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Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi sprayed some grape after winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Long Beach. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Alexander Rossi joined a short list of open-wheel royalty when he won Sunday’s 45th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position, delivering Michael Andretti his landmark 200th […]

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The field is full for the 500
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33 cars have qualified for the 2009 Indy 500, bump day comes up Sunday May 17th.

Sat, 05/16/09 – 22:04 | Comments Off on The field is full for the 500
Tagliani: I Feel Privileged To Be At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel reunification has been a back-burner topic this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but never far from the heart-and-mind of Alex Tagliani.
The native of Quebec launched his Champ Car career in 2000, in the midst of the schism between  the Indy Racing League and the Championship Auto Racing Teams.
“You can […]

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Hornish Wins Showdown, Logano Elected
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Sam Hornish Jr. got another victory in the month of May, even though it wasn’t anywhere near the level of his Indianapolis 500 triumph on May 28, 2006.
 Hornish bolted away from Jamie McMurray and David Stremme to win the Sprint Showdown, a 40-lap dash that determined which […]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Hornish Wins Showdown, Logano Elected
Eliminations Set For Thunder Valley
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Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), will lead their classes into the eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday.
All three hung onto their top-qualifyings spots at Bristol Dragway on Saturday.
McClenathan’s 3.874 from Friday was seriously challenged on Saturday because of warmer track temperatures. 
“I’ll definitely take that […]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 17:30 | One Comment
Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Tuele, Utah – Simon Pagenaud spanked the American Le Mans Series track record at the daunting 15-turn Miller Motorsports Park circuit to win the pole for the de Ferran Motorsports Acura team.
Aboard the radical “four square” LMP1 class ARX-02a design of Acura, the Frenchman dropped three seconds from his best […]

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Greg Hodnett had not won in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car race in nearly five years. But on Friday night  at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania, he returned to Victory Lane.
Hodnett out ran Stevie Smith and Cody Darrah to collect the $10,000 top prize.
For Hodnett, the 1993 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award […]

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Drivers, France Talk Drugs And Racing At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for failing a drug test continues to cause aftershocks in the NASCAR garage.
Drivers expressed concern about taking basic medicines, and seemed to be seeking answers to a growing list of questions.
Mark Martin said he’d like to know just exactly what it was […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 22:17 | 3 Comments
Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s
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Concord, N.C.  – Ron Hornaday Jr. emerged victorious from a Camping World Truck Series race that was run under threatening skies and saw three front-runners knocked out by crashes.
Hornaday gave much of the credit for his win to his crew and the preparation and testing they did beforehand, such as […]

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Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
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Cory McClenathan, Ashley Force Hood, and Mike Edwards were fastest in their categories during qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on Friday.
If McClenathan’s 3.874 holds through tomorrow’s two sessions in Top Fuel, it would give him the 33rd No. 1 start of his career.
McClenathan’s run capped a spectacular nighttime session in […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 21:39 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
Johnson Again On Top At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s-sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet hit another high note at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Johnson and his car won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint All-Star race. Seeing Johnson and his car out front at the team’s home track is nothing new. He has five wins and two poles […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Johnson Again On Top At Lowe’s