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Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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IndyCar PR Machine May Have Panther In Its Tank
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – There is reason to believe that the wow-factor surrounding Dan Wheldon’s second Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday will, unfortunately, have a shelf-life about as long as his first win in 2005.
Eclipsed by rookie Danica Patrick’s record-setting performance in ‘05, Wheldon’s improbable, last-lap victory on Sunday easily could be […]

Mon, 05/30/11 – 16:41 | Comments Off on IndyCar PR Machine May Have Panther In Its Tank
Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
1. Big motor races are so often a big start, a long middle and a big finish. That was not the case on this Memorial Day weekend. At Indy and Charlotte, big starts were followed by only a few muddles in the middle and exceptionally big surprise endings.
2. In Charlotte, […]

Mon, 05/30/11 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Kevin Harvick Once Again Stars As ‘The Closer’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – In three victories this year Kevin Harvick has led only nine laps; an accomplishment that has resulted in him garnering the nickname “The Closer.”
For one victory he overtook five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on the final lap. The other two came at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s expense. […]

Mon, 05/30/11 – 8:46 | 3 Comments
Wheldon Wins 100th 500 After Last Turn Crash
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Englishman Dan Wheldon celebrated his second Indianapolis 500 victory Sunday with the clock ticking, and the beach and dirty diapers beckoning.
“I think my contract expires at midnight tonight,” said Wheldon, joking with team co-owners Bryan Herta and Steve Newey during their post-race news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. […]

Mon, 05/30/11 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Harvick Passes Gasless Earnhardt To Win The Coca-Cola 600
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Kevin Harvick passed an out-of-fuel Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the lead on the final turn of the final lap and went on to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
The victory was the third of the season for Harvick, who led just two laps Sunday night.
The victory was the 17th of […]

Sun, 05/29/11 – 22:02 | Comments Off on Harvick Passes Gasless Earnhardt To Win The Coca-Cola 600
Talk Of Speed Moves From Roads To Track
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The Sprint Cup cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway in today’s Coca-Cola 600 will be going 200 mph. But it was a run at 128 mph that has produced the most buzz around NASCAR this week.
The slower run was made by Kyle Busch early in the week. It was made on a back road in the […]

Sun, 05/29/11 – 13:48 | Comments Off on Talk Of Speed Moves From Roads To Track
Minter: When Owners Take Stage, It’s Serious
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – A driver should know the situation is serious when their car owner accompanies them to a press conference, as was the case with both Trevor Bayne and Kyle Busch at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday.
In Bayne’s case, it was a serious medical issue that was being dealt […]

Sun, 05/29/11 – 12:04 | One Comment
Servia Is Under Orders Of Paul Newman Today
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – If actor/racer Paul Newman was patrolling Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this morning, Oriol Servia knows exactly what his marching orders would be for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
“ ‘Go get it!” said Servia, imitating the late Newman’s low and raspy voice. “He wouldn’t be the voice […]

Sun, 05/29/11 – 7:58 | One Comment
Race Day: Helio Reloads For A Fourth Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves better hope Race Day spotter Rick Mears is better at identifying cars than he is at counting championships today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mears, one of three four-time winners of the Indy 500, will be Castroneves’ eye-in-the-sky during the 100th anniversary edition of […]

Sun, 05/29/11 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Race Day: Helio Reloads For A Fourth Victory
Old Friends Meet In Indy Museum
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Two years ago, RacinToday.com senior writer John Sturbin visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, which is located in the infield of the world’s most famous auto racing track.
In the museum, Sturbin ran into an old friend.
This year, the Indianapolis 500 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. In conjunction with that celebration, RacinToday.com has decided to replay […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 19:21 | Comments Off on Old Friends Meet In Indy Museum