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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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Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power halted Honda’s week-long stay atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during “Fast Friday” practice, a pivotal session leading into qualifying for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Power posted a lap of 232.672 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 12 Team Penske […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis
Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte
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Rain scratched all track activity on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, setting up a full day of racing on Saturday at the 1.5-mile track.
Both the Sprint Showdown, which will determine three qualifiers for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race have been rescheduled for […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte
Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
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CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick said Friday he never talked with Hendrick Motorsports about joining the organization and that his contract talks with Stewart-Haas Racing were the result of NASCAR’s charter program.
“I had an automatic two-year extension that the team held,” Harvick explained to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway as teams prepared for Saturday’s […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
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By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 18:42 | One Comment
Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
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Gabriel “Gabby” Chaves’ abbreviated Month of May began seven days ago, when the 2015 Indianapolis 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year was hired by team-owner Dale Coyne for a two-race stint at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chaves finished a lead-lap 17th in the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Speedway’s […]

Fri, 05/20/16 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
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