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William Byron held off Paul Menard over the final laps to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“It’s so cool—this is awesome,” said Byron, who was won in his first visit to the legendary Brickyard. “I’d never been to a Brickyard 400 or an Indy 500, but I watched it as a […]

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Byron Trucks To Iowa Win
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William Byron won his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night when he topped the field at Iowa Speedway.
The victory came in a two-lap shootout in which he held off Cole Custer and Cameron Hayley. The victory was Byron’s third of the seasaon.
“My gosh, it’s awesome just to be a part of Kyle Busch […]

Sun, 06/19/16 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Byron Trucks To Iowa Win
Torrence On Pole In Bristol
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Steve Torrence claimed pole position in Top Fuel on Saturday as qualifications concluded for the 16th NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.
Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 11th of 24 events on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sun, 06/19/16 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Torrence On Pole In Bristol
Flat Spot On: Ford Claims Le Mans in ’66, Then Stumbles
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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As the celebration of Ford’s return to Le Mans continues with the outstanding showing of the new Ford GT, it’s worthwhile to look back 50 years, if only to recognize a different time and era. It was a time when racing men and their cars were giants, especially the Ford […]

Sat, 06/18/16 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Ford Claims Le Mans in ’66, Then Stumbles
Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
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Ron Capps raced to the Funny Car provisional pole on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 11th event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Capps powered his Don Schumacher […]

Sat, 06/18/16 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Dixon Set For ‘European Version of Indy 500’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel star Scott Dixon will embellish his world-class racing resume this weekend as a first-time participant in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Less than a month after competing in the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500, Dixon is part of a four-car team marking the Ford GT’s historic victory at […]

Sat, 06/18/16 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Dixon Set For ‘European Version of Indy 500’
ESM Leads American Assault At The 2016 24 Hours Of Le Mans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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America-based Extreme Speed Motorsports will start the most prestigious sports car race in the world this weekend with something very important that it did not have a year ago: experience in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
That experience, combined with the momentum of a good start to the World Endurance […]

Fri, 06/17/16 – 14:40 | One Comment
Le Mans To Be Leena Gade’s Swansong At Audi
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Over the past several years, Leena Gade has made history as race engineer for powerhouse Audi Sport Team Joest in the World Endurance Championship, where she won the series championship and most of its biggest races – including the centerpiece 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This weekend, Gade will make her final appearance for the Audi team […]

Thu, 06/16/16 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Le Mans To Be Leena Gade’s Swansong At Audi
Keselowski Takes Laps In Indy Car
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Brad Keslowski’s wanna-do list: Win Sprint Cup championship – check. Drive a military tank – check. Drive an Indy car – as of Wednesday, check.
Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Cup champion, turned his first laps in an Indy car as part of a multi-team test at Road America, the 4.048-mile permanent road course that will play […]

Thu, 06/16/16 – 6:53 | Comments Off on Keselowski Takes Laps In Indy Car
Echo Of ‘The Slap’ Still Reverberates At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The slap that put Texas Motor Speedway smack-dab on the motorsports map continues to sting _ continues to stir hardened emotions _ two decades after the dizzying array of events surrounding the night of Saturday, June 7, 1997.
The True Value 500k, the inaugural open-wheel event at TMS, crowned Billy Boat and […]

Wed, 06/15/16 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Echo Of ‘The Slap’ Still Reverberates At TMS
Hamilton Back In Contention
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Lewis Hamilton has emerged from the grave which many Formula One observers had dug for him a couple weeks ago.
On Sunday, Hamilton won his second straight race as he dominated the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
The victory, combined with a second straight off-key performance by Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg, moved Hamilton back into position […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Hamilton Back In Contention