Sun, 20/08/17 – 18:24 | No Comment

Will Power battled back from being a lap down, put some major defensive moves on Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on the final laps and when on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year.
Power beat Newgarden to the finish line by 0.5268 of a second to pick up […]

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The Unusual Suspects Heat Up Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Their names are fairly familiar. Their faces, kind of familiar. The names of their teams, familiar in some cases.
But there they sat last Saturday, on stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center as part of the group which will start the biggest race in the world from […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 10:40 | One Comment
Woody: Danica’s NASCAR Dalliance Brings Boos
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Danica Patrick, accustomed to feeling the love, recently got a lesson in how fickle fans can be.
After she made some critical comments about her car’s setup – by implication blaming her team for a poor qualifying performance – boos rained down from the grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Why did fans […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 6:35 | 13 Comments
Minter: No Richard, Thank You
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s always been a running joke among some members of the press that the people who do the pre-race prayers can mention nearly everyone at the race track – fans, drivers, crews officials, etc. – but they never seem to get around to the media.
It’s not a joke the way […]

Tue, 05/25/10 – 6:58 | 3 Comments
Woody: How About That Kevin Harvick?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
What a difference year makes.
This time last season Kevin “Happy” Harvick wasn’t living up to his nickname. In fact, it probably would have been hard to find an unhappier camper in all of NASCAR than the spirited young hot-shoe from Bakersfield.
He wasn’t winning, and when Harvick’s not winning he’s not happy.
Rumors […]

Tue, 05/25/10 – 6:50 | 4 Comments
Woody: Kindergarten Kyle Has Lots To Learn
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Wonder how Kyle Busch would like it if, after one of his victories, he strutted into the press box to gush over his win and all the members of the media folded their laptops, got up, and walked out?
Sorry, Kyle – we’ve had a bad day and we just aren’t […]

Mon, 05/24/10 – 12:13 | 15 Comments
Ingram: Thanks For The Memories, NASCAR
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the sport’s first grand slam in a long time. Of all the changes wrought over the years in the sport, not many can claim to have met with universal acceptance. The Hall is the kind of project that can inspire […]

Mon, 05/24/10 – 10:17 | 2 Comments
Exciting Bump Day Makes Tearful Return To Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Two very tough men broke down and cried just after 6 p.m. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. One set of tears was produced joyous ecstasy. The other by wrenching disappointment. One other man celebrated from a hospital bed.
Bump Day is back at Indy.
The final 11 spots in […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 19:24 | One Comment
Hight, Schumacher & Edwards win at Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert Hight continued on his impressive three race hot streak and dominated the Funny Car field to get his third win in as many races during the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Tony Schumacher took home the win in Top Fuel and Mike Edwards secured […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 19:20 | One Comment
Indy Notes: Kanaan Tells Danica To Change Attitude
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – On Saturday night, a couple of hours after Danica Patrick had been roundly booed by race fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan met with his teammate.
His message to her was that she needed to adjust her attitude.
“She definitely needs to change her attitude. Not against the public […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 11:59 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: Penske Has Golden Touch
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Roger Penske has developed a strict set of criteria when scouting drivers for his IndyCar and NASCAR teams. A signature victory schtick isn’t necessarily one of them. But the drivers who generated headline news for Team Penske on Saturday – Helio Castroneves and Kurt Busch – have created two of […]

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