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Three-wide, four-wide and with sparks flying, Graham Rahal won the 20th annual Firestone 600 (The Resumption) Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway after leading the equivalent of two football fields.
Rahal completed a dramatic, last-lap pass of leader James Hinchcliffe to win by a miniscule 0.0080-seconds _ the closest race in Texas […]

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Notes: Custer Says His Truck Roll Custer Was Costly
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CONCORD, N.C. – A week after being black-flagged at Dover for jumping a restart in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Cole Custer said Thursday he was told officials didn’t like the way he rolled ahead of the leader in the restart box.
“It was really close from what I was told and what I understood, but […]

Thu, 05/19/16 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Notes: Custer Says His Truck Roll Custer Was Costly
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Thu, 05/19/16 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ryan Hunter-Reay maintained Honda’s spot atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the close of Wednesday’s practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
But Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 champion, said better talk to him after “Fast Friday” _ when he fully […]

Wed, 05/18/16 – 21:10 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday
Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain on Tuesday forced Verizon IndyCar Series teams to adjust their preparations for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil following cancellation of practice.
The official call to end the day came at 2:45 p.m. (ET), with no laps turned and the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor […]

Tue, 05/17/16 – 19:43 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations
May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The importance of track time was evident during Monday’s Opening Day of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
All 33 entered cars logged time on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, totaling 1,972 laps. The 33 cars on-track were the most for an […]

Tue, 05/17/16 – 7:24 | Comments Off on May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS
Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game
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Scratch “Bump Day” and its inherent drama from this weekend’s qualifying schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A field of 33 drivers has been named for 33 cars entered in the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 29. That’s just enough to fill the traditional 33-car field […]

Mon, 05/16/16 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game
Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
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Doug Kalitta raced to his second consecutive Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday as he won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Barely.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools dragster to a 3.801-second pass at 323.19 mph to defeat Kalitta Motorsports teammate J.R. Todd’s 3.780 at 320.66 in his SealMaster dragster on […]

Mon, 05/16/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
Verstappen Wins Spanish GP; Haas Car Finishes 11th
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Haas F1 Team just missed a point-scoring result Sunday in the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya as Esteban Gutiérrez drove his VF-16 from 18th-place on the grid to finish 11th, one spot out of the points.
Teammate, Romain Grosjean, endured a difficult race, as he was forced to retire with […]

Sun, 05/15/16 – 18:20 | Comments Off on Verstappen Wins Spanish GP; Haas Car Finishes 11th
Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth held off kid drivers Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway Monster Mile.
The win was the first of the season for Kenseth and made him the fourth and final Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win a race and […]

Sun, 05/15/16 – 16:18 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Locals Put On Show At Texas Dirt Track
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A photo finish involving a pair of Texans in the Limited Modified feature capped off the Texas World Dirt Track Championship tripleheader weekend Saturday evening at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Pole-sitter Kevin Rowland, of Rockwall, edged defending Texas World Dirt Track Championship Limited Modified champion Nick Clinkenbeard of Weatherford and […]

Sun, 05/15/16 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Locals Put On Show At Texas Dirt Track