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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Pagenaud Punctures Brabham’s Bid For Win At Lime Rock
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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David Brabham’s bid to back up his Le Mans 24-hour victory was shaping up nicely at Lime Rock Park, scene of the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series. With 15 minutes to go, the Australian and his Highcroft Racing LMP1 Acura had a four-second lead over fellow Acura driver [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope To Meet Opportunity In St. Louis
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Madison, Ill. – Saturday evening’s Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway isn’t considered one of the marquee stops on the 35-race Nationwide Series schedule.
But for several drivers, this weekend’s stand-alone NASCAR event might just be the most important evening of their racing career.
Despite recording a victory at Kentucky [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Hornaday Tops Kentucky Qualifying
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Ron Hornaday, Jr., won the pole for Saturday evening’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Hornaday, driving for Kevin Harvick Inc., became the 10th different pole winner at Kentucky by claiming the top spot on the “Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers” starting grid with a 173.383-mph (31.145 seconds) [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 17:25 | Comments Off
Forgarty On Pole in Grand-Am
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Jon Fogarty turned a lap of 1:21.057 (102.150 mph) in Saturday’s qualifying to capture the pole position for Sunday’s Porsche 250 presented by Legacy Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park.
The race represents Round 8 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
The top three contenders for the Daytona [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 17:15 | Comments Off
McCarl Has Big Knight at Eldora
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Terry McCarl on Friday night won at the Eldora Speedway, claiming the annual Knight Before the Kings Royal.
For McCarl, it was his second World of Outlaws win of the season and the ninth of his career with the series. He started on the pole and dominated the 30-lap contest, holding a three second lead at [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Dixon’s Tear Continues In Northwest
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Larry Dixon, Tony Pedregon, and Mike Edwards grabbed the provisional poles in their classes Friday, the opening day of qualifying for the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, in Kent, Wash.
With just a handful of races to go until the end of NHRA’s regular season Countdown to 10, the three qualifying leaders are [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Nationwide Rookie Class Is A Humdinger
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Driver Jason Keller has been around the Nationwide Series garages for a while now. He’s seen the prospects and the can’t-miss phenoms and the never-will-haves come and go and in some cases, come back again.
Keller has seen the fat years for young drivers and he’s seen the Slim Fast years. [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ragan Goes Rooting Around At Atlanta Motor Speedway
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Atlanta, Ga. – NASCAR driver David Ragan went back to his roots Thursday night – racing Legends cars on the quarter-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the same piece of asphalt where he drove his very first race at age 12.
He went not as a visiting Cup start but as [...]

Fri, 07/17/09 – 17:40 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Tops At Lime Rock
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Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole during Friday qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series event at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.
The 25-year-old de Ferran Motorsports Acura driver drove the No. 66 XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-02a prototype sports car to his third overall 2009 pole position at the 1.53-mile circuit in preparation for Saturday’s [...]

Fri, 07/17/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek observations:
* NASCAR’s double-file restart rules have added drama – and crashes – to races, and most fans and drivers are supportive of the new rules so far.
But there’s still no solution to the lack of action at the front of the pack once the field sets sail after a [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 17:06 | One Comment