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Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

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Force Hood, Schumacher Still On Top
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Ashley Force Hood held on to the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car as rain ended qualifying early at the 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
Tony Schumacher also kept the top position in Top Fuel while Ron Krisher and Hector Arana were able to move in [...]

Sat, 06/13/09 – 17:40 | 2 Comments
Colin Braun Gets First Trucks Victory
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Colin Braun passed then-leader Kyle Busch with 23 laps to go Saturday and then went on to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first in the series for Braun.
The victory in the Michigan 200 was, however, the 50th for owner Jack Roush in the series.
The was, best [...]

Sat, 06/13/09 – 14:55 | One Comment
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Joey Saldana has always enjoyed racing at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas and has always been fast at the track as well. After becoming the first World of Outlaws driver to win two career A-Feature events at the track last season, he picked up his third victory at the pristine 3/8-mile on Friday night, [...]

Sat, 06/13/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Brian Vickers Bulls His Way To Pole At Michigan
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Brian Vickers insists that his team keeps getting closer and closer to having the kind of equipment which can win a race. 
On Friday, he added another “closer”.
Vickers turned a qualifying lap at 189.110 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Sunday’s LifeLock 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
“It [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 19:50 | Comments Off
GM Has Cutting Remarks For NASCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The new General Motors will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a significantly reduced financial stake in NASCAR.
GM announced Friday it has cut off funding to its Chevrolet Racing teams in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping World Truck series, according to several published reports. Among the affected organizations are Kevin Harvick [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 19:49 | 3 Comments
Schumacher, Force Hood Tops At Supers
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Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Craig Treble (Pro Stock Motorcycle) paced their respective fields during the opening day of action at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals, the 11th of 24 races on the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
Force Hood is very familiar with [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Woody: The Breath Of Fresh Air Needs A Tic Tac
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Kyle Busch said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, thought Kyle bashing his trophy to bits last Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway was “cool.”
Really? Then how about this: Let artist Sam Bass, who spent countless hours hand-painting the classic Gibson guitar, crash Kyle’s brand-new race car through [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 17:15 | 7 Comments
Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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A quarter million fans will gather this weekend around the eight-mile circuit in the French countryside to watch the 77th running of the Le Mans 24-hour sports car race. The fans will all have the same question in mind: can Team Peugeot beat Audi Sport?
To turn that question around to [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off
David Ragan’s Team To Get Help
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last year, David Ragan was one of the unexpected success stories in NASCAR.
This season, his has been a story of disappointment.
On Friday, his team-owner announced that he was going to attempt to get the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion rolling in the right direction once again.
In an effort to [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Woody: NASCAR Decisions Prove Puzzling
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’ve been writing about cars running in circles for 40 years and in that entire span I’ve never come across two more puzzling stories than the back-to-back mysteries of recent weeks.
One is Jeremy Mayfield’s ongoing drug case. The other is Carl Long’s record-breaking penalties for a trivial infraction.
First, Mayfield:
Last week [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 13:25 | 7 Comments