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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Any question as to who was now overseeing NASCAR was quickly addressed by NASCAR President Steve Phelps Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway during a lengthy press conference regarding the state of the sport.  
“Our chairman and CEO is Jim France,” Phelps said. “For those of you who have gone to all of the […]

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Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Native Canadian Alex Tagliani is fluent in English, French and Italian. And any way he prefers to say it – fast, vite or veloce – Tags was the class of the field during Pole Day qualifications for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
Backing up his impressive speed numbers from practice, Tagliani, […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 23:19 | Comments Off on Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500
Edwards Wins His First All-Star Race
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Carl Edwards pulled away after the restart for the final segment, held off Kyle Busch and went on to win the Sprint NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first for Edwards in the $1 million to win event.
He celebrated by destroying his car in a spin through the […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 22:59 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins His First All-Star Race
David Ragan Gets Biggest Win Of His Career
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The last time David Ragan stood in victory lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he was a pint-sized kid standing alongside a Legends car sponsored by Rudy Farms.
Saturday night, he returned to that same hallowed ground after passing Brad Keselowski for the lead with just over a lap […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 20:43 | Comments Off on David Ragan Gets Biggest Win Of His Career
Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
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Canadian Alex Tagliani won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.
Driving for Sam Schmidt Racing, Tagliani secured the pole on the final run of Pole Day. He edged former 500 winner Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing off the top with his late run.
Dixon will start next Sunday’s race […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Schumacher, Beckman, Edwards Keep Poles In Topeka
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – The clouds dispersed, the temperatures rose and the speeds came down Saturday at Heartland Park Topeka.
As a result, the third and fourth rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Summer Nationals failed to produce much change in the starting order for Sunday’s eliminations.
Tony Schumacher held onto the top […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Schumacher, Beckman, Edwards Keep Poles In Topeka
Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – The economic times were frightening a couple years back. Nobody went unaffected and virtually nobody’s lives were stable. In auto racing, sponsorship money was flowing out of the sport like tides out of the Bay of Fundy.
And there, standing in the middle of it, was NHRA driver […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA
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Donny Schatz finally broke through on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park for his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
It was the 106th triumph of his career, and the perfect way to wrap up his car owner Tony Stewart’s birthday. It also moves the four-time champion to within victory one […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 6:22 | Comments Off on Schatz Gets First Outlaws Victory Of Year
‘Sarge’ In Command In Topeka
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Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher ended the first of two rounds of qualifying at the NHRA Summer Nationals Friday with a 3.798-second blast at a track-record 324.12 mph to earn the provisional No. 1 qualifying position.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the seventh of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 6:18 | Comments Off on ‘Sarge’ In Command In Topeka
Busch Wins, Raikkonen Survives At CMS
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Kyle Busch passed Clint Bowyer for the lead with seven laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the third in a row for Busch. It was his fourth in the last five races.
“We didn’t have the […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 21:21 | Comments Off on Busch Wins, Raikkonen Survives At CMS
Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves laid down a lap of 228.611 mph that roused the sun-soaked crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and raised a few competitors’ eyebrows on Fast Friday, the six-hour session in which 39 drivers prepared for Pole Day by recording 2,254 laps on the 2.5-mile oval.
Alex Tagliani (228.327) remained strong in the […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 18:55 | Comments Off on Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday