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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
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It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced last year that 2016 is […]

Fri, 06/24/16 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
Newgarden Cleared For Road America
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden will return to his office Friday, less than two weeks after riding out a grinding crash at Texas Motor Speedway.
Newgarden was cleared Thursday to participate in Friday’s practice activity for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Newgarden will be re-evaluated following practice […]

Fri, 06/24/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Newgarden Cleared For Road America
Torrence Sidelined For Norwalk
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A health issue has forced Top Fuel championship contender Steve Torrence to withdraw from this weekend’s 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Torrence, who has qualified on-pole in six of the season’s first 11 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races, made the decision to sit-out at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park after […]

Fri, 06/24/16 – 6:52 | Comments Off on Torrence Sidelined For Norwalk
Love Blooms In Moraines Of Central Wisconsin
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Differences of opinion, heck,  vociferous arguments are inseparable parts of sports. Pick a topic, voice an opinion and start an argument. Pretty much that simple. Except, it appears, when the sport is auto racing and the topic is best road course in North America.
Next up for the IndyCar Series is […]

Thu, 06/23/16 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Love Blooms In Moraines Of Central Wisconsin
The Repaved Glen Will Test Driver Fitness
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A day of testing for Firestone Racing at Watkins Glen International left James Hinchcliffe pondering more than tire compounds for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to the historic road-course over Labor Day weekend.
“Definitely will be hitting the weight room before we get here,” said Hinchcliffe, who shared tire-testing duties with […]

Thu, 06/23/16 – 7:06 | Comments Off on The Repaved Glen Will Test Driver Fitness
Porsche Happy To Pick Up ‘Incomprehensible’ Win
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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This is what the 24 Hours of Le Mans means in the pecking order of world motorsport. Moments before the start of Sunday’s press conference following the FIA Formula One Grand Prix of Europe, Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari tossed out the first inquiry to a roomful of media.
“Question to […]

Wed, 06/22/16 – 16:29 | Comments Off on Porsche Happy To Pick Up ‘Incomprehensible’ Win
Top Merc: Rosberg Refuses To Roll Over
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Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg re-asserted control of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship Sunday with a victory in the Grand Prix of Europe that left nothing to debate.
Rosberg qualified on-pole, set the fastest race lap (1 minute, 46.485-seconds on Lap 48) and led all 51 laps/190 miles en route to a 16.696-second victory over […]

Wed, 06/22/16 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Top Merc: Rosberg Refuses To Roll Over
Teen Green Following Dad’s Championship Tracks
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CONCORD, N.C. – Slightly more than two years after moving from Bandolero to Legend cars Austin Green, the son of NASCAR champion David Green, finds himself in contention for a national title.
Heading into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Summer Shootout Series, the 15-year-old Austin led the Legends Pro Asphalt Division national standings.  He no longer drove a […]

Mon, 06/20/16 – 13:44 | Comments Off on Teen Green Following Dad’s Championship Tracks
Johnson Jr. Shines In Bristol
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Tommy Johnson Jr. delivered a dual birthday/Father’s Day gift for his dad, Tommy Johnson Sr., at Bristol Dragway Sunday that couldn’t be bought. It had to be earned.
“I love this race, and Father’s Day seems to be really good to me,” Johnson Jr. said after his first Funny Car victory of the season in the […]

Mon, 06/20/16 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Shines In Bristol
Hornish Earns Xfinity Victory
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Sam Hornish Jr. shook off any cobwebs that may have set in during a lengthy hiatus from racing and notched a dominating NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Iowa Speedway.
Hornish, who had not raced since he drove in the Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last November, got the victory in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs […]

Sun, 06/19/16 – 18:45 | Comments Off on Hornish Earns Xfinity Victory