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Colton Herta will begin the final IndyCar Series race of the season from the pole. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Mercurial rookie Colton Herta celebrated his newly-secured future at Andretti Autosport Saturday with a salute to his father while upstaging the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders during qualifying for the season-ending […]

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Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
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#12 Verizon Wireless Driver Will Power wins the pole at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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Long Beach, Calif. – Even for a road racer, Dario Franchitti took a circuitous route to find victory lane in the streets of Long Beach. Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the Scotsman scored his first victory since his gambit to drive stock cars for Ganassi in NASCAR ended abruptly […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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You would have thought Mark Martin got married Saturday night. As he stood sweating and uneasily smiling in the warm Phoenix night, flash bulbs were popping, champagne was flying, people were crying.
And the reception line. People were climbing all over each other to get in position to shake Martin’s hand […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 12:03 | One Comment
Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winning back-to-back Indianapolis 500s? Easy. Scaling 20-foot catch fences? Child’s play. Dancing in front of tens of millions of people on network television? Cake.
Sitting in a media center talking to a relatively small collection of media members and attempting to explain what the last six months have been like for […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:55 | Comments Off on Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
Mark Martin Back In Victory Lane
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When Mark Martin accepted Rick Hendrick’s invitation to run a full season in one of his cars, Martin said he would do it because he figured it would give him a final shot at winning the Sprint Cup championship which has eluded him his entire career.
Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, it appeared that Martin […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:52 | Comments Off on Mark Martin Back In Victory Lane
De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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Long Beach, Calif. – The Acura ARX-02a of Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud claimed victory in the American Le Mans Series sprint in the streets of Long Beach. The de Ferran Motorsports entry was leading the Highcroft Racing Acura of David Brabham by 9.5 seconds when a full-course caution […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 20:54 | Comments Off on De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach
Will Power Drives To Pole At Long Beach
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Long Beach, Calif. – Penske Racing’s Helio Castroneves was exonerated by a jury on Friday and on Saturday his part-time replacement, Will Power, exonerated himself by winning the pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Power, who had to switch to a third Penske entry with the of Castroneves to […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Will Power Drives To Pole At Long Beach
Flag to Flag: Phoenix
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Watching the Subway Fresh Fit 500 tonight?
Do you simply have to talk about it with someone?
Join RacinToday.com’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Phoenix  race.

Sat, 04/18/09 – 17:30 | 63 Comments
Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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 Avondale, Ariz. – As Jimmie Johnson prepares to make his bid to establish more history in the desert this weekend, the El Cajon, Calif. driver admitted on Friday that his recent success at Phoenix International Raceway is due in large part to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
Johnson will be looking […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Professor Teaches  A Lesson In Class
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Some things haven’t changed very much in the 29 years that the NHRA has been hosting the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Saturday afternoon, Arlene Johnson rode back and forth from her husband’s pits to the starting line on the same bicycle she had at the track […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Professor Teaches A Lesson In Class