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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

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No Letdown For Keselowski In New Hampshire
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Brad Keselowski, who won the Chase-opening Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, set a track record in winning the pole for this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
The pole was Keselowski’s fifth of the season, the eight of his career and his third in 11 starts at the 1.058-mile flat […]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off on No Letdown For Keselowski In New Hampshire
Courtney Force Trashes Texas Records
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ENNIS, Texas – Courtney Force had the blinders on at the Texas Motorplex Friday evening, and cranked out a blinding pass to back it up.
Force claimed the provisional Funny Car pole during second-round qualifying for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 314.90 mph. Both numbers set Motorplex […]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Trashes Texas Records
Larson In Middle Of Chase To Win First Cup Race
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LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first […]

Fri, 09/19/14 – 13:38 | One Comment
Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
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ENNIS, Texas – Re-routed into the Lone Star State, NHRA’s problem-plagued Countdown to the Championship will resume at the Texas Motorplex Friday with a weekend schedule that leaves no room for error.
The 2014 opener of NHRA’s six-race playoff for its professional categories ended with a thud Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., near Charlotte. […]

Fri, 09/19/14 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
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Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. You got your “Spin and Win”. Your “Pass in the Grass”.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a crazed humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been […]

Thu, 09/18/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. – For many curious visitors, Mark Theobald’s hobby shop is the last business they expect to find in this sleepy, Central New York village.
“It’s a very common response,” said Theobald, owner and curator of Adirondack Motorbooks & Collectibles. “There’s only a couple of stores like this in […]

Wed, 09/17/14 – 8:03 | Comments Off on American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.
DA Sends Stewart Case To Grand Jury
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The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement […]

Tue, 09/16/14 – 15:47 | Comments Off on DA Sends Stewart Case To Grand Jury
Aleshin Leaves Hospital
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday to continue his recovery from injuries sustained in an accident during practice for the season- ending event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Aug. 29.
“I’m feeling better each day,” said Aleshin, of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. “I’m very happy to be […]

Tue, 09/16/14 – 15:10 | Comments Off on Aleshin Leaves Hospital
Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener
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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, […]

Sun, 09/14/14 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener
Wreck And Rain Force Postponement Of Countdown Opener
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – V. Gaines escaped injury Sunday when his Dodge Dart flipped four times near the finish line at zMAX Dragway in the first round of Pro Stock eliminations during the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals.
The accident forced a halt in the first event of the Countdown to the […]

Sun, 09/14/14 – 16:49 | 4 Comments