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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

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Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – It hasn’t been easy trying to upstage Fernando Alonso this Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Alonsomania is running WFO _ Wide. Flat. Open.
Scott Dixon breathed in whatever air was left swirling around inside the venerable “Cathedral of Speed” last Sunday, when he qualified on-pole for […]

Sat, 05/27/17 – 16:48 | Comments Off on Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500
Power Down On Power, Not Confidence
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Will Power enters Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 knowing the Honda entries have more power than the Chevrolets, but this year’s Indy Grand Prix winner isn’t worried.
“Every time we have a session, every day a Honda engine blew, so they don’t have the reliability,” said Power, who starts ninth. […]

Sat, 05/27/17 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Power Down On Power, Not Confidence
Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages. And the “good news” from three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves is that he believes he is poised to join the Speedway’s most exclusive list at the conclusion of Sunday’s running of the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Castroneves topped the […]

Fri, 05/26/17 – 20:09 | Comments Off on Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again
Harvick on Pole For 600
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Kevin Harvick laid down a laps in 27.918 seconds (193.424 mph) to post the fastest time of of qualifying and secure his first-ever pole for the Coca-Cola 600his at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.
Kyle Busch will start next to Harvick on the front row with a lap at 192.513 mph, which was .132 seconds slower […]

Fri, 05/26/17 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Harvick on Pole For 600
Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR’s “Ironman” is in no hurry to trade his driving suit for the double-breasted business variety, perhaps as de facto ambassador for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
For sure, Tony Kanaan is 42-years-old and on the backside of a productive domestic open-wheel career.  On Sunday, Kanaan will make his 16th […]

Fri, 05/26/17 – 7:32 | Comments Off on Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday that Charlotte Motor Speedway was a special track to him because he grew up at the facility.
“I used to go to the dirt tracks with Dad when I was very small, but the first memories of actually being at a Cup […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Bourdais Out Of Hospital
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais’ long and grinding road to recovery and return to the Verizon IndyCar Series is underway.  
Bourdais, injured in a horrific crash on Saturday during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and moved into a local rehabilitation facility.
Bourdais […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Bourdais Out Of Hospital
McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – California native Zak Brown has spent this Month of May as the man behind the curtain _ the unconventional Formula One executive who gave his blessing to McLaren superstar Fernando Alonso’s bid to compete in the 101s Indianapolis 500.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso has been spot-on […]

Thu, 05/25/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Robert Yates once had a Mars Hill College professor tell him he would never amount to anything because he spent his Sunday afternoon working on a farmer’s tractor instead of studying.
On Wednesday, Yates once again proved the professor wrong as he was elected to the NASCAR Hall […]

Wed, 05/24/17 – 20:05 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class of ’18 Unveiled