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INDIANAPOLIS – Only five drivers in the revered history of the Indianapolis 500 have won the race back-to-back. Realistically, reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t wild about his chance of becoming No. 6 Sunday during the 99th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“I think it will be extremely hard this year,” said Hunter-Reay, who outbattled […]

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Pedley: Pondering Danica’s Future
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
From the birthing moment of the Danica To NASCAR saga, I’ve wondering what the thoughts of the people in the offices at Andretti Autosport (formerly Andretti Green) have been thinking.
Surely they have not been too thrilled with the fact that the driver who, though certainly not their […]

Sat, 06/26/10 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
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Brooke Tatnell scored his second World of Outlaws win of the season as the series made its debut at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. in front of the largest crowd in track history.
Tatnell used a slide job on Jason Meyers on the 16th lap in turns three and four to take the lead […]

Sat, 06/26/10 – 6:44 | Comments Off on Tatnell Hot In McCool
Force Hood Tops In Norwalk
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Ashley Force Hood is the only John Force Racing Funny Car driver without a National Hot Rod Association event victory in 2010, a fact the second generation star aims to amend by the end of this weekend.
Force Hood raced to the qualifying lead late Friday during the delayed second round of time […]

Sat, 06/26/10 – 6:32 | Comments Off on Force Hood Tops In Norwalk
Loudon Notes: Keselowski On NNS Pole
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Loudon, N.H. – Points leader Brad Keselowski captured the pole for this afternoon’s New England 200 Nationwide Series race with a speed of 129.657 mph during qualifying Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It was the sixth series pole for Keselowski, who has three victories this season.
Carl Edwards, the winner of […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 18:01 | One Comment
Montoya Gets Pole In Loudon
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Juan Pablo Montoya captured the pole for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race on Friday by posting a qualifying lap at 132.337 mph.
Montoya’s pole was his second straight at New Hampshire International Speedway as he was fastest in qualifying there last fall.
Montoya, a Chase driver last year, will start Sunday’s race 20th in […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 15:36 | One Comment
FIA Bans US F1
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The World Motor Sport Council of the FIA has held the US F1 team responsible for its failure to make the grid for the Formula One season. The team has been banned from any future participation in FIA championships and has been fined $380,000.
The team, which recently auctioned its remaining physical […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 10:50 | Comments Off on FIA Bans US F1
Lally Gets His Chance On Ovals
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Acknowledging that his working relationship with former NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte had “run its course,” team-owner Kevin Buckler has recruited road-racing ally Andy Lally to drive for The Racer’s Group at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.
Lally aims to make his Sprint Cup Series oval debut in the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 7:16 | 2 Comments
Woody: Can Ambrose Forget His Flub?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Back in my football-beat days I frequently listened to coaches address their team the week after a tough loss. (I covered Vanderbilt, the perennial Southeastern Conference doormat, so I had occasion to hear many such talks.)
The message was this: Don’t let one team beat you twice. Don’t allow one loss to […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 7:03 | 3 Comments
Woody: Good To See Gordon On The Go
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Remember when a sizable segment of NASCAR fans used to boo Jeff Gordon because they considered him too goody-goody, too California-cool, too GQ?
Wonder how they like him now?
Last Sunday at Sonoma Gordon drove like a crazed moonshine runner, taking no prisoners and winning no friends. The Boy Scout turned into […]

Thu, 06/24/10 – 11:33 | 13 Comments
Quest For Success Shakes Up Capps’ Team
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Physically, the re-assignment of Ed “Ace” McCulloch at Don Schumacher Racing will relocate the veteran crew chief/tuner from the front to the rear of Ron Capps’ Funny Car.
Just how that will play out emotionally for Capps, McCulloch and newly appointed crew chief John Medlen will begin to unfold  Friday during the […]

Thu, 06/24/10 – 7:44 | One Comment