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IndyCar: Baltimore – Pagenaud takes second win, Castroneves grows lead

Photo: Batman congratulates the winner in front of a clearly smitten onlooker. Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) took control of the IZOD IndyCar Series standings with his victory at Texas Motor Speedway in early June and carried a 39-point advantage into the Grand Prix of Baltimore thanks to 11 consecutive Top 10 finishes. Tony Kanaan (KV Racing Technologies) became IndyCar’s consecutive-starts leader with 212 by taking the Baltimore grid, breaking a tie with team co-owner Jimmy Vasser. St...

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IndyCar: Tony Kanaan readies for record 212th consecutive start

Photo: Kanaan enjoys his Indy victory quilt on the Bricks Fifteen-year IndyCar veteran Tony Kanaan’s (KV Racking Technology) banner 2013 continues. Having notched the first Indy 500 win of his career in May, Kanaan now stands poised to break team co-owner Jimmy Vasser’s record of 211 consecutive series starts. The native of Salvador, Brazil, made his debut with CART in 1998, scoring the first of the 16 career wins the very next season. Kanaan won the Indy Racing League championship ...

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IndyCar: Sonoma – Will Power takes first win of 2013

Photo: Chris Jones/www.IndyCar.com Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) came into Sonoma as the season points leader, with Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) second. Dixon began the race on the front row, but behind teammate Dario Franchitti, who took the pole. Castroneves’ Penske teammate Will Power was third on the starting grid, with Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) right next door in P4. Castroneves started fifth. Cross-pollination between IndyCar and sports cars continued (see...

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GRAND-AM: Brickyard - Dalziel, Popow win: Ferrari takes first GT victory

Photo: Grand-Am.com   The GRAND-AM Rolex Series came to Indianapolis with the Top 8 DP drivers within 6 points of each other, including a 4-way tie for the series lead between Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) and Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow (Starworks BMW Riley). 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan (No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley), Rubens Barrichello (Doran Racing Ford Dallara), Sebastien Bourdais (8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP), AJ ...

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ALMS: Canada – Muscle Milk dominates P1; Corvette, Viper battle down to the wire

Photo: Dan R. Boyd/ALMS Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport) is the fastest track on the American Le Mans Series calendar each year and both the GT and P2 races were tightly contested. Reigning ALMS GT champions Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin claimed a narrow GT class victory in the No. 4 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 ahead of Dominik Farnbacher and Marc Goossens in the No. 91 SRT Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R, winning by just 0.267 sec. The No. 551 Siemens/Alpina Watches/O...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Circuit of the Americas ride-along

Photo: Chris Smith/GonzoGeek Media Inc. I’ve been a racing fan for as long as I can remember. It and music enthralled me from the first time I laid eyes and ears on them. My first favorite drivers were Johnny Rutherford, Nicki Lauda, and Jody Scheckter. My favorite cars were the Martini Porsche 936s that dominated sports car racing at the time. Given all this, I’ve long tried to imagine what it would be like to go around a world-class road course in an actual race car. Thanks to...

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Grand-Am 2013: Pruett, Montoya power BMW to Rolex 24 win

The Rolex Grand-Am Series got off to a great start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. After 24 hours of racing, three cars from three different makers remained in contention to win in a class (DP) piloted by stars, including champions, not just from Grand-Am but NASCAR, IndyCar, LeMans, DTM, and formerly Formula 1 and Australian V8 Supercars. In the end, Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record with his fifth overall victory as Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line in t...

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Ryan Hunter-Reay joins lineup for Rolex 24

Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay has been named the third co-driver alongside 2013 full-time teammates Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor when the newly christened No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP for Wayne Taylor Racing takes to the Daytona International Speedway road course for the 51st running of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be the seventh consecutive Rolex 24 and the 16th Rolex Series event for the 32-year-o...

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Grand-Am 2013: Barrichello, Kanaan, Tracy; Brits and Scots; Audi

The 2013 Grand-Am season starts at the end of the month with the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona and the field is shaping up to be one of the best ever in terms of both drivers and cars. Most recently, Rubens Barrichello, Tony Kanaan, and Paul Tracy have signed on to participate, starting with this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24, the final 3-day test before the race itself. Barrichello and Kanaan are part of a two-car GT entry filed by Dener Motorsport, and will co-drive the team’s No...

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