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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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Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Busch, who took the lead by passing brother Kurt Busch and Kurt’s boss Tony Stewart on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart, became the fifth winner in five Cup […]

Sun, 03/23/14 – 17:36 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana
Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing,answered questions about driver Denny Hamlin’s withdrawal from Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
Here is a transcript of the meeting with the press.
J.D. GIBBS: “We have an issue with Denny Hamlin, I’m sure most of you all know, but he has a sinus infection and it’s affecting […]

Sun, 03/23/14 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization
Kyle Larson Outshines Big Stars In Winning NNS Race
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Can’t-miss rookie Kyle Larson proved worthy of his description Saturday as he held off two of the best wheelmen in the business to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.
Larson, driving the No. 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, beat back challenge after challenge at the 2-mile oval […]

Sat, 03/22/14 – 20:33 | Comments Off on Kyle Larson Outshines Big Stars In Winning NNS Race
Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Not yet. And probably not for several more months if at all. That seems to be the view on when the Sprint Cup Series’ new win-oriented points format will kick teams and drivers into desperation mode.
So said six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of […]

Sat, 03/22/14 – 12:32 | Comments Off on Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary
Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana
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Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Kenseth won the pole with a a lap at 187.315 mph.
The pole was Kenseth’s first at the 2-mile Fontana oval.
“We unloaded and had some really good speed,” Kenseth said. “We worked […]

Fri, 03/21/14 – 20:13 | Comments Off on Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana
TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas –With the click of an oversized remote control button and accompanying fireworks, Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials unveiled the “biggest, baddest HD video board on the planet” Wednesday night.
“Big Hoss TV” lit up the cool March air from its backstretch perch at Texas Motor Speedway, as several thousand […]

Thu, 03/20/14 – 16:43 | Comments Off on TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’
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Will Power completed a two-day sweep of an unseasonably cold spring training Tuesday, topping the time chart at Barber Motorsports Park as the Verizon IndyCar Series wrapped up its traditional Open Test.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, recorded a top lap of 1 minute, 7.0608-seconds Tuesday around Barber’s 2.3-mile, 17-turn […]

Wed, 03/19/14 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’
Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride
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Unimpressed. That’s a pretty good way to describe Juan Pablo Montoya as he has made his way through the American auto racing scene. Not really aloof or bored, but unimpressed.
He was that way when he got out of a CART car after logging his first test laps at the dangerously tricky oval at Gateway near […]

Wed, 03/19/14 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride
Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves began checking-off boxes for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener Monday, posting the top three lap times among 22 drivers participating in Day One of a two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon […]

Tue, 03/18/14 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test
Kalitta Wins Gatornationals
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Doug Kalitta raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Gatornationals at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Kalitta gained revenge from Phoenix, defeating Antron Brown in the […]

Mon, 03/17/14 – 2:43 | Comments Off on Kalitta Wins Gatornationals