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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England
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Ron Capps set a track record en route to the provisional Funny Car qualifying lead Friday during the opening day of time trials for the fourth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the ninth event […]

Sat, 06/4/16 – 11:44 | Comments Off on Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England
Pagenaud On Pole For Race 1 In Detroit
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Simon Pagenaud earned the pole position for the first race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
Pagenaud’s fast lap in the Fast Six, the last of three rounds of knockout qualifying on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park temporary street course, was ain 1 minute, 14.9166 seconds (112.926 mph) in the No. 22 Team Penske […]

Fri, 06/3/16 – 18:53 | Comments Off on Pagenaud On Pole For Race 1 In Detroit
Keselowski P1, Logano P2 In Qualifying At Pocono
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Brad Keselowski edged Team Penske teammate Joey Logano for the pole in  Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Keselowski won the pole at the 2.5-mile triangular speedway with a lap in 49.525 seconds (181.726 mph).
Logano (181.400 mph) by .089 seconds. Keselowski won his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season, his first at […]

Fri, 06/3/16 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Keselowski P1, Logano P2 In Qualifying At Pocono
100 Reasons It’s The Greatest Spectacle In Racing
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By John Sturbin Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS _ The first book I ever took out of the public library in my hometown was a history of the Indianapolis 500. And one of these days, I might bring it back.
Surely, the statute of limitations has expired.
Growing up in an era when the Indy 500 was available on Race […]

Tue, 05/31/16 – 14:18 | Comments Off on 100 Reasons It’s The Greatest Spectacle In Racing
Indy 500 Winner Rossi Toasted By His Sport
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INDIANAPOLIS _ The winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 politely answers to either Alex or Alexander, is a gym rat, skips breakfast and doesn’t watch much TV.
Those were some of the probing questions Alexander Rossi fielded Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the morning after his stunning victory in Sunday’s centennial edition […]

Tue, 05/31/16 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Winner Rossi Toasted By His Sport
Jilted In F1, Rossi Drives To P1 At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Andretti says he knew exactly what he was getting when he added Alexander Rossi to his Verizon IndyCar Series driver lineup during the winter offseason.
“He was our hot, young American prospect to be in Formula One. He finally achieved his goal last year, which was awesome,” Andretti […]

Mon, 05/30/16 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Jilted In F1, Rossi Drives To P1 At Indianapolis
Truex Jr. Wins 600 With A Record-Trashing Run
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Domination. That is the only word needed to define Martin Truex Jr.’s performance in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Never before in NASCAR history had anyone conquered the sport’s longest race with such ease. En route to his first victory this season and the fourth of his career, Truex set […]

Sun, 05/29/16 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Wins 600 With A Record-Trashing Run
Flat Spot On: New Beginning And A Surprise Ending
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – The 100th running of the Indy 500 lived up to pre-race expectations. Usually this cynical journalist would refer to hype when writing about the build-up to a big race. But how can you overstate a long-running family feud finally ending in such joyous circumstances?
Under powder blue skies and […]

Sun, 05/29/16 – 19:35 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: New Beginning And A Surprise Ending
American Rossi Wins 100th Indianapolis 500
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – American rookie Alexander Rossi listened to his boss and outdrove all the veterans Sunday on the way to a pulse-pounding victory in the 100th Indianapolis 500.
Despite struggling at times on his pit stops and falling to the rear of the 33-car field early in the race, the 24-year-old […]

Sun, 05/29/16 – 14:39 | Comments Off on American Rossi Wins 100th Indianapolis 500
Race Day Notes: A.J. Returns To 500’s Starting Grid
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INDIANAPOLIS – Hide the computers and wrenches along pit road. Open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr. is returning to the grid for the start of Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Foyt, 81, began the Month of May with this lament: “Wish I was still driving, but I don’t know if I could pass the physical.”
Not […]

Sun, 05/29/16 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Race Day Notes: A.J. Returns To 500’s Starting Grid