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Menard pulls off the upset
Thirteen different drivers held the lead for at least one lap in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Paul Menard led 21 of them — including 11 of the last 12 and the last four — to take the checkered flag.
Family: Menard’s team won IRL title
Although it took 35 years, the name Menard finally made it to victory circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Sprint Summer Showdown begins at Indianapolis
The Sprint Summer Showdown begins today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brickyard 400 for NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers is the first of five races in the new event that will culminate with the AdvoCare 500 in Atlanta.
Johnson knocked off pole by upstart Ragan at Brickyard
The 18th Brickyard 400 will be run today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Billboard aims to curb race fans’ hot dog cravings
A new billboard is warning Brickyard 400 fans that eating hot dogs can be dangerous to their health.
Hinchliffe looking forward to IndyCar's Canadian stops
James Hinchcliffe is looking forward to the next two IZOD IndyCar Series events to be run in his native Canada. First up is Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto to be run on the streets of Toronto. Versus will carry the action live at 2 p.m. EDT.
Safety rules at track
A race delayed for more than two hours by overnight rain was eventually forced to be postponed by extreme heat and deteriorating track conditions as the vagaries of Mother Nature found another way to plague the Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday.
Sumar Classic hits track Sunday
Jason McCord remembers how he used to watch racing, playing catch with his father on the infield during lulls in the action on the track.
TRACKSIDE: Coons should be favorite for Sunday
When the U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown contingent motors into the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds this weekend for the SUMAR Classic it would appear that Jerry Coons Jr. would be the odds-on favorite to win Sunday’s 100-lap main event.
After all, the veteran driver has all the credentials to make him a winner.
TRACKSIDE: Decision to stick with USAC pays off
When the 2011 USAC Indiana Sprint Weeks schedule was announced back in January, there were many who expressed their share of disappointment that Lincoln Park Speedway had once again been snubbed for one of the coveted series dates.
After one of the craziest finishes in racing history, Dan Wheldon emerged as winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Just when it looked like rookie J.R. Hildebrand was one corner away from giving Panther Racing its first Indy 500 victory, he got up into the marbles in the fourth turn, bouncing the right side of the car into the wall.
Field still split over double-file restarts
For the first time ever at the Indianapolis 500, the IZOD IndyCar Series began using double-file restarts during the race.
Centennial Indianapolis 500 fill have deep meeting to today's winner
In the words of Al Unser Jr. as he stood in the winners circle in 1992, “You just don’t know what Indy means.”
USAC Tony Hulman Classic tonight
The 41st running of The Tony Hulman Classic for United States Auto Club cars is set for tonight at The Action Track.
TRACKSIDE: Auto racing in May in Indiana runs on history and tradition
Possibly nowhere in the sports world does history and tradition play such a key role in an event’s success and future as that found in auto racing.
MARCO, DANICA MAKE THE CUT
Every year on Bump Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the question is “Who will make it?”
The question this year was who wasn’t going to make it in the centennial running of the Indianapolis 500. When it was all over, Marco Andretti and Danica Patrick were in. Teammates Mike Conway and Ryan Hunter-Reay were out.
Tagliani on pole, gives thanks to 'amazing crew'
For Alex Tagliani, that $5,000 he lost to Helio Castroneves in the closing minutes of Fast Friday for fast lap of the day, he’s over it. Tagliani not only earned $100,000 for winning the coveted Indy 500 pole, he won the pole for what has been labeled the “Most Important Race in History.”
Tagliani's fast week capped with pole win
Tagliani had been fast in practice all week and was fast in a short session on Saturday. He made his first qualifying run early in cloudy, warm conditions and was consistent in averaging 226.954 miles per hour to gain the pole.
He had laps of 226.936, 227.135, 226.882 and 226.861.
BREAKING: South alums put student filmmakers on fast track to Indy 500, national audience
The door is open for Terre Haute South Vigo High School students to have their short film premiere at this year’s Indianapolis 500, and then on a national movie television network.
Parnelli Jones made mark in Speedway history
Whenever the conversation turns to memorable drivers of the Indy 500, the name Parnelli Jones invariably comes up. What’s interesting is that he did not have the long historical career at Indianapolis like a Foyt, an Unser or an Andretti, but he made his mark in Speedway history and in the hearts and minds of fans.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens for practice
True to form, Mother Nature announced her arrival at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, cutting short opening day of practice for the running of the Indianapolis 500 during the Centennial celebration of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
NEW: A.J. Foyt agrees to drive Indy 500 pace car
A.J. Foyt will be back in the lead car at this year’s Indianapolis 500.
Today, the four-time race winner accepted the invitation to replace Donald Trump as the celebrity pace-car driver, ending a brewing controversy for the May 29 race.
It was an obvious second choice.
BREAKING: Trump decides not to drive Pace Car
Controversial billionaire Donald J. Trump today informed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that he may be announcing shortly his intention to run for the office of President of the United States, and therefore he thought it would be inappropriate to drive the Pace Car for the 100th anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29.
TRACKSIDE: Wabash Valley racing ready to take green flag — even Action Track
Despite having already lost several bouts to the elements, the 2011 Wabash Valley motorsports season has taken the green flag and will soon be shifting into high gear on several fronts.
Tracy to make IndyCar debut; West Terre Haute's Fitzpatrick sixth in USAC sprint standings
Paul Tracy will make his first IZOD IndyCar Series run this week, competing in the Long Beach Grand Prix.
NEW: Longtime Indy Speedway voice Tom Carnegie dies
Longtime voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tom Carnegie has died. He was 91.
NEW: USAC driver Shane Hmiel injured in Action Track crash
United States Auto Club Silver Crown driver Shane Hmiel suffered critical head injuries Saturday night in a one-car accident during qualifying for the Sumar Classic 100 at the Terre Haute Action Track.
Sumar Classic set for Saturday's season finale at Action Track
The USAC Silver Crown cars return to the Terre Haute Action Track on Saturday as the Sumar Classic 100 represents the finale at the track for its 2010 season.
The race was originally scheduled for July 21, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
TRACKSIDE: Growth continues at Lincoln Park Speedway
The 2010 season at Lincoln Park Speedway drew to a close over the weekend, and the recently completed campaign will go down as one of the most successfull at the popular short-track oval.
USAC sprints conclude Action Track schedule with positive night
In a season that has generated its share of memorable and not so memorable moments, the sprint car portion of the 2010 Terre Haute Action Track schedule ended on a high note Saturday night.
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