Mon, 31/08/15 – 8:21 | No Comment

Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, when native New Zealander Scott […]

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‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat
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By  Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – When he smiles, Mark Martin’s face has more wrinkles than the NASCAR rulebook.
Known as “The Kid” during his days a teen sensation in the American Speed Association, Martin has come a long way since he raced cars out of barn-like shop in North Liberty, just up the road […]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:17 | Comments Off on ‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat
Power Paces Penske Qualifying Podium
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Will Power put down the quickest lap of the weekend to pace a “spot-on” podium sweep for Team Penske Saturday during qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Power, Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves will start 1-2-3 when the green flag drops shortly after 5 p.m., EDT, for the 95-lap/186.2-mile IndyCar Series […]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:15 | One Comment
Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Rich Feinberg has seen the rating numbers for television coverage of the first half of the Sprint Cup season. As vice president for motorsports at ESPN, it is his job to see and study those numbers. And yes, Feinberg says, they are disconcerting.
Beginning this weekend at Indianapolis […]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:00 | 5 Comments
Flag to Flag: Brickyard 400
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Watching the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow all the action here with him as he posts Flag to Flag from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sun, 07/26/09 – 7:00 | 34 Comments
Edwards Wins NNS At O’Reilly

Carl Edwards started from the back,  battled Kyle Busch  and then lead the final 15 laps at O’Reilly Raceway Park to win the Nationwide Series Kroger 200.
Busch finished second, with Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Steve Wallace rounding out the top 5.
The win was Edwards’ second in the Nationwide series this year.

Sat, 07/25/09 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins NNS At O’Reilly
Anderson Clinches Countdown To 1 Spot
Sonoma, Calif. – Greg Anderson raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Pro Stock Saturday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals with a track record performance of 6.571 seconds at 210.11 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP.
With the qualifying effort Anderson became the fourth driver in his category to secure a position in the […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 19:40 | One Comment
All New Is Not All Good for  RCR’s Bowyer
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – It’s a new Clint Bowyer who is turning laps in the Sprint Cup Series this season. New number on his car, new sponsors on the hood and quarterpanels, and new color on the driver suit.
And that’s all cool.
What is not so cool is Bowyer’s new place in the […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 18:02 | Comments Off on All New Is Not All Good for RCR’s Bowyer
Power On Pole At Edmonton
Will Power posted the quickest lap in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.  Power’s time of 1 minute, 1.0133 seconds (116.414 mph) earned him his second PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season.
Ryan Briscoe  (1:01.1232) will start second.  Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves (1:01.2033) and Scott Dixon (1:01.2046), driving the No. […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Power On Pole At Edmonton
Martin Takes Pole At Brickyard

Mark Martin will start from the pole for Sunday’s All State 400 at the Brickyard. At 50 years, 197 days old, Martin became the oldest pole winner of a major event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and he was the only driver to top 182 mph during the rain-delayed qualifying.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who won […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 15:05 | One Comment
Helio Has Practice Covered To A “T”
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
From PR to RPMs, Helio Castroneves had the field covered during Friday’s opening round of practice for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Team Penske’s Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe stood 1-2 on the speed chart after practice on the 1.9773-mile, 14-turn Edmonton City Centre Airport circuit. Castroneves posted a quick lap of 1 […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Helio Has Practice Covered To A “T”