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Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]

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Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Meet Fernando Alonso, ovalmeister.
Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Driving champion, completed all three phases of the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Making his oval-track debut, Alonso logged 110 laps around […]

Wed, 05/3/17 – 15:52 | Comments Off on Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
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Conor Daly of A.J. Foyt Racing overcame deteriorating track conditions at Gateway Motorsports Park Tuesday to lead both sessions of a Verizon IndyCar Series open test around the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Ill.
A full field of 21 cars participated in the test outside St. Louis, a prelude to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented […]

Wed, 05/3/17 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
Alonso Takes To The Tube
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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated first test around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval will be available to fans around the world on Wednesday, May 3, with commentary provided by a team including the legendary Mario Andretti.
A fully produced live show will be televised online from 9:30 a.m.-noon (ET), with an announcing team of Andretti _ the […]

Tue, 05/2/17 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Alonso Takes To The Tube
PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
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CONCORD, N.C. – Steve Torrence said Sunday that in 2011 veteran team owner Don Schumacher told him he couldn’t be competitive against the multi-car operations as an independent in NHRA Top Fuel.
It sparked the Texan’s determination to prove him wrong. In fact, “it pissed me off,” Torrence said.
On Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals […]

Sun, 04/30/17 – 18:37 | Comments Off on PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
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Joey Logano, forced to start from the rear of the field in Sunday’ Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after changing transmissions, came on late and went on to get the victory at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano got to the checkered flag .7 seconds ahead of charging Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, who led 110 of 200 […]

Sun, 04/30/17 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win
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Simon Pagenaud was born and raised a road racer. He is also a driver who like to conquer new challenges. Hence his elation after winning the IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway’s oval on Saturday night.
“I can’t explain how excited I am,” the Frenchman said. “Ovals are not my specialty. I grew up in […]

Sun, 04/30/17 – 12:56 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win
Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – At 51 years old, Top Fuel competitor Clay Millican is still searching for his first Wally, the trophy cherished by competitors that signify a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory.
Oh, he’s come close with eight runner-up finishes, but the Tennessean who still refers to his parents […]

Sat, 04/29/17 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
Larson Takes Xfinity Series Win At Richmond
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Kyle Larson overcame a strong car and effort on the part of Justin Allgaier and came away with the win in Saturday’s  NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Allgaier, who led 157 of the race’s 254 laps, finished second. He also won earned a $100,000 bonus check for winning the Dash 4 Cash bonus as […]

Sat, 04/29/17 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Larson Takes Xfinity Series Win At Richmond
Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying
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Helio Castroneves extended his reign as the king of speed at Phoenix Raceway Friday, shattering the lap record he set a year ago during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix.
Castroneves averaged 194.905 mph/37.7538-seconds for his two laps around the 1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., including a record-setting circuit […]

Sat, 04/29/17 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying
Force Cars To Be Reckoned With At zMAX
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – In hot and humid weather Friday at zMAX Dragway, John Force Racing dominated the first two sessions of Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, claiming the top three positions.
Courtney Force moved into the No. 1 position with a track record elapsed time of 3.851 seconds, […]

Fri, 04/28/17 – 19:47 | Comments Off on Force Cars To Be Reckoned With At zMAX