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Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

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Earnhardt Jr. Voted First Quarter Winner Of Prestigious DOTY Award
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500, has been voted recipient of the First Quarter Driver of the Year Award for 2014.
Earnhardt prevailed in balloting by a national panel of motorsports journalists and broadcasters with seven of 17 first-place votes.
Ending an almost two-year winless drought, Earnhardt took the checkered flag at Daytona International […]

Wed, 04/30/14 – 20:16 | Comments Off
Montoya To Return To Sprint Cup For Team Penske
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Juan Pablo Montoya’s NASCAR days are, it seems, far from over.
Team Penske announced Wednesday, that Montoya, who left NASCAR following the 2013 season and is now driving full time for the Penske IndyCar program, will drive one of its cars in two Sprint Cup races in 2014.
And no, those races […]

Wed, 04/30/14 – 9:59 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Wins Pro Stock Title In Baytown
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Erica Enders-Stevens drove to the Pro Stock victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNational in Baytown, Texas.
The victory was her second of 2014 and the 99th by a woman in the history of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Robert Hight (Funny Car) each raced down Royal Purple Raceway […]

Sun, 04/27/14 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Hunts Down Victory At Barber Motorsports Park
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Ryan Hunter-Reay sped past leader Will Power, who scooted of the track with about and hour and 16 minutes to go, and went on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The win was the second straight at the Barber road course for the Andretti Autosport driver.
Sunday’s was Hunter-Reay’s ninth […]

Sun, 04/27/14 – 20:06 | Comments Off
Logano Overcomes Pack Mentality To Win Richmond
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Joey Logano emerged from a zig-zagging pack of cars after the final restart of the night, took the lead and went on to win Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano, who had restarted the race in fifth position, won for the second time in the 10-race-old 2014 season. It was the Team Penske […]

Sun, 04/27/14 – 6:22 | One Comment
Torrence Rises To Top In Baytown
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Texas native Steve Torrence is the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the sixth of 24 events on NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series […]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 20:15 | Comments Off
Power Wins Barber Pole
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Will Power posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 8.3120 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday to claim the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race.
The pole was the third in five years for the Team Penske driver, and padded his championship […]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Anderson Returns To Car; Smile Returns To Face
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Greg Anderson didn’t set any records during Friday’s opening rounds of Pro Stock qualifying in Baytown, Texas. In fact, he didn’t even crack the top-list of qualifiers. But the veteran Summit Racing driver was left wearing a smile as big as he would have wore had he won an NHRA championship.
The reason was that Anderson, […]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 14:49 | Comments Off
Rookie Crampton On Top In Baytown
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Rookie Richie Crampton raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston on Friday.
Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the sixth of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series […]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 8:06 | Comments Off
Points, Schmoints – Power Is Out For Victories In ’14
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Pardon Will Power for declining to do the math relating to the Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship. After racking-up three runner-up finishes over the past four seasons, Power’s mantra for 2014 is refreshingly simple – screw the math.
“I don’t want to think about points all year; I don’t care,” Power […]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off