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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, […]

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Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
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Antron Brown saved the best for last as he registered a 3.768-second pass on the final Top Fuel qualifying run of the weekend to earn the number one seed for Sunday’s SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The long-time Toyota driver earned the 34th No. 1 qualifier of his career and […]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 20:23 | Comments Off on Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete
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Takuma Sato, back for a second year with A.J. Foyt Racing, won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Sato, a native of Japan, had the fastest lap in the Fast Six porton of qualifying to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
Driving the Honda-powered No. 14 ABC Supply car, […]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete
INDYCAR Annouces Alterations
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INDY announced a series of alterations to on-track procedures for the coming season.
The alterations were explained by the series on Saturday.
They include:
Race Control
Three-steward system comprised of race director, driver steward and official or independent steward to adjudicate competitor on-track sporting infractions when warranted.
For the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Race Director Beaux Barfield, INDYCAR […]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 17:30 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Annouces Alterations
Sato Has Foyt Looking Good In St. Pete
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Takuma Sato topped the time chart during Friday’s second practice session to lead preparations for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2014 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Sato, who is beginning his second season with A.J. Foyt Racing, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 2.5615- seconds/103.578 mph around the 1.8-mile, […]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 11:43 | Comments Off on Sato Has Foyt Looking Good In St. Pete
Sixteen Winners? Could Happen Some Are Saying
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Five different winners in the first five NASCAR Sprint Cup races is a trend that existed last year, but with the rule change for Chase admittance this season if the trend continues team strategy could be in flux until the September Richmond event.
“If we get into week […]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Sixteen Winners? Could Happen Some Are Saying
Hagan Tops Funnies In Vegas
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Matt Hagan took the provisional pole in Funny Car Friday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the fourth of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
The 2011 Funny Car world champ has twice been a […]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Hagan Tops Funnies In Vegas
Kyle Busch Nabs Pole At Martinsville
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Kyle Busch ran the fastest lap in the round that counted, edging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was Busch’s first of the season, his first at Martinsville and the 14th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. The only […]

Fri, 03/28/14 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Nabs Pole At Martinsville
Hamlin Rips Critics; Vows Martinsville Victory
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin lost his ride for one race last weekend. But the Virginia native definitely hasn’t lost his passion and swagger.
Nursing what was initially thought to be a sinus infection, the driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry was forced to sit out Sunday’s NASCAR race in Fontana, Calif. for what turned […]

Fri, 03/28/14 – 16:42 | One Comment
Sons Of Air Titan On Site In Martinsville
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The days of dragging tires around a race track during a rain delay are long gone.
Over the past two decades, NASCAR tackled wet race surfaces with jet dryers.
In February 2013, NASCAR revolutionized track drying by introducing the Air Titan.
Today at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR officials unveiled a new-and-improved […]

Fri, 03/28/14 – 13:15 | Comments Off on Sons Of Air Titan On Site In Martinsville
Castroneves Out To Get The One That Got Away
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A lost weekend in Houston last October prevented Helio Castroneves from adding an IndyCar Series championship to an impressive racing and lifestyle resume featuring everything from three Indianapolis 500 victories to working up a dancing sweat alongside Julianne Hough.
Castroneves’ problem-plagued weekend during the inaugural Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of […]

Fri, 03/28/14 – 11:36 | Comments Off on Castroneves Out To Get The One That Got Away