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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Kurt Busch Completes Rookie Test At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch completed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program during a test Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion reached a top speed of 218.210 mph in a car without fenders.
“Pinch me, I am like a kid in a candy store,” Busch said after [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Appeals Panel Slashes Penalties Issued To Kenseth, JGR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Penalties issued to the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team and driver Matt Kenseth were scaled back significantly by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday.
Almost every penalty issued to the team was rescinded or reduced.
The penalties were issued after Kenseth’s Kansas Speedway race-winning car was found to have [...]

Wed, 05/8/13 – 15:48 | Comments Off
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Building Cool Cars, Rabid Following
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Fans of Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” reality series dealing with an acute case of repeat episode withdrawal need to stay the course. Plenty of new shows are in the pipeline, beginning on June 10.
Co-stars Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufman and the crew at Gas Monkey [...]

Wed, 05/8/13 – 7:01 | 12 Comments
Entries For Indy 500 Announced
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Three-time winners Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among drivers named to 33 entries filed for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Franchitti and Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Castroneves of Team Penske are former winners assigned [...]

Tue, 05/7/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Dark Forces Again Plague Racing At Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Talladega Superspeedway, some say, is haunted. Seriously. Competitors and even track workers have been known to see things that aren’t there and hear things that don’t make sounds around the place that is said to be built on ground deemed scared by Native Americans.
And to be sure, things which defy [...]

Mon, 05/6/13 – 9:46 | One Comment
Ragan Wins Rain-, Wreck-Plagued Talladega Race
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David Ragan was the surprise winner of Sunday’s rain-delayed, wreck-marred Aarons 499 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ragan took the lead on the lead on the final lap and got his first Talladega victory.
His Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland was second.
Third was Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing. Rounding out the top five [...]

Sun, 05/5/13 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Wins With Late Pass In Brazil
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James Hinchcliffe overtook Takuma Sato in the final turn of the final lap to win the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 by .3463 of a second.
Hinchcliffe, who won the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., and did not finish the past two races because of contact in the No. 27 GoDaddy.com car, earned his second career victory [...]

Sun, 05/5/13 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Goes To Victory Lane At Talladega
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Regan Smith took the lead on the final 400 yards of a green/white/checkered-flag finish and won Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway as a last-lap multicar wreck erupted behind him.
Smith was the leader at the previous scoring loop when NASCAR called the seventh and final caution an instant before the cars [...]

Sat, 05/4/13 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Southern Nationals
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Rain at Atlanta Dragway and a forecast for more heavy rain throughout the remainder of the weekend forced NHRA officials to postpone the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals until next weekend, May 10 – 11.
Two sessions of qualifying for the seventh of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will take [...]

Sat, 05/4/13 – 17:49 | Comments Off
Andretti Cars On Front Row In Brazil
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Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his second pole of 2013 by setting a track-record lap of 1 minute, 20.4312 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six for the fourth Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.
“I gave it everything I had and it’s great to get the DHL Chevrolet up front again and on pole,” said Hunter-Reay, [...]

Sat, 05/4/13 – 17:41 | Comments Off