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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, when native New Zealander Scott […]

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Rosberg Wins In Monaco
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Nico Rosberg took the lead from Mercedes AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton when Hamliton pitted under safety car conditions with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday.
Rosberg became just the fourth driver to win three in a row in the historic race through the streets […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Rosberg Wins In Monaco
Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
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Polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Denny Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the end, Dillon was 2.692 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had taken the lead during a restart on Lap 167 that saw Dillon fall back to fourth from the inside lane […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
Head At Head Of Funny Car Field In Topeka
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Second-generation driver Chad Head will chase his first career Funny Car victory from the pole position Sunday at the 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also remained at the top of their categories based upon their Friday qualifying performances heading into Sunday’s eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Head At Head Of Funny Car Field In Topeka
Hunter-Reay Says Chance Of Repeat Win Slim
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INDIANAPOLIS – Only five drivers in the revered history of the Indianapolis 500 have won the race back-to-back. Realistically, reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t wild about his chance of becoming No. 6 Sunday during the 99th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“I think it will be extremely hard this year,” said Hunter-Reay, who outbattled […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Says Chance Of Repeat Win Slim
Gordon Set For Swan Song 600 Appearance
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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Gordon Set For Swan Song 600 Appearance
Graham Rahal Is Thinking America First At Indy
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INDIANAPOLIS – Auditions for the USA’s next star Indy car driver will continue Sunday during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, and all-American boy Graham Rahal figures…why not me?
One year after Ryan Hunter-Reay emotionally wrapped himself in the flag as winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Verizon […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 19:05 | Comments Off on Graham Rahal Is Thinking America First At Indy
Specter Of Flying Cars Hanging Over Indy 500
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Race drivers are supposed to be fearless.

But, heading into Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, no one would be surprised if all 33 starters were feeling at least a little trepidation after a series of rather spectacular crashes during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the last […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Specter Of Flying Cars Hanging Over Indy 500
Brown Provisional P1 In Topeka
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Top Fuel point-leader Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Friday during the opening day of time trials for the 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Chad Head (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the season’s eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 12:17 | Comments Off on Brown Provisional P1 In Topeka
Power Shows Power In Carb Day
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INDIANAPOLIS _ Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and Team Penske delivered a couple Friday during the last on-track activity before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, who will start Sunday’s race from the middle of the three-car front row, topped the speed chart […]

Fri, 05/22/15 – 19:46 | Comments Off on Power Shows Power In Carb Day
Team Penske Out To Show It Can Still Win Indy
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been six years since Roger Penske last visited Victory Circle at the Indianapolis 500.
That must seem like an eternity to a guy who has won the biggest race in the world 15 times since Mark Donohue gave Penske his first victory here in 1972.
But the 78-year-old Penske is […]

Fri, 05/22/15 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Team Penske Out To Show It Can Still Win Indy