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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Gurney and Fogarty Grandest In Miami
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Alex Gurney and John Fogarty won the championship of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series after finishing fourth in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Brumos Racing claimed the victory shortly after driver J.C. France was suspended following an arrest on drug charges.
Endurance racing legend Hurley Haywood, a last-minute replacement [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Bayne A Rising-Star Attraction in Garages
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fontana, Calif. – Seconds after flashing his boyish, All-American smile, 18-year-old Trevor Bayne stood in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage on Friday and calmly delivered a bold prediction about today’s Copart 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
“I think a top-five finish is a good expectation for me,” said Bayne, who will [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Hamlin To Start From Pole At Auto Club Speedway
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Denny Hamlin won his first pole of the season Friday when he laid down the fastest lap in qualifying at Auto Club Speedway, site of Sunday’s Pepsi 500 Sprint Cup race.
Hamlin, a two-time winner this year and a participant in the Chase, had a lap of 183.870 mph and 39.16 seconds.
“It definitely comes at a [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Woody: France Drug Problems A Sign of Times
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’m sure a lot of NASCAR-haters are grinning and gloating over the arrest of J.C. France on drug charges after a traffic stop in Daytona Beach.
How shameful.
I doubt that there’s a family anywhere that hasn’t been touched by the poison of drugs, and just because someone doesn’t care for NASCAR is [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 21:00 | 14 Comments
de Ferran Tops Qualifying At Laguna Seca
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In his final qualifying session behind the wheel, Gil de Ferran was anything but retiring. The driver of the XM Radio Acura ARX-02a won the pole at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway by edging Acura driver David Brabham. In a sweep for the Honda brand, Luis Diaz claimed the pole in [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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It’s difficult to find a championship favorite in the Grand-Am season finale in Saturday’s two hour, 30-minute race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where three teams have a chance to win the Rolex Sports Car Series championship.
The Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing team and drivers Alex Gurney and John Fogarty lead the points [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:26 | One Comment
Franchitti On The Pole At Homestead
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The three drivers contending for the IndyCar Series championship won’t have to work their way through traffic in Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as they qualified first, second and third on Friday.
Dario Franchitti earned his fifth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season – the third on an oval – with a four-lap average [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:01 | Comments Off
Force Hood Adds To Points Lead
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Ashley Force Hood solidified her status as the Funny Car points leader with a 4.094-second pass at 307.79 mph to secure the provisional pole on the first day of qualifying at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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J.C. France, a veteran competitor in the Rolex Sports Car Series and son of current NASCAR board member Jim France, has been suspended indefinitely by the series after an arrest on drug charges in Daytona Beach following a traffic violation.
“Grand-Am has issued a penalty notice and suspended J.C. indefinitely from [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Fontana Notes: Montoya Offers Danica Advice
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fontana, Calif. – Former Indy 500 champion and Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya believes it would be a mistake for Danica Patrick to run a partial stock car schedule next season while competing for the 2010 Indy Car Series championship.
“I wouldn’t be driving both cars, to be honest,” said [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 16:58 | Comments Off