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If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

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IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Fourteen Verizon IndyCar Series drivers experienced their first laps through Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled Turns 1 and 2 with eyes, throttles _ and apparently mouths _ wide-open.
“It’s a big difference going down there into (turns) 1 and 2,” Graham Rahal said at the close […]

Fri, 04/14/17 – 8:07 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series drivers testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled pavement Wednesday enthusiastically greeted the sensational news that Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso would be joining them for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Yeah, that’s cool! Big news,” said Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy […]

Wed, 04/12/17 – 19:02 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
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The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 has attracted a member of Formula One royalty.
McLaren announced Wednesday that Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last […]

Wed, 04/12/17 – 16:11 | Comments Off on F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
Haftertepe Sweeps Dirt In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Sam Hafertepe Jr. completed a record-setting sweep of the inaugural Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Hafertepe continued his dominance of the 2017 season in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with his fourth win in as many […]

Mon, 04/10/17 – 7:09 | Comments Off on Haftertepe Sweeps Dirt In Texas
Sam The Man At TMS Dirt Track
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Sam Hafertepe Jr. completed a record-setting sweep of the inaugural Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Hafertepe continued his dominance of the 2017 season in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with his fourth win in as many […]

Sun, 04/9/17 – 20:11 | Comments Off on Sam The Man At TMS Dirt Track
Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach
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Canadian James Hinchcliffe ended a two-year-long winless streak on Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Hinchcliffe, whose last win came in 2015, beat fellow Honda driver Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing to the checkered flag by 1.49 seconds.
A big victory it was, for Hinchcliffe.
“I said on the radio, my […]

Sun, 04/9/17 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach
Johnson Returns To Victory Lane In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson has returned to his NASCAR “wheelhouse,” otherwise known as Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway. And for the record, not all of J.J.’s 81 career Cup victories have been scored in Cowtown.
Mired in a mild slump through five races, Johnson jump-started his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with […]

Sun, 04/9/17 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Johnson Returns To Victory Lane In Texas
Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
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Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and in doing so, the Mercedes AMG driver pulled even with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the series points standings.
Hamilton started from the pole and never trailed in getting his 54th F1 victory.
Vettel finished second in Shanghai, 6.2 seconds back. Both Vettel and Hamilton head out of […]

Sun, 04/9/17 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Castroneves Claims Another Pole At Long Beach
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Helio Castroneves broke his own track record in winning a third straight pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
In the Firestone Fast Six, the third and final round of knockout qualifying, Castroneves pushed his No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course in 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds […]

Sun, 04/9/17 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Castroneves Claims Another Pole At Long Beach
It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Drop the green flag on a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, and Erik Jones is money.
Jones scored his second series victory in five starts in Cowtown Saturday afternoon, dominating the 110-lap third segment of the 21st annual My Bariatric Solutions 300.
Jones, who also […]

Sat, 04/8/17 – 17:16 | Comments Off on It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS