April 21, 2014

NASCAR: Mechanical problem caused fatal race car crash

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(AP) — New Jersey state police said Friday that a mechanical problem was to blame for the dirt-track racing crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler. The state police released some findings from a not-yet-complete report on the June 12 crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township. The report finds that a torsion stop came [...]

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson in prime (pole) position at Martinsville

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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2012 in Ridgeway, Virginia. (October 25, 2012 – Source: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images North America) Story Highlights The five-time champion could start lapping cars within 10 laps of the start of [...]

A.J. Foyt: Firestone 550 proved a point in IndyCar Series

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A.J. Foyt the owner of the #14 ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing car waits for his car to take to the track for the Indianapolis 500 qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (May 19, 2012 – Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — The Firestone [...]

NASCAR Analysis: With higher focus on points racing, cautions lower

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Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Quaker State Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (May 26, 2012 – Source: John Harrelson/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — CONCORD, N.C. – Kasey Kahne likely [...]

Newman jokes: ‘Glad I finally contributed’ at Stewart-Haas

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(PhatzRadio / CBC Sports) — MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Since Ryan Newman entered NASCAR’s premier series a decade ago, his rate of victories has slowed. The variety of racetracks he has conquered hasn’t. Including the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, three of Newman’s past four wins have represented a virgin trip to [...]

IndyCar announces 15-race schedule, may add 2 more

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Danica Patrick drives the #7 Motorola Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda during the qualifying session for the IRL Indy Car Series Nikon Indy 300 on October 25, 2008 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (October 25, 2008 – Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac) NDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The IndyCar schedule will have a different look in [...]

IndyCar to announce Wheldon investigation findings

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Image 47 in a sequence of 47 images of the crash in which Dan Wheldon of England driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda was involved during the Las Vegas Indy 300, part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas [...]

Chase for the Championship will be won on upcoming 1.5-mile tracks

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Jimmy Johnson of the #48 Lowe’s Chevy, on left, talks with Dale Earnhardt Jr. of the #88 Chevy talk with each other while they wait for their turn to take a few test laps at Phoenix International Raceway on October 4, 2011 in Avondale, Arizona. (October 3, 2011 – Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images North [...]

Feisty, confident Will Power nears first IndyCar title

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(R) Scott Dixon driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda leads (L) Will Power of Australia, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara Honda during the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Japan The Final, on the road course at Twin Ring Motegi on September 18, 2011 in Motegi, Japan. (September 17, 2011 [...]

Watkins Glen will be a make-or-break race for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard/Amp Energy Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 12, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York. (August 11, 2011 – Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images North America) [...]