contract
Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Crafton didn’t have the fastest truck in Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, but he had the best feel for fuel mileage and what his crew chief would call their lucky fuel cell. The result was Crafton’s seventh series career victory.
With truck after truck […]

Sat, 05/9/15 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race