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American Josef Newgarden broke into the ranks of IndyCar Series winners Sunday when he held off charging fellow American Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.
Driving for the team owned by Indiana natives Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, Newgarden hit the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of Rahal.
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IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes
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For Scott Atherton, the president and chief operating officer of the International Motor Sports Association, giving birth to the Tudor United SportsCar Series was like, well, giving birth. Except these birthing pains lasted a year and a half.
“I’ve referenced it as being the most challenging, the most difficult 18 months of my life,” Atherton told […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 9:49 | One Comment
Gordon Closes Out Dakar Rally With Victory In Final Stage
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Robby Gordon reinforced his standing as the most accomplished American driver in Dakar Rally history Saturday, closing the event’s 37th annual edition with a victory in Stage 13.
Gordon posted his 10th career stage win during a trek from Rosario to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. A steady rain shortened the stage from its […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 8:24 | 2 Comments
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California’s Rico Abreu raced to his first A-Feature victory in Saturday night’s finale of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, delivering car-owner Keith Kunz his first Golden Driller since 2002.
The 55-lap feature around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center morphed into a […]

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Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Championship
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Now it can be told. Nasser Al-Attiyah’s methodical march to what will be his second Dakar Rally championship on Saturday has been inspired by a simmering, year-old failure.
Al-Attiyah, of Qatar, posted a fourth-place result during Stage 12 of the 37th annual Dakar on Friday to extend his overall lead to […]

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A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Larry Foyt says the hardest part about celebrating his father’s birthday is trying to find a gift for “the man who has everything.”
As his personal odometer rolled over to 80 on Friday, Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. now also has the promise –the blessing – of health, courtesy of triple bypass […]

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Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl
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Bryan Clauson posted a flag-to-flag victory in Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature to become the only driver to sweep a 25-lap preliminary during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
After notching his third career preliminary night victory on Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River […]

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Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally
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Robby Gordon’s determination to complete the 37th annual Dakar Rally never was more evident than during Stage 11 on Thursday, when the Californian and navigator Johnny Campbell rode-out a high-speed crash en route to a 13th-place finish.
While the impact stopped the No. 308 HST Gordini in its tracks, neither Gordon nor Campbell was injured.
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Fri, 01/16/15 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally
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Jerry Coons Jr. hustled the high line to claim his third career prelim victory Thursday, highlighting John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
Coons will start his 16th Chili Bowl A-Feature – and 12th in a row – Saturday night around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s […]

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Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties
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John Force Racing and Chevrolet have signed a multi-year manufacturer’s agreement that will see the “Gold Bowtie” brand backing the 18-time NHRA Funny Car championship-winning organization starting with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Announced Thursday during a national teleconference, JFR’s deal with General Motors covers the Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Cars […]

Thu, 01/15/15 – 15:46 | One Comment
Nasser Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Victory
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Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah moved one day closer to clinching the overall championship of the 37th annual Dakar Rally Wednesday, scoring his fourth stage victory during a trek that saw 2014 champion Nani Roma crash-out of the international off-road marathon.
Stage 10 took the teams from Calama, Chile, to Salta, Argentina, via a 501-kilometer/311-mile liaison, followed by […]

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