Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Talk about your All-American boy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay lived his dream Sunday, holding off a determined Helio Castroneves in a six-lap sprint to the finish to win the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In doing so, the 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American driver to take the checkered flag in the Greatest Spectacle [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 16:24 | Comments Off
The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – In a way, the first-ever Memorial Day weekend 600-mile NASCAR race got off to a shotgun start back in 1960 as heavily-armed Charlotte Motor Speedway founders Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Turner’s brother Darnell and driver Bob Welborn confronted an obstinate contractor and his crew to persuade them to stop delaying the track [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 13:39 | Comments Off
Race Day: Franchitti Adds To Laps Led Stat At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin and Mike Harris | Senior Writers
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INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a fourth Indianapolis 500 victory on Dario Franchitti’s racing resume, but the popular Scotsman led a few more laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.
Franchitti came out of his injury-induced retirement to drive the Camaro Z/28 Pace Car, as well as spend [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 12:46 | Comments Off
ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – ABC-TV will celebrate its landmark 50th consecutive year of Indianapolis 500 coverage today with 92 cameras, timely driver features and a nod to the “appointment viewing” era that made iconic broadcasters Jim McKay, Chris Economaki and Paul Page invited house guests nationwide every Memorial Day Weekend.
Pre-race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 10:15 | One Comment
Race Day: Tony Kanaan Says, More Milk Please
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – After you have swigged the milk and donned the laurel wreath and had your likeness engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy, it’s difficult to not think about winning another Indianapolis 500. That is the delightful dilemma facing Tony Kanaan this morning during the final hours of his reign as [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Helio Resurfaces Yellow Submarine At Indianapolis
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Retro uniforms are not uncommon in most pro sports and retro paint schemes abound in NASCAR. But, until now, that wasn’t the case in the IndyCar set.
On Sunday, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will start the race fourth in the 33-car field. And nobody should have any [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off
Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing’s Saturday announcement that Trevor Bayne will compete fulltime next year in the Sprint Cup Series provides only a small glimpse into the team’s 2015 driver lineup.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns to the Roush Fenway operation, but Greg Biffle’s and Carl Edwards’ plans for next year have yet to be finalized. [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 21:26 | 2 Comments
A Tour de Force In Topeka
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Brittany and Courtney Force raced to No. 1 qualifying positions Saturday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, the first time sisters have shared the top qualifying stage at an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Brittany posted a career-best performance of 3.746 seconds with a track record speed of 329.75 mph in [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 21:21 | Comments Off
Larson Gets NNS Win In Charlotte
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Kyle Larson got his second NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday when he won the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In fact, he dominated the second half of the event to get that win.
Larson passed fellow Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski on Lap 118 of 200 and stayed out front the rest [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Carpenter’s first job inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was as golf-cart driver at The Brickyard Crossing, the championship-caliber course shoe-horned inside the mammoth facility at the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road.
“I washed the carts, parked them, charged them, cleaned clubs – whatever,” said Carpenter, recalling carefree summers at his family-owned [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 17:38 | Comments Off