Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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Indy Notes: Kanaan Tells Danica To Change Attitude
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – On Saturday night, a couple of hours after Danica Patrick had been roundly booed by race fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan met with his teammate.
His message to her was that she needed to adjust her attitude.
“She definitely needs to change her attitude. Not against the public […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 11:59 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: Penske Has Golden Touch
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Roger Penske has developed a strict set of criteria when scouting drivers for his IndyCar and NASCAR teams. A signature victory schtick isn’t necessarily one of them. But the drivers who generated headline news for Team Penske on Saturday – Helio Castroneves and Kurt Busch – have created two of […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 11:29 | Comments Off on Sturbin: Penske Has Golden Touch
Lake Odessa, MI- From the very first time he visited I-96 Speedway back in 2000, Jason Meyers has been fast. He finished fifth in his debut at the track and since has finished seventh or better in each and every one of his seven starts at the half-mile. Meyers entered this weekend as the defending […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Jason Meyers Claims Rumble in Michigan for Second Straight year
Highcroft Wins Laguna Six-Hour
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Highcroft Racing’s duel versus the pole-winning Lola-Mazda of Dyson Racing ended with 25 minutes remaining, giving the Connecticut team a come from behind victory in the six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. After the Dyson car broke, the former Acura chassis now designated an HPD driven by David Brabham, […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 23:59 | 2 Comments
Wall, All-Star Field Can’t Slow Down Kurt Busch
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Just when you thought it was safe to write off polesitter Kurt Busch after a couple of encounters with the wall in the Sprint All-Star race, he came storming back to take the checkered flag and the million dollar payday.
“It’s an unbelievable experience,” Busch said. “It’s something that you sit […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 22:22 | 4 Comments
Eliminations Set In Topeka
Robert Hight continued his torrid May by qualifying No. 1 at the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock).
Hight, the 2009 […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 19:59 | 2 Comments
Castroneves Wins The Pole For The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Helio Castroneves will begin his quest for a historic fourth Indianapolis 500 victory from the pole position.
Castroneves, who won last year’s race, was simply dominating during Saturday’s all-new-for-2010 qualifying procedure.
He was fastest during the first segment of the qualifying session – which locked the fastest 24 cars on […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 17:06 | One Comment
Indy Notes: Bad Day For Danica
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – The racing world has seen a charming Danica Patrick, and an angry Patrick and a joyous Patrick. Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing world got to see a shaken Patrick.
Such is the effect of having a horribly handling race car at 225 mph.
“I was shaking for […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 16:38 | 32 Comments
Harvick Renews with Childress
Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday that it has signed driver Kevin Harvick to a multi-year contract extension.
The announcement was made today in the infield media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, 34, began his RCR driving career in 1999. All of his 334 Sprint Cup Series starts, beginning with the second race of the 2001 season, […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Renews with Childress
The Sarge Will March On
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Topeka, Kan. – Unlike another seven time world champion driver with the same surname, when Tony Schumacher retires from driving, he’s retiring for good. But according to Schumacher – the seven time NHRA Top Fuel one – not even he knows when that time will come.
“I will not set a […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 14:34 | 2 Comments