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Josef Newgarden led all but two laps of Sunday IndyCar Series race at the Road America road circuit but his ride was anything but relaxing as Ryan Hunter-Reay dogged the defending series champion for almost the entire second half of the race.
Newgarden’s margin of victory in his Team Penske Chevy over Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport Honda […]

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Busch Wins, Raikkonen Survives At CMS
Kyle Busch passed Clint Bowyer for the lead with seven laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the third in a row for Busch. It was his fourth in the last five races.
“We didn’t have the […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 21:21 | Comments Off on Busch Wins, Raikkonen Survives At CMS
Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves laid down a lap of 228.611 mph that roused the sun-soaked crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and raised a few competitors’ eyebrows on Fast Friday, the six-hour session in which 39 drivers prepared for Pole Day by recording 2,254 laps on the 2.5-mile oval.
Alex Tagliani (228.327) remained strong in the […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 18:55 | Comments Off on Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
Ragan On Showdown Pole

David Ragan of Roush Fenway Racing will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Showdown from the pole position. Ragan won the pole during a Friday qualifying session.
Next to him on the front row will be A.J. Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports.
The top two drivers in the Showdown will qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race on […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Ragan On Showdown Pole
Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge

The No. 11 FedEx Toyota pit crew of Denny Hamlin captured the 2011 Sprint NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman team champion title, defending the team’s title from 2010.
The Joe Gibbs Racing crew beat the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew of Jimmie Johnson in the final with a time of 22.298 seconds.
The […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge
Danica In Win-And-Walk Situation At Indy?
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Danica Patrick isn’t wink-winking that her seventh Indianapolis 500 will be her last just yet.
But ask her after the checkered flag falls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29. Because a victory by open-wheel racing’s most successful and popular woman driver in the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 6:58 | 4 Comments
Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis
The rains departed and the cars took to the track at Indianapolis on Thursday.
IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power topped the speed charts as practice for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 resumed following a two-day weather-related break.
With 12 minutes left in the six-hour session, Verizon Team Penske’s Power unseated Alex Tagliani atop the speed […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis
Bayne An All-Star Scratch

The surprise winner of this year’s Daytona 500 will not drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Roush Fenway Racing and the Wood Brothers have decided to withhold Trevor Bayne from all competition this weekend, including Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and Saturday night’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Although we would like […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Bayne An All-Star Scratch
Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple of years ago, tension ran high between young driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing over-the-wall gang. Hamlin had more talent than tact and it resulted in some regrettable over-the-radio chatter.
A year ago, any lingering wounds were healed when Hamlin’s team competed in the NASCAR Sprint Pit […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t know if it was a typo, a misunderstanding by the transcriber or an intentionally-clever play on words by Kevin Harvick.
This is what he was quoted as saying about being called in and chewed out by NASCAR following his Darlington dust-up with Kyle Busch, according to the printed transcript:
“That […]

Wed, 05/18/11 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist
Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It
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By  Mike Harris | Senior Writer
This week’s All-Star race is supposed to be fun.
Before NASCAR’s “Have at it, boys’’ edict last year, the non-points race at Charlotte’s big track was the one event where stock car’s biggest stars could let their hair down and do some serious fender rubbing without any serious consequences.
Now, though, with […]

Wed, 05/18/11 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It