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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Grand Jury: No Criminal Charges Against Stewart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A grand jury investigating the death of a young sprint car driver during a race in Ontario County, N.Y. earlier this summer, has determined there is no basis to file any criminal charges against fellow driver Tony Stewart it was announced Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, the district attorney in Ontario County […]

Wed, 09/24/14 – 15:34 | Comments Off on Grand Jury: No Criminal Charges Against Stewart
Cup’s Gordon Named Third-Quarter DOTY Winner
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NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon was named the third-quarter winner of the Drive of the Year Award it was announced on Wednesday.

Gordon, a four-time Cup champion, won two races during the quarter: The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Voting for the prestigious DOTY Award, […]

Wed, 09/24/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Cup’s Gordon Named Third-Quarter DOTY Winner
NASCAR Announces Sweeping Rule Changes For 2015 Cup Season
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR announced a series of rule changes on Tuesday that will go into effect beginning with the 2015 racing season.
The rule changes apply to cars and engines and their aim, NASCAR officials said, is to improve competition, safety and the cost of doing business.
They include reduction of spoiler heights […]

Tue, 09/23/14 – 15:35 | Comments Off on NASCAR Announces Sweeping Rule Changes For 2015 Cup Season
Hines Won But Lost In Pro Bike Finals In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Andrew Hines exited Texas Motorplex Sunday fully aware his latest Pro Stock Motorcycle victory likely is being viewed as a classic no-win situation in the court of two-wheel opinion.
Hines won the final of the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals via a solo run when opponent Steve […]

Tue, 09/23/14 – 15:09 | Comments Off on Hines Won But Lost In Pro Bike Finals In Texas
Sarge In Command After Weekend Sweep In Texas
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Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were […]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Sarge In Command After Weekend Sweep In Texas
Sampey-Drago Leaves Fear Behind In NHRA Return
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Angelle Sampey-Drago says any fear she had about climbing back aboard the seat of a Pro Stock Motorcycle was resolved when she made her first test run in seven years.
“It was a different fear.  It’s because I’m a mom now,” said Sampey-Drago, a three-time NHRA world […]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 14:48 | Comments Off on Sampey-Drago Leaves Fear Behind In NHRA Return
Gaughan’s Late Pass Nets NNS Win In Kentucky
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Brendan Gaughan secured his second NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Gaughan passed Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon for the lead on the final restart of the night to get the win.
“I love my restarts,” said Gaughan. “It was an awesome restart. Shane (Wilson, crew chief) kept […]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Gaughan’s Late Pass Nets NNS Win In Kentucky
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