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The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement [...]

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Hagan Closes Swing With Funny Car Victory
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Matt Hagan extended his Funny Car point lead – and clinched a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs – with a victory Sunday against Bob Tasca III during the 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hagan led a trio of first-time champions in Kent, Wash., located near Seattle, [...]

Mon, 08/5/13 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets Victory, Gordon The Blues At Pocono
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Kasey Kahne passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the lead after a restart with two laps to go and  took the checkered flag at Pocono Raceway in the GoBowling.com 400.
The victory was the 16th of Kahne’s Sprint Cup career. More importantly, it was the second of his season and moved him to eighth place [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 23:33 | Comments Off
Kimball Gets First IndyCar Win
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Charlie Kimball is no longer known just for being a race car driver who is competing at the top level of the sport while battling with diabetes. He now is known as a winner.
Kimball, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, won Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His first victory was by [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Side Trip To Iowa A Winner For Keselowski
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Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide Series’ U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway.
Keselowski, the defending Cup Series champ, has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing.
“Flying back and forth is definitely work, but the work is worth the reward,” Keselowski, winless in Cup this season, said. [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Rain Dampens Capps’ Hopes
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Ron Capps suffered a setback in the quest for his first NHRA Funny Car world championship Saturday when he failed to qualify for the 16-car field during the rain-shortened 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Capps, driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T, lost traction on [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 6:48 | Comments Off
The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay
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Well-aware it’s “go-for-broke” time, reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay gambled on tire selection Saturday afternoon en route to qualifying on-pole for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Hunter-Reay posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519-seconds/124.385 mph around the 2.258-mile/13-turn layout in Lexington, Ohio, to earn the [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 6:40 | Comments Off
Young Blaney Wins Pocono Truck Race
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Ryan Blaney took the lead on a Lap 53 restart and held it through the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway.
Driving the No. 29 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski, Blaney, 19 and the sone of veteran Cup and short track [...]

Sat, 08/3/13 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Power Combines With Comfort To Produce Speed In Mid-Ohio
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Road-racing ace Will Power, admittedly baffled by the balance of his Dallara/Chevrolet all season, rallied to post the fastest lap of the day as time expired during Friday’s second IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power, fastest among 24 drivers participating in the session, toured the 2.258-mile/13-turn [...]

Sat, 08/3/13 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Rain Cancels Round 1 Qualifying In Seattle
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The first day of the NHRA Northwest Nationals was canceled Friday evening after a persistent drizzle that began in the afternoon continued into early evening.
The weather, which was cool and overcast, washed out the first two qualifying sessions leaving two scheduled for Saturday left to determine the fields for Sunday’s championship eliminations at Pacific Raceway.

Fri, 08/2/13 – 20:09 | Comments Off
Johnson Claims Pocono Pole
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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway with a track-record run at 180.654 mph (49.019 seconds), .004 seconds faster than the lap recorded by Kyle Busch.
The pole was Johnson’s second of the season, his third at Pocono and the 31st of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. [...]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 17:06 | Comments Off