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CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 with two events remaining in […]

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Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman
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By Deb Williams | Senor Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ever since childhood, Kyle Busch has dreamed of winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Sunday night, the Las Vegas native turned his dream into reality, becoming the first driver in NASCAR’s Modern Era to win at every Cup track on which he has competed.
“Always […]

Mon, 05/28/18 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman
Will Power Wins The 2018 Indianapolis 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There was a time when Will Power was regarded as a road-circuit ace whose skill on oval tracks was in question. That question was answered for good on Sunday when the Team Penske driver dominated the second half of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and got his first victory in auto racing’s […]

Sun, 05/27/18 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Will Power Wins The 2018 Indianapolis 500
The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
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CONCORD, N.C. – For several decades, the Coca-Cola 600 was an endurance race with the final 100 miles often a mechanical nightmare, but technology has changed the way drivers approach Sunday’s Memorial Day classic.
 “It’s 400 laps as fast as the car will go,” says Kevin Harvick, who starts stock car racing’s longest race at the […]

Sun, 05/27/18 – 12:28 | Comments Off on The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden’s pre-race preparations for today’s Indianapolis 500 likely were interrupted by a quick look-see at the nearest TV monitor for ESPN’s live telecast of Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix.
Team Penske’s Newgarden, the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, expressed interest this week in taking his talents overseas to […]

Sun, 05/27/18 – 11:30 | Comments Off on Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe
Ricciardo Wins Monaco
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Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo pulled away from Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari over the final laps and went on to win Formula 1’s big event – the Grand Prix of Monaco.
“Redemption,” Ricciardo, who had a win slip away from him at Monaco two years ago after a bungled pit stop, said over his radio after taking […]

Sun, 05/27/18 – 10:09 | Comments Off on Ricciardo Wins Monaco
Helio Takes Aim At No. 4
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Anyone who seriously doubts that Helio Castroneves can win a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday needs to revisit the events leading up to May 27, 2001.
Seventeen years ago to the day, Castroneves won the first of his three Indy 500s with Team Penske as a one-off “ringer” […]

Sun, 05/27/18 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Helio Takes Aim At No. 4
It’s 500 And Done For Danica
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – She’s made her own way, Danica Patrick says with gusto in her latest TV commercial. And at the conclusion of the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500, she will make her own way out of the venue and the event that launched “Danicamania” 13 years ago.
That will happen, […]

Sun, 05/27/18 – 7:04 | Comments Off on It’s 500 And Done For Danica
Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time
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Is Danica Patrick a racing pioneer? Yes. Did Danica Patrick push the envelope when it comes to creating opportunities for women in racing? Oh, yeah. Did she fulfill her talent? Sorry, but no.
As the only journalist who has written an unauthorized biography of Patrick, I think I’m well situated to comment on her final Indy […]

Sun, 05/27/18 – 6:57 | Comments Off on Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time
Barnhart, Harding Take On Open-Wheel Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Baseball fan Brian Barnhart says that in a world dominated by the big market New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and World Series champion Houston Astros, Harding Racing is the Verizon IndyCar Series equivalent of the Cincinnati Reds.
Instead of competing against the likes of Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, […]

Sat, 05/26/18 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Barnhart, Harding Take On Open-Wheel Big Boys
Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway traditionally is about sending messages for Sunday’s race. And with Tony Kanaan sitting atop the speed chart after the Month of May’s final practice, perhaps there is one more afternoon of magic left in the iconic career of team-owner A.J. […]

Fri, 05/25/18 – 17:46 | Comments Off on Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis