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Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton continued to rewrite Formula One history Saturday, when he qualified on-pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the expense of boyhood hero Ayrton Senna.
Hamilton’s fast lap of 1-minute, 40.593-seconds set a track qualifying record around the 3.730-mile/6.003-kilometer/20-turn Baku City Circuit. Hamilton’s hot lap was 0.434-seconds better than runnerup and teammate Valtteri […]

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Busch Leads Gibbs Dover Charge
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Kyle Busch will start Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FS1) from the pole.
Busch laid down a fast lap at 158.954 mph to edge Martin Truex Jr. to get the pole.
With Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Daniel Suarez (158.346 mph) earning a career-best third starting spot and Matt Kenseth (158.211 […]

Fri, 06/2/17 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Busch Leads Gibbs Dover Charge
IndyCar Gig Will Be Pure Delight For Gutierrez
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former Formula One regular Esteban Gutierrez says he is looking forward to a weekend of “pure, pure racing” as he makes his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Dale Coyne Racing in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.
Gutierrez is replacing the recuperating Sebatien Bourdais in the series’ only doubleheader on the schedule […]

Fri, 06/2/17 – 17:06 | Comments Off on IndyCar Gig Will Be Pure Delight For Gutierrez
Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel veteran Tony Kanaan will check another box off his racing bucket list later this month, when he participates in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Kanaan, a native of Brazil, will join American Joey Hand and Dirk Müller of Germany in Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. […]

Fri, 06/2/17 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Takuma Sato’s alarm clock went off at 6:45 a.m. Monday, launching a bleary-eyed search for a bottle of fast-acting pain relief tablets.
Should a throbbing head be considered yet another official confirmation of victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500?
“Actually, yes,” said Sato, explaining he got to sleep at […]

Tue, 05/30/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
Dillon, Childress Have 3 Reasons To Celebrate Victory In The 600
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CONCORD, N.C. – In the early morning hours of Monday on Memorial Day weekend, Austin Dillon silenced his critics.
The eldest grandson of team owner Richard Childress became the seventh driver to claim his first-ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 – stock car racing’s longest race – and the […]

Mon, 05/29/17 – 12:33 | One Comment
Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Surrounded by media and assorted gawkers post-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he raised the milk and offered a toast.
Takuma Sato after winning Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500? Nah, Sato and his Andretti Autosport teammates were out kissing the bricks at the start/finish line after his scintillating […]

Mon, 05/29/17 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
Fuel-Thrifty Austin Dillon Wins The 600
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Austin Dillon saved just enough fuel to put No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet back in Victory Lane for the first time since 2000  when he won the rain-lengthened Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on on Sunday/Monday.
Dillon was one of eight drivers who stayed on the track when the strongest cars in the field came […]

Mon, 05/29/17 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Fuel-Thrifty Austin Dillon Wins The 600
Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, Takuma Sato made a silly mistake and crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 while trying to pass for the lead and it cost him a shot at winning the biggest race in the world. On Sunday, the Japanese driver made amends as he took […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Bourdais: I’m Not Done Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS _ Accompanied by crutches, Sebastien Bourdais returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday morning for the first time since his violent crash on May20 during qualifying for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Physically, I’m doing well,” Bourdais said during a news conference on the Speedway’s Fourth Floor, “and I […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 11:51 | Comments Off on Bourdais: I’m Not Done Racing
Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – In February 1986, Kyle Petty snaked his Wood Brothers’ Ford through a multi-car crash to obtain his first NASCAR victory, but it wasn’t until slightly more than a year later when he won Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 that he felt he truly deserved to be the […]

Sun, 05/28/17 – 11:05 | Comments Off on Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood