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Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

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Newgarden Blossoms In Race Day Conditions
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Josef Newgarden’s Pole Day pity party officially reached closing time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday afternoon, when the rising American open-wheel star paced practice in conditions expected to mimic Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
All 33 entries turned laps around the 2.5-mile IMS oval during a 3.5-hour session scheduled […]

Tue, 05/24/16 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Newgarden Blossoms In Race Day Conditions
Schmidt Peterson A Big Story In The Making
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Inspiration, otherwise known as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, ruled Pole Day qualifications at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday as the starting field was set for the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life on the 2.5-mile IMS oval one year ago in a crash […]

Mon, 05/23/16 – 10:57 | Comments Off on Schmidt Peterson A Big Story In The Making
Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
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Doug Kalitta hit a triple on Sunday.
Kalitta defeated Antron Brown in a peddle-fest to win the Top Fuel final at today’s NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and it gave the Kalitta Motorsports driver a third straight victory.
The victory also padded Kalitta’s points lead in Top Fuel.
Also earning victories Sunday were Matt Hagan in […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the things that turns human beings into sports fanatics are great sports story lines. James Hinchcliffe is working on a beauty of a story this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday at IMS, Hinchcliffe won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
He did it in […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 14:31 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…
Hinchtown Could Become Party City
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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James Hinchcliffe’s inspiring journey from pain-to-recovery at Indianapolis Motor Speedway took him to the top of the qualifying chart for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Saturday evening, one year after the Canadian suffered “Code 5” life-threatening bleeding injuries in a grinder-of-a-crash on the 2.5-mile oval.
Hinchcliffe bolted to P1 […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Hinchtown Could Become Party City
Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
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Unseasonably cool temperatures and ideal track conditions at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday proved to be unbeatable as qualifying times from that night’s qualifying session held up through Saturday’s final two rounds of qualifying.
As a result, Brittany Force claimed the Top Fuel pole for Sunday’s NHRA Kansas Nationals, Matt Hagan won the Funny Car pole and Jason Line […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which was won by Joey Logano, left drivers both pleased and confused.   
They praised NASCAR’s rules package that removed more downforce from the cars, but deemed the non-points event’s new format as too confusing.
“It’s the most screwed up All-Star race I’ve ever […]

Sun, 05/22/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
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The list of drivers who have a shot at winning the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was reduced to nine on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The nine are James Hinchliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (Honda), Will Power of Team Penske (Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves of Team […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Crafton Cruises In Charlotte
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Matt Crafton drove to a 5.748-second victory over second-place Kyle Busch in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Crafton, the series points leader, credited a terrific truck.
“I was like, ‘Wow!’  This thing was unbelievable from the time we dropped the green,” Crafton, who won his second-straight race, said. “This thing went […]

Sat, 05/21/16 – 15:15 | Comments Off on Crafton Cruises In Charlotte