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Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, a beloved figure in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.
Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during Indy 500 pre-race ceremonies. Born in Alabama, Nabors was considered […]

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Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg began the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Sunday in his new role as Josef Fan.
And after the checkered flag had fallen upon Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix, Rosberg felt compelled to tweet: “Congrats Sebastian/Ferrari. Respect. Could be […]

Tue, 03/28/17 – 12:23 | Comments Off on Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak
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Kyle Larson survived a slew of late-race restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and in doing so, ended a three-race stretch where he had finished as runner-up.
The victory for the 24-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing driver was the second of his career and helped him pad his […]

Sun, 03/26/17 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak
Ferrari Draws First F1 Blood; Wins In Australia
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Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

Sun, 03/26/17 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Ferrari Draws First F1 Blood; Wins In Australia
Larson Claims Xfinity Win In Fontana
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Kyle Larson’s big West Coast weekend continued Saturday as the Chip Ganassi Racing driver won the Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Larson, who on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup race at Auto Club, edged Joey Logano of Team Penske for the win.
Larson held off Logano after after […]

Sat, 03/25/17 – 18:59 | Comments Off on Larson Claims Xfinity Win In Fontana
Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American-owned Haas F1 Team will begin its second season in the FIA Formula One World Championship Sunday searching for the elusive “incremental improvements” that separate a mid-pack organization from a potential title contender.
That process was accelerated Saturday, when lead driver Romain Grosjean qualified sixth on the 20-car grid for the […]

Sat, 03/25/17 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
Larson Climbs To Pole At Auto Club Speedway
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Kyle Larson, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver who has finished second in his last three Monster Energy Cup Series races, won the pole for this weekend’s race on Friday.
Larson laid down a lap in 38.493 seconds (187.047 mph) at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in winning the pole.
That lap was better than second-fastest Denny Hamlin […]

Sat, 03/25/17 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Larson Climbs To Pole At Auto Club Speedway
Earnhardt Pushes For Drastic NASCAR Penalties
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And Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls himself a human being. Turns out he’s a heartless, soulless monster.
Harsh words? Absolutely. But consider them against this backdrop: Earnhardt thinks that NASCAR Cup drivers who intentionally wreck others during races should be sentenced to do additional mid-week meetings with media from cities the host series races.
Oh, the humanity.
Those meetings […]

Fri, 03/24/17 – 17:10 | 3 Comments
Barber Test A Honda vs. Chevy Power Struggle
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Team Penske’s Will Power led a parade of 22 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers turning test laps at Barber Motorsports Park Tuesday in advance of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama _ third of 17 races on this year’s schedule, set for April 21-23.
A total of 1,147 laps were run on […]

Thu, 03/23/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Barber Test A Honda vs. Chevy Power Struggle
Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
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Tony Schumacher name-dropped his way into the Gainesville Raceway record book Sunday as winningest NHRA Top Fuel driver in the history of the famed Florida facility.
Schumacher’s victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown in the final of the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was the fifth for “The Sarge,” an eight-time world […]

Mon, 03/20/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought
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Ryan Newman ended a NASCAR Cup Series winless skid that dated back to 2013 on Sunday when he and his Richard Childress Racing team decided to not follow the leaders into the pits during a caution with six laps to go, held the lead for two laps and won at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I lost count […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought