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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying
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Neel Jani of Rebellion Racing took the pole for this weekend’s Petit Le Mans sports car race at Road Atlanta with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
Switzerland’s Jani was 0.339 seconds clear of Lucas Luhr in Muscle Milk Racing’s [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Kahne Leads Assault On Kansas Qualifying Record Book
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. –Hendrick Motorsports’ Kasey Kahne became the first pole winner on the repaved, reconfigured Kansas Speedway oval Friday when he logged a record-blitzing lap at 191.360 mph.
The old qualifying record was set by Matt Kenseth in 2005. It was 180.856 mph.
“I went into (Turn) 3, and felt like [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says His Head Is Back In The Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin said Friday that his bell has stopped ringing and that he has no concerns about his physical condition in the wake of a hard hit he took during Thursday’s Sprint Cup test session at Kansas Speedway.
“Feel 100 percent today,” Hamlin said. “Thought I was [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 16:08 | Comments Off
Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The pointy heads call it “tough love’, that thing where authority figures subject their charges to small slices of hell in an effort to instill discipline that could serve them well in the future.
Tony Stewart, the Sprint Cup team owner, said Friday that despite some bouts [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 15:20 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: Will Petit Remain Big in the Future?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – It seems like a no brainer. Don Panoz helped revive the Le Mans 24-hour from its doldrums at the turn of the century and Jim France re-invented a sagging Daytona 24-hour. Combining the respective American series launched by these two men seems like a great idea [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 7:22 | 2 Comments
Is NASCAR Sending Message On Head Injuries?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan, – Officially, not much has changed with NASCAR’s policy on driver injuries in the wake of what happened to Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Talladega two weeks ago. Officially, a driver who can navigate his damaged car back to the garages after a wreck still will not be [...]

Thu, 10/18/12 – 15:16 | One Comment
NASCAR Announces Major Format Changes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR officials on Tuesday unveiled a number of competition changes for the 2013 season, the most significant of which is a new qualifying format in the Sprint Cup Series.
That new format marks a return to the past as automatic entry into race fields by the top 35 cars in owner [...]

Tue, 10/16/12 – 11:39 | One Comment
TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows
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Formula 1 will have a new broadcast platform beginning next season, with NBC Sports Group securing the rights via a four-year contract that marks the end of the series’ long-standing partnership with Speed.
Four of the 20 races on the 2013 schedule will be carried on NBC, with the remainder on NBC Sports Network –which also is [...]

Tue, 10/16/12 – 8:27 | 3 Comments
New Cars Won’t Take Sting Out Of Plate Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR’s retooled-for-2013 Sprint Cup cars, with their emphasis on showroom-style bodywork and mechanical grip, will not necessarily change what Greg Biffle calls the “hornet’s nest” that is restrictor plate racing.
“You’re always going to have plates. I don’t think it’s going to change it an ounce,” Biffle [...]

Mon, 10/15/12 – 8:24 | 3 Comments
DeltaWing Headed To Petit
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Nissan’s DeltaWing will compete in next weekend’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, first race in North America for the revolutionary prototype. And the good news is that Saturday’s appearance at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., will not be the car’s last in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
ALMS officials and sanctioning [...]

Sun, 10/14/12 – 9:01 | Comments Off