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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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Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Paul Tracy has been promised a trip to West Allis, Wis., next weekend, and another open-wheel race start, if he can win Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Which begs this carrot question…if PT does win the 93rd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” will he hold up one finger or […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy
Edwards Tops Nationwide Qualifying
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Carl Edwards will start Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race from the pole as a result of posting the fastest qualifying run earlier on Saturday.
Edwards did a qualifying lap at 183.175 mph at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Starting second tonight will be Kyle Busch, who is the series points leader. Busch enters the race 37 points ahead of […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Edwards Tops Nationwide Qualifying
You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco –  But It Helps
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Monaco. It’s like no other city – or country – and no other race.
All the great drivers have raced in Monaco since the first race in 1929 and most of them have won on the streets that wind through the steep hillsides of the tiny principality best known for its […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 16:30 | One Comment
Woody: Justice Not Served in Long Case
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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There used to be a joke in college football: Every time Oklahoma got caught cheating the NCAA would put Western Kentucky on probation.
The point being: The NCAA would throw the book at a nobody while letting a big-time (and cash cow) program slide.
Methinks I smell a similar odor wafting from […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 16:25 | 9 Comments
Video: Johnny Rutherford’s Yellow Submarine
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RacinToday.com’s John Sturbin takes a look back at 1980, his first year covering the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. John was writing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and hometown hero Johnny Rutherford won the race that year, from the pole, in the revolutionary, Texas-built “yellow submarine”, making Sturbin’s rookie year at Indy a most memorable one!

Sat, 05/23/09 – 15:00 | One Comment
Pedley: Peace Breaks Out At Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The theme of last year’s Indianapolis 500 was clear: The 2008 race was all about reunification.
You know, the first 500 after Champ Car and IndyCar came to their senses and the battle of wits between two unarmed opponents had been declared over.
Finally –finally – after a dozen years and untold […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 11:15 | Comments Off on Pedley: Peace Breaks Out At Indianapolis
Month Of May Shaping Up As A Classic For Castroneves
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway traditionally is for sending messages. And the final missive from Helio Castroneves on Friday was that he is so good to go for the 93rd edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“For me, the month is falling into place,” Castroneves said at the end […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:33 | 2 Comments
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It was a big week for Joey Saldana and his Kasey Kahne Racing team. After opening a brand new shop just down the road from The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saldana was able to race in front of his car owner on Friday night in the Outlaw Showdown at the […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Outlaw Saldana’s Late Pass Beats Schatz
ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Casual fans of open-wheel racing may not be aware that the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series schedule have been carried – as they say in the TV industry – “on another network.”
Not so with the Indianapolis 500, which for the 45th consecutive year will be […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500
IMS Creates Scholarship To Honor Journalist Mike Harris
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – One of the most familiar and respected bylines in the newspaper industry will disappear this summer when Mike Harris steps into retirement.
Harris will conclude a 40-year career with The Associated Press – including 30 as motorsports editor – on July 1. A fixture in the Media Center at […]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on IMS Creates Scholarship To Honor Journalist Mike Harris