Thu, 18/09/14 – 8:01 | No Comment

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. Spin and Win. Pass in the Grass.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been a pretty dull race. Kevin [...]

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A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return
Bill Fleischman | Contributing Writer

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
Editor’s Note: With Indy cars returning to Pocono Raceway July 7, Bill Fleischman conducts an imaginary interview with Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the driving force behind the raceway. “Doc” Mattioli, a former Philadelphia dentist, had the 2.5-mile tri-oval designed primarily for Indy cars. He died last January at 86. He was [...]

Thu, 07/4/13 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Danica, Team Hoping To Restart The Beach Party
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Reasons to party hearty have been few for Danica Patrick, her team and her fans to this point in her first full season in Sprint Cup.
This coming weekend, however, Patrick and her Stewart Haas Racing team will return to the scene of what, by far, provided them with most party-rific [...]

Wed, 07/3/13 – 9:57 | 2 Comments
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Christian Fittipaldi held off a last-lap charge from Michael Valiante to give the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP its second consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Series victory Sunday in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
It was also the second consecutive win for Action Express Racing and Fittipaldi’s co-driver Joao Barbosa [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 18:48 | Comments Off
Schumacher Notches Explosive Victory In Joliet
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Tony Schumacher notched a hometown victory Sunday as he won the Top Fuel portion of the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
And a dramatic victory it was, too, as his car exploded in a huge fireball as when he crossed the finish line in the elimination finals.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jeg [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Kenseth Picks Up Fourth Win Of The Season
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Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain.
Kenseth, who got the lead by taking no tires during a pit stop on Lap 242, collected the 28th victory of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.
Jimmie Johnson, who had dominated the race, spun 20 laps from the [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Kentucky Rain: Sprint Cup Race Postponed
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Heavy rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. The race is rescheduled to start Sunday at noon. TNT will carry the broadcast.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole Sunday – or whenever the race actually beings as Sunday’s forecast is for more rain.
Friday [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 6:36 | Comments Off
Action Furiously Fast In Route 66 Qualifying
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Ron Capps led a parade of three-second Funny Car runs and claimed the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 6:24 | Comments Off
John Force Still Speeding At Route 66
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
John Force kept his recent hot streak going Friday at Route 66 Raceway by powering to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their [...]

Sat, 06/29/13 – 6:43 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Wet NNS Race
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Brad Keselowski won Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway – a race that ended 30 laps short of the scheduled finish because of rain.
Keselowski took the lead for good on Lap 156, seven laps before NASCAR called the final caution.
The victory was Keselowski’s second of the season and [...]

Sat, 06/29/13 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. On Pole In Sparta
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Earnhardt won the pole at the 1.5-mile oval with a track-record lap at 183.636 mph. He knocked Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson off the top spot before Carl Edwards knocked Johnson off the front row.
Johnson was followed by 2011 [...]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off