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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the things that turns human beings into sports fanatics are great sports story lines. James Hinchcliffe is working on a beauty of a story this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday at IMS, Hinchcliffe won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
He did it in […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 14:31 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…
Hinchtown Could Become Party City
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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James Hinchcliffe’s inspiring journey from pain-to-recovery at Indianapolis Motor Speedway took him to the top of the qualifying chart for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Saturday evening, one year after the Canadian suffered “Code 5” life-threatening bleeding injuries in a grinder-of-a-crash on the 2.5-mile oval.
Hinchcliffe bolted to P1 […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Hinchtown Could Become Party City
Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
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Unseasonably cool temperatures and ideal track conditions at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday proved to be unbeatable as qualifying times from that night’s qualifying session held up through Saturday’s final two rounds of qualifying.
As a result, Brittany Force claimed the Top Fuel pole for Sunday’s NHRA Kansas Nationals, Matt Hagan won the Funny Car pole and Jason Line […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which was won by Joey Logano, left drivers both pleased and confused.   
They praised NASCAR’s rules package that removed more downforce from the cars, but deemed the non-points event’s new format as too confusing.
“It’s the most screwed up All-Star race I’ve ever […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
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The list of drivers who have a shot at winning the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was reduced to nine on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The nine are James Hinchliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (Honda), Will Power of Team Penske (Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves of Team […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Crafton Cruises In Charlotte
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Matt Crafton drove to a 5.748-second victory over second-place Kyle Busch in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Crafton, the series points leader, credited a terrific truck.
“I was like, ‘Wow!’  This thing was unbelievable from the time we dropped the green,” Crafton, who won his second-straight race, said. “This thing went […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 15:15 | Comments Off on Crafton Cruises In Charlotte
Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
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CONCORD, N.C. – Five drivers advanced to Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race following the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but it was the racing produced by the event’s new format that provided a rebirth of the excitement for which NASCAR was once known.
Smoke flew from rubbing, banging sheet metal as Kyle Larson and Chase […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 14:57 | Comments Off on Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 8:33 | Comments Off on New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
Records Fall In Cool Topeka
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Teams and drivers took advantage of summer’s late arrival to the Topeka area on Friday night by dealing major blows to the NHRA record book at Heartland Park.
Matt Hagan and Brittany Force used the cool weather and a fast race track to produce national record performances in the first two rounds of qualifying at the […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Records Fall In Cool Topeka