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INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

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Newlywed Bayne Wins Iowa
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Trevor Bayne exchanged vows with new wife, Ashton, on Tuesday and celebrated their honeymoon on Sunday by winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Bayne passed Austin Dillon with 11 laps remaining of Austin Dillon – who had led 207 laps – clinched the victory.
“It’s such a special week for me,” Bayne said. “I [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Johnson Is Anything But Pokey At Pocono
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Jimmie Johnson was the easy winner Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400. He lead 128 of the event’s 160 laps won for the third time in 2013.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver continued to build on his series points lead,  increasing his advantage over second-place Carl Edwards (18th Sunday) to 51 [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 17:25 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points
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Helio Castroneves dominated the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
In getting the victory, the Team Penske driver, who started the evening tied with Marco Andretti, took sole possession of first place in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings.
Driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 AAA Insurance car, Castroneves led 132 of 228 laps on [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Justin Wilson Is Facing A Texas-Sized Challenge
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Justin Wilson’s hopes of repeating as winner of the Firestone 550 suffered a serious setback Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Englishman and veteran engineer Bill Pappas suddenly are stuck in 2004.
Dario Franchitti qualified on-pole for the Bombardier Learjet 500k night race here in June [...]

Sat, 06/8/13 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Jeb Becomes Latest Burton To Win In NASCAR
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Rookie Jeb Burton added another chapter to his family’s racing history Friday night when he won the 17th annual WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Burton, the 20-year-old son of 2002 Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, posted his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at the expense of Ty Dillon, grandson of NASCAR [...]

Sat, 06/8/13 – 6:40 | Comments Off
America’s Andretti Clan Holds Court In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas _ There is a legacy – or is it a burden? – that comes gift-wrapped with the surname Andretti, a fact of life realized over the past 30 years by Michael, Jeff and now Marco.
Family scion Mario Gabriele Andretti says sons Michael and Jeff caught the racing [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Will Power P1 In Texas
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Will Power drove the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet, recorded a two-lap average speed of 219.182 mph on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
That speed was more than 3.5 mph faster than Alex Tagliani’s 2012 pole-winning speed in the first year of the new chassis-engine package. Power had a [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Jimmie On Pole
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Sprint Cup qualifying and practice were rained out at Pocono raceway on Friday, and that puts Jimmie Johnson on the pole for Sunday’s Party in the Poconos 400.
Johnson, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader, will bring the field to the green flag with second-place Carl Edwards beside him on the front row. With the starting [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Corvette Gears Up For Le Mans
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Corvette Racing’s drive for an eighth class championship in the 90th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans begins this weekend with two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs taking part in the annual Test Day at the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe on Sunday.
The eight-hour session will be critical for the No. 73 and No. 74 ‘Vettes, as [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 7:14 | One Comment
Trucker Sauter Continues To Feast On Texas Pole Day
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter’s twice-a-year visits to Texas Motor Speedway continue to present him with a personal conundrum, even when he’s on a roll.
Sauter swept the June and November NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the high-banked, 1.5-mile TMS quadoval last year. Thursday afternoon, Sauter qualified on-pole [...]

Thu, 06/6/13 – 20:52 | Comments Off