Fri, 23/09/16 – 7:16 | No Comment

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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Montoya Is  Back Home Again In IndyCar
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A few days before Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 the internationally renowned race’s defending champion Juan Pablo Montoya casually sat in the loft of a Charlotte restaurant chatting with about a dozen media members at lunch.
The two-time Indy 500 winner was relaxed and obviously happy with his professional and […]

Sat, 05/28/16 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Montoya Is Back Home Again In IndyCar
Haas Drivers Qualify 12th, 15th In Monaco
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Haas F1 Team drivers Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean qualified 12th and 15th respectively for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Monaco.
Both advanced to the second round of qualifying. Gutiérrez ultimately lead the way for the first-year team by setting the 12th-quickest time (1:15.293), while Grosjean was the 15th-fastest driver (1:15.571).
For the 10 drivers advancing to Q3, the […]

Sat, 05/28/16 – 12:52 | Comments Off on Haas Drivers Qualify 12th, 15th In Monaco
Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender
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INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, so let the words of 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan sink-in and serve as a warning heading into Sunday’s historic 100th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“You know, anybody count us out (for victory on Sunday), it’s a big mistake,” Kanaan […]

Sat, 05/28/16 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender
Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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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 […]

Fri, 05/27/16 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
Notes: Helio Seeking Fame And Fourtune At Indy
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves would like nothing more than to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.
That would be special any time, but even more so if he accomplishes the feat on Sunday in the 100th running of the race […]

Fri, 05/27/16 – 14:48 | One Comment
Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty years ago, the winning driver of the Indianapolis 500 was interviewed in a small room underneath the old cement-block grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just this side of the intersection leading into Gasoline Alley.
A simple table served as the dais for the winner and his car-owner and […]

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Pearson Was The King At Charlotte In The ’70s
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – During the 1970s, epic on-track battles were status quo for NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson and Richard Petty; however, it was the three-time champion Pearson who owned the deed to Charlotte Motor Speedway in that decade.
From 1972-78, Pearson piloted the potent No. 21, candy-apple red and […]

Fri, 05/27/16 – 7:51 | 2 Comments
Truex On Pole For 600
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. edged Sprint All-Star race winner Joey Logano for the Coca-Cola 600 pole in qualifying Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The No. 1 starting position was Truex’s first at the 1.5-mile track, his second this season and the ninth of his career.
“We were not that good […]

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RT’s Mike Harris Has Seen It All At Indianapolis
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – The 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indianapolis 500, has struck a chord among at least some of the sporting public.
After years of trying to regain the panache that made the Indy 500 the biggest single day sporting event in the world, the buzz is […]

Thu, 05/26/16 – 18:34 | 2 Comments
Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During the early years of his driving career, Juan Pablo Montoya could be aggravatingly aloof before, during and after races. It was like he viewed showing interest – much less respect – for anything as a sign of weakness.
After winning America’s beloved Indianapolis 500 in 2000 – on his first […]

Thu, 05/26/16 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP