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William Byron held off Paul Menard over the final laps to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“It’s so cool—this is awesome,” said Byron, who was won in his first visit to the legendary Brickyard. “I’d never been to a Brickyard 400 or an Indy 500, but I watched it as a […]

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McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – California native Zak Brown has spent this Month of May as the man behind the curtain _ the unconventional Formula One executive who gave his blessing to McLaren superstar Fernando Alonso’s bid to compete in the 101s Indianapolis 500.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso has been spot-on […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Robert Yates once had a Mars Hill College professor tell him he would never amount to anything because he spent his Sunday afternoon working on a farmer’s tractor instead of studying.
On Wednesday, Yates once again proved the professor wrong as he was elected to the NASCAR Hall […]

Wed, 05/24/17 – 20:05 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled
Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
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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 […]

Tue, 05/23/17 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
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Reigning NHRA world champion Ron Capps steamrolled to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday during an all-Don Schumacher Racing final at the 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Capps, driver of the Dodge Charger R/T, covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.924-seconds at 321.42 mph to defeat DSR teammate/No. 1 qualifier […]

Mon, 05/22/17 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Rules Hamstringing Racing In Cup
Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
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New Zealander Scott Dixon added some beef to his Indy car driving resume Sunday when he won the pole for next Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon _ a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, a 40-race winner and 2008 Indy 500 champion _ posted a four-lap/10-mile average speed of 232.164 mph around the […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
Hagan On Pole In Topeka
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Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 Funny Car qualifying position at the NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday and did it in record fashion.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the eighth event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Hagan On Pole In Topeka
Kyle Busch Adds Charlotte Win To Resume
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Kyle Busch is no longer winless in a NASCAR Cup car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the sport’s national capital.
Busch has won a Cup championship, 38 series races and well over 300 races across NASCAR’s three major platforms. Now he has his Charlotte win. It is an exhibition race victory as it came in Saturday night’s Monster […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Adds Charlotte Win To Resume
Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
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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 […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
Busch Dominates Charlotte Truck Race
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Kyle Busch led 90 of 134 laps in winning Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He took the checkered flag .986 seconds ahead of runner-up Johnny Sauter.
The win was Busch’s seventh in 11 starts at the 1.5-mile track, his second of the season in three starts and the 48th of his […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Busch Dominates Charlotte Truck Race