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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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Sato Has Up-And-Down Day At Iowa Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Takuma Sato earned his first career IZOD IndyCar Series pole Friday afternoon at Iowa Speedway, where the buzz accompanying the Japanese native’s historic two-lap run was muted by a crash during the final practice for Saturday night’s Iowa Corn Indy 250.
Sato became the first Japanese driver to qualify on-pole for […]

Sat, 06/25/11 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Sato Has Up-And-Down Day At Iowa Speedway
Logano Gets The Cup Pole At Infineon Raceway
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Joey Logano on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway.
Logano posted a lap at 93.256 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
It was his first road course pole and the second pole of his career – the other came at Bristol in 2010.
“I was surprised it […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 19:46 | Comments Off on Logano Gets The Cup Pole At Infineon Raceway
Edwards Opts Out Of NNS Race
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Carl Edwards will not do double driving this weekend afterall.
Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Billy Johnson, who led the first practice session on Friday at Road America, will drive the No. 60 Fastenal Mustang in Saturday’s Bucyrus 200 Nationwide Series road course race.
Edwards, who was originally slated to drive the car at Road America, […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 19:16 | Comments Off on Edwards Opts Out Of NNS Race
Rain Cancels Qualifying
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Friday’s racing action at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals was cancelled due to frequent rain showers in the Norwalk, Ohio area.
Qualifying for the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will continue on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Also taking place on Saturday will be the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a specialty race featuring […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 19:06 | Comments Off on Rain Cancels Qualifying
Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole
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Takuma Sato on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Race at Iowa Speedway.
It was the Japanese driver’s first IndyCar pole.
Sato posted a two-lap average speed of 180.375 mph on the .875-mile oval, which is located in Newton, Iowa.
“I want to say a big thank you to the whole team, the […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole
SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying
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Ricky Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole Friday in GRAND-AM’s return to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday’s Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by VisitFlorida.com.
Taylor and Max Angelelli will be seeking their third consecutive victory in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 17:26 | Comments Off on SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying
Pedley: Penske-Ganassi Rivalry Heating Up?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
A lot has been made over the years about the rivalry between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. And it’s a rivarly that has been there.
But it has mostly been of the non-acrimonious variety.
Now, in the wake of incidents during the IndyCar Series […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 6:41 | 5 Comments
Wheldon, Herta Land Jobs In IndyCar Series
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The nation’s unemployment rate dropped a tick Thursday, when two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon landed a job.
INDYCAR officials announced in Indianapolis that Wheldon and Bryan Herta Autosport have been selected as test organization for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series prototype chassis.
“Dan, Bryan and (co-owner) Steve Newey have […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 5:48 | Comments Off on Wheldon, Herta Land Jobs In IndyCar Series
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Fort Worth, Texas  – Night racing will resume tonight at Texas Motor Speedway, as short-track drivers from across the region converge on the facility’s quarter-mile oval to compete in the Thursday Night Summer Stampede.
The 10-week series, which concludes on Aug. 19, features seven classes: Bando Bandits (8-12-years-old); Bando Outlaws (12-and-up); Legends Young Lions (12-16); Legends […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 16:24 | Comments Off on Night Racing At TMS
Franchitti Says Pit Problem Was A Penske Problem
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Dario Franchitti says pit road etiquette prevailed over “gamesmanship” Sunday afternoon at The Milwaukee Mile, where the Scotsman’s 29th career victory drew him into a tie with Will Power for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
When Franchitti entered pit road on Lap 125 of Sunday’s Milwaukee 225, his left rear […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 7:23 | One Comment