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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Change is, has been, will always be an integral part of auto racing. It’s baked into the racing cake. But during the 20th Century, changes in racing seemed more tweak-ish than quake-like.
But this is the 21st Century and changes have become revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary. And they have been forced […]

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Harris: 500 Miles, 41 Years, A Million Memories
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Driving through the credential gate at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time each year brings back a flood of memories.
Today, as I drove through Gate 9a off Georgetown Road, I thought back to my first time here, in 1970. That day, I drove onto the massive speedway grounds […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 15:51 | One Comment
Malady A Mystery But Bayne Bouncing Back
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By Rick Minter| Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – An upbeat Trevor Bayne said his doctors, even those at the Mayo Clinic, never diagnosed exactly what caused him to have double vision and inflammation, but he was sure that he was thankful for the “eye-opener” that came with having to sit out of
racing for several weeks.
He said […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 13:39 | One Comment
Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Alex Tagliani’s Week of Fame as Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter may have peaked Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he met the media for the final time before the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Tagliani became the first Canadian to qualify on-pole for the Indy 500 […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 13:06 | Comments Off on Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500
Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As the deputy handed back my license and the registration for the twin-turbo/direct injected/variable-valve-timed/sport trimmed BMW I was driving, he asked the standard question: Do you know how fast you were going?
Had I known then what I know today, I would have said: Faster than Kyle Busch.
So […]

Wed, 05/25/11 – 9:49 | One Comment
Woody: Indy’s Aura Has Faded For NASCAR
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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When I covered the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994 the place was packed to the seams. Scalpers lined the streets. Newspapers in several states were crammed with ads for tickets, invariably as part of some sort of gold-plated travel package.
One estimate put the crowd at 350,000 and I figure that was […]

Wed, 05/25/11 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops
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Kyle Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding Tuesday by an Iredell County Sheriff’s deputy who said he was traveling at nearly three times the posted speed limit between Troutman and Mooresville.
Sgt. Chris Stone, a member of the Iredell County Sheriff Department’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team, stopped a yellow Lexus sports car […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 16:37 | 3 Comments
Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Longtime open-wheel rivals A.J. Foyt Jr. and Michael Andretti have struck a corporate deal that will see Ryan Hunter-Reay replace Bruno Junqueira in the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Hunter-Reay, who was knocked out of the 33-car field by Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti in the final minute of […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 6:55 | Comments Off on Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
Bobby Allison Reflects On Good, Bad Of His Career
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, N.C. – Bobby Allison’s career-ending crash at Pocono Raceway in June 1988 robbed him of many racing memories, including defeating son Davey for his third Daytona 500 victory earlier that year, but his induction Monday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a win for which he was never […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 6:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten observations from a weekend full of fast and furious racing:
1. Is a drain located in the infield grass capable of destroying a race car during a post-victory celebration similar to an exposed section of retaining wall without a SAFER Barrier? Should a race […]

Mon, 05/23/11 – 13:26 | One Comment
‘Andretti Curse’ At Indy Lives On During Bump Day
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The pistol shot that ended Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway left Andretti Autosport bruised and confused, despite having qualified three drivers for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Last-minute qualifier Marco Andretti bumped teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay from a 33-car field that includes Andretti Autosport’s Danica Patrick, an earlier […]

Mon, 05/23/11 – 7:31 | 3 Comments