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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Kimball Gets First IndyCar Win

Charlie Kimball is no longer known just for being a race car driver who is competing at the top level of the sport while battling with diabetes. He now is known as a winner.
Kimball, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, won Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His first victory was by […]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Kimball Gets First IndyCar Win
Side Trip To Iowa A Winner For Keselowski

Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide Series’ U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway.
Keselowski, the defending Cup Series champ, has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing.
“Flying back and forth is definitely work, but the work is worth the reward,” Keselowski, winless in Cup this season, said. […]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 7:01 | Comments Off on Side Trip To Iowa A Winner For Keselowski
Rain Dampens Capps’ Hopes
Ron Capps suffered a setback in the quest for his first NHRA Funny Car world championship Saturday when he failed to qualify for the 16-car field during the rain-shortened 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Capps, driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T, lost traction on […]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 6:48 | Comments Off on Rain Dampens Capps’ Hopes
The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Well-aware it’s “go-for-broke” time, reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay gambled on tire selection Saturday afternoon en route to qualifying on-pole for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Hunter-Reay posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519-seconds/124.385 mph around the 2.258-mile/13-turn layout in Lexington, Ohio, to earn the […]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 6:40 | Comments Off on The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay
Young Blaney Wins Pocono Truck Race

Ryan Blaney took the lead on a Lap 53 restart and held it through the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway.
Driving the No. 29 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski, Blaney, 19 and the sone of veteran Cup and short track […]

Sat, 08/3/13 – 18:45 | Comments Off on Young Blaney Wins Pocono Truck Race
Power Combines With Comfort To Produce Speed In Mid-Ohio
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Road-racing ace Will Power, admittedly baffled by the balance of his Dallara/Chevrolet all season, rallied to post the fastest lap of the day as time expired during Friday’s second IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power, fastest among 24 drivers participating in the session, toured the 2.258-mile/13-turn […]

Sat, 08/3/13 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Power Combines With Comfort To Produce Speed In Mid-Ohio
Rain Cancels Round 1 Qualifying In Seattle
The first day of the NHRA Northwest Nationals was canceled Friday evening after a persistent drizzle that began in the afternoon continued into early evening.
The weather, which was cool and overcast, washed out the first two qualifying sessions leaving two scheduled for Saturday left to determine the fields for Sunday’s championship eliminations at Pacific Raceway.

Fri, 08/2/13 – 20:09 | Comments Off on Rain Cancels Round 1 Qualifying In Seattle
Johnson Claims Pocono Pole
Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway with a track-record run at 180.654 mph (49.019 seconds), .004 seconds faster than the lap recorded by Kyle Busch.
The pole was Johnson’s second of the season, his third at Pocono and the 31st of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. […]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Johnson Claims Pocono Pole
Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase
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LONG POND, Pa. – With six races remaining until the field is set for this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jimmie Johnson has been so dominant he could sit out one of the upcoming events and still hold a commanding points lead.
But that’s certainly not the case for the handful of drivers […]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 15:58 | Comments Off on Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase
Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – On Thursday, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series sent out a media release about the new BMW Daytona Prototype engine that made it’s debut in the Brickard Grand Prix in Indianapolis last weekend.
The release was upbeat and positive. The mood among several of the teams that are competing against the BMWs […]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 11:00 | Comments Off on Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am