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American Josef Newgarden broke into the ranks of IndyCar Series winners Sunday when he held off charging fellow American Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.
Driving for the team owned by Indiana natives Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, Newgarden hit the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of Rahal.
“Oh man, I was […]

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Cruz Pedregon Again On Gatornationals Pole
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Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 seed in Funny Car at the Gatornationals for the fourth straight year on Saturday.
Pedregon raced to a track record 4.022-second run at 312.13 mph in his Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry at the Gainesville, Fla. strip to earn his 58th career No. 1 qualifying position.
The 1998 Gatornationals winner is seeking […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 19:11 | Comments Off on Cruz Pedregon Again On Gatornationals Pole
Logano Nabs Xfinity Win At Phoenix
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Joey Logano won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway and did it with relative ease.
Logano led 176 of the 200 laps at the one-mile track and held off Matt Kenseth to get the victory – his first this year in the series.
“It felt good,” said Logano, who collected his second win at Phoenix […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 19:02 | Comments Off on Logano Nabs Xfinity Win At Phoenix
Hamilton On Pole In Australia
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Lewis Hamilton will launch defense of his Formula One World Driving Championship from P1 Sunday, as the Brit and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg swept the front row during knockout qualifying for the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
In a reprise of their dominant 2014 form, Hamilton covered the 3.3-mile/16-turn Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne in 1 […]

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Densmore Honored By Drag Racing Hall of Fame
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Dave Densmore, one of the most visible and respected public relations specialists in motorsports, was presented the prestigious Founders Award during the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame banquet in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday night.
The man known to his press box peers as “Densy” was introduced by long-time friend and business partner Steve Earwood and 16-time […]

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Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick says he has some great memories of Phoenix International Raceway. He added one more on Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World.com 500 Sprint Cup race at the quirky track in the desert.
“This is a pretty special place,” Harvick, a native of neighboring Southern California, […]

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Schumacher Hot In Gainesville
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Eight-time/reigning world champion Tony Schumacher drove to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday, the opening day of time trials for the 46th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders in their respective categories at the third of […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 3:53 | One Comment
Jeff Gordon Is Ready To Roll, Not Rock
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DALLAS – A rocking chair is the one parting gift Jeff Gordon doesn’t want to receive during his final full season as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series superstar. Because after vacating the cockpit of his trademark No. 24 Chevrolet in November, even “Sir Jeff” isn’t sure what seat he’ll jump into next.
“No rocking chairs, thankfully – […]

Fri, 03/13/15 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Jeff Gordon Is Ready To Roll, Not Rock
Andretti Signs Simona de Silvestro
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Simona de Silvestro, one of only three women to have recorded a podium finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series, will drive a fourth Andretti Autosport Honda in the 2015 season-opener at St. Petersburg, Fla., later this month.
Team-owner Michael Andretti announced de Silvestro’s addition to his lineup Wednesday in Indianapolis.
“I’m very excited to be joining […]

Wed, 03/11/15 – 17:03 | One Comment
Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
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Sprint Cup’s Kurt Busch moved a step closer to a return to racing on Wednesday.
NASCAR announced Wednesday that, effectively immediately, the indefinite suspension of the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has been lifted.
NASCAR’s statement on the situation read, in part: “Kurt Busch is eligible to return to NASCAR racing under indefinite probation subject to additional mandatory requirements […]

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Hyundai Boss Talks Cars, Racing, Red Dragons
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DALLAS – With his latest No. 99 “Red Dragon” a work-in-progress, businessman/racer Bob Stallings recently turned his entrepreneurial attention to the grand opening of the Hyundai dealership bearing his name.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for Bob Stallings Hyundai drew a cocktail and hors d’ouevres crowd that included key dealer personnel, representatives […]

Wed, 03/11/15 – 11:23 | Comments Off on Hyundai Boss Talks Cars, Racing, Red Dragons