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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

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Kyle Busch, winner of the last three Sprint Cup Series races, won the pole for this weekend’s race with a lap in 50.444 seconds (178.416 mph) at Pocono Speedway.
Busch won his first pole and his second at Pocono (the first coming in 2010) and the 17th of his career.
“I’ve had plenty of times in my […]

Fri, 07/31/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Busch On Pole At Pocono
Jeggie Returns To Cockpit In Sonoma
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Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

Fri, 07/31/15 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Jeggie Returns To Cockpit In Sonoma
Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, announced Thursday morning he will relinquish his duties with the open-wheel series effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, said a search for Walker’s replacement is underway.
“I have appreciated the opportunity to work […]

Thu, 07/30/15 – 13:25 | Comments Off on Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
Robbie Allison Is Chasing His Racing Legacy
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE – Robbie Allison, son of the late Davey Allison, grandson of legendary Bobby Allison, nephew of famed Donnie Allison, realizes he has an awesome family tradition to uphold.
And the name “Allison” paints a big target on his back.
“It can be a heavy load at times, but I’m proud of […]

Thu, 07/30/15 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Robbie Allison Is Chasing His Racing Legacy
Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Mountain’
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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

Mon, 07/27/15 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Mountain’
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class
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A series of changes for the Pro Stock category designed to increase spectator appeal, make the class more relevant from a technology standpoint, and enhance the overall pit experience for fans of the Factory Hot Rod class were announced by the NHRA on Saturday.
The changes will be mandated in two waves. Three changes will take […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:17 | Comments Off on NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class
Force Adds To Pole Pile
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Funny Car icon John Force secured his record-extending 154th career pole Saturday during final qualifications for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 24 […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Force Adds To Pole Pile
Kyle Busch’s Last-Lap Pass Gives Him Win In Indy
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Kyle Busch made up for a rare bad late-race restart by calmly tracking down leader Ryan Blaney over the final 10 laps, passing Blaney with half a lap to go and edging away to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I just got close enough to make him (Blaney) mess up and made […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Last-Lap Pass Gives Him Win In Indy