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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Families Take Center Stage At Hall Of Fame
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR has always billed itself as a family oriented sport and seven-time champion Richard Petty said the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame class announced Wednesday reinforces that sentiment.
Petty’s younger brother, Maurice, and Ned Jarrett’s younger son, Dale, were among the five selected by a voting panel that [...]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 21:52 | Comments Off
Bright Lights Find Jack Ingram, Maurice Petty
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The bright lights never find some auto racers. The media scrums that search out the pretty boys – the drivers with the big names and high paying endorsement deals – run away from, not to this group. Despite critically important contributions to their sport, some racers in [...]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 19:27 | Comments Off
The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Pre-race story lines for the Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 fittingly will be dominated by the possibility of either IZOD IndyCar Series superstars Helio Castroneves or Dario Franchitti becoming the event’s fourth four-time winner.
Both popular drivers are bidding to join A.J. Foyt Jr., Al Unser and Rick Mears [...]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Phillips Needs To Be In Hall: Sooner The Better
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rusty Wallace likes to talk. And when he gets going, he can say a lot of things in a short amount of time. Separating the nut from the shell takes a good ear when listening to Rusty go.
It was during one of those go-times 10 years ago, [...]

Tue, 05/21/13 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Kulwicki Team Assembles 20 Years After Title
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With very few exceptions, loyalty in NASCAR disappeared with the arrival of the 21st Century. Therefore, when one sees the loyalty that still exists for Alan Kulwicki from his 1992 championship crew, it is heart-warming.
Twenty years after losing their mentor, their leader, in a plane crash near [...]

Mon, 05/20/13 – 13:46 | 5 Comments
Texas Gives A Warm Welcome To V8 Aussies
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Jamie Whincup went 3 for 4 at Circuit of The Americas during the inaugural Texas 400 weekend, and the Australian V8 Supercars Championship superstar wasn’t too proud to admit that he was about chicken-fried.
“Crazy, crazy hot out there,” Whincup said after winning the fourth/final 27-lap sprint around [...]

Sun, 05/19/13 – 20:55 | Comments Off
It Was A Gray Day In Topeka
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Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season Sunday and moved back into the Funny Car points lead at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. All three winners were [...]

Sun, 05/19/13 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Jimmie Becomes NASCAR’s All-Time All-Star
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Entering Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson wasn’t sure about his chances in the event due to an 18th-place qualifying run, but when the checkered flag waved the California native had once again rewritten a page in the NASCAR record book.
With an [...]

Sun, 05/19/13 – 6:59 | 2 Comments
Carpenter Hammers The Big Boys On Pole Day
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Ed Carpenter, the lone team owner/driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series recorded a blistering four-lap average speed of 228.762 mph (best lap of 229.347 mph; 39.2418 seconds) in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka car to win the pole for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
The one-car team bested the best of Team Penske and Andretti [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Whincup, Lowndes Dominate V8 Supercars’ American Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – It was Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes all Saturday long at Circuit of The Americas, mate, as the Red Bull Racing Australia drivers swept both ends of the Texas 400 doubleheader marking the historic North American debut of the Australian V8 Supercars Championship.
Whincup, who started second in [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 20:42 | Comments Off