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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard Recap
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Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to win consecutive races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he outdueled Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin for his third Indy win. Hear from both Johnson and Martin and find out where Juan Pablo Montoya finished after a speeding penalty on pit road cost him the [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat
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Indianapolis – When he smiles, Mark Martin’s face has more wrinkles than the NASCAR rulebook.
Known as “The Kid” during his days a teen sensation in the American Speed Association, Martin has come a long way since he raced cars out of barn-like shop in North Liberty, just up the road [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Power Paces Penske Qualifying Podium
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power put down the quickest lap of the weekend to pace a “spot-on” podium sweep for Team Penske Saturday during qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Power, Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves will start 1-2-3 when the green flag drops shortly after 5 p.m., EDT, for the 95-lap/186.2-mile IndyCar Series [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:15 | One Comment
Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Rich Feinberg has seen the rating numbers for television coverage of the first half of the Sprint Cup season. As vice president for motorsports at ESPN, it is his job to see and study those numbers. And yes, Feinberg says, they are disconcerting.
Beginning this weekend at Indianapolis [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:00 | 5 Comments
Flag to Flag: Brickyard 400
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Watching the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow all the action here with him as he posts Flag to Flag from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sun, 07/26/09 – 7:00 | 34 Comments
Edwards Wins NNS At O’Reilly
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Carl Edwards started from the back,  battled Kyle Busch  and then lead the final 15 laps at O’Reilly Raceway Park to win the Nationwide Series Kroger 200.
Busch finished second, with Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Steve Wallace rounding out the top 5.
The win was Edwards’ second in the Nationwide series this year.

Sat, 07/25/09 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Anderson Clinches Countdown To 1 Spot
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Sonoma, Calif. – Greg Anderson raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Pro Stock Saturday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals with a track record performance of 6.571 seconds at 210.11 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP.
With the qualifying effort Anderson became the fourth driver in his category to secure a position in the [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 19:40 | One Comment
All New Is Not All Good for  RCR’s Bowyer
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – It’s a new Clint Bowyer who is turning laps in the Sprint Cup Series this season. New number on his car, new sponsors on the hood and quarterpanels, and new color on the driver suit.
And that’s all cool.
What is not so cool is Bowyer’s new place in the [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 18:02 | Comments Off
Power On Pole At Edmonton
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Will Power posted the quickest lap in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.  Power’s time of 1 minute, 1.0133 seconds (116.414 mph) earned him his second PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season.
Ryan Briscoe  (1:01.1232) will start second.  Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves (1:01.2033) and Scott Dixon (1:01.2046), driving the No. [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Martin Takes Pole At Brickyard
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Mark Martin will start from the pole for Sunday’s All State 400 at the Brickyard. At 50 years, 197 days old, Martin became the oldest pole winner of a major event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and he was the only driver to top 182 mph during the rain-delayed qualifying.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who won [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 15:05 | One Comment