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Austin Dillon won Saturday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory in the Subway Firecracker 250 came after a green/white/checkered restart.
“This is Daytona, man,” Dillon, the grandson of long-time team owner Richard Childress, said. “There are so many family memories here. … I’m just happy for my grandfather. He told me […]

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Notes: NASCAR Drivers OK With Safety Teams
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With four crashes this month during preparations for the Indianapolis 500, one which left James Hinchcliffe hospitalized in ICU, the question as to whether NASCAR should have a traveling medical team has once again come to the forefront.
NASCAR has nurses who are familiar with the drivers and […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 21:02 | Comments Off on Notes: NASCAR Drivers OK With Safety Teams
Indy 500 Notes: Briscoe’s Holiday Weekend Plans Massively Overhauled
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John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Briscoe was planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend with the family back home in Connecticut “doing my everyday stuff.”
Briscoe’s mow-the-lawn plans took a dramatic turn on Monday, when James Hinchcliffe suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe, pole-sitter […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 20:41 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Notes: Briscoe’s Holiday Weekend Plans Massively Overhauled
NASCAR Hall Having A Healing Effect On The Sport
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No matter whether it’s the adage “time heals old wounds” or it’s the fact that sometimes history takes a different view of events, there’s little doubt that one person was correct when he said the NASCAR Hall of Fame mends fences.
With Bruton Smith’s and Curtis Turner’s selection to the NASCAR Hall of […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 18:59 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Having A Healing Effect On The Sport
Chapman’s Lotus To Take Encore Laps At Indy
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Representatives of the Henry Ford, a museum located in Dearborn, Mich., are on hand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jimmy Clark’s win in the 1965 Indy 500.
The sleek and iconic Lotus 38/1, designed and built by British legend Colin Chapman and […]

Thu, 05/21/15 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Chapman’s Lotus To Take Encore Laps At Indy
Nascar Hall of Fame Names Class of ’16
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte and Speedway Motorsports Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith were the top vote getters in balloting Wednesday to determine the five new members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Joining Labonte and Smith for the Jan. 22, 2016 induction of the seventh class will […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Nascar Hall of Fame Names Class of ’16
Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the fourth year in a row, it appears that a first-ballot candidate will be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year.
That will be the case, at least, if other voters feel the way I do and elect Mark Martin into the Hall.
Martin’s numbers and […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 9:23 | One Comment
Hinchcliffe May Owe Life To INDYCAR Safety Team
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe survived “Code 5” life-threatening bleeding injuries in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday thanks primarily to the flawless on-site work of INDYCAR’s Holmatro Safety Team.
Hinchcliffe was taken by ambulance to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he underwent successful surgery to his […]

Wed, 05/20/15 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe May Owe Life To INDYCAR Safety Team
Mechanical Failure Caused Hinchcliffe Crash
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The crash that sent Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe to an Indianapolis hospital Monday was triggered by a broken right front suspension piece on his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda.
A Honda spokesperson cited the broken part in the Daily Trackside Report issued several hours after Hinchcliffe, a 28-year-old native of […]

Tue, 05/19/15 – 6:42 | Comments Off on Mechanical Failure Caused Hinchcliffe Crash
Hinchcliffe Crashes Out of 2015 Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe has crashed-out of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Hinchcliffe was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh Monday afternoon, according to a report from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director for the series.
Hinchcliffe underwent surgery and was transferred to the […]

Mon, 05/18/15 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Crashes Out of 2015 Indy 500
Wilkerson Busts Drought In Atlanta
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Tim Wilkerson raced to his first Funny Car victory since 2011 Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the seventh of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season.
Wilkerson, who […]

Mon, 05/18/15 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Wilkerson Busts Drought In Atlanta