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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues […]

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Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
When Italian-born identical twins Mario and Aldo Andretti first took up their racing ambitions, they alternated behind the wheel of Hudson Hornets built in their adopted hometown of Nazareth, Pa. In an incredible tale of two brothers, from these humble beginnings Mario went on to rock star status due to his […]

Sun, 05/30/10 – 6:49 | Comments Off on Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis
Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race
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Kyle Busch overcame pit-road trouble and late restarts to win Saturday’s Tech-Net Auto Service 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth in 12 starts for Busch in 2010. It was the 33rd of his Nationwide career and it was his sixth at CMS.
It came despite the fact that he was […]

Sat, 05/29/10 – 16:07 | Comments Off on Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race
Danica’s In Need Of Something Positive
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Other than her win at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan two years ago, the place where Danica Patrick has been most comfortable throughout her IndyCar career is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
As a rookie in 2005, she qualified fourth for the Indy 500 after a small bobble cost her […]

Sat, 05/29/10 – 15:06 | One Comment
Big Weekend For The ‘500 Club’ Members
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage area was packed with people on a sun-soaked Friday afternoon, with the biggest crowds  massed in front of two sets of garages.
At one end of Row 2, dozens of fans strained to get a glimpse of a familiar face in the Team Penske […]

Sat, 05/29/10 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Big Weekend For The ‘500 Club’ Members
Indy Notes: Castroneves Off To Great Start
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – If you believe in omens, Helio Castroneves is a shoo-in to win a fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
A year ago, Castroneves won the pole, the pit stop contest and the race. On Friday, he added the 2010 pit stop championship to his pole victory last Saturday. All that’s […]

Fri, 05/28/10 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Indy Notes: Castroneves Off To Great Start
Harris: Indy In Need Of Personality
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – It was like old times – good old times – Thursday night in Indy.
Standing at the front of the downtown Marriott ballroom, telling stories and giving each other a hard time, were, among others,  Danny “Hollywood’’ Sullivan, “Rocket’’ Rick Mears, Tom “The Gasman’’ Sneva, Johnny “Lone Star JR’’ […]

Fri, 05/28/10 – 16:05 | 2 Comments
Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Is this the one? Is this the spat that racing-feud fans have been waiting for since Dale Earnhardt vs. Geoff Bodine? Is this the one which even non fans of racing start to follow? The one which will spawn ad hoc websites and Apple apps?
Probably not. Too many shortsighted sponsors […]

Fri, 05/28/10 – 10:29 | 3 Comments
Ingram: ‘Silicon Hills’ Right For F1?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Is the city of Austin the right location for Formula One’s return to the U.S.?
Including other major Texas cities, Austin is certainly a market big enough to host F1 and brings with it the allure of the American West, old-fashioned cowboy values and a new-fangled high tech image as well. […]

Fri, 05/28/10 – 6:59 | One Comment
Newman Secures Coke 600 Pole
Ryan Newman will chase his second victory of the season from the pole position as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver topped qualifying on Thursday for Sunday’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Newman, who won at Phoenix International Raceway back in April, posted a lap at 187.546 mph.
“It was a great run for the US Army […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 19:34 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Busch-Hamlin Feud Flares Anew
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The leftovers from the feud ignited near the conclusion of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race between Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin spilled over into the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center on Thursday.
During separate press conferences, Busch and Hamlin took shots at one another […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 17:57 | One Comment