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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Newman Warms Up For Talladega In Atlanta
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the second of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click  for part one and three.)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

Sat, 08/31/13 – 18:20 | One Comment
Dixon On Pole In Baltimore
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Scott Dixon earned the pole position for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in the streets of Baltimore by blitzing the 2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit in 1 minute, 18.0838 seconds on his final lap.
The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s pole was his 19th.  It broke a tie with Danny Sullivan and Dixon is now tied with [...]

Sat, 08/31/13 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Brittany Force P1 In Top Fuel At U.S. Nationals
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Brittany Force led first-round qualifying in Top Fuel Friday at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the world’s most prestigious drag race, the 18th of 24 events in the [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 20:57 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Wins First Cup Pole
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Sprint Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse who big speed at Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning the pole for the Advocare 500 Sprint Cup race with a lap at 189.688 mph on Friday.
Navigating the 1.54-mile intermediate track in 29.227 seconds, the Roush Fenway Racing driver knocked teammate Carl Edwards (189.021 mph) off the provisional pole late in the [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:57 | Comments Off
Newman Keeping It Cool On Hot Atlanta Friday
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the first of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part Two and Three)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:51 | 2 Comments
Graf, Auberlen Collect Poles In Baltimore
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Klaus Graf captured the pole for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, leading a qualifying session that saw track records for all five classes broken on the 2.02-mile Inner Harbor Street Circuit.
Graf ran a lap of 1 minute, 25.290 seconds (86.106 mph) in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c co-driven [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:24 | Comments Off
EGR Hands Wheel Of 42 Cup Car to 21-Year-Old Kyle Larson
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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday that 21-year-old Kyle Larson will drive the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series.
Team co-owner Chip Ganassi called Larson, who is a rookie in the Nationwide Series this year, a “special talent”.
Asked how special, Ganassi said, “Believe me, I’ve seen my [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 15:29 | Comments Off
Kanaan Ironing Out The Details Of His Future
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With his 212th consecutive start on Sunday, Tony Kanaan officially will take his place as “Ironman” of the IZOD IndyCar Series. Coincidentally, the guy Kanaan will replace is working to make sure that Ripkenesque streak continues.
“I know there’s a lot of speculation out there about Tony’s status with KV, his [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Time To Roll Out Tweaks To The Countdown?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ron Capps is locked into this year’s Countdown. He’s won two of the last three NHRA events and is second in the Funny Car point standings with one race to go until the start of the playoffs, so he’ll likely be in great shape once the six-race Countdown begins.
Yet Capps [...]

Wed, 08/28/13 – 11:56 | Comments Off
When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart wanted a fourth team at Stewart-Haas Racing just not in 2014, but team co-owner Gene Haas felt he had to make the move now in order to add Kurt Busch to the organization’s driver roster.
“I’ve talked to Kurt Busch over the years. He’s been kind [...]

Tue, 08/27/13 – 16:27 | Comments Off