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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Dick Trickle Was No Joke To Wisconsin Fans, Drivers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There wasn’t much drama back in the 1960s and ‘70s in Wisconsin when you searched the sports pages for short-track results. What you were usually just doing was looking to see who finished second to Dick Trickle.
The guy from Wisconsin Rapids was that automatic.
Been thinking about that the last couple [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Rookie Munoz Leads Andretti Charge At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rookie Carlos Munoz’s comfort level at Indianapolis Motor Speedway increased by 2.14 mph Thursday, when the Andretti Autosport driver re-emerged atop the speed chart heading into “Fast Friday” at the 2.5-mile oval.
Munoz, the Firestone Indy Lights point-leader, recorded the fastest lap of the Month of May at 225.163 mph (39.9711-seconds) [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 7:03 | Comments Off
Three-Timer Franchitti Moves To Top At IMS
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Three-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti put Honda’s turbocharged V6 atop the speed chart for the first time during the Month of May Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as teams continued preparations for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Franchitti recorded the fastest lap of the day at 224.235 mph (40.1363-seconds) with 27 minutes left in the six-hour [...]

Thu, 05/16/13 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Greg Anderson Fined By NHRA
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson and the Elite Motorsports Pro Stock team were penalized Tuesday by the NHRA for separate rules infractions committed last weekend during the 33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.
Anderson was fined $5,000 and penalized 10 NHRA [...]

Wed, 05/15/13 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Andretti Cars Setting The Pace At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ambient temperatures that inched into the 80s Tuesday were a welcomed respite for IZOD IndyCar Series teams testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But the results at the top of the time sheet remained the same as Andretti Autosport continued to dominate preparations for the 97th Indianapolis 500 on May [...]

Wed, 05/15/13 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Kahne Getting Tired Of Apologies From Busch
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the days between last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway and Saturday night’s event at Darlington Raceay, Kyle Busch has repeatedly stressed that he has nothing but respect and admiration for fellow driver Kasey Kahne.
He reportedly told Kahne that by way of a personal apology.
You’ve got to figure [...]

Sun, 05/12/13 – 13:36 | 4 Comments
Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Native son Ed Carpenter topped the speed chart on Opening Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his second-year IZOD IndyCar Series team is looking to bolster its history in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Carpenter, winner of the most recent IndyCar Series race on a superspeedway, [...]

Sun, 05/12/13 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins After Busch Fades At Darlington
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Matt Kenseth passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead with 13 laps to go and from there, went on to win Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Busch had dominated the race up to the pass by Kenseth but over the final laps, his No. 18 Toyota began losing speed. Busch finished [...]

Sat, 05/11/13 – 21:54 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Gets Rain-Delayed Victory In Atlanta
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Antron Brown raced to the Top Fuel victory Saturday at the weather-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, which was delayed for one week due to persistent rain showers.
Brown claimed his second [...]

Sat, 05/11/13 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Hagan On Top As NHRA Returns To Atlanta
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Matt Hagan ended a 29-race drought from the top of Funny Car’s qualifying order by racing to the No. 1 position Friday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Saturday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off