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Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, a beloved figure in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.
Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during Indy 500 pre-race ceremonies. Born in Alabama, Nabors was considered […]

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Millington Racing For More Than Money And Trophies
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Ryan Millington always knew his mother was Missisquoi Abenaki, but he never understood his Native American heritage until he began racing for the Vermont-based Abenaki nation as well as himself; a revelation that has changed the 16-year-old Statesville, N.C., resident.
“It’s not just racing anymore. It’s more than that,” said Millington, […]

Fri, 08/25/17 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Millington Racing For More Than Money And Trophies
Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
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“Fast” Jack Beckman led the Funny Car field Thursday during the second and final round of testing for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Tony Schumacher improved upon his elapsed time from Wednesday to lead Top Fuel and give Don Schumacher Racing a sweep of the nitro categories heading […]

Fri, 08/25/17 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats
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Eight-time NHRA world champion Tony Schumacher led Top Fuel drivers during the first of two days of  testing Wednesday for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan led the Funny Car class as preparations began for “The Big Go,” the final event […]

Thu, 08/24/17 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats
DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd
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A resilient Alexis DeJoria launched a late-season rush toward the NHRA’s Funny Car playoffs Sunday with a victory in the 36th annual  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
DeJoria recorded her first win of the season, fifth of her career and the 250th women’s victory in NHRA history when she defeated Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

Tue, 08/22/17 – 7:11 | Comments Off on DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd
Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono
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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 […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono
Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations
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Leah Pritchett’s quickest run in NHRA history withstood two rounds of qualifying Saturday and secured pole position in Top Fuel during the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Record-smashing Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned No. 1 positions in their respective […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations
Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono
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Last in the qualifying order, first on the speed chart.
Takuma Sato put the blinders on and his foot to the floor following a grinding crash by Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay to qualify on-pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Long-regarded for a fearless demeanor on the racetrack, Sato put together […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono
Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – There’s only one word to describe Kyle Busch this month at Bristol Motor Speedway – unstoppable.
In a four-day period at the tough, half-mile track, Busch won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It was the second time he’s accomplished the […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – TriStar Motorsports crew chief Frank Kerr sat in the cool lounge of his team’s hauler Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, his right arm in a sling, and calmly discussed an accident less than 24 hours earlier that left a 3,400-pound stock car sitting on top of him.
His […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car
Busch On Trail Of Triple
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Kyle Busch set himself up for a three-series sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway when he won Friday night’s Xfinity Series event at the high-banked, half-mile oval.
The win comes on the heels of Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck race and a night before he can complete the triple in Saturday’s Cup Series event.
In the Truck Series […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Busch On Trail Of Triple