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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Power On Pole In Baltimore
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IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power earned the pole for the Grand Prix of Baltimore for the second consecutive year, and with the bonus point takes a 37-point lead over Ryan Hunter-Reay into the penultimate race of the season.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, posted a series track-qualifying record lap of [...]

Sat, 09/1/12 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Earnhardt On Driver Scuffles: That’s Entertainment
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – The dust-up at Bristol Motor Speedway between Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth seemed to have run out of steam by the time the Sprint Cup Series rolled into Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. But the debate over things like throwing helmets and punches continued in the media center [...]

Sat, 09/1/12 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Schumacher Tops First Qualifying Session at U.S. Nationals
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Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead in his U.S. Army dragster at the 58th annual Mac Tools US Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during Friday’s opening qualifying session.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the [...]

Sat, 09/1/12 – 7:27 | Comments Off
Ty Dillon Wins First Truck Series Race
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Pole-sitter Ty Dillon won Friday night’s Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the first victory for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie.
Kyle Busch ran second, 3.227 seconds behind the race winner. James Buescher finished third, followed by Parker Kligerman and Aric Almirola. Series leader Timothy Peters came home 13th.
“Man, I’m just [...]

Sat, 09/1/12 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins First 2012 Pole
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Tony Stewart won the pole for Sunday’s Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.
Covering the 1.54-mile distance in 29.787 seconds (186.121 mph), Stewart won his first Coors Light pole award of the season, his first at Atlanta and the 14th of his career. The 45th of 47 drivers to [...]

Fri, 08/31/12 – 20:09 | Comments Off
Power, Course Woes Are Big News In Baltimore
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Defending race winner and IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power led shortened opening day of practice for the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Power turned a lap of 1 minute, 21.4572 seconds in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car during a 30-minute practice after course issues shortened morning practice and forced series officials to [...]

Fri, 08/31/12 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Danica And Kenseth Talk Tempers At Atlanta
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – Danica Patrick said Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway she had no regrets waving her finger at Regan Smith last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway following a late-race incident that sent her No. 10 Chevrolet nose-first into the inside retaining wall.
“I think what matters is that the fans [...]

Fri, 08/31/12 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
U.S. Nationals Pose An Interesting Question
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The NHRA is unique in a number of ways. One of those ways goes on display this weekend and it’s tough to decide whether that way is good unique or bad unique.
The U.S. Nationals are drag racing’s big event. It’s the sport’s Daytona 500, it’s Indianapolis 500. In several senses, [...]

Fri, 08/31/12 – 10:46 | Comments Off
Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Although he says he slept well on Monday night, Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren looked and sounded relieved after Tuesday’s first day of a two-day Goodyear tire test at his newly repaved 1.5-mile tri-oval.
That’s to be expected as the Kansas project has been one of the most scrutinized repaves in NASCAR during [...]

Thu, 08/30/12 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Annual Evans Day Brings Back Fans, Memories
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ROME, N.Y. – In what has become an annual rite of summer, Central New York racing fans recently honored the legacy of Modified hero Richie Evans at the track where he made his stock car debut – astonishingly – 50 years ago.
Utica-Rome Speedway was in its infancy when Evans and [...]

Thu, 08/30/12 – 7:20 | 2 Comments