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Teen-ager Tanner Gray has completed the first step in extending his family’s drag racing legacy.
A third-generation racer, Gray capped his first full season of Pro Stock competition Monday when he was named Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner as NHRA’s top rookie performer of 2017.
Gray joined newly-crowned professional champions Brittany […]

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Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel veteran Tony Kanaan will check another box off his racing bucket list later this month, when he participates in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Kanaan, a native of Brazil, will join American Joey Hand and Dirk Müller of Germany in Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. […]

Fri, 06/2/17 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Takuma Sato’s alarm clock went off at 6:45 a.m. Monday, launching a bleary-eyed search for a bottle of fast-acting pain relief tablets.
Should a throbbing head be considered yet another official confirmation of victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500?
“Actually, yes,” said Sato, explaining he got to sleep at […]

Tue, 05/30/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
Dillon, Childress Have 3 Reasons To Celebrate Victory In The 600
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CONCORD, N.C. – In the early morning hours of Monday on Memorial Day weekend, Austin Dillon silenced his critics.
The eldest grandson of team owner Richard Childress became the seventh driver to claim his first-ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 – stock car racing’s longest race – and the […]

Mon, 05/29/17 – 12:33 | One Comment
Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Surrounded by media and assorted gawkers post-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he raised the milk and offered a toast.
Takuma Sato after winning Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500? Nah, Sato and his Andretti Autosport teammates were out kissing the bricks at the start/finish line after his scintillating […]

Mon, 05/29/17 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
Fuel-Thrifty Austin Dillon Wins The 600
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Austin Dillon saved just enough fuel to put No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet back in Victory Lane for the first time since 2000  when he won the rain-lengthened Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on on Sunday/Monday.
Dillon was one of eight drivers who stayed on the track when the strongest cars in the field came […]

Mon, 05/29/17 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Fuel-Thrifty Austin Dillon Wins The 600
Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, Takuma Sato made a silly mistake and crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 while trying to pass for the lead and it cost him a shot at winning the biggest race in the world. On Sunday, the Japanese driver made amends as he took […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Bourdais: I’m Not Done Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS _ Accompanied by crutches, Sebastien Bourdais returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday morning for the first time since his violent crash on May20 during qualifying for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Physically, I’m doing well,” Bourdais said during a news conference on the Speedway’s Fourth Floor, “and I […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 11:51 | Comments Off on Bourdais: I’m Not Done Racing
Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – In February 1986, Kyle Petty snaked his Wood Brothers’ Ford through a multi-car crash to obtain his first NASCAR victory, but it wasn’t until slightly more than a year later when he won Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 that he felt he truly deserved to be the […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 11:05 | Comments Off on Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood
Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco
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There is joy in Maranello and all over Italy today as a Ferrari has won the “Grandest Grand Prix” for the first time in 16 years.
Sebastian Vettel took the lead from Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen during a pit stop on Lap 39 of the 78-lap Grand Prix of Monaco and easily cruised en route to getting […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco
Defending 500 Champion Rossi Feeling Optimistic
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INDIANAPOLIS – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi never will be accused of vanity. Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of his improbable victory as a rookie in the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Time to dust off that DVD for a quick review, prior to Sunday’s 101st edition?
“I’ve legitimately not […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Defending 500 Champion Rossi Feeling Optimistic