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INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves would like nothing more than to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.
That would be special any time, but even more so if he accomplishes the feat on Sunday in the 100th running of the race and the 50th anniversary for […]

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Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – For more than two decades Jeff Gordon has had an annual date with the Lady in Black – aka Darlington Raceway – and most of the time the treacherous ol’ gal and her young suitor have enjoyed their dance.
In 34 races, Gordon has collected seven victories on […]

Sat, 09/5/15 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
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By Reid Spencer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – With two races left before the start of the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Brad Keselowski got the momentum builder he needed with Saturday’s pole-winning effort at Darlington Raceway.
“Boy, this feels good,” said Keselowski, who toured the treacherous 1.366-mile Lady in Black in 27.492 seconds (178.874 mph) […]

Sat, 09/5/15 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
U.S. Nationals Slog To A Halt On Opening Day
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s professional qualifying session at the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind., near Indianapolis.
Rain started as qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began and continued into the night. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Redell Harris was the only […]

Sat, 09/5/15 – 7:41 | Comments Off on U.S. Nationals Slog To A Halt On Opening Day
Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola has adopted a Fu Manchu […]

Fri, 09/4/15 – 18:51 | One Comment
IndyCar TV Numbers Jump
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Bolstered by the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race ever broadcast on NBC Sports Network, INDYCAR telecasts on ABC and NBCSN posted an overall viewership increase of 16 percent in 2015 that included a 34 percent jump in NBCSN viewership.
Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway _ won by Scott Dixon to […]

Thu, 09/3/15 – 18:50 | Comments Off on IndyCar TV Numbers Jump
Dixon Rakes It In At IndyCar Awards Banquet
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Dixon added a $1-million bonus check to his post-season SWAG haul during the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in downtown San Francisco.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, won the 2015 crown in a tiebreaker with Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske after a […]

Thu, 09/3/15 – 13:27 | Comments Off on Dixon Rakes It In At IndyCar Awards Banquet
Texters Ride For Love Of Sport And Family
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter […]

Wed, 09/2/15 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Texters Ride For Love Of Sport And Family
Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf
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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, when native New Zealander Scott […]

Mon, 08/31/15 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf
Dixon Wins Sonoma And 2015 IndyCar Series Title
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Scott Dixon entered Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season-finale needing to drive like crazy and also have lots of things fall his way if he wanted to win the 2015 championship.
Done-and-done.
Dixon, who started the race third in points _ 47 behind leader Juan Montoya Montoya and ninth on the 25-car grid _ won Sunday’s GoPro Grand […]

Sun, 08/30/15 – 18:31 | Comments Off on Dixon Wins Sonoma And 2015 IndyCar Series Title
Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

Sun, 08/30/15 – 12:48 | Comments Off on Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey