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INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

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Sauter Survives To Win Talladega Truck Race
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Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Behind Sauter—chaos. Coming to the checkered flag with a huge run through the tri-oval, Jeb Burton spun off the bumper of Miguel Paludo and flashed up the track into the Toyota of Kyle Busch, who was [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Notes: Andretti Switching To Honda Power
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Andretti Autosport announced Saturday that it will switch from Chevrolet to Honda engines in next season’s IndyCar Series.
“We look forward to working with Honda again; for us, it’s like being back home. I have no doubt that together we will see great success,” said Michael Andretti, the team’s chairman, president and CEO.
The Indianapolis-based team has [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Almirola On Pole At Talladega
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A rainout of Saturday’s qualifying session put Richard Petty Racing’s Aric Almirola on the pole for the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and left the title contenders scattered throughout the starting grid.
Jeff Burton will start second on the outside of the front row at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, with Almirola’s teammate, [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Dixon, Castroneves Both Vow To Win Season Finale
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves’ bid for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship took a beating two weekends ago on the mean streets of Houston, where his once-robust 49-point lead over Scott Dixon morphed into a deflating, 25-point deficit during the course of two races in less than 24 miserable hours.
But Helio has [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Power P1 In Fontana
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Will Power of Team Penske won the pole Friday for the season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race at California’s Auto Club Speedway.
Second fastest was his teammate, Helio Castroneves, who is second in points and in need of a big weekend if he wants to win the 2013 championship.
Points leader Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing qualified [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Prototypes Get Some Romance
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Alert readers may notice the dateline of this story. It was once used at a time when the owners of Road Atlanta recognized the name of the little nearby town was a better introduction to road racing stories, which should always have a little romance.
Since the [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 17:46 | Comments Off
Junior Still Bigger Than The Big One At Talladega
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Each time the gates swing open at Talladega Superspeedway in east central Alabama, there’s little doubt who the fans that pack this mammoth track will be rooting for on race days.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been mired in a slump for the past seven years when it comes [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 17:28 | 2 Comments
Rebellion Wins Petit Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rebellion Racing is off to a fast start in its return to the American Le Mans Series. The team has been fast all weekend in practice and on Friday, it took the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Neel Jani was behind the wheel of the Toyota [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 17:01 | Comments Off
IndyCar Releases 2014 Schedule On Eve Of 2013 Finale
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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An unprecedented pair of point-paying events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Month of May and return of doubleheader weekends in Detroit, Houston and Toronto highlight the IndyCar Series’ 18-race schedule for 2014.
Spread over 15 event weekends, next year’s schedule is down one race from the current campaign and will [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Harvick Is Exploding, Not Imploding, In Chase
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – OK, raise your hand if before the season you penciled Kevin Harvick in the No. 3 position with only five remaining races in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Who would have dared envision Harvick, who announced at last season’s November race [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 7:15 | Comments Off