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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch admittedly made a rookie mistake Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where an extra day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 bit him in the backside.
Busch brought out a yellow flag 95 minutes into a five-hour session when his No. 26 Suretone Dallara/Honda made right-side [...]

Tue, 05/20/14 – 5:56 | Comments Off
Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight
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Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, the 2009 [...]

Tue, 05/20/14 – 5:20 | Comments Off
Sir Jack Brabham Passes Away
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Three time Formula One champion Sir Jack Brabham died Monday at the age of 88. He passed away peacefully at his home in Gold Coast, Australia.
Formula 1 World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and double Constructors’ Champion (1966 and 1967), Sir Jack was one of the most accomplished drivers and team owners in the [...]

Mon, 05/19/14 – 7:18 | Comments Off
Rain Bumps Southern Nationals Back To Monday
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NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway until Monday, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Racing will resume at 9 a.m. on Monday for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and will be followed by the continuation of racing in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Mon, 05/19/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
For the second year in a row, Indiana native Ed Carpenter will lead the field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter – the final qualifier May 18 in the Fast Nine Shootout on the 2.5-mile oval – recorded a four-lap average of 231.067 mph in the No. 20 [...]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 14:42 | Comments Off
Eliminations Set For Finals In Atlanta
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Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) maintained their P1 status after Saturday’s qualifying sessions for Sunday’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on Saturday.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and (Eddie Krawiec) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at Atlanta Dragway.
DeJoria’s E.T. track record 3.786 [...]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 6:50 | Comments Off
McMurray Brightest Of Sprint Cup’s All-Stars
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Jamie McMurray held off Kevin Harvick in the final 10-lap segment of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and went on to collect the million dollars that went to the winner.
Harvick finished second, .696 seconds behind.
Matt Kenseth ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Edwards and four-time Sprint All-Star Race winner Jimmie [...]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 6:43 | Comments Off
Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying
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Ed Carpenter, the pole winner for last year’s Indianapolis 500, had the fastest four-lap run in Saturday’s first round of qualifying for this year’s event.
Carpenter, an Indiana native, will lead the nine drivers who had the fastest qualifying runs on Saturday, into Sunday’s run for the pole.
Making the day even sweeter for team owner Carpenter [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Track Records Fall; Brown Crashes Hard At Summer Nationals
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Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) both laid down new track records en route to current No. 1 qualifying efforts as they vie to secure the 100th win by a female driver at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals on Friday.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:44 | Comments Off