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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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‘All-Right Dude’ Puts NASCAR In All-Right Mood
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
To be a sports writer is to be a cynic when it comes to sports heroes. When you get to witness first hand the behavior of top athletes after the television lights go off, after the last  begrudging autograph is signed and the back is turned to the public at-large, [...]

Mon, 06/18/12 – 9:58 | One Comment
Schumacher Ends His Skid In NHRA Top Fuel
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not the only driver to end a long winless streak Sunday as NHRA driver Tony Schumacher did the same.
Schumacher, winless since 2010, won the Top Fuel portion of the ThunderValley Nationals. The victory ended the longest winless streak of the seven-time champion’s career at 32 races.
Ron Capps won in Funny Car [...]

Sun, 06/17/12 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
One hundred and forty-four proved to the be the charm for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the Hendrick Motorsports driver broke free from his four-year slump and won the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Earnhardt, whose last victory in the series came at the [...]

Sun, 06/17/12 – 16:59 | One Comment
Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Scheduling an extra practice Saturday so that Sprint Cup teams could test new, harder tires on Michigan International Speedway’s new, ultra-high speed pavement seemed like a good idea – at the time. However, it proved costly.
The harder left-side tires brought in did slow the cars, but the stress placed on [...]

Sun, 06/17/12 – 9:31 | One Comment
Audi’s Reign Continues At The 2012 Le Mans 24
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Manaing Editor
Audi continued its reign at Le Mans on Sunday when its LMP1 cars swept the podium at the 80th running of the famed 24-hour race.
Winning was the No. 1 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro hybrid of Audi Sport Team Joest which was driven by Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer.
It [...]

Sun, 06/17/12 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Night Time Not Right Time For Corvettes
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

While Audi Sport Team Joest appeared headed to victory with one of its ground-pounding R-18 E-tron Quattro Hybrid Prototypes, Corvette Racing was forced to rally through a long night and difficult morning in the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Through 18 hours, the No. 73 and No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were [...]

Sun, 06/17/12 – 6:23 | Comments Off
Brown’s Big Pass Holds Up At Bristol
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Friday’s qualifying leaders, Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca (Funny Car) and Tennessee native Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), secured the No. 1 qualifying spots Saturday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol Dragway.
Brown set both ends of the Top Fuel track record in his Aaron’s dragster with [...]

Sat, 06/16/12 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Again In NNS
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Joey Logano passed Elliott Sadler for the lead with 24 laps to go, survived three late-race restarts and went on to win the Alliance Truck Parts 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the fifth of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 14th of his [...]

Sat, 06/16/12 – 17:08 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Gets The IndyCar Victory In Milwaukee
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Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport took control late in the race and went on to win the Milwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon.
It was Hunter-Reay’s  his first victory since he won the race at New Hampshire last year. It came by over five seconds over Tony Kanaan of KV [...]

Sat, 06/16/12 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Ambrose Leads High-Speed Qualifying Parade
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Marcos Ambrose of Richard Petty Motorsports won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Ambrose won the pole with the fastest qualifying lap in track history – 203.241 mph. It is Ambrose’s first Cup pole.
“Lightning fast,” Ambrose said.
Guess so.
The record run came on a newly repaved MIS surface which has [...]

Sat, 06/16/12 – 13:44 | One Comment