Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard
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Indianapolis – Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 on Saturday afternoon. He won it with a qualifying lap at 182.278 mph.
Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2002 at the same Indianapolis Motor Speedway, circled the 2.5-mile track in 49.375 seconds.
Montoya appeared to be headed for a victory in last year’s […]

Sat, 07/24/10 – 10:56 | Comments Off on Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard
NASCAR Notes: No IMS Double In Cards
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – A Nationwide/Sprint Cup double-header at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the same weekend? Not in the cards. Not right now.
That according to officials at both NASCAR and the speedway.
NASCAR’s two top series do currently race in Indianapolis on the same weekend – this weekend, as a matter of fact […]

Sat, 07/24/10 – 9:35 | One Comment
Lance Dewease had never won two World of Outlaws A-Feature events in one season, let alone in one week. Until Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in the opener of the Summer Nationals, as he followed up his win at Lernerville Speedway earlier this week with a victory at his home track in front of […]

Sat, 07/24/10 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Dewease On A Roll
IndyCar Notes: Power Still Charging
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With his victory in the Honda Indy Toronto last Sunday, Will Power continued a methodical march toward what looms as his first IZOD IndyCar Series driver’s championship.
Power, of Team Penske, finished 1.2-seconds ahead of reigning series champion Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing on the 1.75-mile Streets of Toronto […]

Sat, 07/24/10 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
Force Early Leader At Bandimere
Funny Car champion John Force cashed-in one of his perks as season-long points-leader at Bandimere Speedway Friday evening, emerging as provisional pole-sitter over Del Worsham for the 31st annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High-Mileage Ford Mustang to a 4.191-second run at 296.76 mph to move into position to claim his fifth […]

Sat, 07/24/10 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Force Early Leader At Bandimere
Edwards’ Bump Draws Ire Of Peers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Carl Edwards may have lost the battle for the hearts and minds of his peers for his part in late-race shenanigans at Gateway International Raceway last weekend.
In fact, some drivers had some very harsh words for Edwards, who instigated a last-lap wreck with Brad Keselowski at Gateway on […]

Fri, 07/23/10 – 17:10 | 7 Comments
Edwards, Keselowski Stand Their Ground
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Those hoping that five days of reflection would cause Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards to reinterpret what happened between them on the final lap of last Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race were wasting their hopes.
Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the two drivers stood fast with their did-not/did too […]

Fri, 07/23/10 – 15:19 | Comments Off on Edwards, Keselowski Stand Their Ground
IRL On Its Way To Racing Domestic Cars
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Dallara Automobili’s selection as manufacturer of the IndyCar Safety Cell beginning in 2012 has the potential of transforming Main Street in Speedway, Ind., into motorsports’ version of Little Italy.
Overshadowed amid the hoopla accompanying Dallara’s selection last week as primary chassis supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series was the […]

Fri, 07/23/10 – 8:21 | One Comment
Woody: Readers Have Right To Write
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
As my old sports editor used to chuckle, when the letter starts, “Dear Dope,” you figure it’s not going to be complimentary. They’re not writing to tell you how much they admire your wit and appreciate your wisdom.
While serving a 40-year sentence as a newspaperman, I’ve been called every name […]

Thu, 07/22/10 – 6:18 | 5 Comments
Minter: The Search For ‘The Line” Continues
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The search for “the line,” as in the one Carl Edwards has crossed or hasn’t crossed in his wrecking of Brad Keselowski, continues even after NASCAR imposed penalties on both drivers Wednesday afternoon.
The penalties were minor by NASCAR standards – probation for both drivers, a 60-point docking for Edwards along […]

Thu, 07/22/10 – 6:14 | Comments Off on Minter: The Search For ‘The Line” Continues