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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments
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Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on Sunday. And, as per usual, the German driver did it in dominating fashion.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel, a four-time champion who has already clinched this year’s championship, got through the critical first turn with his [...]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Dillon Wins NNS Championship
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Austin Dillon locked up the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sam Hornish Jr. finished eighth and was deprived of the title by three points.
Making up seven positions in three laps, Brad Keselowski surged to the lead with two laps left and went on to win Saturday [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Vettel Shakes ‘N Bakes His Way To Pole At COTA
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Sebastian Vettel’s domination of Formula One long ago exhausted the vocabulary of his critics, and apparently that’s also becoming the case for his comrades.
“Crickey!” said Adrian Newey, designer of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing/Renault RB9 chassis Vettel qualified on-pole Saturday for the second annual United States [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. –Since Jimmie Johnson and Sebastian Vettel compete in radically different forms of major league motor racing, they initially appear to have little in common other than their winning ways and preference for wearing blue jeans.
But they share more than a few things in common, starting with one [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Busch Wins Race; Crafton Wraps Up Truck Title At Homestead
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Kyle Busch won Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition, he collected: an owners’ championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Matt Crafton, who qualified eighth, won his first series championship in his 13th full year in the trucks, closing out Ty Dillon simply by starting the race.
“It’s an honor,” an [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Power Unit Turbo Talk Heats Up COTA Weekend
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – While Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One World Victory Tour continues through Circuit of The Americas this weekend, the sport’s technical directors are dickering with rules changes that figure to significantly alter the landscape in 2014.
“I suppose in probably less than 10 days’ time is when the focus [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Kenseth Starts Final Weekend By Winning Cup Pole
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Touring the 1.5-mile speedway in 30.394 seconds (177.667 mph), Matt Kenseth drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to his third Coors Light pole award of the year (tying a single-season career best), his first at Homestead and the 11th of his career.
Trailing Johnson by 28 points entering the Ford EcoBoost 400, the season [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Rick Hendrick’s Gamble Continues To Pay Off Big
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The three team owners with a mathematical chance to see their driver win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship held court with the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
There was plenty of reminiscing and discussion about the direction of the sport between Richard Childress, Joe Gibbs and Rick [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 15:29 | 2 Comments
Ganassi: Franchitti ‘Heartbroken’ By Forced Retirement
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chip Ganassi knew something very not good was up when he got a call from Scotland earlier this week. Not good became awful as soon as the IndyCar team owner heard the tone of the voice of the person who was calling him.
The voice belonged to driver Dario Franchitti and [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 15:22 | Comments Off
Chasers Know The Score When Chasing Jimmie
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a segment of auto racing fandom which Jimmie Johnson will never win over. No matter what Johnson says, does or wins, there are fans who will never be able to bring themselves to admit that the five-time champion belongs in the historical company of seven-time champions Dale Earnhardt [...]

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