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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With its new-for-2018 universal chassis serving as backdrop/prop, INDYCAR executive Mark Miles recently delivered what amounted to a “State of the Sport” address covering the Verizon IndyCar Series and its constituents.
Miles _ CEO of Hulman & Company, parent of sanctioning body INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ spoke during last […]

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Hagan Starts Countdown With Three-mendous Run
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Matt Hagan became the first competitor in that category’s history to break the 3-second barrier Friday, leading a record-setting evening in qualifying for this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Two more qualifying sessions are scheduled for Saturday in the NHRA’s opening […]

Sat, 09/17/11 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Hagan Starts Countdown With Three-mendous Run
Menard-Gate Brings Up Whispered Questions
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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JOLIET, Ill. – You can debate  the worthiness of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s popularity among fans, and you can debate the issue of just how far this acorn fell from its tree. But you can not debate Earnhardt Jr.’s frankness when it comes to answering controversial questions.
That became evident once again […]

Fri, 09/16/11 – 18:06 | 3 Comments
Racin’ News: Bowyer In Talks With Waltrip
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In Racin’ News Today, Friday, Sept. 16:
JOLIET, Ill. – Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip each confirmed Friday that they are engaged in talks to put Bowyer in the seat of a Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota next year.
Bowyer told RacinToday, “Obviously, yes, we are talking to him. But, there […]

Fri, 09/16/11 – 12:47 | One Comment
NASCAR To Look Into “Fishy” Finish At Richmond
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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JOLIET, Ill. – NASCAR president Mike Helton said Friday at Chicagoland Speedway that series officials will be looking into what has been called a “fishy” finish at last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Prompting the investigation by NASCAR was a spin by Richard Childress Racing driver Paul Menard late […]

Fri, 09/16/11 – 10:45 | Comments Off on NASCAR To Look Into “Fishy” Finish At Richmond
INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan
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A comprehensive report prepared by Dr. Terry Trammell for members of the IZOD IndyCar Series traveling to Twin Ring Motegi for this weekend’s road-race concluded that the trip to Japan may expose participants to an increased level of radiation “unlikely to pose a long-term health risk.”
But the report also noted that “numerous aftershocks continue throughout […]

Fri, 09/16/11 – 9:32 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan
Williams: Jeff Gordon Is Driving Like It’s 1998
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Don’t be surprised if Jeff Gordon snaps Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson’s five straight championship streak to claim his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title this year.
By collecting his 85th career victory at Atlanta two weeks ago in an intense battle with Johnson, Gordon sparked his solid, consistent team, providing […]

Fri, 09/16/11 – 9:02 | One Comment
Jimmie In No Mood To Have Record Roll Ended
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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For 26 races each season Jimmie Johnson does what he has to do to qualify for and get ready for NASCAR’s big finale, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Heading into Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, the opener of the 10-race, 12-driver Chase, Johnson is ready to begin the quest […]

Thu, 09/15/11 – 7:01 | Comments Off on Jimmie In No Mood To Have Record Roll Ended
The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT
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ATLANTA – Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, attended Wednesday’s Atlanta Braves/Florida Marlins baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta. Kenseth was in town to chat with the media about next month’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and other racing-related
topics.
The Wisconsin native took time to field 20 questions from RacinToday.com:
1. Other […]

Wed, 09/14/11 – 13:41 | Comments Off on The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT
INDYCAR Boss: Danica’s Fears Are Unfounded
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Randy Bernard is confident the IZOD IndyCar Series’ final scheduled race at Twin Ring Motegi this weekend will be contested in a safe environment, despite concerns voiced by superstar Danica Patrick over lingering radiation levels and earthquake aftershocks in Japan.
“If I did (have concerns), I wouldn’t be sending everyone,” Bernard said during a teleconference from […]

Wed, 09/14/11 – 12:30 | 2 Comments
Bernard Revises INDYCAR Vegas Challenge
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The $5 million carrot INDYCAR boss Randy Bernard has been dangling in front of the world motorsports community since March will be chased solely by Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Wheldon, the two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, was introduced Tuesday as the lone non- regular series driver approved to compete […]

Wed, 09/14/11 – 10:48 | Comments Off on Bernard Revises INDYCAR Vegas Challenge