Sun, 17/08/14 – 16:50 | No Comment

Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.
Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big [...]

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Ambrose Rolls To Montreal Pole
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Marcos Ambrose survived the rain and claimed the pole for Sunday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 present by Dodge Nationwide Series race by posting a quailfying speed of 80.934 mph Saturday in Montreal.
Carl Edwards was second fastest at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with a speed of 80.146 mph.
The session was held in rainy weather and [...]

Sat, 08/29/09 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Bowmanville, Ont. – David Brabham put his Highcoft Racing Acura on the limit at the harrowing Turns 1 and 2 to claim the pole at Mosport International Raceway. After breaking the four-race winning streak of de Ferran Motorsports at Road America, the Highcroft team sustained momentum in the tight battle [...]

Sat, 08/29/09 – 18:10 | Comments Off
Bet On Edwards And Ambrose Having Grand Time This Weekend
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Can NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose win the Grand-Am Rolex Series race in Montreal?
“We don’t expect to win it, but we want to put up a good challenge,” said Ambrose.
The Australian and Edwards will become the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to participate in the Grand-Am [...]

Sat, 08/29/09 – 9:19 | Comments Off
Saldana Gets First Win In Canada
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Heading into the 2009 season, Joey Saldana had won sprint car races in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The one place missing from the list was Canada, where the World of Outlaws have competed a total of eight times over the last three years.
On Friday night, the Indiana native changed that by winning [...]

Sat, 08/29/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch A Happy Camper
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Kyle Busch passed Todd Bodine for the lead with 19 laps to go and then survived a late restart to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway Friday night.
Bodine finished second, about a half second behind Busch in the 250, which was the first time the series has raced at the [...]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Matt Crafton won the pole for Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
The pole for the 250 was the second of Crafton’s Camping World career.
Second fastest in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session at Chicagoland Speedway was Chad McCumbee.
Todd Bodine will start from the No. 3 spot on the grid and Kyle Busch will be [...]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Briscoe On Pole at Chicagoland
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It was a Team Penske kind of day Friday at Chicagoland Speedway as its drivers qualified first and second for Saturday’s Peak Antifreeze ad Motor Oil IndyCar 300.
Ryan Briscoe, the current series points-leader, won the pole with a four-lap average speed of 215.364 mph.
Helio Castroneves was second fastest at 215.202 mph.
Qualifying third was Dario Franchitti [...]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 16:20 | One Comment
O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sometimes upside down becomes right side up.
When a rear wishbone snapped on Johnny O’Connell’s Reynard chassis and it hit the wall in Turn 4 at the newly opened Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1996, the car flipped and slid several hundred yards down the front straight upside down. It wasn’t [...]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 15:50 | Comments Off
Bowyer’s Car, Back Put Against Wall At Bristol
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – It’s a rare weekend off in the Sprint Cup series, and Clint Bowyer’s big hope had been that he would play a little golf in his charity tournament back home in Kansas, have a stress-free beer or two with old buds and mentally prep for his [...]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 10:20 | Comments Off
Minter: Ren and Ron Show Puts Spotlight On The Crew Chief
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday Observations:
*An off weekend for the Sprint Cup Series gives the Nationwide and Camping World Truck circuits a chance to share top billing.
The trucks run at Chicagoland while the Nationwide set is on the road course in Montreal.
At Chicago, Ron Hornaday Jr. and crew chief Rick Ren will be [...]

Thu, 08/27/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off