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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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All New Is Not All Good for  RCR’s Bowyer
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – It’s a new Clint Bowyer who is turning laps in the Sprint Cup Series this season. New number on his car, new sponsors on the hood and quarterpanels, and new color on the driver suit.
And that’s all cool.
What is not so cool is Bowyer’s new place in the […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 18:02 | Comments Off on All New Is Not All Good for RCR’s Bowyer
Power On Pole At Edmonton
Will Power posted the quickest lap in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.  Power’s time of 1 minute, 1.0133 seconds (116.414 mph) earned him his second PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season.
Ryan Briscoe  (1:01.1232) will start second.  Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves (1:01.2033) and Scott Dixon (1:01.2046), driving the No. […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Power On Pole At Edmonton
Martin Takes Pole At Brickyard

Mark Martin will start from the pole for Sunday’s All State 400 at the Brickyard. At 50 years, 197 days old, Martin became the oldest pole winner of a major event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and he was the only driver to top 182 mph during the rain-delayed qualifying.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who won […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 15:05 | One Comment
Helio Has Practice Covered To A “T”
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
From PR to RPMs, Helio Castroneves had the field covered during Friday’s opening round of practice for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Team Penske’s Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe stood 1-2 on the speed chart after practice on the 1.9773-mile, 14-turn Edmonton City Centre Airport circuit. Castroneves posted a quick lap of 1 […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Helio Has Practice Covered To A “T”
It Was A Good Day For Goodyear At The Brickyard
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Goodyear officials insisted they were not worried when the Sprint Cup cars were fired up for the first time Friday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but they sure looked relieved when the cars were garaged for the night.
Two one hour-long practices were held at IMS in preparation for […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:20 | Comments Off on It Was A Good Day For Goodyear At The Brickyard
Capps Clinches Playoff Spot
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Points-leader Ron Capps became the first Funny Car driver to clinch a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1 playoffs Friday night during the opening round of qualifications for the FRAM-Autolite Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
A five-time winner this season in the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger, Capps was assured of […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Capps Clinches Playoff Spot
Two In A Row for Hodnett
Mechanicsburg, PA– Prior to the 2009 season, it had been nearly seven years since Greg Hodnett had won a World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove Speedway. After picking up a victory back in May in the series first trip of the year to the half-mile, he made sure it would not take quite […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Two In A Row for Hodnett
Hornaday Sets Truck Record In Indy
Ron Hornaday Jr. set a NASCAR record by winning his fourth straight Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night.
The victory came at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
Hornaday padded his series points lead with the victory.
Mike Skinner finished second after challenging Hornaday for the victory.
His finish moved him into second place in the standings.
“He makes […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 21:30 | One Comment
Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special to many drivers, which is natural given the track’s heritage. But few are identified with it like Tony Stewart.
Stewart grew up just down the road from the speedway, in Columbus and Rushville. And racing at Indy was a big part of his life, long before […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:42 | One Comment
Mayfield Again Banned From Driving
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Jeremy Mayfield is once again under suspension by NASCAR.
The re-suspension of the Sprint Cup team owner/driver is the result of an appeals court ruling made in North Carolina.
NASCAR suspended Mayfield under its substance abuse policy after he failed a test in May.
Mayfield opted to take the suspension to […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Mayfield Again Banned From Driving