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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola […]

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DW Became OK After The 1989 All-Star Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-five years ago one quick spin in NASCAR’s All-Star race sent three-time champion Darrell Waltrip to the fans’ penthouse and Rusty Wallace to the outhouse.
When the 1989 All-Star race began many NASCAR fans equated Waltrip to the character J.R. Ewing on the then popular TV show “Dallas” […]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 15:25 | One Comment
Sampey Wanted A Chance; Got An NHRA Record
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All Angelle Sampey wanted was an opportunity. When it was presented in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Sampey jumped at the chance. What followed was one of the most incredible runs in motorsports history, setting a class standard and continuing the excellence of female competitors in the National Hot […]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Sampey Wanted A Chance; Got An NHRA Record
Helio On Top As Teams Set Sights On Time Trials
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Today is “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and on cue, Helio Castroneves is on the gas and atop the speed chart for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
A three-time Indy 500 champion, Team Penske’s Castroneves cranked out a lap in 39.6186-seconds/227.166 mph during Thursday’s fifth day of practice […]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off on Helio On Top As Teams Set Sights On Time Trials
Rain Keeps Trucks Garaged, Crafton Happy At CMS
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Crafton’s wish for rain to continue Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was granted, forcing cancellation of practice at the 1.5-mile track where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion tested two weeks ago.
“We feel like we have a pretty good balance on it,” Crafton said of […]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 17:15 | Comments Off on Rain Keeps Trucks Garaged, Crafton Happy At CMS
Pagenaud Out To Pull Off The Indianapolis Sweep
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With one victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway already on his Month of May check-list, Simon Pagenaud is looking to complete his own/historic version of “The Double.”
Pagenaud emerged as winner of Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on IMS’ revised 2.439-mile/14-turn road-course. On Wednesday, the Frenchman cranked-out the fastest lap of […]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 12:07 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Out To Pull Off The Indianapolis Sweep
Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet
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FORT WORTH, Texas – After a couple of hours of wandering around the parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway, it was as if this particular assemblage of assorted tail light lenses, used carburetors and chrome wheel trim rings had taken on a life of their own.
Or maybe it was just the spring Texas heat, wearing […]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 7:07 | 3 Comments
Gordon Still Plenty Capable Of Winning Cup No. 5
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s an aura of maturity that surrounds Jeff Gordon these days. Perhaps it’s the result of  20-plus years of assaulting concrete walls at 180 mph or the equally impactful effect of twice becoming a father.
Whatever. But after winning last Saturday’s Sprint Cup race, it became evident […]

Wed, 05/14/14 – 15:41 | Comments Off on Gordon Still Plenty Capable Of Winning Cup No. 5
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