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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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Stenhouse Collects First Win
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. held off Carl Edwards to win the John Deere Dealers 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory comes in the Roush Fenway Racing driver’s 51st start in the series.
Edwards led after a restart for a caution with 22 laps to go in the 250-lap race. But on […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Collects First Win
Pro Stock’s Vincent Nobile Is Living Two Dreams
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Things just did not line up for John Nobile during his drag racing career. He never became a huge star but it was not for lack of talent nor lack of want-to and certainly not for lack of effort. Mostly, for lack of fate.
But the years and […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Pro Stock’s Vincent Nobile Is Living Two Dreams
Edwards Rocks CMS After His All-Star Victory
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Concord, N.C. – Sometimes things go as planned and then other times they don’t. Rarely, however, do they happen simultaneously, as was the case for Carl Edwards following Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
First he won, then he wrecked, all in a matter of seconds.
Edwards planned to celebrate with a slide through the […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Edwards Rocks CMS After His All-Star Victory
Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Native Canadian Alex Tagliani is fluent in English, French and Italian. And any way he prefers to say it – fast, vite or veloce – Tags was the class of the field during Pole Day qualifications for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
Backing up his impressive speed numbers from practice, Tagliani, […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 23:19 | Comments Off on Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500
Edwards Wins His First All-Star Race
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Carl Edwards pulled away after the restart for the final segment, held off Kyle Busch and went on to win the Sprint NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first for Edwards in the $1 million to win event.
He celebrated by destroying his car in a spin through the […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 22:59 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins His First All-Star Race
David Ragan Gets Biggest Win Of His Career
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The last time David Ragan stood in victory lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he was a pint-sized kid standing alongside a Legends car sponsored by Rudy Farms.
Saturday night, he returned to that same hallowed ground after passing Brad Keselowski for the lead with just over a lap […]

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Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
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Canadian Alex Tagliani won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.
Driving for Sam Schmidt Racing, Tagliani secured the pole on the final run of Pole Day. He edged former 500 winner Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing off the top with his late run.
Dixon will start next Sunday’s race […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Schumacher, Beckman, Edwards Keep Poles In Topeka
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – The clouds dispersed, the temperatures rose and the speeds came down Saturday at Heartland Park Topeka.
As a result, the third and fourth rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Summer Nationals failed to produce much change in the starting order for Sunday’s eliminations.
Tony Schumacher held onto the top […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Schumacher, Beckman, Edwards Keep Poles In Topeka
Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – The economic times were frightening a couple years back. Nobody went unaffected and virtually nobody’s lives were stable. In auto racing, sponsorship money was flowing out of the sport like tides out of the Bay of Fundy.
And there, standing in the middle of it, was NHRA driver […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA
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Donny Schatz finally broke through on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park for his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
It was the 106th triumph of his career, and the perfect way to wrap up his car owner Tony Stewart’s birthday. It also moves the four-time champion to within victory one […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 6:22 | Comments Off on Schatz Gets First Outlaws Victory Of Year