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26 min ago | Rock Hill Herald

NASCAR: Crown Royal 400 rewind

Some things have meaning whether or not there are lots of people around to witness them.

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Related Topix: Sports, Colin Braun, NASCAR, Matt McCall, John Graham, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Auggie Vidovich, Jack Roush, John Borneman III, Mike MacKenzie

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Journal Gazette

History hits the bricks

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has struggled at the Brickyard 400 but enters it this year second in points, 12 behind Jeff Gordon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR, Rick Hendrick, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR Nextel Cup, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Wayne Spears, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Dennis Setzer, Johnny Davis

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Race Team Alliance expects to add NASCAR teams

The RTA formed this month as an alliance of nine of NASCAR's top teams. Chairman Rob Kauffman met with other owners this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and says they are on board with the RTA.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jay Ryan Norris, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Michael Valiante, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Chase Austin, Andy Belmont, Pierre Bourque, Bobby Dotter

The Janesville Gazette

Record-setting win for Jeff Gordon at Indianapolis

With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Krug, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR, John Graham, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Mike MacKenzie, Michael Valiante

The Winnipeg Free Press

'Parks and Recreation' star Chris Pratt enjoys new role as pace car driver, honorary Hoosier

Chris Pratt has caught passes from Andrew Luck, sampled the spicy shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo's and driven the pace car at the Brickyard 400.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tad Geschickter, Bryan Clauson, Nate Monteith, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Travis Dassow, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Michael Valiante, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont

The News Tribune

Dover businesses capitalize on Firefly

She hoped it would help build relationships with others in the business community.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Chase Austin, Andy Belmont, Boris Jurkovic, John Graham

Merced Sun-Star

Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after his engine caught on fire during qualifying, was third, holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who started from pole position.

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, Ferrari, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Mercedes GP, Nico Rosberg

SanLuisObispo.com

Carl Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

The announcement Sunday was not unexpected. There has been talk for months that Edwards would be moving to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 to drive a new fourth car for the Toyota team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Jack Roush, Carl Edwards, Tad Geschickter, Jennifer Cobb, Colin Braun, Nate Monteith, NASCAR Busch, Tom Mitchell, John Graham, Boston Reid

The Formula 1 Blog

Marko playing contract poker with Vettel - Lauda

Niki Lauda has accused fellow Austrian and F1 rival Dr Helmut Marko of playing games to secure the services of world champion Sebastian Vettel.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing Team

Rock Hill Herald

Indianapolis Motor Speedway holds special place for Tony Stewart, -...

So much so, in fact, when NASCAR first entertained thoughts of racing at the 2.5-mile track in the mid-1990s, Stewart was adamantly against it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Chase Austin, Andy Belmont, Boris Jurkovic, John Graham

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Wicked Strong claims Jim Dandy Stakes

Wicked Strong, ridden by Rajiv Maragh, went past favored Tonalist and won Saturday's $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in advance of next month's $1 million Travers.

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Related Topix: Sports, Horse Racing, Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ty Dillon overcomes car problems, Kyle Busch to win Nationwide rce

Ty Dillon, working without his driver cooling system since Lap 2, held off Cup series veteran Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR, John Graham, Nascar Drivers, Deac McCaskill, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Auggie Vidovich, Dwayne Leik, Jack Roush

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at IMS

Harvick was fastest in all three sessions of NASCAR's knockout qualifying, and bested Sprint Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon for the top starting spot in Sunday's race.

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Related Topix: Sports, Niclas Jonsson, Brad Baker, Scott Gaylord, NASCAR, Johnny Davis, John Borneman III, Ian Henderson, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Mike MacKenzie

The Washington Post

Gordon an Indy threat in 20 years at the Brickyard

There's a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon's image with the years of his four Brickyard 400 victories listed.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson

The State

Ferrari gamble puts Raikkonen near back of grid

With the Finnish driver in 14th place near the end of the first part of qualifying, Ferrari decided to keep Raikkonen on ice, hoping to save some tire wear, and betting that no one from the slower Caterham or Marussia teams would better him.

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren

The Washington Post

Rosberg pole, Hamilton at the back for Hungary GP

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him from setting a qualifying time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, Mercedes GP, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing Team

The Washington Post

Barbosa, Fittipaldi win Brickyard Grand Prix

Joao Barbosa won the Brickyard Grand Prix on Friday night, stretching his fuel to the limit in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Scott Pruett

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Brandon Jones makes it 2 for 2 in ARCA

The 17-year-old Jones, from Atlanta, took the lead during a late caution and easily held off Austin Wayne Self on the 0.686-mile track.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chase Austin, Niclas Jonsson, Brad Baker, NASCAR, Johnny Davis, John Borneman III, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Chris Lawson, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Mike MacKenzie

HeraldSun.com

It's checkered flag of bust for Montoya at Brickyard 400 Sunday

Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Chase Austin, Andy Belmont, Boris Jurkovic, John Graham

Detroit Free Press

Danica Patrick: Car setup key to maximizing potential

The numbers indicate Danica Patrick is making small improvements during her second season in Sprint Cup, but the driver finds it difficult to quantify her progress.

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Related Topix: Sports, Danica Patrick, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Andretti Autosport, Indy Racing, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR Busch, Dwayne Leik, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Chase Austin, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Boris Jurkovic, Andy Belmont

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