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It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

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Hamilton Getting Pressure From All Sides
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Lewis Hamilton’s life at the speed of Formula One added another layer of intrigue last Sunday when Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas scored his breakthrough victory in the VTB Russian Grand Prix.
Already dealing with a rejuvenated Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari _ winner of two of the season’s first four FIA Formula One World Championship […]

Sat, 05/6/17 – 13:18 | Comments Off on Hamilton Getting Pressure From All Sides
Taylors’ Roll Continues At COTA
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Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing topped the lap record on the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas road course during IMSA WeatherTech Championship Series qualifying on Friday, claiming the pole for Saturday’s race.
Taylor, whose team has won all three series races this season, beat the field by more than 1.5 seconds in the No. 10 WTR […]

Sat, 05/6/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Taylors’ Roll Continues At COTA
Rain Shreds NHRA Qualifying In Atlanta
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Persistent drizzle and temperatures in the 50s prompted NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s opening rounds of qualifying for the 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.
Support vehicles from the NHRA Safety Safari worked diligently in an attempt to get the track ready before the session was cancelled at 6:25 p.m. (EDT). […]

Sat, 05/6/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Rain Shreds NHRA Qualifying In Atlanta
Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso aced the Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the span of 51 laps Wednesday, the first step in his bid to qualify and compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
“He gets it,” Andretti Autosport team-owner Michael Andretti said of Alonso, his […]

Thu, 05/4/17 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Meet Fernando Alonso, ovalmeister.
Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Driving champion, completed all three phases of the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Making his oval-track debut, Alonso logged 110 laps around […]

Wed, 05/3/17 – 15:52 | Comments Off on Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
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Conor Daly of A.J. Foyt Racing overcame deteriorating track conditions at Gateway Motorsports Park Tuesday to lead both sessions of a Verizon IndyCar Series open test around the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Ill.
A full field of 21 cars participated in the test outside St. Louis, a prelude to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented […]

Wed, 05/3/17 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
Alonso Takes To The Tube
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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated first test around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval will be available to fans around the world on Wednesday, May 3, with commentary provided by a team including the legendary Mario Andretti.
A fully produced live show will be televised online from 9:30 a.m.-noon (ET), with an announcing team of Andretti _ the […]

Tue, 05/2/17 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Alonso Takes To The Tube
PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
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CONCORD, N.C. – Steve Torrence said Sunday that in 2011 veteran team owner Don Schumacher told him he couldn’t be competitive against the multi-car operations as an independent in NHRA Top Fuel.
It sparked the Texan’s determination to prove him wrong. In fact, “it pissed me off,” Torrence said.
On Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals […]

Sun, 04/30/17 – 18:37 | Comments Off on PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
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Joey Logano, forced to start from the rear of the field in Sunday’ Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after changing transmissions, came on late and went on to get the victory at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano got to the checkered flag .7 seconds ahead of charging Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, who led 110 of 200 […]

Sun, 04/30/17 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win
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Simon Pagenaud was born and raised a road racer. He is also a driver who like to conquer new challenges. Hence his elation after winning the IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway’s oval on Saturday night.
“I can’t explain how excited I am,” the Frenchman said. “Ovals are not my specialty. I grew up in […]

Sun, 04/30/17 – 12:56 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win