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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS _ The winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 politely answers to either Alex or Alexander, is a gym rat, skips breakfast and doesn’t watch much TV.
Those were some of the probing questions Alexander Rossi fielded Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the morning after his stunning […]

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Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race
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Erik Jones won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday.
Jones, on well-worn tires, pulled away to beat runner-up Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line by 1.434 seconds.
The victory was Jones second of the year ad it came in a Dash 4 Cash race.
 
 
Driving a stock car for the first time in […]

Sat, 05/14/16 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race
Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Simon Pagenaud’s dominating start to the 2016 season rolled into Indianapolis this weekend and shows no signs of abating.
Pagenaud, who had won the previous two IndyCar Series races – in Long Beach, Calif. and Birmingham, Ala. –and finished as runner-up in the other two races this season, won Saturday’s Grand […]

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Hafertepe Wins ASCS Texas Opener
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Sam Hafertepe Jr. led wire-to-wire to win Friday’s opening night ASCS Sprint Car championship program at the Texas World Dirt Track Championship at Texas Motor Speedway.
Hafertepe’s victory placed him in elite company in the history of the TMS Dirt Track. The win was the second of his career at TMS, where he […]

Sat, 05/14/16 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Hafertepe Wins ASCS Texas Opener
Crafton Gets Monster Victory
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Matt Crafton led 76 laps en route to winning Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Crafton, a two-time series champion, held off Daniel Suarez and rookie Christopher Bell to get the victory. The victory was his first at the Monster Mile.
“I’ve always wanted a Miles (The Monster trophy),” he said. “We’ve come […]

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Sampey Rides To Provisional Pole In Atlanta
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The new concrete launchpad at Atlanta Dragway officially received Angelle Sampey’s stamp of approval burnout Friday evening.
A three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, Sampey rode her Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing Buell to the provisional No. 1 spot during qualifying for the 36th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Doug […]

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Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy
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IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course on Friday.
The Team Penske driver, who has won the last two series events, won his second straight pole of 2016 and fourth of his career with a lap of 1 […]

Fri, 05/13/16 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy
Rain Washes Out Dover Qualifying; Harvick On Pole
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Rain wiped out Friday’s Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Dover.
As a result, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the front of the field at the Monster Mile on Sunday (1 p.m. ET on FS1).
Harvick won the pole and Earnhardt P2 as the field for the race was set by practice speeds on […]

Fri, 05/13/16 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Rain Washes Out Dover Qualifying; Harvick On Pole
IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen
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Watkins Glen International’s historic and recently repaved 3.45-mile natural terrain road-course has been added to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-4 _ a date that figures to prove pivotal in deciding the 2016 driver’s championship.
Ending weeks of speculation, INDYCAR officials confirmed Friday the venue in New York State’s Finger Lakes […]

Fri, 05/13/16 – 15:30 | Comments Off on IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen
Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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He is the hottest Team Penske driver not named Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya or Will Power. Meet Simon Pagenaud, who is channeling his beliefs in meditation and Ayrton Senna and his unassuming self into what could become a career-defining Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Pagenaud has fashioned a […]

Fri, 05/13/16 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Crossing the finish line first always tells you who won the race in motor sports, but it never tells you how the race was won. And in the long run, the how will generally determine the who.
An intriguing case study concerning one of the “hows” is currently playing out in […]

Thu, 05/12/16 – 15:55 | Comments Off on Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys