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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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Talladega Finish Left Some Folks Hungry
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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After a long, strenuous hike through the Colorado mountains, Rob had developed a powerful hunger. He ordered a deluxe burger and a large bag of potato chips. The burger showed up at the table looking anything but deluxe.
Rob opened the bulging bag of chips. A big puff of packing gas [...]

Sun, 10/20/13 – 19:18 | 2 Comments
McMurray Ends Skid By Winning At Talladega
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Jamie McMurray took the lead with 17 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s relatively quiet Camping World RV Sales 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory came under yellow and was the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver’s first win since 2010. It was his second win at Talladega and seventh of [...]

Sun, 10/20/13 – 16:17 | 2 Comments
Dixon Wins His Third IndyCar Series Crown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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When he clinched his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship within 10 years Saturday night, Scott Dixon joined a short list of domestic open-wheel drivers who clearly can be defined as “elite.”
At Target Chip Ganassi Racing, however, the adjective used to describe a driver like Dixon is “hardcore” – as in [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
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Rebellion Racing took advantage of an early race mechanical failure on the part of Muscle Milk Pickett Racing to win the 2013 Petit Le Mans season-ender Saturday night at Road Atlanta.
The Rebellion Toyota Lola – driven by the trio of Nick Heidfeld, Neel Jani and Nico Prost – won after taking three and a half [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Sauter Survives To Win Talladega Truck Race
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Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Behind Sauter—chaos. Coming to the checkered flag with a huge run through the tri-oval, Jeb Burton spun off the bumper of Miguel Paludo and flashed up the track into the Toyota of Kyle Busch, who was [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Notes: Andretti Switching To Honda Power
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Andretti Autosport announced Saturday that it will switch from Chevrolet to Honda engines in next season’s IndyCar Series.
“We look forward to working with Honda again; for us, it’s like being back home. I have no doubt that together we will see great success,” said Michael Andretti, the team’s chairman, president and CEO.
The Indianapolis-based team has [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Almirola On Pole At Talladega
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A rainout of Saturday’s qualifying session put Richard Petty Racing’s Aric Almirola on the pole for the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and left the title contenders scattered throughout the starting grid.
Jeff Burton will start second on the outside of the front row at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, with Almirola’s teammate, [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Dixon, Castroneves Both Vow To Win Season Finale
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves’ bid for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship took a beating two weekends ago on the mean streets of Houston, where his once-robust 49-point lead over Scott Dixon morphed into a deflating, 25-point deficit during the course of two races in less than 24 miserable hours.
But Helio has [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Power P1 In Fontana
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Will Power of Team Penske won the pole Friday for the season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race at California’s Auto Club Speedway.
Second fastest was his teammate, Helio Castroneves, who is second in points and in need of a big weekend if he wants to win the 2013 championship.
Points leader Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing qualified [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Prototypes Get Some Romance
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Alert readers may notice the dateline of this story. It was once used at a time when the owners of Road Atlanta recognized the name of the little nearby town was a better introduction to road racing stories, which should always have a little romance.
Since the [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 17:46 | Comments Off