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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud will start Sunday’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in prime position to increase that points lead.
The Team Penske driver claimed the pole at Mid-Ohio with a lap at 127.271 mph on Saturday. That toppled the track record.
“I didn’t know about that,” the […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying
Teen Byron Wins Fifth Truck Race Of Season
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Teen-ager William Byron led 44 of 60 laps at Pocono Raceway in the No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota and won for the fifth time in 12 Camping World Truck Series starts this year.
He broke Kurt Busch’s rookie record of four wins in Truck Series in 2000 and he left runner-up Cameron Haley searching for […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 16:07 | Comments Off on Teen Byron Wins Fifth Truck Race Of Season
Power Powerful In Mid-Ohio Practice
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Will Power continues to aggressively chase down the prey _ specifically, point-leader and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud _ as the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule winds down. Power topped the field during practice Friday for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, running what would be a record pace in the process.
Power’s best […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Power Powerful In Mid-Ohio Practice
Torrence Pole Blitz Moves To Sonoma
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Top Fuel driver Steve Torrence powered to a national record elapsed time and moved into position to claim his eighth pole position of the season Friday during the first day of time trials for the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Torrence Pole Blitz Moves To Sonoma
Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole
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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Friday afternoon.
Truex covered the distance in 50.211 seconds, .104 seconds faster than Carl Edwards (178.873 mph), who was second fastest.
Truex got the pole by being especially quick in Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile triangular superspeedway.
“For whatever reason, today—all day […]

Fri, 07/29/16 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole
Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon’s good news/bad news moment this weekend comes courtesy of the Accuweather forecasting website. First the bad; rain in the area of Pocono Raceway for much of the weekend. The good; high temperatures in the low to mid 70s over the weekend.
After last weekend’s Turkish bath-like conditions in Indianapolis […]

Fri, 07/29/16 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
Rolling Artwork Adorns The Syracuse Nationals
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.
“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac fleet is destined […]

Thu, 07/28/16 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Rolling Artwork Adorns The Syracuse Nationals
Nitro Stars Brilliant In Colorado
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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

Mon, 07/25/16 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Nitro Stars Brilliant In Colorado
Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of the most important figures in NASCAR history spent what was most likely their final moments at automobile racing’s most important track on Sunday and they did it together.
And it felt great for all involved and for all watching.
Tony Stewart finished 11th and Jeff Gordon 13th in the Brickyard […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 19:48 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway