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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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Kenseth Goes Back To Back At Kansas Speedway
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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
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

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

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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
Conway Has Good Day At Beach
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

All the bench racing Englishman Mike Conway has logged during his extended offseason began to pay off in Southern California on Friday, opening day of practice for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Making his belated 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series debut for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Conway was second-quick during both sessions around [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 6:26 | Comments Off
Buescher Hopes To Pick Up The Pace At Kansas
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend’s stop at Kansas Speedway might just be what James Buescher needs to cure the early-season woes experienced by the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.
Buescher’s three consecutive top 15 finishes to launch the start of a new year might be satisfactory to most [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 6:12 | Comments Off