Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | No Comment

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Disneyland is not on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this season. So at the end of what figures to be the busiest week of his racing life, Ryan Hunter-Reay has booked the next-best-thing.
“I just won the Indy 500 – and I’m going to Detroit!” Hunter-Reay declared after accepting [...]

Tue, 05/27/14 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C – A blown engine foiled Kurt Busch’s bid to complete 1,100 miles Sunday in the Indy-Charlotte double, but the NASCAR champion said what occurred in the Coca-Cola 600 wouldn’t dampen his stellar performance and sixth-place finish in his inaugural Indianapolis 500.
“Today is a memory I’ll have forever,” said [...]

Mon, 05/26/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins 600 To Break His 2014 ‘Drought’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson has been facing questions about his lack of victories in 2014 for weeks. On Sunday, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson rendered those questions irrelevant as he blew past Matt Kenseth with just under 10 laps to go and went on to secure the victory.
The [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Gets Landmark Win In Topeka
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Courtney Force raced to the landmark 100th victory by a female in NHRA history Sunday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
In her second attempt to earn the much sought after milestone victory [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Talk about your All-American boy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay lived his dream Sunday, holding off a determined Helio Castroneves in a six-lap sprint to the finish to win the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In doing so, the 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American driver to take the checkered flag in the Greatest Spectacle [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 16:24 | Comments Off
The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – In a way, the first-ever Memorial Day weekend 600-mile NASCAR race got off to a shotgun start back in 1960 as heavily-armed Charlotte Motor Speedway founders Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Turner’s brother Darnell and driver Bob Welborn confronted an obstinate contractor and his crew to persuade them to stop delaying the track [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 13:39 | Comments Off
Race Day: Franchitti Adds To Laps Led Stat At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin and Mike Harris | Senior Writers
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INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a fourth Indianapolis 500 victory on Dario Franchitti’s racing resume, but the popular Scotsman led a few more laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.
Franchitti came out of his injury-induced retirement to drive the Camaro Z/28 Pace Car, as well as spend [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 12:46 | Comments Off
ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – ABC-TV will celebrate its landmark 50th consecutive year of Indianapolis 500 coverage today with 92 cameras, timely driver features and a nod to the “appointment viewing” era that made iconic broadcasters Jim McKay, Chris Economaki and Paul Page invited house guests nationwide every Memorial Day Weekend.
Pre-race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 10:15 | One Comment
Race Day: Tony Kanaan Says, More Milk Please
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – After you have swigged the milk and donned the laurel wreath and had your likeness engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy, it’s difficult to not think about winning another Indianapolis 500. That is the delightful dilemma facing Tony Kanaan this morning during the final hours of his reign as [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Helio Resurfaces Yellow Submarine At Indianapolis
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Retro uniforms are not uncommon in most pro sports and retro paint schemes abound in NASCAR. But, until now, that wasn’t the case in the IndyCar set.
On Sunday, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will start the race fourth in the 33-car field. And nobody should have any [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off