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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Six-hundred, Schmix-Hundred: Drivers Enjoy The Coke
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – There was a time when a 600-mile NASCAR race was a grueling test of man and machine.
Now with drivers more fit and cars essentially bullet-proof, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is in some respects just a race with another 100 miles to run.
Yes, most drivers hydrate themselves in the [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Sturbin:  Top 5 Indy Memories
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
Indianapolis – The first book I checked out of the public library in my hometown was a history of the Indianapolis 500.
And one of these days, I’m going to bring it back.
Actually, I’m sure that book was returned to the Jervis Public Library in Rome, N.Y., shortly after I devoured every [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 11:20 | One Comment
Indianapolis 500 Shapes Up As A Penske Vs. Ganassi Affair
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – From team owners to team gophers, the employees of Team Penske and Target Chip Ganassi Racing wake up every morning intent on beating the corporate snot out of their IndyCar Series rivals.
Race day takes it to another level.  Penske mainstays Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe know at some [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Race Morning At 2009 Indy500
Info Manager | brings you into the garages and gasoline alley on the morning of the 2009 Indianapolis 500 mile race.

Sun, 05/24/09 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Coca-Cola 600
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Coca-Cola 600?
Nick Bromberg is doing the double – after the Indy 500, he’s live blogging the Charlotte action.

Sun, 05/24/09 – 10:10 | 46 Comments
Flag to Flag: Indy 500
Contributing Writer |

Watching the Indy 500 today?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he live blogs the race Flag to Flag.

Sun, 05/24/09 – 8:00 | 55 Comments
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Joey Saldana won the Paul Sawyer Memorial at Virginia Motor Speedway to break into the Top-10 on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series all-time win list. The $10,000 victory was the 46th of his career and places him in a tie with former series champion Bobby Davis Jr. for 10th all time.
Saldana started on [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Bliss Wins Rain-Shortened Nationwide Race
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Yellow flags and rain fell at just the right times for Mike Bliss Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the result was his first Nationwide Series victory in 83 races.
The final batch of rain began to fall with 32 laps to go in the race. Two laps later, NASCAR officials brought the field into [...]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 22:40 | Comments Off
Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Paul Tracy has been promised a trip to West Allis, Wis., next weekend, and another open-wheel race start, if he can win Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Which begs this carrot question…if PT does win the 93rd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” will he hold up one finger or [...]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Edwards Tops Nationwide Qualifying
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Carl Edwards will start Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race from the pole as a result of posting the fastest qualifying run earlier on Saturday.
Edwards did a qualifying lap at 183.175 mph at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Starting second tonight will be Kyle Busch, who is the series points leader. Busch enters the race 37 points ahead of [...]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off