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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500
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Ryan Briscoe went out early in the Fast Nine portion of Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, set a surprisingly-fast four-lap speed and then sat nervously in the cockpit of his Chevrolet powered Dallara for the remainder of the 1.5-hour qualifying segment.
When the gun sounded to signal the end of the session, Briscoe had [...]

Sat, 05/19/12 – 21:04 | Comments Off
France Talks Diversity At CMS
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C.  – Darrell Wallace Jr. becomes the third African-American to compete in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race this weekend and NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday it would be big for the sport if he performed well.
“He’s somebody with the most promising talent who is an African-American who has [...]

Sat, 05/19/12 – 21:03 | Comments Off
Brown To Start Topeka From P1
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Antron Brown earned his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Dollar General NHRA Summernationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
No [...]

Sat, 05/19/12 – 17:47 | Comments Off
All-Star Moments: No. 1 – Turf War Breaks Out
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite of the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, [...]

Sat, 05/19/12 – 12:32 | One Comment
Sharp Decisions Got Lofton To Victory Lane
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner Eddie Sharp, Justin Lofton’s first career victory in Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was a gamble that paid off.
Lofton simply viewed it as the fifth move in a chess match.
“First move, going back to Eddie’s,” explained the 26-year-old [...]

Sat, 05/19/12 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Lofton Wins Truck Race At CMS
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Justin Lofton held off Brad Keselowski on the final lap and went on to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night.
The victory was the first of Lofton’s NASCAR career.
It came on his 55th start.
“This is amazing,” Lofton said. “I really don’t even know what to do. This [...]

Fri, 05/18/12 – 22:31 | Comments Off
Pedregon Makes Serious Funny Car Pass In Topeka
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Cruz Pedregon obliterated the track records and claimed the provisional Funny Car pole at the Dollar General Summer Nationals with a 4.046 at 315.56 at  pass at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday evening.
Also earning provisional poles were Antron Brown in Top Fuel and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock.
Bob Tasca was second fastest in Funny Car [...]

Fri, 05/18/12 – 22:17 | Comments Off
Marco Andretti Fastest Of The Fast On Fast Friday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Marco Andretti is poised to rock his world, and add to his family’s star-crossed history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during Pole Day qualifications Saturday for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Aided by an increase in turbocharger boost pressure, Andretti topped the speed chart on Fast Friday with a lap [...]

Fri, 05/18/12 – 21:57 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch To Start All-Star Race From Pole
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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch edged Ryan Newman in Friday’s time trials, which included three laps and a pit stop.
Denny Hamlin claimed the third starting position, followed by Cup points leader Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick .
Busch won his third All-Star pole but has [...]

Fri, 05/18/12 – 21:35 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Defends Darlington Actions
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch said Friday he didn’t believe any of Ryan Newman’s crewmen were in danger when he executed a burnout through Newman’s pit as he left pit road following a wreck in last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
“Newman left his pit a good 10 seconds before us,” Busch [...]

Fri, 05/18/12 – 19:43 | 2 Comments