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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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Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500
In racin’ news today, Thursday, April 14:
(This package includes news on: Indy 500 entires; STP headed to Kansas Speedway; Kelly Bires to driver for Gibbs; Ford GTs to Le Mans)
Four past winners and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among the drivers named to the 42 entries filed for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for […]

Thu, 04/14/11 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500
Woody: Bayne’s Bite Could Have Been Serious
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Young driver Trevor Bayne was bitten by the racing bug when he was just a kid.
Last week he was bitten by some other type of insect and went through some scary moments. Bayne was admitted to a Charlotte hospital for treatment, later released, and at last word he is OK and […]

Thu, 04/14/11 – 8:52 | One Comment
Life Is No Longer Funny For Top Fueler Worsham
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Del Worsham’s journey to his current position as points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel standings begins like most journeys – at a time and in a place. In his case the time was late summer of 2008 and the place was Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
In was the weekend […]

Wed, 04/13/11 – 10:01 | 2 Comments
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In racin’ news today, Tuesday, April 11:
Doug Richert has been named crew chief on the No. 71 Interstate Moving Services Ford Fusion for TRG Motorsports. Richert will take over for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 to be run at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 17.
Richert is a championship winning crew chief […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 19:22 | Comments Off on TRG Hires Richert
Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Austin, Texas – Formula One’s new home in the United States now officially has a name _ Circuit of the Americas. In addition to staging the Formula One United States Grand Prix beginning in 2012, the facility will play host to the MotoGP World Championship starting in 2013.
Those were the […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
Woody: Another So-Called Race, Another Snoozer
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It’s become a weekly refrain: Last week’s race at (fill in the blank) was an uncompetitive bore.
Matt Kenseth’s Texas one-step DID differ a bit from most of the so-called racing that has become the NASCAR norm: in a typical race the drivers log laps for 95 percent of the race, then turn it on during […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 6:30 | 15 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
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Fort Worth, Texas – There are times when NASCAR team-owner Jack Roush speaks in a language so deep and so precise that only a mechanical engineer truly can digest it.
Ask Jack about the aerodynamic nuances associated with the Ford Fusion’s new Sprint Cup nose, and you’ll likely get an explanation along the lines of E=MC(squared).
And […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
Power Trims Field At Barber

Will Power streaked to victory at a debris-strewn Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The Team Penske driver started from the pole and led every lap en route to the victory.
He beat runner-up Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing to the finish line by over 3.3 seconds.
Power […]

Sun, 04/10/11 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Power Trims Field At Barber
Texas Notes: It Was Gut Check Time For Edwards
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Carl Edwards took over the Sprint Cup points lead for the third time in 2011 despite requesting Tums from his crew during the race.
Why was he making that request? Well, it seems that his stomach wasn’t agreeing with his mom’scooking.
“Well, my mom made a little dish,” […]

Sun, 04/10/11 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Texas Notes: It Was Gut Check Time For Edwards