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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Castroneves Wins Second Quarter DOTY Vote
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year
Indianapolis 500-winner Helio Castroneves won a hotly-contested vote for the 2009 second-quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR Award.
The native Brazilian, who won his third Indy 500 – from the pole – in May, narrowly edged NASCAR’s Tony Stewart, who is the co-owner and a driver for Stewart Haas Racing. The [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 20:49 | 2 Comments
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Barry Schmoyer has  named three additional top journalists to the panel of voting experts.
They include Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press, Tom Jensen of SPEEDtv.com and Dustin Long of Landmark Newspapers.
Schmoyer said, “Due to the tragic and untimely passing of David Poole – and Mike Harris’ retirement from the Associated Press [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 20:48 | Comments Off
On Anniversary, Montoya Looks Forward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joliet, Ill. – With throwing rumors against the wall to see what will stick being standard operating procedure in journalism’s brave new world, there are very few surprises on the sports-writing beat.
But three years ago at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a beauty of a surprise in store for those covering [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 11:58 | 3 Comments
Minter: Racing Deaths Leave Lasting Void
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s tragedies have a way of making one wonder how things would be had they not happened. They remind racing folks of the words of the old George Jones song  “Who’s gonna fill their shoes.”
Those thoughts come to mind today, the 16th anniversary of Davey Allison’s death due to a [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 11:55 | 5 Comments
Schatz Wins At Cedar Lake Speedway
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New Richmond, WI – One of the marks of a champion and a championship caliber team is the way that they are able to bounce back from adversity and bumps in the road. That is exactly what three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team did on Sunday [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Double Is Trouble For Some Sprint Cup Competitors
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some of the sheen is coming off the new, highly touted, previously praised double-file restart thing and not just because of the of television “talent’s” narcissistic, ad nauseum  “shoooootout staaaal” blitherings.
Drivers, too, seem to be jumping up and down on the use of restarts, where the cars at the front [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 20:59 | 3 Comments
Capps High On Denver
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MORRISON, Colo. – Ron Capps raced to his fifth Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Capps beat Ashley Force Hood in the final round for his 30th career victory and first at the Denver dragstrip. With the win, Capps moved into a first place tie with [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 20:55 | 2 Comments
Franchitti Wins At Toronto
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Dario Franchitti won the Honda Indy Toronto, besting Ryan Briscoe by 1.6745 seconds for his third victory of the season.
Franchitti led at the beginning and end of the race.
“I did my fastest lap on my second to last lap, and I wasn’t pushing hard, ” Franchitti said. “As usual, the Target guys gave me great [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 14:09 | Comments Off
Martin Wins At Chicagoland
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By Nick Bromberg | Special Correspondent
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Mark Martin smoked Jeff Gordon on a green-white-checker restart to win the LifeLock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
“On that restart Mark went a little early and I spun the tires when I tried to get going,” Gordon said.
However, even with his success on that last restart, don’t count Martin as a [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Capps Picks Up Third Top Qualifying Spot of 2009
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car star Ron Capps says the in-house chassis program at Don Schumacher Racing is poised to make serious noise during the second half of the NHRA season.
Case in point, final-round qualifying Saturday for the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Capps raced to his third No. 1 [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 6:32 | 2 Comments