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The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP team took the lead with 48 minutes remaining, conserved fuel and went on to win Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix sports car race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course.
Driving the winning car in the timed event were Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa.
Barbosa was at the wheel on [...]

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TALLADEGA, Ala.  – You could exactly fill out a 43-car NASCAR field just by using the drivers who raced for car owner Bud Moore over the years. And for the most part, it would be an all-star caliber field.
 During a career that encompassed the entire second half of the 20th century, Moore worked with some of the greatest racers [...]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
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IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves’ fate passed to the hands of a jury in Miami Friday.
Deliberations in the trial of the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and past champion in the television “Dancing with the Stars” competition began after final arguments were made in the case.
Castroneves and two of his financial advisors were put on trial on [...]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Wheldon Ready To Roar With Panther
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dan Wheldon is a loves-challenges kind of guy. Big challenges. Tough challenges. Some would say foolish challenges. Some may say that the one that he has taken on this year may fit into all those categories.
Not Wheldon, though. He says there are only good challenges and that his current one [...]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 8:36 | 2 Comments
Hit The Road Jack: Bowyer Moves To General Mills
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
In the sponsor-driven world of NASCAR, one must be willing to adapt.
For example, Clint Bowyer basically has traded a shot glass for a box of crayons and a sauce pan this season in his role as spokesman for his newest sponsors.
Bowyer spent the first three seasons of his NASCAR Sprint [...]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 8:33 | Comments Off
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A pair of IndyCar Series regulars will spend this weekend waving the flags of their respective countries in the A1GP race in Portugal.
Marco Andretti will rejoin A1 Team USA for Round 6 of 8 Sunday at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal, while Robert Doornbos will represent Team Netherlands.
This will be Andretti’s fifth start [...]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 20:28 | Comments Off
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Panther Racing announced it has reached an agreement with veteran driver Scott Sharp and the Patrón Spirits Company to enter a car in the 93rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Sharp last competed in the IndyCar Series in 2007 with Rahal-Letterman Racing, and is currently having a successful tenure in ALMS, where he is a [...]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Scott Wimmer Shifts Into Survival Mode
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Fame and good fortune can be fleeting things, especially in racing. Scott Wimmer knows all about that. He’s shown flashes of brilliance behind the wheel in NASCAR’s top divisions, but he can’t seem to capitalize on them.
It’s been that way for years. In the fall of 2000, Wimmer came to [...]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 8:52 | One Comment
Daytona Survivor Sheltra Is Driving Again
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some comeback stories are almost too good to be true. Patrick Sheltra’s falls in to that category.
His saga begins at Daytona International Speedway back in February, where he competed in the 200-mile ARCA race.
ARCA races at Daytona can be risky ventures as relatively inexperienced drivers take on one the fastest [...]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 8:50 | One Comment
Woody: Cowboy Hats To Have Their Day at Indy 500
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There’s gotta be some mistake. I didn’t know they raced Pony-acks at Indy.
But I’ve re-read the story – real slow, moving my lips and everything – and that’s what it says: Richard Petty is going to race at Indianapolis.
Well, sorta.
Petty is going to field a car for John Andretti to [...]

Wed, 04/8/09 – 15:33 | 3 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to [...]

Tue, 04/7/09 – 14:54 | 2 Comments