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SVRA - “INDY LEGENDS” PRO-AM FIELD AT IMS SWELLS

Geoff Brabham, Alex Lloyd, Johnny Parsons Jr. and Rick Treadway in Special Feature

Southlake, TX (April 24, 2014) – The field of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race veterans for the June 8 Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s (SVRA) “Indy Legends Pro-Am” race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) continues to grow with the addition of four more great names. Geoff Brabham, Alex Lloyd, Johnny Parsons Jr. and Rick Treadway are all set to return to competition at IMS. They will compete with a field of as many as 20 other Indianapolis 500 veterans in a special feature of the SVRA’s June 6 – 8 “Brickyard Invitational” vintage race weekend.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 11:58 AM, 04.24.2014

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SVRA - AL UNSER JR. RETURNS TO COMPETITION AT IMS

Joins Growing Field of Indy Legends in Brickyard Vintage Race

Southlake, TX (April 21, 2014) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced one of the giants of the sport, two-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Al Unser Jr., will compete in the “Indy Legends Pro-Am,” a special feature to its June 6 – 8 “Brickyard Invitational” vintage race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The SVRA, America’s premier vintage racing organization, is creating a return to competition for veterans of the Indianapolis 500 with a 40 minute race of American muscle cars on the Speedway’s 2.43-mile Grand Prix road course on Sunday, June 8. Unser joins Lyn St. James, Willy T. Ribbs and Mark Dismore who agreed to compete last week.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 10:26 AM, 04.21.2014

Partridge And Irving Take Irwindale LM Mains

Travis Irving and a winning smile. Photo- Ed Hollowell

IRWINDALE, CA APRIL 19, 2014 -RIS- Twin 30 lap featuers by the Lucas Oil Late Models were the top of the bill for Irwindale Speedway. It was something familiar and something new in the winners circle as Ryan Partridge took his third race in a row and then Travis Irving took the second race.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 4:58 AM, 04.20.2014

SVRA - St. James, Ribbs and Dismore Early Entries for Pro-Am

LEGENDS TO RETURN TO COMPETITION AT IMS St. James, Ribbs and Dismore Early Entries in Special Feature

Southlake, TX (April 17, 2014) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced an “Indy Legends Pro-Am” race with a field of as many as 25 former drivers of the Indianapolis 500 as a special feature to its June 6 – 8 vintage race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The SVRA, America’s premier vintage racing organization, is creating a return to competition for the famous drivers with a 40 minute race of American muscle cars on the Speedway’s 2.43-mile Grand Prix road course on Sunday, June 8. Three initial entries, Lyn St. James, Willy T. Ribbs and Mark Dismore all made their mark on Indianapolis 500 history. St. James was 1992 rookie of the year while Ribbs became the first African- American to qualify for the race and Dismore came back from a devastating accident in 1991 to nearly win 10 years later before gearbox failure dashed his chances in the 2001 Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 1:47 PM, 04.19.2014

SVRA - “Indy Legends Pro-Am” Part of Vintage Weekend at IMS

Southlake, TX - Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) yesterday announced an “Indy Legends Pro-Am” race with a field of as many as 25 former drivers of the Indianapolis 500 as a special feature to its June 6 – 8 vintage race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 3:50 PM, 04.18.2014

Haas Formula Press Conference Transcript

Steiner and Haas introduced by Mike Arning

(CONCORD, NC - APRIL 14, 2014 - RIS) Gene Haas and HaasFormula principle Guenther Steiner held a press conference today to announce details of the new American Formula One team. Here is the team's transcript of the conference.
An interview with: GENE HAAS and GUENTHER STEINER

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 6:17 PM, 04.14.2014

Mike Conway and the Fuzzy's Ultra-Premium Vodka Chevrolet takes a 2nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

This is Mike Conway’s first win of 2014 and the third win of his Indy car career. His first win came here in Long Beach in 2011. He also won at Belle Isle-1 in Detroit in 2013.

        This is Ed Carpenter Racing’s second win in the Verizon IndyCar Series. It previously won with Ed Carpenter Racing at Auto Club Speedway in 2012.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 10:24 PM, 04.13.2014

IndyCar Long Beach Results

Mike Conway won his second Long Beach Grand Prix today, as the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to southern California.

A late-race accident with race leaders Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay collected the leaders and three other cars, taking them out of contention, and moving Scott Dixon to the front.

Dixon's fuel situation was dire, forcing the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Chevy into the pits, handing the lead and victory to Conway.

Conway drives for team owner Ed Carpenter, who takes over driving duties at IndyCar oval races.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 7:11 PM, 04.13.2014

2014 Starts With Hat Trick For Gardner

Damion Gardner with his third feature win this year.

PERRIS, CA APRIL 12, 2014 -RIS- Damion Gardner has started the 2014 USAC/CRA season with a hat-trick as he held off fast qualifier Michael Spencer to win for the third time. Starting from fifth position Damion moved past early leader Matt Mitchell to take the lead on the fourth lap. He lead the 27 remaining laps despite determined challenges from Spencer who started sixth.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 11:54 PM, 04.13.2014

NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Final Rounds End Great Racing Weekend

(CONCORD, NC – APRIL 13, 2014 – RIS) A gorgeous warm Spring day for the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals saw a big crowd of fans treated to four lanes of Pro classes. When all the smoke and fumes cleared, Antron Brown, Robert Hight, Jimmy Alund and Andrew Hines carried home the Wallies - NHRA's coveted trophies for winners.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 6:47 PM, 04.13.2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay leads the 23 car field for the 40th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Pole sitter Ryan Hunter-Reay

Qualifying Saturday for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.968-mile(s) Streets of Long Beach circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

 

1.  (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.8219 (104.462)

2.  (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.9403 (104.280)

3.  (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.9580 (104.253)

4.  (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.0097 (104.173)

5.  (98) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.0525 (104.108)

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 4:17 PM, 04.13.2014

Harvick Wins The Southern 500 On Green-White-Checker Finish

Photo Credit:  MRN

DARLINGTON, SC- RIS – Kevin Harvick held off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson to win the Bojangles Southern 500 after two green-white-checker finishes.  The poll winner dominated the race, but a series of late-race cautions forced two shootouts and Harvick was up to the task.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 12:38 AM, 04.13.2014

Elliott Gets Second Nationwide Win at Darlington

DARLINGTON, SC – RIS – This seems to becoming a habit.  For the second race in a row, Chase Elliott, the 18-year old son of Awesome Bill Elliott won his second straight race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Darlington Raceway, the place his father won the Winston Million 29 years ago.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 1:14 AM, 04.12.2014

Harvick Beats Logano for Darlington Pole

Credit - Getty Images for NASCAR

DARLINGTON, S.C. –RIS -  Aric Almirola has the record, but  only Kevin Harvick has the starting spot that counts most after Friday's  NASCAR Sprint Cup  knockout qualifying session at the track they call. “The Lady in
Black”—Darlington Raceway.. With a lap at 183.479 mph in the five-minute third round of time trials, Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at the egg-shaped 1.366-mile track.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 12:54 AM, 04.12.2014

Langdon and Capps Top Four-Wide Friday

Shawn Langdon - fast qualifier in Top Fuel

(CONCORD, NC – APRIL 11, 2014 – RIS) Langdon, Capps, McGaha and Hall topped the first day's qualifying at zMAX Dragway. Langdon's better Top Fuel time of the day was a 3.753/321.81 pass. Capps clocked a  pass at 4.059/314.24 in the NAPA Dodge Funny Car, while Chris McGaha pedaled his Pro Stock Camaro to a 6.523/212.73 pass. Pro Stock Motorcycle top qualifier after two rounds was John Hall, besting class champion Matt Smith with a time of 6.846/196.07 astride his Buell.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 7:31 PM, 04.11.2014

Four Tires Beat Two in Texas Green/White/Checker

Logano celebrates with a Texas-size burnout

(FORT WORTH, TX – APRIL 7, 2014 – RIS) Seven for seven in 2014 as Joey Logano became the seventh winner in seven races by taking the Texas Motor Speedway Duck Commander 500 in another green/white/checker finish. The first caution in the race flew for Dale Earnhardt Jr's crash on the front straight, ending his day after only 12 laps. Kevin Harvick, Dave Blaney, Parker Kligerman and a late exiting Kurt Busch were the only other drivers whose day ended early. Busch's left rear tire blew late, creating the green/white/checker finish.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 4:46 PM, 04.07.2014

Duck Commander 500 Postponed Until Monday

FORT WORTH, TX - RIS - The Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway was postponed until Monday at 7:00 PM today.  As rain moved through the area on Saturday, NASCAR had hoped to get the track dry enough to race, but by 7:00 PM, officials decided that this could not be done.  Part of the problem was a persistent mist in the area and humid conditions.  Also creepers of moisture were coming up through the track surface.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 11:31 PM, 04.06.2014

Stewart Takes Texas Pole - Starting Lineup

FORT WORTH, TX - RIS - Tony Stewart won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500 race at Texas Motor Spedway and in the process added just a little drama to the proceedings. Stewart waited until the very last moments of the final round of Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying session before making his last run and succeeded in knocking Brad Keselowski from the pole.  Keselowski, considered the master at winning poles and front row spots this season with the new qualifying procedure instituted by the sanctioning body, fell short this time.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 6:58 PM, 04.05.2014

Kentucky Chevy Best in Show at AutoFair

Best in Show!

(Track release: CONCORD, N.C. (April 6, 2014) – Jerry Horine, of Louisville, Ky., drove home with the prestigious Best of Show Award at the AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com for his beautifully restored 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, concluding the four-day automotive spectacular on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 7:09 PM, 04.06.2014

Chase Elliott Wins First Nationwide Race at Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Chase Elliott passed Kevin Harvick with laps winding down to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.  The high school senior outraced Sprint Cup drivers and series regulars to become the second youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 11:54 PM, 04.04.2014

Ryan Partridge's Irwindale Hat Trick

IRWINDALE, CA 04/05/2014 -RIS- Ryan Partridge of Rancho Cucamonga, California had the night of his life as Irwindale Speedway opened it's 2014 regular season. Partridge started with a win in the Lucas Oil Late Models in the first of two thirty lap races. Ryan went on to win the 40 lap Irwindale Race Trucks and finished up with a late race win in the second Lucas Oil Late Model 40 lapper. The second late model race was both a crash fest and a thriller as two multi-car wrecks and attrition left five of 21 cars running at the finish. Cole Custer lead the race at the last restart but Partridge got past on the lap 25 restart.

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 5:42 PM, 04.06.2014

Will Power Dominates Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Will Power Winner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Courtesy INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – Will Power drove to victory 1.9 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay in the season-opening race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Power’s Team Penske teammate and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, 2013 IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top five.

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Volume 2014, Issue 3, Posted 6:20 PM, 03.30.2014