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Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

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Kalitta On Top At Brainerd
Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta earned his second No. 1 qualifying berth in the last four races Saturday at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series season – and final race in the Countdown to […]

Sat, 08/14/10 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Kalitta On Top At Brainerd
Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
IndyCar points-leader Will Power exited Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last Sunday as winner of the inaugural Mario Andretti Road Course Championship, and with the knowledge that Dario Franchitti is lurking.
Always lurking.
Franchitti, the two-time and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion, put his considerable road-racing skills on display en route to winning […]

Sat, 08/14/10 – 15:20 | Comments Off on Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power
Keselowski Grabs P1 At MIS

Brad Keselowski won the pole on Saturday morning for Saturday afternoon’s Carfax Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Keselowski, the series’ runaway points leader, posted a fast lap of 179.556 mph in his Penske Racing Dodge.
The pole was the fourth of the season in the series for Keselowski, who also has three victories.
Eighteen-year-old Ryan Truex, making […]

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Bernstein, Force Hood are No. 1 in Brainerd
Brandon Bernstein put himself into position to collect his first pole position of 2010 after Friday’s first qualifying session at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series season – and final race in the Countdown […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 20:36 | Comments Off on Bernstein, Force Hood are No. 1 in Brainerd
Kahne Wins Pole at MIS
Kasey Kahne notched his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Friday when he laid down the quickest qualifying lap at Michigan International Speedway.
Kahne, whose only other pole in 2010 came at the Infineon Raceway road course, turned a lap at 187.183 mph.
It was the 18th pole of his career. It came on the week […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Kahne Wins Pole at MIS
Roush Q and A: ‘I Feel Very Lucky’
Jack Roush, owner of Roush Fenway Racing, returned to a race track Friday for the first time since he was seriously injured in an airplane crash in Oshkosh, Wis.
Roush, who was released from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota earlier in the week, held a short press conference at Michigan International Speedway.
Here is the transcript of […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 15:50 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Earnhardt Vows To Keep Up The Chase
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Brooklyn, Mich. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t prepared to wave the concession flag just yet on Friday.
In jeopardy of missing the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the second consecutive season, NASCAR’s most popular driver is 121 points out of the final transfer spot for this year’s playoffs.
But […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 15:05 | 3 Comments
Racin’ News: Raines Takes 34 Ford
In Racin’ News Today:
Veteran NASCAR driver Tony Raines will take the wheel of the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports this weekend for the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Raines replaces rookie Kevin Conway, the driver for the ExtenZe Racing program, which requested a hiatus in its racing agreement with Front Row Motorsports.
Raines […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 14:07 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Raines Takes 34 Ford
Tony Pedregon Needs Win, Confidence As NHRA Playoffs Near
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Tony Pedregon wasn’t exactly doing a Norman Vincent Peale thing this week as he talked about his chances of making the 2010 NHRA playoffs. No, positive thinking on the part of the former two-time champion was clearly being tested by fear of a slow Funny Car.
Asked about doing well in […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Woody: Carroll’s Bluegrass Dream Comes True
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – I was sitting at my desk in The Tennessean in sports department one morning some 12 years ago when the phone rang. On the other end was Jerry Carroll, a former Nashville country club golf pro and prominent real estate developer.
Jerry said he needed Darrell Waltrip’s private phone number.
I […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 7:19 | 6 Comments