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USCC: Laguna Seca – Ex-ALMS P2 takes first victory, Corvette tops GT

Prototype standings entering Round 4 of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca had Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa (#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP), leading Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) by 5 points and Ricky and Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) by 7. Laguna Seca, however, saw a former American Le Mans Series competitor take pole for the first time in the unified series, Johannes van Overbeek putting...

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IndyCar: Alabama – Andretti Autosport 1-2, Dixon takes third

Photo: Bret Kelley   Will Power (Team Penske, Chevrolet) won pole for a wet start to the Honda IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport, Honda) started next to him in P2, his second straight front row start. Andretti teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified third, with Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, Honda) lining up fourth. After a nearly 3-hr rain delay race control opened pit lane. With a wet start declared, all teams we...

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IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud previews Barber Motorsports Park

Photo: Brett Kelley   Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports, Honda), who scored his first IndyCar win last year, talked to the media to preview the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. Selected quotes are below.   Q. Simon, you're off to a strong start in 2014 with two top-five finishes at St. Petersburg and Long Beach, currently third in the points. Are you where you want to be in the championship after two rounds?     ...

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IndyCar: Long Beach – Conway takes third career win, Power pushes to P2

Photo: Chris Owens   Andretti Autosport (Honda) locked down the front row for the IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach, Ryan Hunter-Reay starting on the pole next to James Hinchcliffe. Three-time Long Beach winner Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing, Chevrolet) took third on the grid, with Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, Honda) lining up fourth. Long Beach used a standing start, the first of the season. Hinchcliffe bogged down initially, with Bourdais moving into second and ...

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IndyCar: AJ Foyt's Takuma Sato talks Long Beach

Photo: Chris Jones   A.J. Foyt Racing's Takuma Sato returns to the site of his first Verizon IndyCar Series win this weekend, when the series visits the streets of Long Beach, Calif., for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Japanese driver talked about the start of his season, which saw him win the Verizon P1 Award at St. Pete as well as returning to Long Beach as a defending winner.   Q: Takuma, you're off to another strong start to the 2014 season with the pole position...

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IndyCar: St. Pete – Will Power picks up where he left off

Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher   Takuma Sato (AJ Foyt Enterprises, Honda) won the season’s first pole and fourth of his career. Tony Kanaan made his Target Chip Ganassi (Chevrolet) debut by placing his car on Row 1 next to Sato, his first front-row start since the St. Pete race in 2010. Row 2 consisted of Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport, Honda) and Will Power (Team Penkse, Chevy). Rookie Jack Hawksworth (Bryan Herta Autosport, Honda) lined up eighth.   Hunter-Reay took second ...

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IndyCar: St. Pete preview – Dixon, Bourdais, Hawksworth all have winning touch

Photo: John Hendrick   The first race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season will run this Sunday at 3 pm (ET) on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cars and drivers tested most recently at Barber Motorsports Park, with the Top 16 of the 23 participants separated by less than 1 sec.   Last year’s champion Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet) enters the season as IndyCar’s most winning active driver with 33 victories, standing behind...

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IndyCar: Graham Rahal talks St. Pete, winless streak, Dale Jr.

Photo: Chris Jones   Graham Rahal, driver of the No. 15 National Guard Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, participated in an IndyCar conference call to preview the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He talked about the course for Race 1 this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla., the tough time he’s had winning races the past few years, and a potential ride swap with NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr., among other topics.   Q. Graham, the off-season is finally over. It's t...

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USCC: 12 Hours of Sebring – Ganassi wins, Porsche tops GTs

Photo: IMSA.com   Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona winners #5 Action Express (Corvette DP) took the pole for the 12 Hours of Sebring with Sebastien Bourdais behind the wheel. Alex Brundle qualified the OAK Racing Oreca-Nissan second. Michael Christensen topped GT LeMans (GTLM) qualifying in a Porsche North America 911 RSR. Dane Cameron won the GT Daytona (GTD) pole in a Turner Motorsport BMW Z4, but had to start from the pits following a timing violation. Bruno Junquiera led the Prototype Challe...

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USCC: IndyCar invades Rolex 24 at Daytona; Qualifying results

Photo: Team Ganassi drivers Sage Karam, Jamie McMurray, Tony Kanaan "I think it's great for IndyCar that its drivers are doing other types of racing. It just shows the world how good they are." -- Bobby Rahal   An IndyCar Series competitor has co-driven the winning overall entry in the Rolex 24 At Daytona the past 3 years and 5 of the past 10. In 2013, series drivers swept the podium, with Charlie Kimball (first, Chip Ganassi/Felix Sabates Riley-BMW DP), Ryan Hunter-Reay (second, ...

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