Thu, 25/05/17 – 15:57 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Young Cindric Having One Large Week
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – For Austin Cindric, the date May 19, 2017 will forever be etched in his memory for two very important reasons. One, the 18-year-old will graduate Friday from high school. Two, he will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 7:03 | One Comment
Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Any way the wind blows really does matter to drivers hot-lapping at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Strong, gusting winds limited Wednesday’s third day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500, as a number of competitors persevered to log fact-finding laps.
Verizon IndyCar Series team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter posted the fastest lap of the combined […]

Thu, 05/18/17 – 8:25 | No Comment
Penske Drivers Bounce Back At Indy Practice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
That didn’t take long. One day after Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport paced opening practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Penske returned to familiar territory atop the speed chart.
Will Power and Helio Castroneves of team-owner Roger Penske’s juggernaut stood 1-2 at the close of Tuesday’s six-hour […]

Wed, 05/17/17 – 8:46 | No Comment
Andretti In Spotlight As 500 Practice Begins
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Marco Andretti momentarily did the impossible for this Month of May_ upstage new teammate Fernando Alonso _ by posting the fastest speed during Monday’s opening practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Driver of the No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda, Andretti set […]

Tue, 05/16/17 – 7:49 | No Comment
Bump Day Bumped As 33 Enter The 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Scratch “Bump Day” and its inherent drama from this weekend’s qualifying schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For the second consecutive Month of May, a field of 33 drivers has been named for 33 cars entered in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. That’s just […]

Mon, 05/15/17 – 9:21 | No Comment
Truex Finally Seals A Deal At Kansas Speedway
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Martin Truex Jr. finally closed one out at Kansas Speedway.
Truex led a race-best 104 of 267 laps at the Kansas oval Saturday night, sped away from the field on a restart with two laps to go and went on to collect the ninth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career.
The victory was the […]

Sun, 05/14/17 – 8:51 | No Comment
Power Takes Indy GP Win
Will Power used the backdrop of iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway to move past a pair of Team Penske greats in the Indy car record book.
Power dominated Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on IMS’ 2.439-mile/14-turn road-course to collect win No. 30 in his 13-year Indy car career. The milestone victory pushed the 36-year-old Power ahead of current […]

Sat, 05/13/17 – 18:57 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Is Top Trucker In Kansas
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Kyle Busch visited Victory Lane for the first time in 2017, winning the Toyota Tundra 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on Friday night.
Even though Busch won the first two stages, with just eight laps remaining, it didn’t look like Busch would be in Victory Lane but bad luck struck Ben Rhodes […]

Sat, 05/13/17 – 7:17 | No Comment
Will Power Will Start P1 On Indy Road Course
Team Penske reached another milestone at the INDYCAR Grand Prix Friday, earning its 250th pole position in Indy car history while extending its Verizon P1 Award domination on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road-course.
Will Power broke his track record with a lap of 1 minute, 7.7044-seconds at 129.687 mph during the Firestone Fast Six, the last […]

Sat, 05/13/17 – 6:54 | No Comment
Blaney Wins Kansas Pole

Ryan Blaney collected the first pole of his NASCAR Cup career on Friday when he laid down the fastest lap in qualifying for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.
The young Wood Brothers’ Racing driver’s laps was .009 seconds faster than  Joey Logano, who was second fastest.
Blaney toured the 1.5-mile speedway in 28.481 seconds […]

Sat, 05/13/17 – 6:51 | No Comment