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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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Sato And Foyt Savor ‘Perfect Weekend’ In Long Beach
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Hours after scoring his first IZOD IndyCar Series win, Takuma Sato paused long enough to allow his rapid-fire Victory Lane celebration, photo shoot, press conference, one-on-one interviews and satellite media tour to sink in.
“Winning is very busy!” said Sato, summing-up a flawless performance for himself and A.J. Foyt Racing during Sunday’s 39th annual Toyota Grand [...]

Sun, 04/21/13 – 19:56 | Comments Off
DSR Rules At zMAX Dragway
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Spencer Massey successfully defended his Top Fuel title in Sunday’s Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, while Matt Hagan snapped a Funny Car winless streak of more than a year to give Don Schumacher Racing a sweep of the NHRA’s top two categories.
It was the [...]

Sun, 04/21/13 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Kenseth Goes Back To Back At Kansas Speedway
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Kenseth made it two straight at Kansas Speedway as he took the lead coming out of the pits with 43 laps to go, held it the rest of the way and won the STP 400 Sprint Cup race on Sunday.
The victory for Kenseth, the Joe [...]

Sun, 04/21/13 – 15:19 | Comments Off
Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dario Franchitti will start his landmark 250th Indy-car race in style Sunday after claiming the Verizon P1 Award for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
A four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion, Franchitti posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.2379-seconds at 105.369 mph during the waning seconds of [...]

Sun, 04/21/13 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Ganassi Duo Wins Road Atlanta
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas scored a dominant victory in the Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta, the first GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at historic Road Atlanta.
Pruett recorded one of the first victories of his storied career at the circuit in 1986 – winning an IMSA Camel GTO race – in addition [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Rookie Funny Car Driver Stuns Field, Self at zMAX
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Always expect the unexpected in racing, especially when it comes to the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway where Funny Car rookie Chad Head earned his first-ever No. 1 qualifying position Saturday.
With an ET of 4.014 seconds – 315.19 mph – one could say Head even surprised himself.
“I’m just lucky [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Funny Car Body Hurtles Into Grandstands At Four-Wides
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Spectators seated in zMAX Dragway’s East Grandstand escaped serious injury Saturday when the carbon fiber body from Robert Hight’s Funny Car hit a portion of the seating area following an engine explosion during the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals final qualifying round.
NHRA officials said two people were [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Crafton Hangs On To Win Kansas Truck Race
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Matt Crafton held off Joey Coulter to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The victory was Crafton’s first of the season and the third of his career. In beating Coulter to the finish line by .168 seconds, Crafton became the 13th different winner in 13 races at Kansas, breaking a tie for [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 16:43 | Comments Off
NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s a saying out there that goes something like: Some people are indispensable but nobody is irreplaceable. If Penske Racing loses its appeal of the penalties issued to the teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, that saying will be in for a major test when [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 15:55 | Comments Off
Boston Ripple Reaches Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing was topic No. 1 at Kansas Speedway Friday as practice for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series races got under way, but events a half-continent away were topic No. 1A.
Talk about events surrounding the Boston Marathon terrorist attack filled the garages [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 10:14 | Comments Off