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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski will continue his pursuit of a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with team-owner Roger Penske’s blessing to be his own Bad Self.
Keselowski qualified for the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Needing a [...]

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IndyCar To Return To Texas
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Texas Motor Speedway officials announced the Fort Worth track’s 2013 season schedule Tuesday and it includes an IndyCar Series event.
Despite speculation about its future at Texas Motor Speedway, the IZOD IndyCar Series will return for its 17th season with the Firestone 550 on Saturday, June 8. The event will be an INDYCAR/NASCAR doubleheader weekend as [...]

Tue, 08/21/12 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Capps Moves To Top At Brainerd
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Ron Capps moved past Robert Hight into first place in the NHRA Funny Car standings by winning Sunday’s Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the penultimate regular season event in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Capps powered [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Biffle Secures Victory, Points Lead In Michigan
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Greg Biffle took the race lead with six laps to go when the engine of front-runner Jimmie Johnson let go. Once out front, Biffle easily went on to win the Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the season for the Roush Fenway Racing driver and it moved [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 15:16 | Comments Off
Tension Rises As Racing Seasons Shorten
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It’s been a busy weekend in auto racing with about every series except IndyCar on the tracks. Today, however, it’s just Sprint Cup and the NHRA running for points.
But an important day it is as the playoffs for both series are almost at hand.
Some things to keep an eye on [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 9:16 | Comments Off
Smith, Dyson End Pickett’s Charge
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A year after missing out by 0.112 seconds at Road America, Guy Smith delivered victory for Dyson Racing on Saturday in the closest overall finish in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón – 0.083 seconds.
Despite starting next-to-last on the grid, Smith and Chris Dyson won the four-hour Road America [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Allgaier Bumps Way To NNS Win In Montreal
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Justin Allgaier of Turner Motorsports bumped leader Jacques Villeneuve out of the way on the last lap at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and went on to capture his first win of the NASAR Nationwide Series season.
The victory came after a second green/white/checkered restart.
Sam Hornish Jr., Villeneuve’s Penske Racing teammate, overcame a serious mid-race wreck [...]

Sat, 08/18/12 – 20:42 | Comments Off
Finals Set In Brainerd
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Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel competition Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing [...]

Sat, 08/18/12 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Pace Of Paving Picks Up At COTA
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An intensive paving process required to prepare Circuit of The America’s road-course and entire facility for the inaugural 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is under way at the facility in Austin, Texas.
The final paving project involves the 3.4-mile natural terrain course, venue access and service roads and walkways around the property in anticipation [...]

Sat, 08/18/12 – 18:05 | Comments Off
Piquet Jr. Gets First Truck Win
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Nelson Piquet Jr. overcame a spin on lap 56 to move on and win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was Piquet’s first in the series and came in his 42nd start.
Earlier in the season, the son of the former Formula 1 world champion from Brazil, got [...]

Sat, 08/18/12 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Schumacher Covers The Top Fuel Field In Brainerd
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Schumacher’s unwavering belief in the enclosed cockpit for Top Fuel dragsters paid an immediate dividend Friday at Brainerd International Raceway, where the seven-time NHRA world champion raced to the provisional pole for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Nationals.
Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. [...]

Sat, 08/18/12 – 7:26 | Comments Off