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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Race car drivers often say that walking into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be like channeling ghosts, because the place is such a testimony to history. Walking into the hallowed venue on Friday, however, I had a different perspective.
I was in the pedestrian tunnel that leads from Georgetown […]

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Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
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Scott Dixon knows his road to victory in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and a possible fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, runs directly through 50 years of open-wheel history.
“Probably beating a Penske car, I think,” said Dixon, lead driver for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. “They’re pretty strong here.”
Here, on the Streets of St. […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
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Will Power led Team Penske’s sweep of the top four qualifying spots Saturday at time trials for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar Series race at the St. Petersburg, Fla. street course.
Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske qualified second fastest, Helio Castroneves third and Juan Pablo Montoya fourth.
Power, who set the track record of 1 minute, 0.6509 of a […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
Kyle Busch Wins His Third Straight Xfinity Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch posted a dominating victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory was Busch’s third in three races in the series in 2016. He led 175 of the 200 laps.
Busch’s three wins this season have come at Atlanta, Las Vegas and now Phoenix.
He took the […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins His Third Straight Xfinity Race
Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete
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Will Power dug himself a hole Friday by crashing during the first practice session for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2016 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske driver then rallied by soaring to the top of the leader board in the second session.
Power’s lap of 1-minute, 0.9431-seconds/106.329 mph was best among the […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete
Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Right behind the defending series champion in qualifying were two of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates – Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.
Busch posted a fast lap at 26.014 seconds (138.387 mph) in the third round of the three-round […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Haas F1 Adds American As Development Driver
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team has signed 17-year-old Santino Ferrucci as its first development driver and American with the potential to land a fulltime seat in Formula One with the North Carolina-based organization.
A native of Woodbury, Conn., Ferrucci will be embedded with Haas F1 Team at every opportunity in 2016 during […]

Thu, 03/10/16 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Adds American As Development Driver
Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Four months removed from the driver’s seat, Jeff Gordon remains a fixture at the racetrack.
Ditto Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds, just three of the many former drivers and a crew chiefs now applying their talents in front of the television camera instead of behind it, undoubtedly hired in […]

Thu, 03/10/16 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
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The start-me-up date of Tony Stewart’s 18th and final NASCAR season remains open-ended following the latest evaluation of the back injury the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion suffered in a dune buggy accident on Jan. 31.
Stewart was examined by doctors in Kannapolis, N.C., on Wednesday, 39 days after suffering a burst fracture of the […]

Thu, 03/10/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
American Rossi Suddenly Has Two Jobs
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi suddenly is a man in demand. The last American to compete in Formula One has been signed by Manor Racing as its official reserve driver for the 2016 FIA F1 World Championship.
Wednesday’s announcement comes a little over two weeks after Rossi was introduced as Andretti Autosport’s fourth driver […]

Wed, 03/9/16 – 18:02 | Comments Off on American Rossi Suddenly Has Two Jobs
Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch for the lead with six laps to go and then sprinted away to get the victory in Sunday’s bizarre Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver, the 18th of his career […]

Sun, 03/6/16 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas