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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS _ The winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 politely answers to either Alex or Alexander, is a gym rat, skips breakfast and doesn’t watch much TV.
Those were some of the probing questions Alexander Rossi fielded Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the morning after his stunning […]

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Hood: Some Ramblings From Road America
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – If you’ve ever had an opportunity to meet me, you likely know my passions are (in no particular order) racing, racing and…racing.
So when duty called at 5:30 a.m. today, hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock following four hours of sleep at my home near […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 20:04 | 2 Comments
Power Powers To IndyCar Pole In Iowa
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Will Power, winner of the first two races of the 2010 season, won the pole for the eighth race of the season Saturday when he was fastest for the Iowa Corn 359.
Power, of Team Penske, turn a lap at 181.337 mph at Iowa Speedway to get the pole for Sunday’s race.
Scott Dixon of Target Chip […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Power Powers To IndyCar Pole In Iowa
Edwards Gets First Victory Of The Season
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Carl Edwards passed Jacques Villeneuve for the lead in Turn One on a restart with nine laps to go and went on to win the Bucyrus 200 Nationwide series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday afternoon.
Edwards, who had started from the pole and dominated the race at the 4.048-mile road course […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 18:25 | 3 Comments
Finals Set at Bristol
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Allen Johnson from nearby Greeneville, Tenn. moved around Mike Edwards on Saturday with a 6.722-second pass at 205.10 mph to secure the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock at the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 12th of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Finals Set at Bristol
Views On Road Racing Have Come Full Circle
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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There was a time when NASCAR drivers headed toward road courses with dread in their hearts.
“These dang cars don’t like to turn right,’’ Dale Earnhardt told me at Riverside in 1980. “I like the challenge of something different, but I don’t think a lot of these guys are very good […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 6:43 | One Comment
Villeneuve: Road America One Of World’s Best
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Some NASCAR fans shook their heads sideways when it was announced that the Nationwide Series race which had been held at the Milwaukee Mile oval was being moved to 14-turn, 4.048-mile Road America.
Not Jacques Villeneuve. He nodded his head up and down.
“It’s always been one of my favorite tracks,” Villeneuve said in a phone […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 6:14 | 2 Comments
Force Hood No. 1 In Bristol
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Ashley Force Hood earned the provisional pole in Funny Car on the first day of qualifying Friday at the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals with a 4.151-second pass at 296.70 mph.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 12th of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Antron […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 21:20 | Comments Off on Force Hood No. 1 In Bristol
Rojas Red Hot At Mid-Ohio
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Memo Rojas was fastest in Friday’s qualifying for the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He won the pole with a track record lap in the final minute of the 15-minute session to take the pole from Ricky Taylor.
While Taylor will start Round 7 of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Rojas Red Hot At Mid-Ohio
Kahne Soars To Pole At Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kasey Kahne’s high-flying qualifying run at Infineon Raceway on Friday put him on the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Kahne, whose car went airborne off the road track’s curbing a couple of times during his run, turned a lap at 93.893 mph in the session.
The pole was the first of […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 19:10 | 2 Comments
Andretti Putting Moves On Big Two
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The 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season was supposed to be all about the teams of Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. In terms both of winning races and the championship.
That is, this was supposed to be a business-as-usual year for North America’s top open-wheel series.
And that’s kind of the way the season did start as Penske […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 15:29 | One Comment