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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway has formalized its “Restart Your Engines” schedule and ticket guidelines for completion of the rain-delayed Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series night race set for Saturday, Aug. 27.
The 20th edition of “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race” initially was postponed on Saturday, June 11, and […]

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Echo Of ‘The Slap’ Still Reverberates At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The slap that put Texas Motor Speedway smack-dab on the motorsports map continues to sting _ continues to stir hardened emotions _ two decades after the dizzying array of events surrounding the night of Saturday, June 7, 1997.
The True Value 500k, the inaugural open-wheel event at TMS, crowned Billy Boat and […]

Wed, 06/15/16 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Echo Of ‘The Slap’ Still Reverberates At TMS
Hamilton Back In Contention
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Lewis Hamilton has emerged from the grave which many Formula One observers had dug for him a couple weeks ago.
On Sunday, Hamilton won his second straight race as he dominated the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
The victory, combined with a second straight off-key performance by Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg, moved Hamilton back into position […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Hamilton Back In Contention
Sampey A Winner Again
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Angelle Sampey raced to her first Pro Stock Motorcycle victory since 2007 on Sunday at the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
She powered her Star Racing Buell to a 6.876-second pass at 194.41 mph to defeat Jerry Savoie’s 6.928 at 177.21 on his Savoie’s Suzuki. The win was her first since 2007 in […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Sampey A Winner Again
Scary Crash, Rain Slam Texas; IndyCar Race Postponed Until August
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Frustrated by back-to-back days of intermittent-to-sideways rain showers and one grinding crash, INDYCAR and Texas Motor Speedway officials relented Sunday afternoon and pulled the plug on the Firestone 600 for 75 days.
The 20th edition of “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race” will be run on Saturday, Aug. 27, as a one-day event […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Scary Crash, Rain Slam Texas; IndyCar Race Postponed Until August
Logano Dominates Cup Race In Michigan
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Joey Logano led the most laps and won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver who won six races a year ago and five in 2014. He led 139 of 200 laps.
The victory was the 15th of Logano’s career and it came […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 15:19 | Comments Off on Logano Dominates Cup Race In Michigan
Torrence Leads Top Fuelers Into Englishtown Eliminations
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Steve Torrence will start Sunday’s Top Fuel eliminations at Englishtown from the pole position. Joining Torrence as pole winners at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park on Saturday were Ron Capps (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Torrence, who won the season opener in Pomona, piloted his dragster to a 3.735-second pass […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Torrence Leads Top Fuelers Into Englishtown Eliminations
Wet Track Moves IndyCar Race At Texas To Sunday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR officials postponed Saturday night’s running of the 20th Firestone 600 after prolonged attempts to dry Texas Motor Speedway proved futile.
The Verizon IndyCar Series race has been rescheduled for 1:15 p.m. (CDT) Sunday. Gates, suites and Victory Lane Club will open at 11 a.m. There will be no […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Wet Track Moves IndyCar Race At Texas To Sunday
Suarez Makes History In Michigan
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Daniel Suarez passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead on the next-to-last lap and held on to win Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway. In doing so, he became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race.
“I just have no words,” Suarez said. “I don’t think I […]

Sat, 06/11/16 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Suarez Makes History In Michigan
Water Adds Another Layer Of Intrigue To IndyCar Race In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Rain in and around Texas Motor Speedway unexpectedly has thrown another element for Verizon IndyCar Series teams to consider heading into Saturday night’s Firestone 600.
After practice and qualifying conducted with ambient temperatures in the mid-90s and track temps at times exceeding 130 degrees, TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile […]

Sat, 06/11/16 – 17:08 | Comments Off on Water Adds Another Layer Of Intrigue To IndyCar Race In Texas
Rossi Views His Life Like A Mid-’80s Teen Movie
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Whenever art imitates life for reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi, it’s often in the form of flashbacks from The Breakfast Club.
The man who said he doesn’t eat breakfast lists the 1985 coming-of-age movie as his favorite, and it’s not because he has an ongoing thing for Molly Ringwald as Claire […]

Sat, 06/11/16 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Rossi Views His Life Like A Mid-’80s Teen Movie