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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has found a comfort zone at his home-away-from home racetrack.
Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama races, Newgarden paced practice Friday around Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for this year’s ninth annual edition on Sunday. Newgarden toured the picturesque 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1 […]

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Q and A: Dario Franchitti
Fort Worth, Texas – Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti visited Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Friday to conduct an offseason, one-day test session for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. During a break, Franchitti took time to discuss a variety of topics ranging from his championship season to the arrival of the new […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Q and A: Dario Franchitti
Minter: 2010 To Exit With Non-Fillable Shoes
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The remaining days of the 2010 NASCAR season likely will be dominated by talk of what was won during the year – who won the races and the championships. Will it be Jimmie Johnson winning a record fifth straight Sprint Cup championship, or will it be Denny Hamlin or Kevin […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Minter: 2010 To Exit With Non-Fillable Shoes
Fennig Recalls Luck Factor Of ’04 Title Chase
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Six years after the first Chase for the Sprint Cup concluded at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, three drivers are in close contention for the title once again. The role of luck may well decide which one wins.
That was the case when Kurt Busch emerged from a nail-biter versus Jimmie Johnson and Jeff […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Fennig Recalls Luck Factor Of ’04 Title Chase
Busch Wins Race, Owners Championship
Kyle Busch passed Ron Hornaday Jr. for the lead on a restart with four laps to go and went on to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday night.
The victory in the Ford 200 season-ending race gave Busch the owners championship.
“I feel like I won with my people this year,” Busch […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 22:27 | Comments Off on Busch Wins Race, Owners Championship
Johnson Tops Chase Contenders In Qualifying
Jimmie Johnson will start Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 Sprint Cup race in the best position among drivers still in contention for the 2010 championship.
Johnson, who will be second in points when the race begins, will be sixth on the starting grid. His qualifying lap was at 176.482 mph. That was about a half mile per […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 16:26 | Comments Off on Johnson Tops Chase Contenders In Qualifying
Woody: Chase Racers Strain Pacemakers
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If this season’s Chase for the Championship hasn’t got you excited, you might want to check your pulse.
You might be clinically dead.
I don’t see how anyone who doesn’t have a tag on their toe won’t be perched on the edge of their La-Z-Boy Sunday afternoon when they roll off the line at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR wanted […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 15:26 | Comments Off on Woody: Chase Racers Strain Pacemakers
Homestead Update: Edwards Fastest, France Talks Change

At Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday:
Carl Edwards was fastest in the first Sprint Cup Series practice session of the weekend as he turned a lap aqt 175.838 mph.
Second fastest in the practice for the Ford 400 season-ender was Kyle Busch, whose fast lap of 175.165 mph came late in the hour-and-a-half session.
Jimmie Johnson was fastest among […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 13:00 | 2 Comments
Lotus Joins IndyCar Engine Wars
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A genuine “engine war” is looming for domestic open-wheel racing in 2012, when Group Lotus will build an engine and aero kit for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Lotus, generally credited with triggering the “rear-engine revolution” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1963, unveiled plans to produce its first Indy-car engine on Thursday […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 8:04 | One Comment
Knaus Has A Different View Of This Season Finale
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It’s been five years since crew chief Chad Knaus arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway with his No. 48 Chevrolet trailing someone else in the points.
Knaus and driver Jimmie Johnson have not only been leading the standings heading into the finale each of the past four years, they have been in relatively […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Knaus Has A Different View Of This Season Finale
With A Little Luck, The Dark Horse Could Romp
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As the three contenders head to Homestead-Miami Speedway to decide the Sprint Cup championship, the talk on the street and on the Net is about which of the them – Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson or Kevin Harvick – will prevail.
At the Trading Post, a boots and blue jeans store just […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 15:49 | One Comment