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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

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Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident
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Rookie Sebastian Saavedra got “back to business” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, logging seven laps before practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 was curtailed by rain.
The shortened session was significant for Saavedra, who returned to the cockpit after avoiding what could have been tragic consequences at the start of Saturday’s inaugural Grand […]

Wed, 05/14/14 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident
Action Is Speeding Up In Practice At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay raised the speed ante by nearly 2 mph Monday during the second day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, as Honda V6 power replaced Chevrolet’s twin-turbo at the top of the speed chart.
Hunter-Reay’s fast lap of 39.9955-seconds around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor […]

Tue, 05/13/14 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Action Is Speeding Up In Practice At Indianapolis
Penske Looking Strong In Bid For Another 500 Win
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s bid for a record 16th Indianapolis 500 victory began with a sweep of the top three spots on the speed chart Sunday, as practice for the 98th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” opened at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Twenty-four car/driver combinations logged a total of 731 incident-free laps […]

Mon, 05/12/14 – 10:49 | Comments Off on Penske Looking Strong In Bid For Another 500 Win
Pagenaud Magnifique In Historic Indianapolis Road Race
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There may come a day when Simon Pagenaud is held in the same reverential esteem at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500.
After his victory in Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Pagenaud certainly can be mentioned in the same sentence as fellow French-born racers Jules Goux, Rene Thomas, Gaston […]

Sun, 05/11/14 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Magnifique In Historic Indianapolis Road Race
Gordon Has A Night To Remember In Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was by .112 seconds and was the first of the year for the four-time champion and his third at Kansas Speedway.
The […]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 23:56 | One Comment
Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have said to “expect the unexpected” on the revised Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Sebastian Saavedra’s first pole and Verizon P1 Award fits neatly into that idea.
Saavedra, a 23-year-old native of Bogota, Colombia, claimed his first series pole during […]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain
Busch Overtakes Kansas Curse; Wins In Truck
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a Sprint Cup driver, Kyle Busch has been a disaster at Kansas Speedway. As a Camping World Truck Series driver, he has become a winner.
Busch led a race-best 104 laps at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in winning Friday night’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race […]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 0:20 | Comments Off on Busch Overtakes Kansas Curse; Wins In Truck
Tires Get Post-Practice OK From Drivers At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan – Notebook items for the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway:
* Tires get quick endorsement from drivers
* Johnson revisits Talladega incident
* Bowyer feeling his age, with baby on the way
* Allmendinger ‘lobbying’ for Sprint All-Star Race fan vote
TIRES GET QUICK ENDORSEMENT FROM DRIVERS
The two NASCAR Sprint Cup practices are […]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Tires Get Post-Practice OK From Drivers At Kansas
Kansas Cup Race To Feature Plenty Of Speed
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KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The fastest field in the 13-year history of Kansas Speedway will usher in the inaugural Sprint Cup race under the lights on the 1.5-mile oval Saturday night.
Less than two years after the first complete repaving job in the history of the facility, more than half of the field shattered Matt Kenseth’s previous […]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Kansas Cup Race To Feature Plenty Of Speed
Young Blaney’s Future Is Sprint Cup, Not Sprint Cars
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dave Blaney was a short track monster. He was a Silver Crown champion and a World of Outlaws champion. He won the Knoxville Nationals and the Gold Cup at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He’s a dirt-track owner and recently voted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville.
Now he has […]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 13:40 | One Comment