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INDIANAPOLIS _ Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and Team Penske delivered a couple Friday during the last on-track activity before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, who will start Sunday’s race from the middle of the three-car front row, topped the speed chart […]

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Busch An Intense Driver, Pleasant Dinner Guest

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
Prior to a recent dinner with Kyle Busch and other mid-Atlantic-area auto racing writers, I wondered what kind of mood Busch would be in. After a few probing questions, would he blurt “Bleep you guys, I’m outta here”?
I’m happy to report that the evening with Busch was very pleasant. He […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Vickers Signs New Contract
Red Bull Racing announced Tuesday that Brian Vickers has signed a multi- year extension to his contract.
Vickers will continue to drive the No. 83 car under the leadership of crew chief Ryan Pemberton.
The announcement comes two days after Vickers and Red Bull won the Carfax 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Vickers started the […]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 10:30 | One Comment
Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Tuesday Morning Memo today:
* Put me down for a yes vote on the fuel-mileage-races thing.
Is it racing at its finest? Is calculating supply vs. laps what auto-racing is supposed to be about? Does it result in the best car and driver winning the race? Does […]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The Earnhardt Nation has reason to rejoice. Its driver is starting to act like an Earnhardt again. It was evident last week during an appearance in Atlanta and it showed again on Sunday during the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, where he put on a hard charge at the […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:48 | Comments Off on Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:40 | Comments Off on Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals – Again
Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, won his fourth consecutive Knoxville Nationals on Sunday night.
Schatz passed Joey Saldana on the 35th lap of the 40-lap contest as the pair of World of Outlaws stars wound up finishing one-two. Schatz now joins 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser as the only […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brian Vickers won the fuel-mileage sweepstakes at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon and in the process took a big step toward making the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Vickers took the lead in the Carfax 400 when he passed an out-of-fuel Jimmie Johnson for the lead with just under […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan
Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – To label Max Papis a “journeyman driver” is to do a disservice to the human being with the perpetual grin, classic Italian accent and stallion-like passion for racing.
“I am a race car driver, and my job is to kick ass,” said Papis, famously defining his “Mad […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap

Brian Vickers claimed his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory when Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel after dominating his second consecutive race at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Vickers and runner-up Jeff Gordon as fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his first top-five finish in four months.

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap
Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana scored huge victories in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also scored important and emotional wins.
The twin victories by Lucas, whose parents, Forrest and Charlotte, own Lucas […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd