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INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Briscoe was planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend with the family back home in Connecticut “doing my everyday stuff.”
Briscoe’s mow-the-lawn plans took a dramatic turn on Monday, when James Hinchcliffe suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe, pole-sitter for the 2012 Indy […]

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Johnson Not Fan Of Kenseth’s Down Low Moves
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DOVER, Del.– When Jimmie Johnson chased down Matt Kenseth in the final laps of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, the defending Sprint Cup champion wasn’t exactly shocked when the driver of the No. 20 Toyota threw a block in an attempt to retain the lead.
He was, however, slightly surprised that Kenseth nearly drove him to the […]

Fri, 05/30/14 – 13:43 | Comments Off on Johnson Not Fan Of Kenseth’s Down Low Moves
Flat Spot On: A Different Take on the Indy Double
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Kurt Busch emerged from his helicopter ride on the front straight of the Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the start of the Coca-Cola 600, he walked with a heroic yet humble stride reminiscent of Gary Cooper or John Wayne. Having just finished in sixth place in […]

Wed, 05/28/14 – 9:51 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: A Different Take on the Indy Double
With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Disneyland is not on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this season. So at the end of what figures to be the busiest week of his racing life, Ryan Hunter-Reay has booked the next-best-thing.
“I just won the Indy 500 – and I’m going to Detroit!” Hunter-Reay declared after accepting […]

Tue, 05/27/14 – 7:10 | Comments Off on With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag
Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C – A blown engine foiled Kurt Busch’s bid to complete 1,100 miles Sunday in the Indy-Charlotte double, but the NASCAR champion said what occurred in the Coca-Cola 600 wouldn’t dampen his stellar performance and sixth-place finish in his inaugural Indianapolis 500.
“Today is a memory I’ll have forever,” said […]

Mon, 05/26/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’
Johnson Wins 600 To Break His 2014 ‘Drought’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson has been facing questions about his lack of victories in 2014 for weeks. On Sunday, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson rendered those questions irrelevant as he blew past Matt Kenseth with just under 10 laps to go and went on to secure the victory.
The […]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 21:36 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins 600 To Break His 2014 ‘Drought’
Courtney Force Gets Landmark Win In Topeka
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Courtney Force raced to the landmark 100th victory by a female in NHRA history Sunday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
In her second attempt to earn the much sought after milestone victory […]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Gets Landmark Win In Topeka
Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500
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INDIANAPOLIS – Talk about your All-American boy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay lived his dream Sunday, holding off a determined Helio Castroneves in a six-lap sprint to the finish to win the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In doing so, the 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American driver to take the checkered flag in the Greatest Spectacle […]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 16:24 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500
The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One
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CONCORD, N.C. – In a way, the first-ever Memorial Day weekend 600-mile NASCAR race got off to a shotgun start back in 1960 as heavily-armed Charlotte Motor Speedway founders Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Turner’s brother Darnell and driver Bob Welborn confronted an obstinate contractor and his crew to persuade them to stop delaying the track […]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 13:39 | Comments Off on The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One
Race Day: Franchitti Adds To Laps Led Stat At Indy
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By John Sturbin and Mike Harris | Senior Writers
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INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a fourth Indianapolis 500 victory on Dario Franchitti’s racing resume, but the popular Scotsman led a few more laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.
Franchitti came out of his injury-induced retirement to drive the Camaro Z/28 Pace Car, as well as spend […]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 12:46 | Comments Off on Race Day: Franchitti Adds To Laps Led Stat At Indy
ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today
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INDIANAPOLIS – ABC-TV will celebrate its landmark 50th consecutive year of Indianapolis 500 coverage today with 92 cameras, timely driver features and a nod to the “appointment viewing” era that made iconic broadcasters Jim McKay, Chris Economaki and Paul Page invited house guests nationwide every Memorial Day Weekend.
Pre-race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin […]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 10:15 | One Comment