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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi never will be accused of vanity. Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of his improbable victory as a rookie in the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Time to dust off that DVD for a quick review, prior to Sunday’s […]

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Power Outage Postpones Truck Race
A power outage at Gateway International Raceway forced postponement of Friday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race.
The race has been rescheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The outage was being attributed to a downed power line on a nearby highway. Affected were track lights and the scoring pylon.
The Camping World 200  will be […]

Sat, 07/17/10 – 5:55 | Comments Off on Power Outage Postpones Truck Race
Today’s Racin’ News: Villeneuve To Drive Indy
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In racin’ news today, Friday, July 16:
Braun Racing announced that former Formula One World Champion and Indy 500 winner, Jacques Villeneuve, will attempt to qualify the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for the upcoming Brickyard 400 (NSCS) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Canadian driver has captured world championships in both the Indy Car World Series and […]

Fri, 07/16/10 – 8:26 | Comments Off on Today’s Racin’ News: Villeneuve To Drive Indy
NHRA Implements New Safety Rules
| Senior Writer

Reacting to a pair of tragic accidents in its Sportsman ranks, the National Hot Rod Association has issued safety updates relating to rear and front brakes, and an additional tethering device for parachutes covering a variety of its classes.
NHRA announced Thursday that rear carbon fiber brake rotors and pads will become mandatory equipment in Top […]

Fri, 07/16/10 – 7:38 | Comments Off on NHRA Implements New Safety Rules
Ingram: Webber Thumbs Nose At Red Bull
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Mark Webber has made a career of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. My first recollection of the rock-ribbed Aussie was at Le Mans in 1999 as the 22-year-old crawled from underneath his overturned Mercedes on the Mulsanne during the morning warm-up. “Oh,” I thought, “so that’s the […]

Fri, 07/16/10 – 7:10 | 2 Comments
DeltaWing Designers Take Issue
| Senior Writer

The generally positive buzz created Wednesday by the IZOD IndyCar Series’ announcement of its Future Car Strategy has drawn its first public negative response from DeltaWing Racing Cars.
Indianapolis-based DeltaWing was one of four manufacturers passed over when the Indy Racing League’s ICONIC Advisory Committee voted to partner with long-time supplier Dallara Automobili on a platform […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 21:28 | Comments Off on DeltaWing Designers Take Issue
Minter: Here Are Five For Class No. 2
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s been a few weeks now since the new nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame have been announced, time for fans – and media types – to ponder the list and decide who deserves to be among the next five inductees. And there’s no Cup race this week to occupy […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Minter: Here Are Five For Class No. 2
Dale Blaney, who has won some big races in his career, added another to that list on Wednesday night as he was victorious in The 22nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics at Limaland Motorsports Park in front of the largest crowd in the track’s storied history.
For Blaney, it was his […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 13:15 | Comments Off on Dale Blaney Wins Doty Classic
IRL Introduces Cars With Changeable Clothes
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Borrowing from the auto industry’s “global platform” concept – and the fashion industry’s “project runway” concept – the IZOD IndyCar Series will compete in 2012 and beyond with a basic rolling chassis covered with changeable bodywork.
The IndyCar Safety Cell to be manufactured by longtime series partner Dallara Automobili […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 7:43 | 3 Comments
Woody: Years Don’t Diminish Loss Of Davey
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Hard to believe it’s been 17 years this week since Davey Allison’s fatal helicopter crash at Talladega.
Seems as though it happened just yesterday:
I got a call the day before from Jim Freeman, PR director at Talladega Superspeedway, inviting me down for a media luncheon with Neil Bonnett. Neil was scheduled to […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 7:41 | 2 Comments
Woody: Trucks Put On Good, But Skimpy, Show
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They didn’t need a green flag to start last Sunday’s truck race in Iowa. They needed a feather-duster.
The rusty racers took to the track for the first time since June 12 at Michigan, running just their 9th race since the season opener ‘way back on Feb. 12.
Maybe NASCAR should change […]

Wed, 07/14/10 – 10:34 | 2 Comments