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INDIANAPOLIS _ Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and Team Penske delivered a couple Friday during the last on-track activity before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, who will start Sunday’s race from the middle of the three-car front row, topped the speed chart […]

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Routine Mistake Costs John Force A Countdown Victory
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ENNIS, Texas – Funny Car icon John Force was foaming at the mouth Saturday after an uncharacteristic red-light cost him a victory against Matt Hagan during the delayed Race 1 final of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at the Texas Motorplex.
Force outran Hagan over the 1,000-foot distance of the Motorplex’s all-concrete surface with a […]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 7:06 | One Comment
Courtney Force Hangs On To Claim Funny Car Pole In Texas
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Courtney Force earned her fourth pole position of the season Saturday, when she qualified P1 at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. It is the second playoff race in the […]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Hangs On To Claim Funny Car Pole In Texas
Pruett/Rojas Win Tudor Series Race At COTA
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Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas drove their No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford/Riley to their third victory of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship season on Saturday when the won the Lone Star Le Mans at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.
Pruett took the lead with 33 minutes remaining, and then held off both Joao […]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Pruett/Rojas Win Tudor Series Race At COTA
Gordon Has Climbed To Top Of Hendrick Fave List
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – It’s been 13 years since Jeff Gordon won the last of his four NASCAR Sprint Cup titles.
So how surprising is it that the 43-year-old driver is one of the favorites in this year’s Chase for the championship?
“Jeff is still one of the best drivers out there,’’ […]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 14:17 | Comments Off on Gordon Has Climbed To Top Of Hendrick Fave List
No Letdown For Keselowski In New Hampshire
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Brad Keselowski, who won the Chase-opening Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, set a track record in winning the pole for this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
The pole was Keselowski’s fifth of the season, the eight of his career and his third in 11 starts at the 1.058-mile flat […]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off on No Letdown For Keselowski In New Hampshire
Courtney Force Trashes Texas Records
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ENNIS, Texas – Courtney Force had the blinders on at the Texas Motorplex Friday evening, and cranked out a blinding pass to back it up.
Force claimed the provisional Funny Car pole during second-round qualifying for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 314.90 mph. Both numbers set Motorplex […]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Trashes Texas Records
Larson In Middle Of Chase To Win First Cup Race
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LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first […]

Fri, 09/19/14 – 13:38 | One Comment
Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
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ENNIS, Texas – Re-routed into the Lone Star State, NHRA’s problem-plagued Countdown to the Championship will resume at the Texas Motorplex Friday with a weekend schedule that leaves no room for error.
The 2014 opener of NHRA’s six-race playoff for its professional categories ended with a thud Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., near Charlotte. […]

Fri, 09/19/14 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
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Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. You got your “Spin and Win”. Your “Pass in the Grass”.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a crazed humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been […]

Thu, 09/18/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. – For many curious visitors, Mark Theobald’s hobby shop is the last business they expect to find in this sleepy, Central New York village.
“It’s a very common response,” said Theobald, owner and curator of Adirondack Motorbooks & Collectibles. “There’s only a couple of stores like this in […]

Wed, 09/17/14 – 8:03 | Comments Off on American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.