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American Josef Newgarden broke into the ranks of IndyCar Series winners Sunday when he held off charging fellow American Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.
Driving for the team owned by Indiana natives Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, Newgarden hit the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of Rahal.
“Oh man, I was […]

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Takes On Free Passes, Hip Checks, Bad Ice Cream
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Four quick thoughts (cut down from 10 because of the new elimination format) from last Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway:
1. The Sprint Cup series will  not roll into South Florida with the winds of excitement at its back. While Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway produced the Final Four drivers in […]

Wed, 11/12/14 – 10:04 | One Comment
Rosberg Sets Stage For Silver Arrows Shootout
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Mercedes AMG teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take their spirited intramural squabble for the 2014 World Driving Championship to the season-finale at Abu Dhabi, while attempting to answer Formula One’s question du jour.
Is it more difficult to compete for a championship against your teammate or a driver from […]

Mon, 11/10/14 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Rosberg Sets Stage For Silver Arrows Shootout
Harvick Wins Phoenix; Chase’s Final Four Is Set
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Kevin Harvick bulled his way into the four-driver, all-deciding, Championship Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs when he won at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
The victory was his fourth of the year, second of the 10-race Chase and, as it turned out, it was also essential as he pursues his first […]

Sun, 11/9/14 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Phoenix; Chase’s Final Four Is Set
Looking Like A Million: Chase Elliott Is NNS Champ
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Speedway while Chase Elliott collected enough points to clinch the series title.
Elliott finished fifth and became the first rookie to win an NNS championship and also, at 18 years old, […]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 19:36 | Comments Off on Looking Like A Million: Chase Elliott Is NNS Champ
Erik Jones Earns Dark Victory At PIR
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Erik Jones scored the definitive “lights-out” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, where power outages delayed the start and ultimately shortened the distance of the Lucas Oil 150.
The defending event winner, Jones started on-pole and led 114 of 126 laps around PIR’s 1-mile trioval en route to his third […]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Earns Dark Victory At PIR
Hamlin On Pole At PIR
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Denny Hamlin on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hamlin, who needs to finish 11th or better in Sunday’s race to secure a spot in the four-driver, season-ending Championship Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, won the pole with a lap in 25.332 seconds (142.113 mph) […]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Hamlin On Pole At PIR
Q&A: Gene Haas Getting A Rolling Start On F1 Effort
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas _ Businessman/racer Gene Haas says his start-up American Formula One team figures to dive into the international driver market in approximately one year in preparation for entry into the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Still, it’s never too early to start the scouting/schmoozing process, which was part of […]

Thu, 11/6/14 – 17:14 | Comments Off on Q&A: Gene Haas Getting A Rolling Start On F1 Effort
NASCAR Issues Penalties For Texas Brawl
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In the wake of Sunday’s post-race brawl at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from […]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 18:04 | 4 Comments
Takes On Fat Lips, Driver Codes And James Brown
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Ten quick thoughts about Texas after dark:
1. Jeff Gordon screwed up. First by taking the outside line for the fateful restart and then by opening the door to Brad Keselowski on the restart. Gordon’s restart was anything but clean at a time when it should have been immaculate. The guess here is that upon viewing […]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 9:20 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win
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After every Sprint Cup race, the drivers who finished first through third are brought to track media centers for press conferences.
Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway so, there he was on the dais late Sunday afternoon. The majority of the questions put to him, as one would expect, concerned the […]

Mon, 11/3/14 – 9:10 | Comments Off on Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win