Sun, 23/04/17 – 17:28 | No Comment

Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso says the best piece of advice he’s been given about running the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 has not been “turn left, 800 times” on May 28.
“Enjoy!” Alonso said during his “Welcome to Alabama” news conference at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. “That’s something that this race is so […]

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Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – A little success for Dan Wheldon always seems to surprise people these days.
The elfin Englishman was always among the favorites when he won the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the series title while driving for Andretti Green Racing when it was a powerhouse team.
Since then, Wheldon has jumped to […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis
Woody: The Double Bonus Is Big Baloney
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
We keep hearing about some sort of $20 million bonus that might be in the works for any driver who wins the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.
That’s a lot of baloney.
Expensive baloney, granted – but still baloney.
It was a goofy ideal back in years past when […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 7:07 | 2 Comments
SunTrust Halts Ganassi Bid
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
After a strong opening stint by Ricky Taylor, SunTrust Racing completed a dominant victory at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park with Max Angelelli behind the wheel of the team’s Dallara-Ford. The fifth round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series was marred by an opening lap incident at the exit of Big Bend, where […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 17:35 | One Comment
Woody: Busch Better Heed Burton
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve followed Jeff Burton’s career ever since he ran his first Cup race in 1993 and I’ve never known a more likable, mild-mannered and easy-going driver.
He has a reputation as a racer who takes his lumps and never complains.
That’s why it was so stunning to see Burton heatedly confront Kyle […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 14:32 | 15 Comments
Ingram: Bruton Smith’s Bonus On The Money
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Not that many years ago, Al Unser Jr. went to visit then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. in his offices prior to the Indy car driver’s first appearance in the Daytona 500. The meeting summed up the longstanding rocky relationship between NASCAR and Indy car racing, […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 9:04 | 3 Comments
Jason Sides on Sunday night as he was victorious in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Penn.
Sides took the lead on the ninth lap on the bottom of the front straightaway and would lead the remainder of the 25-lap contest, holding off a couple of late charges by Steve Kinser […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 6:26 | Comments Off on Sides Out Sprints Kinser
Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kurt Busch completed the Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series double Sunday evening when he won the Coca-Cola 600.
The victory came a week and a day after Busch had won the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. The victory also had to brighten the day – make that, night – of […]

Sun, 05/30/10 – 21:32 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600
Indy Notes: Captain Crunched
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – It was supposed to be another Team Penske show in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Roger Penske’s team has won a record 15 of the Indy classics and it appeared he had three solid shots at making it 16 this year before uncharacteristic mistakes shot down the effort.
Helio Castroneves started from […]

Sun, 05/30/10 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Indy Notes: Captain Crunched
Great Scot: Franchitti Wins Second Indy 500
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – On a track where speed is king, to get to the end of the 94th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, all Dario Franchitti could do was slow down.
The normally speedy Scot, his fuel tank closing in on empty, was being exorted by his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team to […]

Sun, 05/30/10 – 15:21 | 2 Comments
Race Day: The Concord Marathon
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From time to time – usually right about this time of the year – the subject of establishing an official Triple Crown or Grand Slam for Sprint Cup comes up. Some say making certain races a bit more important than others would add to the sport’s interest level.
And after they say that, the next thing […]

Sun, 05/30/10 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Race Day: The Concord Marathon