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Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, a beloved figure in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.
Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during Indy 500 pre-race ceremonies. Born in Alabama, Nabors was considered […]

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Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA’s quarter-mile timers quickly are counting down Allen Johnson’s all-in-the family Pro Stock career.
Only two events remain on Johnson’s 2017 “Factory Hot Rod” itinerary. And while a second world championship has eluded the veteran Mopar loyalist, a late-season victory would serve as a worthy consolation prize.
Johnson, who announced his retirement […]

Fri, 10/27/17 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
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Fernando Alonso’s quest to challenge himself across the wide world of motorsports will see the Formula One superstar compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso will co-drive the team’s Ligier JS P217 […]

Thu, 10/26/17 – 15:49 | Comments Off on F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
The King Hires Bubba To Drive The 43 Car
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Having passed his audition with Richard Petty Motorsports last summer, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is ready to continue breaking barriers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
RPM, the team co-owned by NASCAR icon “King” Richard Petty, will field Wallace as new driver of the No. 43 car fulltime in 2018. […]

Thu, 10/26/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on The King Hires Bubba To Drive The 43 Car
New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s sleeker, slimmer and sexier universal chassis made its 1.5-mile testing debut Monday at Texas Motor Speedway, the last bastion of pack racing heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports put their Honda-powered machines […]

Tue, 10/24/17 – 17:58 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
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Team-owner Rolla Vollstedt _ best remembered for bringing Janet Guthrie to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1976 as first female entrant for the Indianapolis 500 _ passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, in Portland, Ore. He was 99.
Passionate, articulate, outspoken and persuasive, Vollstedt was a high-profile member of the board of directors for the United States Auto […]

Mon, 10/23/17 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
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As has become the norm at Circuit of The Americas, the eyes of Texas squarely were upon Lewis Hamilton at the conclusion of Sunday’s Formula One United States Grand Prix.
Hamilton scored his fifth victory in the six-year history of the FIA Formula One World Championship event in Austin, Texas, a […]

Mon, 10/23/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
Truex Jr. Captures Kansas As Playoffs March On
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Martin Truex’s dominating weekend at Kansas Speedway was extended well into Sunday after noon as the Furniture Row Racing driver won from the pole at the 1.5-mile oval.
Truex led 91 of 267 laps in earning his seventh victory of the season in a race that featured some significant wrecks.
So good was his FRR Toyota that Truex […]

Sun, 10/22/17 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Captures Kansas As Playoffs March On
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The 44th annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals concluded Saturday night in Mesquite, Texas, with a first-time winner. Aaron Reutzel battled to the front of the famed dirt half-mile in his Dissolvalloy No. 87 to win the 30-lap American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network A-Main.
With Sam Hafertepe Jr. on his […]

Sun, 10/22/17 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Reutzel Top ASCS Field In Texas
Hamilton On Pole; Could Clinch Title In Austin
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Point-leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG won pole position Saturday for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix Formula One race at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
His closest pursuer for the 2017 F1 World Championship, Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari, qualified P2 and will start alongside Hamilton on the front row. Hamilton claimed his 11th […]

Sat, 10/21/17 – 18:40 | Comments Off on Hamilton On Pole; Could Clinch Title In Austin
Bell Wins Kansas, Loses Love Of Teammate
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Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.
In addition to earning the checkered flag, Bell incurred the animosity of teammate Erik Jones, who apparently didn’t like the slide-job pass for the lead Bell put on him with three laps to go.
Jones let Bell know of his displeasure while […]

Sat, 10/21/17 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Bell Wins Kansas, Loses Love Of Teammate