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Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.
Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big [...]

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Viso Gets A Grip, Puts Down Fast Lap On Fast Friday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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E.J. Viso flirted with the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, further stamping any-and-all of Andretti Autosport’s Chevrolet-powered roster as the drivers to beat during Saturday’s Pole Day qualifications for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Viso recorded a lap of 39.2093-seconds at 229.537 mph in the [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Schumacher Fastest In Topeka
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Seven-time champion Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Schumacher, the series points leader in the 8,000-horsepower category, posted a [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:52 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Hits Lottery
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Kyle Busch won Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch charged from the back of the field after a pit road penalty to win in the series for the first time since Sept. 24, 2011 at New Hampshire. The victory was Busch’s fifth at Charlotte and the [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:41 | Comments Off
Edwards On All-Star Pole
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Benefiting from a high-speed trip down pit road and a quick pit stop during the unique three-lap regimen in Friday’s time trials, Carl Edwards won the pole for the 29th running of NASCAR’s non-points all-star event.
With the pit road speed limit waived for the qualifying session, Edwards ran three laps—including a mandatory four-tire pit stop—in [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 20:58 | Comments Off
Aussie V8 Supercars Set To Mess With Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Intent on adding the United States to its global expansion list, the Australian V8 Supercars Championship began hot-lapping around Circuit of The Americas Friday in sedans featuring steering wheels on the “wrong side,” marques like Holden Commodore and the promise of door-banging worthy of “RU Faster Than [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 20:51 | Comments Off
Bernstein Looking Comfortable At Morgan Lucas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Brandon Bernstein looked anything but comfortable as he made his way around his team’s compound at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday. He was kind of waddling and weaving and making odd facial grimace kind of deals – all as a result of a mysteriously herniated disc in his lower back.
But rather oddly, [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 18:47 | Comments Off
If It’s May, It Must Be All-Star Tweak Season
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – The only things certain in life are death, taxes and the annual tweaking of the format for NASCAR’s annual Sprint All-Star race.
Among the changes to this year’s running of the event is a potential, whopper cash payout and a throwback theme during time trials.
If a single driver [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 14:16 | One Comment
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