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Pace Laps: Heartbreaking Losses & Replacement Drivers

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IndyCar: Montoya Critical of Himself, INDYCAR Following Championship Loss – 1.179 seconds. That’s all that separated Juan Pablo Montoya from a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Montoya, who led the points from the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March, lost the championship in a tiebreaker to four-time champion Scott …

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Paul Menard Quickest in Road America Happy Hour

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Friday afternoon’s final practice session at Road America for the XFINITY Series was marred by the threat of rain.  While the full blown rainstorm did not materialize until after the session ended, sprinkles of varying intensity pelted down on the track for much of the session.  The track was more …

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Ben Rhodes Fastest in Opening Road America XFINITY Practice

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Friday afternoon saw the XFINITY teams take to the 4.048 mile Road America circuit for two 90-minute practice sessions in preparation for Saturday’s Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville.  The forecast for both Friday and Saturday calls for a 50 percent chance of rain, so everyone tried to put …

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Pace Laps: Racers Rally Around Justin Wilson

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IndyCar: Racing Community Rallies in Support Following Wilson Injury – The racing community is as vast and all-encompassing as any organization in the world, but few groups are as close in times of controversy. Following Justin Wilson’s accident at Pocono Raceway, one that left him hospitalized with a coma, as …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s Paying the Bills?

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Nature’s Bakery, a sponsor new to the sport, signed on to sponsor Danica Patrick in 28 races next season.  Is this reason for optimism about new sponsors entering the sport, or more of an isolated instance? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think sponsor shelling out the $20 million or so …

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Pace Laps: Using the Bumper and Short Track Excursions

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CUP: What A Drag – Michigan’s high-drag package was dragged down by poor reviews from the start. Drivers complained openly leading into the weekend that passing was problematic; loose conditions getting behind another driver bogged them down aerodynamically and left everyone running in place. Still, NASCAR thought the many grooves …

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