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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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Roush’s Faith In Stenhouse Is Beginning To Pay Off
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – One year ago Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t know if he would keep his NASCAR Nationwide Series ride with Roush Fenway Racing and he certainly never envisioned a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the near future.
Stenhouse arrived at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2010 with four crashes […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Roush’s Faith In Stenhouse Is Beginning To Pay Off
Simona Shows True Grit At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The gauze hand-wraps Simona de Silvestro has been wearing for the last 10 days likely will not resonate with the hipsters who shop boutiques for the recently released William Rast Racing lifestyle collection.
Simona’s “haute couture” is courtesy of Methodist Hospital downtown, where her burned hands have been the […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Simona Shows True Grit At Indianapolis
Late Pass Gives Kenseth Nationwide Victory
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Matt Kenseth passed Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards with three laps to go and went on to win the Top Gear 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the year for Kenseth, who was named to replace Trevor Bayne in the No. 16 car earlier […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 16:03 | Comments Off on Late Pass Gives Kenseth Nationwide Victory
McMurray Shares Pain Of Hometown Neighbors
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – For Joplin, Mo., native Jamie McMurray, never being able to go home again is a stark reality the NASCAR driver could never have imagined.
The massive tornado that cut a deadly swath through McMurray’s hometown last Sunday destroyed the high school he attended as well as the house […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 13:19 | Comments Off on McMurray Shares Pain Of Hometown Neighbors
Does Tags Have One More Surprise Left In Him?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Most years the driver who wins the pole for the Indianapolis 500 is a favorite to win the race.
This year, not so much.
While fellow front-row starter Scott Dixon and his Target Chip Ganassi teammate Dario Franchitti, starting ninth in the 33-car field, are the co-favorites in Las […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Does Tags Have One More Surprise Left In Him?
Indy Notes: Dixon Fastest During Carb Day Tune-up
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Indianapolis – Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from pole-sitter Alex Tagliani is that his car is “very racey.”
Tagliani posted a speed of 224.739 mph during the traditional one-hour session that marks the last time the 33-car starting field will be on-track before the start of Sunday’s 100th […]

Fri, 05/27/11 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Indy Notes: Dixon Fastest During Carb Day Tune-up
Drivers Rebuked; Double-File Restarts Stand
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Any notion that the IZOD IndyCar Series’ controversial double-file restart rule would be parked for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 was quashed Friday morning, when INDYCAR’s “top cop” spelled-out the procedure in detail.
Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of competition and racing operations, addressed the double-file issue during a driver’s […]

Fri, 05/27/11 – 14:42 | 2 Comments
Franchitti Has Three Things On His Mind
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Dario Franchitti loves spending time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum.
It’s a visit he makes every year early in the month of May, before things get too busy and complicated on and off the 2.5-mile oval.
Mostly, Franchitti loves to see the old cars and bask in the history […]

Fri, 05/27/11 – 12:48 | One Comment
Danica Emphatically Denies NASCAR Reports
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Open-wheel star Danica Patrick has flat-out denied a report that she has a tentative deal to go fulltime racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next year.
The report of her move to NASCAR was posted on ESPN.com late Tuesday, as well as
ESPN’s “Bottom Line” crawl on its various network […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Danica Emphatically Denies NASCAR Reports
Raikkonen Needs To Pay Up To Keep Running, Busch Says
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Concord, N.C. – One week after Kimi Raikkonen made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series, the former Formula One champion set his sights on the Nationwide Series, however, this weekend’s Top Gear 300 could be the Finland native’s last NASCAR event due to non-payment to Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Busch, who originally said Raikkonen […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 20:40 | 3 Comments