Fri, 27/05/16 – 19:57 | No Comment

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 Rd. into the infield at […]

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Video: Indy’s Yellow Submarine Revisited

John Sturbin visits with an old, familiar friend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
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Thu, 05/26/16 – 9:21 | One Comment
Team Owners Dominate Hall’s Class of 2017
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three car owners and two drivers were named Wednesday as the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s 2017 inductees while Martinsville Speedway founder H. Clary Earles was selected as the Landmark Award winner.
Team owners Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick and Raymond Parks will join NASCAR champion and TV personality Benny […]

Wed, 05/25/16 – 18:27 | No Comment
Newgarden Blossoms In Race Day Conditions
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Josef Newgarden’s Pole Day pity party officially reached closing time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday afternoon, when the rising American open-wheel star paced practice in conditions expected to mimic Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
All 33 entries turned laps around the 2.5-mile IMS oval during a 3.5-hour session scheduled […]

Tue, 05/24/16 – 7:07 | No Comment
Schmidt Peterson A Big Story In The Making
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Inspiration, otherwise known as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, ruled Pole Day qualifications at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday as the starting field was set for the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life on the 2.5-mile IMS oval one year ago in a crash […]

Mon, 05/23/16 – 10:57 | No Comment
Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
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Doug Kalitta hit a triple on Sunday.
Kalitta defeated Antron Brown in a peddle-fest to win the Top Fuel final at today’s NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and it gave the Kalitta Motorsports driver a third straight victory.
The victory also padded Kalitta’s points lead in Top Fuel.
Also earning victories Sunday were Matt Hagan in […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 18:41 | No Comment
Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
One of the things that turns human beings into sports fanatics are great sports story lines. James Hinchcliffe is working on a beauty of a story this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday at IMS, Hinchcliffe won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
He did it in […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 16:57 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 14:31 | No Comment
Hinchtown Could Become Party City
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
James Hinchcliffe’s inspiring journey from pain-to-recovery at Indianapolis Motor Speedway took him to the top of the qualifying chart for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Saturday evening, one year after the Canadian suffered “Code 5” life-threatening bleeding injuries in a grinder-of-a-crash on the 2.5-mile oval.
Hinchcliffe bolted to P1 […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 9:05 | No Comment
Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
Unseasonably cool temperatures and ideal track conditions at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday proved to be unbeatable as qualifying times from that night’s qualifying session held up through Saturday’s final two rounds of qualifying.
As a result, Brittany Force claimed the Top Fuel pole for Sunday’s NHRA Kansas Nationals, Matt Hagan won the Funny Car pole and Jason Line […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 8:07 | No Comment
Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which was won by Joey Logano, left drivers both pleased and confused.   
They praised NASCAR’s rules package that removed more downforce from the cars, but deemed the non-points event’s new format as too confusing.
“It’s the most screwed up All-Star race I’ve ever […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 7:52 | No Comment