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It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced last year that 2016 is […]

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Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the fourth year in a row, it appears that a first-ballot candidate will be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year.
That will be the case, at least, if other voters feel the way I do and elect Mark Martin into the Hall.
Martin’s numbers and […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 9:23 | One Comment
Hinchcliffe May Owe Life To INDYCAR Safety Team
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe survived “Code 5” life-threatening bleeding injuries in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday thanks primarily to the flawless on-site work of INDYCAR’s Holmatro Safety Team.
Hinchcliffe was taken by ambulance to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he underwent successful surgery to his […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe May Owe Life To INDYCAR Safety Team
Mechanical Failure Caused Hinchcliffe Crash
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The crash that sent Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe to an Indianapolis hospital Monday was triggered by a broken right front suspension piece on his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda.
A Honda spokesperson cited the broken part in the Daily Trackside Report issued several hours after Hinchcliffe, a 28-year-old native of […]

Tue, 05/19/15 – 6:42 | Comments Off on Mechanical Failure Caused Hinchcliffe Crash
Hinchcliffe Crashes Out of 2015 Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe has crashed-out of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Hinchcliffe was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh Monday afternoon, according to a report from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director for the series.
Hinchcliffe underwent surgery and was transferred to the […]

Mon, 05/18/15 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Crashes Out of 2015 Indy 500
Wilkerson Busts Drought In Atlanta
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Tim Wilkerson raced to his first Funny Car victory since 2011 Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the seventh of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season.
Wilkerson, who […]

Mon, 05/18/15 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Wilkerson Busts Drought In Atlanta
Scott Dixon Drives To Pole Of 2015 Indianapolis 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Dixon conquered strong gusting winds, a morning decision by INDYCAR officials to alter the specs of all cars and a field of 33 other drivers to win the pole for next Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon went out early in the rain-delayed, one-and-only session and put down […]

Sun, 05/17/15 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Scott Dixon Drives To Pole Of 2015 Indianapolis 500
Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A series of practice crashes which resulted in cars going airborne and flipping have spurred a series of changes for qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The crashes all involved Chevrolets using speedway aero kits.
On Sunday morning, in practice leading up to rain-delayed pole qualifying, Ed Carpenter’s Chevy […]

Sun, 05/17/15 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy
Cruz Pedregon Wins Pole in Atlanta
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Cruz Pedregon secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as professional pairings in four classes were set for the 35th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories in Commerce, Ga. […]

Sun, 05/17/15 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Cruz Pedregon Wins Pole in Atlanta
Hamlin Nets The ‘Coach’ An All-Star Victory
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NASCAR and NFL championships are synonymous with Joe Gibbs; however, one thing was missing from the team owner’s illustrious career – a victory in NASCAR’s All-Star race. After Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it’s missing no more.
With Denny Hamlin winning the race off pit road for the 110-lap event’s fifth and final segment, the […]

Sun, 05/17/15 – 7:09 | Comments Off on Hamlin Nets The ‘Coach’ An All-Star Victory
First Day Of Qualifying For Indy 500 Is Washout
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Persistent afternoon rain canceled the remainder of Saturday’s scheduled track activity on the first day of qualifications for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, fast-forwarding the process to Sunday.
A revised schedule for Old National Armed Forces Pole Day calls for the 34 entries to make one four-lap/10-mile qualifying attempt each on the 2.5-mile oval […]

Sat, 05/16/15 – 15:14 | Comments Off on First Day Of Qualifying For Indy 500 Is Washout