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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Brown Provisional P1 In Topeka
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Top Fuel point-leader Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Friday during the opening day of time trials for the 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Chad Head (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the season’s eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 12:17 | Comments Off on Brown Provisional P1 In Topeka
Power Shows Power In Carb Day
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INDIANAPOLIS _ Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and Team Penske delivered a couple Friday during the last on-track activity before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, who will start Sunday’s race from the middle of the three-car front row, topped the speed chart […]

Fri, 05/22/15 – 19:46 | Comments Off on Power Shows Power In Carb Day
Team Penske Out To Show It Can Still Win Indy
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been six years since Roger Penske last visited Victory Circle at the Indianapolis 500.
That must seem like an eternity to a guy who has won the biggest race in the world 15 times since Mark Donohue gave Penske his first victory here in 1972.
But the 78-year-old Penske is […]

Fri, 05/22/15 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Team Penske Out To Show It Can Still Win Indy
Kenseth On Pole At 600
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Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing ran his fastest lap of the night (194.252 mph) in the third and final round of knockout qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway and secured the top spot on the grid for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
“I feel like we’re gaining on it. I thought we had good speed today. Jason (Ratcliff, […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 21:10 | Comments Off on Kenseth On Pole At 600
Notes: NASCAR Drivers OK With Safety Teams
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With four crashes this month during preparations for the Indianapolis 500, one which left James Hinchcliffe hospitalized in ICU, the question as to whether NASCAR should have a traveling medical team has once again come to the forefront.
NASCAR has nurses who are familiar with the drivers and […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 21:02 | Comments Off on Notes: NASCAR Drivers OK With Safety Teams
Indy 500 Notes: Briscoe’s Holiday Weekend Plans Massively Overhauled
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John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Briscoe was planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend with the family back home in Connecticut “doing my everyday stuff.”
Briscoe’s mow-the-lawn plans took a dramatic turn on Monday, when James Hinchcliffe suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe, pole-sitter […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 20:41 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Notes: Briscoe’s Holiday Weekend Plans Massively Overhauled
NASCAR Hall Having A Healing Effect On The Sport
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No matter whether it’s the adage “time heals old wounds” or it’s the fact that sometimes history takes a different view of events, there’s little doubt that one person was correct when he said the NASCAR Hall of Fame mends fences.
With Bruton Smith’s and Curtis Turner’s selection to the NASCAR Hall of […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 18:59 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Having A Healing Effect On The Sport
Chapman’s Lotus To Take Encore Laps At Indy
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Representatives of the Henry Ford, a museum located in Dearborn, Mich., are on hand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jimmy Clark’s win in the 1965 Indy 500.
The sleek and iconic Lotus 38/1, designed and built by British legend Colin Chapman and […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Chapman’s Lotus To Take Encore Laps At Indy
Nascar Hall of Fame Names Class of ’16
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte and Speedway Motorsports Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith were the top vote getters in balloting Wednesday to determine the five new members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Joining Labonte and Smith for the Jan. 22, 2016 induction of the seventh class will […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Nascar Hall of Fame Names Class of ’16
Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the fourth year in a row, it appears that a first-ballot candidate will be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year.
That will be the case, at least, if other voters feel the way I do and elect Mark Martin into the Hall.
Martin’s numbers and […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 9:23 | One Comment