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Will Power battled back from being a lap down, put some major defensive moves on Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on the final laps and when on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year.
Power beat Newgarden to the finish line by 0.5268 of a second to pick up […]

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Hagan On Pole In Topeka
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Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 Funny Car qualifying position at the NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday and did it in record fashion.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the eighth event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Hagan On Pole In Topeka
Kyle Busch Adds Charlotte Win To Resume
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Kyle Busch is no longer winless in a NASCAR Cup car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the sport’s national capital.
Busch has won a Cup championship, 38 series races and well over 300 races across NASCAR’s three major platforms. Now he has his Charlotte win. It is an exhibition race victory as it came in Saturday night’s Monster […]

Sun, 05/21/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Adds Charlotte Win To Resume
Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
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Indianapolis native and oval-track specialist Ed Carpenter led Day 1 qualifying Saturday for next weekend’s 101st Indianapolis 500, capping a scary-fast session of time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Carpenter, who won Indy 500 poles in 2013 and 2014, posted a four-lap/10-mile average of 230.468 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
Busch Dominates Charlotte Truck Race
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Kyle Busch led 90 of 134 laps in winning Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He took the checkered flag .986 seconds ahead of runner-up Johnny Sauter.
The win was Busch’s seventh in 11 starts at the 1.5-mile track, his second of the season in three starts and the 48th of his […]

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Hight On Top In Rainy Topeka
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Robert Hight emerged as No. 1 qualifier, and with the national speed record in Funny Car, after only one session of time trials due to inclement weather at the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) also are No. […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Hight On Top In Rainy Topeka
Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Despite over two hours of track time lost to mid-day rain, speeds peaked during “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ especially for drivers from the Honda camp.
Four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais capped the final day of practice heading into qualifications this weekend for the 101st Indianapolis 500 by […]

Sat, 05/20/17 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday
Almirola Rips Photographers In KC
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CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola said Friday he was “pretty pissed off” about the photos that were taken of him as safety personnel removed him from his mangled race car following his horrendous crash that left him with a broken back last weekend at Kansas Speedway.
“I wasn’t going to talk about it unless somebody asked, […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Almirola Rips Photographers In KC
Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola knew immediately following his horrendous crash at Kansas Speedway that he had a spinal injury, but the NASCAR driver said Friday he didn’t realize the severity of his broken back until he talked with doctors and learned he would be sidelined for eight to 12 […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 14:51 | Comments Off on Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back
Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Even Verizon IndyCar Series devotees can be excused today if they need a refresher course on the life and times of Jay Howard.
Absent from Indy car racing for six years, Howard emerged atop the speed chart after Thursday’s fourth day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Driver of the No. […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy
Hall of Famer McElreath Passes Away
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Auto Racing Hall of Famer Jim McElreath, the 1962 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and a veteran of 15 starts in the 500 between 1962 and 1980, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, May 18, in his hometown of Arlington, Texas. He was 89.
One of eight surviving drivers who could claim to have […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Hall of Famer McElreath Passes Away