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Friday’s motors: Bell rallies to win Xfinity race

Friday’s motors: Bell rallies to win Xfinity raceHe passed Justin Allgaier with 17 laps left and held off Daniel Hemric to win the 300-mile race at Kentucky Speedway.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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Detroit Grand Prix organizers seek shorter permit for racing on Belle Isle

Detroit Grand Prix organizers seek shorter permit for racing on Belle IsleMichigan DNR must grant permisson for more IndyCar Series racing on Belle Isle.
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  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
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Detroit Grand Prix talks to begin Friday

Detroit Grand Prix talks to begin FridayThe future of the Detroit Grand Prix could become clearer this week as race officials will present plans to the Belle Isle Advisory Committee to continue holding the annual IndyCar event on the island in the Detroit River.
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  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
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Erik Jones' first win could pave way for next-gen drivers

Jones’ first win could pave way for next-gen driversSport looks to breathe new life as 22-year-old's victory perhaps signals shift heading into final 18 races.
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  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
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Stock car team makes history, starts 3 female drivers

Stock car team makes history, starts 3 female driversNatalie Decker, Leilani Münter and Toni Breidinger finished 12th, 18th and 20th respectively at Chicagoland Speedway.
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
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Daredevil Pastrana replicates Evel Knievel’s jumps

Daredevil Travis Pastrana replicates Evel Knievel’s jumpsDaredevil Travis Pastrana said it was “an honor to live a day in Evel’s boots”
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  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
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Sunday’s motors: Hinchcliffe scores victory at Iowa

Sunday’s motors: Hinchcliffe scores victory at IowaThe Canadian driver overtakes Josef Newgarden with just over 40 laps remaining for first victory of IndyCar season.
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  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
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Saturday's motors: Byron's Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Saturday’s motors: Erik Jones wins crash-filled Daytona raceThe driver from Byron, Mich., was involved in one of the many wrecks, but his No. 20 Toyota was still in good enough shape to get by Truex.
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  • 1 week ago
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Pastrana to attempt Evel Knievel jump at Caesars Palace

Pastrana to attempt Evel Knievel jump at Caesars PalaceFifty years after Evel Knievel wiped out trying to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Travis Pastrana will try to nail the stunt.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Friday's motors: Illegal pass gives Larson Xfinity win

Friday’s motors: Illegal pass gives Larson Xfinity winKyle Larson was declared the winner of the Firecracker 250 on Friday night when Justin Haley’s late pass in overtime was ruled illegal.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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NASCAR’s ‘Young Stars’ tired of blame for sport’s woes

NASCAR’s ‘Young Stars’ tired of blame for sport’s woesAustin Dillon and 28-year-old Joey Logano are the only drivers in their 20s who have won this season.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Sunday’s motors: Busch out-finesses Larson in Cup win

Sunday’s motors: Busch out-finesses Larson in Cup winBusch outdueled Larson down the stretch Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Saturday’s motors: Larson wins at Chicagoland Speedway

Saturday’s motors: Larson wins at Chicagoland SpeedwayIt was his second win in three starts on the Xfinity Series this season.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Indy 500 champ Will Power looks to get groove back

Indy 500 champ Power looks to get groove backThe Australian has endured an uneven IndyCar season after May's Brickyard victory.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Texas posturing but Detroit committed to keeping prime date for IndyCar race

Texas posturing but Detroit committed to keeping prime dateThe goal of Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race chairman Bud Denker is to keep the IndyCar doubleheader on Belle Isle the week after the Indianapolis 500.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Sunday's motors: Truex tricks Harvick on track, conquers Sonoma

Sunday’s motors: Truex tricks Harvick on track, conquers SonomaDriver feigns pit stop, which enables him to race to second career victory on challenging California track.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Saturday's motors: Newgarden wins pole to lead Penske sweep

Saturday’s motors: Newgarden wins pole to lead Penske sweepJosef Newgarden has a pole to go with the new garden that fans planted in his honor at Road America.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Sunday's motors: Allgaier dominates, wins Xfinity race at Iowa

Sunday’s motors: Allgaier dominates, wins Xfinity race at IowaJustin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Saturday’s motors: Moffitt claims hometown win

Saturday’s motors: Moffitt claims hometown winBrett Moffitt bolstered his breakout season with a stirring win on his home track.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Bowyer's gamble pays off, Ford dominates at wet MIS

Bowyer’s gamble pays off, Ford dominates at MISClint Bowyer won the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sunday after having to wait nearly three hours for the race to begin due to rainy conditions.
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  • 1 month ago
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Krupa: MIS race runs while debate over NASCAR future simmers

Krupa: MIS race runs, NASCAR future simmersNASCAR considers how to improve racing, but Brad Keselowski and Mark Martin object to reducing role of drivers for sake of competitiveness.
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  • 1 month ago
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Roush, Penske share admiration, fond MIS memories

Roush, Penske share admiration, fond MIS memoriesCar owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske were both at MIS to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the two-mile superspeedway.
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  • 1 month ago
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Michigan Race Week: FireKeepers 400 preview

Michigan Race Week: FireKeepers 400 previewDetroit News motor sports reporter Gregg Krupa talks to NASCAR driver Erik Jones of Byron, Michigan about the FireKeepers 400 at MIS on Sunday.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Krupa: Tires must put NASCAR drivers in the groove

Krupa: Tires must put NASCAR drivers in the grooveGoodyear brought new tires to MIS. How they work could determine winner of FireKeepersCasino 400, and restore a wider racing groove.
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  • 1 month ago
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Austin Dillon wins Xfinity series race at MIS, beating Richard Childress Racing teammate

Dillon wins rain-shortened Xfinity race at MISIt was Richard Childress Racing teammates Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric working together with Hemric pushing Dillon past Ryan Reed with 49 laps remaining for the lead.
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  • 1 month ago
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Morgan Shepherd still racing at MIS at age 76

Morgan Shepherd still racing at MIS at age 76Morgan Shepherd is as busy as ever these days, still driving at over 200 mph at Michigan International Speedway at age 76.
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  • 1 month ago
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2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway
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  • 1 month ago
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Rochester Hills' Brad Keselowski gunning for first checkered flag at MIS

Rochester Hills’ Brad Keselowski hopes for first NASCAR win at MISTeam Penske driver seeking first win at Brooklyn speedway after second-place finishes in 2012 and third in 2014 and 2016.
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  • 1 month ago
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Ford Motor Co. remains firmly committed to racing — and winning

Ford Motor remains firmly committed to racingFord Performance is strong in NASCAR this season, and participates in racing around the globe.
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  • 1 month ago
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Sunday's motors: Vettel wins, leads Formula One title race

Sunday’s motors: Vettel wins, takes Formula One leadSebastian Vettel led from the pole to the checkered flag — and then some — to claim a long-awaited Ferrari victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.
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  • 1 month ago
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Saturday’s motors: Dixon leads last 119 laps to win

Saturday’s motors: Dixon leads last 119 laps to winScott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas on Saturday night, winning his second consecutive IndyCar race.
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  • 1 month ago
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Kurt Busch claims pole for FireKeepers Casino 400 at MIS

Kurt Busch claims pole for FireKeepers Casino 400 at MISKurt Busch won the pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 Friday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.
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  • 1 month ago
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ARCA driver Natalie Decker's love for racing started with trip to go-kart track

ARCA’s Decker’s love for racing started at go-kart trackNatalie Decker will make her debut at Michigan International Speedway in Friday's ARCA race.
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  • 1 month ago
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Krupa: My favorite races at MIS, where unrestrained speed reigns

Krupa: My favorite races at MIS, where unrestrained speed reignsIn 50 years, Michigan International Speedway provides great NASCAR and IndyCar racing.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Michigan International Speedway at 50: Wide, sweeping turns still set the pace

MIS at 50: Wide, sweeping turns still set paceThe original, distrinctive characteristics of the track still holding sway.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Detroit Grand Prix has 5 percent increase in attendance

Detroit Grand Prix has 5 percent increase in attendanceThe IndyCar Series received up-and-down television ratings for the two races of the 2018 Detroit Grand Prix.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Kyle Larson takes aim at historic win at MIS

Kyle Larson takes aim at historic win at MISKyle Larson can become the first driver since Kevin Harvick to win four consecutive races at the same track.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Michigan International Speedway: 50 years of racing

Michigan International Speedway: 50 years of racingMichigan International Speedway: 50 years of racing
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Brad Keselowski: Rule change levels playing field for Ford

Keselowski: Rule change levels playing field for FordKeselowski feels Ford drivers are on a level playing field because of a new rule change NASCAR has implemented for the 2018 season.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Michigan's Erik Jones gives NASCAR a shot of youth

Michigan’s Erik Jones gives NASCAR a shot of youthJones, 22, is one of the young guns in the series and a shot of youth is needed with the departure during the last few years of such stars as Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Midway through IndyCar season, parity is in the lead

Midway through IndyCar season, parity is in the leadA new car design and increasingly standard equipment make for many winners in the IndyCar series
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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GM exec: 'Sorry does not describe' crashing pace car at Detroit Grand Prix

GM exec Reuss: ‘Sorry does not describe’ crashThe second race of the Detroit Grand Prix was delayed Sunday when the pace car spun at the start of its first lap and struck a portion of the wall.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Krupa: IndyCar pushes changes amid tough times for motor sports

Krupa: IndyCar pushes changes amid tough times for motor sportsDeclining popularity of auto racing is forcing changes, and IndyCar speeds ahead at Detroit Grand Prix.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Hunter-Reay overtakes skidding Rossi to claim Detroit Grand Prix

Hunter-Reay overtakes skidding Rossi to claim Detroit Grand PrixTaking advantage of a brutal error by race leader Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay took the second race of the Detroit Grand Prix Sunday.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting

Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee meetingBelle Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting
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