I on IndyCar: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Was One for the Ages

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If you didn’t like the outcome of the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing,” otherwise known as the Indy 500, what in the world were you hoping for?

NHRA: Beckman, Lucas, Enders and Savoie Score First-Career U.S. Nationals Victories at Lucas Oil

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CLERMONT, Ind. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman completed a sweep of the weekend in Funny Car with his victory on Labor Day Monday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the world’s most prestigious drag race and the …

NHRA: Rain Scratches First Day of Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Qualifying

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — NHRA photo — Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s professional qualifying session at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Rain started just as qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began and continued into the night. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Redell Harris was the only bike to make it down Lucas …

NHRA: Todd to Replace Massey in Traxxas Nitro Shootout at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. — official series release — NHRA photo — NHRA officials announced late Monday that Seattle winner J.R. Todd has been inserted into the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Top Fuel field in place of Spencer Massey, who did not enter the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals prior to the posted deadline. Todd is placed into the field by virtue of his …

NHRA: Dixon Looking for More Indy Magic; Chasing Fourth U.S. Nationals Win Against Loaded Top Fuel Field

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — NHRA photo — Three-time Top Fuel world champion Larry Dixon’s fascination with the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals began more than 40 years ago. In fact, he had no trouble coming up with his first memory of the race, and the aura surrounding it, and it remains perfectly clear four decades later. “Coming here with …

NHRA: Countdown Spots on the Line for DeJoria and Force; All-Female Fight Set to Light Up Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. — official series release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria knows what is on the line at the world’s most prestigious drag race, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. And like she proved a year ago, the Funny Car standout is more than capable of rising to the occasion on drag racing’s biggest stage. DeJoria is the …

NHRA: Beckman and Brown Top Final Day of U.S. Nationals Testing at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official series release — NHRA photo — Funny Car points leader Jack Beckman and Top Fuel world championship challenger Antron Brown posted the quickest runs in their categories Thursday to close testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. NHRA teams utilized the two-day open test to prepare for the world’s most …

NHRA: Kalitta to Fly DeWalt “Made in the USA” Colors During U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. — official team release — Kalitta Motorsports photo — Kalitta Motorsports, in partnership with DeWalt and Mac Tools, have announced the extension of the DeWalt Made in the USA with Global materials initiative to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Championship contender Doug Kalitta will run the DeWalt Made in the USA with Global Materials scheme during the …

NHRA: Crampton and Hagan Lead Fields During Opening Day of U.S. Nationals Testing at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official series release — NHRA photo — Defending Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Top Fuel winner Richie Crampton and defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan made the quickest runs in their respective categories Wednesday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during the opening day of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. NHRA teams utilized the first …

AMA SX: Three Straight; Ryan Dungey Keeps Rolling, Wins Indianapolis Supercross

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — Simon Cudby photo — For the second consecutive weekend in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Red Bull KTM swept the top two classes in action. Ryan Dungey picked up his third consecutive Supercross win of the season at Lucas Oil Stadium in front of 60,491 fans, while Marvin Musquin earned his third consecutive …

NSCS: Could Gordon Have a Brickyard Swan Song In Store?

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America photo – 2015 might be the last time we see future NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon full-time on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit, but the four-time champion did not rule out the chance to race part-time in the …

INDYCAR: Straight No Chaser Takes The Mantle From Nabors; Will Sing Back Home Again In Indiana At 2015 Indy 500

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official track release — IMS photo — Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser will perform “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” during the pre-race festivities for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 on May 24. The world-renowned a cappella group, founded in 1996 at Indiana University-Bloomington, will sing the traditional song in 2015 as legendary entertainer Jim Nabors retired …