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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Tyler wins 100 lap race at Richmond

Tyler wins 100 lap race at Richmond

Brian Tyler won tonight's James River Grounds 100 USAC Silver Crown Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Tyler, who won this race in 2007 and the 60 lap Sprint race here in 2006, started in fifth place and jumped to second within the ...

Santos comes from 13th to win in Richmond

Santos comes from 13th to win in Richmond

Bobby Santos III came from a thirteenth place starting position to win tonight's 60 lap Rotondo Weirich Showdown USAC National Sprint race at Richmond International Raceway. He was followed by front row starters Darren Hagen and Brad Sweet. The...

East and Jones on front row at Richmond

East and Jones on front row at Richmond

Bobby East and Levi Jones will form the front row for tomorrow night's 100 lap James River Grounds 100 USAC Silver Crown Series race at Richmond International Raceway. East, who won the Silver Crown race here in 2004 and the Sprint race...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Behind the Barriers - Race Day

Behind the Barriers - Race Day

Helio Castroneves became the ninth driver to win the 500 three times. Three of those drivers - A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears - went on to win four. Today was also the nineteenth time the race has been won from the pole. Unser (once) and...

Gurney wins Night Before the 500

Gurney wins Night Before the 500

Chuck Gurney won last night's 50 lap Night Before the 500 National Midget race at O'Reilly Raceway Park, leading 42 laps after early leader Cole Whitt fell out with a broken axle. It wasn't an easy race, with Bobby East dogging him during the...

Hollingsworth wins Indiana Hoosier Hundred

Hollingsworth wins Indiana Hoosier Hundred

Shane Hollingsworth won his first Silver Crown race tonight in convincing fashion, winning the 55th Hoosier Hundred from the pole and leading every lap. He survived eight yellows, one red, and a relentless pursuit by Jerry Coons Jr. that ended...

Cunningham sets record time for Indianapolis pole

Cunningham sets record time for Indianapolis pole

Wade Cunningham has won the pole for tomorrow's Firestone Freedom 100 race with a new qualifying record of 190.177 mph, eclipsing Jaime Camara's 2005 mark of 189.870 mph. Not quite satisfied with his first lap, Cunningham, who won the pole and the...

Manzanita memories, a fond farewellHeadline

Manzanita memories, a fond farewell

According to Allan Brown's "History of America's Speedways," there have been a total of 5953 oval speedways in the United States, with 1040 of them still active. After this weekend, that total will be 1039. Or maybe 1038, depending on how you ...

Tue 01 Jul 2008
Kanaan conquers wreck-strewn RichmondHeadline

Kanaan conquers wreck-strewn Richmond

Tony Kanaan led 166 laps, including the final 95, to win tonight's 300 lap SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. For a while, it looked like nobody would win. Almost half the field was gone by the halfway point. There were...

Mon 30 Jun 2008
Fillip runs away at Richmond

Fillip runs away at Richmond

Chet Fillip won tonight's "James River Grounds 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship Series race in decisive fashion. Starting from tenth position, the veteran driver, who has raced in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, passed cars on...

Sat 28 Jun 2008
Coons dominates Showdown at Sundown

Coons dominates Showdown at Sundown

Jerry Coons Jr. won tonight's 60 lap, two-segment "Showdown at Sundown" National Sprint Car race at Richmond International Raceway. He took the lead away from Shane Hmiel two laps from the end of the first 30 lap segment, then went on to dominate...

Mon 26 May 2008
Behind the Barriers - Indy 500 Race Day

Behind the Barriers - Indy 500 Race Day

While the Indianapolis 500 is an American racing tradition, it has always been an international event. That tradition continues. Thirteen of today's 33 starters were from the United States. With seven drivers from Brazil, two from Venezuela,...

Sun 25 May 2008
East dominates the Night Before the 500

East dominates the Night Before the 500

Bobby East won last night's 63rd running of the Night Before the 500 National Championship Midget race. He qualified second fastest, won his heat, and led every lap of the 40 lap feature. It was a big win for East, whose father Bob had success...

Barnhart gives Indy 500 drivers final instructions

Barnhart gives Indy 500 drivers final instructions

The 33 drivers who will start in tomorrow's Indianapolis 500 received final instructions from Indy Racing League President of Competition and Operations Brian Barnhart in a public ceremony held this morning along the front straightaway of the ...

Sat 24 May 2008
Indy Freedom 100 postponed to Saturday

Indy Freedom 100 postponed to Saturday

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and COO Joie Chitwood III and President of Competion Brian Barnhart announced that, due to unyielding rain, today's Firestone Freedom 100 has been postponed to tomorrow, May 24. The race is now scheduled to ...

Fri 23 May 2008
Battistini wins pole for Freedom 100

Battistini wins pole for Freedom 100

Dillon Battistini captured the pole for tomorrow's 40 lap Firestone Freedom 100 race, with a two lap average speed of 188.397 mph. This is the first pole position for the rookie driver, and the seventh for Panther Racing. "It feels fantastic -...

Sun 01 Jul 2007
Tyler takes the win at Richmond

Tyler takes the win at Richmond

Brian Tyler won tonight's USAC Silver Crown Series 100 race at Richmond International Raceway. Starting from the inside of the second row, he took command on the twelfth lap, and was never challenged. During green flag runs, he maintained a ...

East wins at Richmond

East wins at Richmond

The sun rises in the East. Today Bobby East showed that East rises with the sun, dominating this morning's rain-delayed "Showdown at Sundown" USAC National Sprint Car race at Richmond International Raceway. The race was recast from its original...

IRL: Franchitti dominates for Richmond victory

IRL: Franchitti dominates for Richmond victory

Dario Franchitti won tonight's SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. He led 242 laps, a new record for both the IndyCar Racing Series and this event at Richmond. He surpassed Buddy Lazier's record of 224 laps set at Richmond...

Wed 30 May 2007
IRL: Behind the Barriers - Race DayHeadline

IRL: Behind the Barriers - Race Day

Dario Franchitti is the second Scotsman to win the Indianapolis 500. The first was, of course, Jim Clark, in 1965. Clark and fellow Scotsman Jackie Stewart have been an inspiration to Franchitti during his career. *** Dario...

Mon 28 May 2007
Swindell wins Night Before the 500

Swindell wins Night Before the 500

Kevin Swindell dominated last night's 62nd running of the Night Before the 500 USAC National Midget race at O'Reilly Raceway Park, leading the 50 lap event flag to flag. Starting from the pole, he beat outside pole sitter Bobby Santos III to Turn...

Sun 27 May 2007
IRL: Dempsey looks forward to pacing the Indianapolis 500

IRL: Dempsey looks forward to pacing the Indianapolis 500

Patrick Dempsey, portrayer of Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit TV show "Grey's Anatomy," will be playing another role tomorrow: pace car driver for the start of the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500. Over the years, this task has fallen on...

Sat 26 May 2007
IPS: IRL: Behind the Barriers - Carb Day

IPS: IRL: Behind the Barriers - Carb Day

Today's Freedom 100 marked the 14th consecutive year in which there was more than one race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the fifth consecutive year in which there was more than one in the month of May. After multi-race programs in 1909...

Fri 25 May 2007
IPS: Losch on pole for Freedom 100 at Indianapolis

IPS: Losch on pole for Freedom 100 at Indianapolis

Ken Losch took the pole for tomorrow's Freedom 100, with a speed of 188.231 mph. Alex Lloyd sits on the outside pole at 188.080 mph. Speeds today, including morning practice with cars towing each other, did not quite match the record pole speed...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
IPS: Cunningham, Howard on Freedom 100 front row

IPS: Cunningham, Howard on Freedom 100 front row

Wade Cunningham and Jay Howard took the inside and outside poles, respectively, for tomorrow's running of the IRL Indy Pro Series Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cunningham dominated the day, turning the fastest times in ...

IRL: Race Day Notes: Indianapolis 500

IRL: Race Day Notes: Indianapolis 500

It's about time things came together for Sam Hornish Jr. at Indianapolis. In his prior six starts, not only did he not win but he never even completed the full 200 laps. His best performance before today was in 2001, when he was flagged at 196...

IRL: Castroneves' team wins Indy 500 pit stop challenge

IRL: Castroneves' team wins Indy 500 pit stop challenge

Helio Castroneves and his Marlboro Team Penske pit crew won today's Checkers/Rally's Pit Stop Challenge, setting a record time of 7.7365 seconds in the semi-final round. The team took home $50,000 of the Challenge's newly increased $100,000 ...

Santos wins Night Before the 500

Santos wins Night Before the 500

Bobby Santos won last night's 61st running of the Night Before the 500 USAC National Midget race at Indianapolis Raceway Park. He dominated the 50 lap event, qualifying fastest and leading all but the first two laps. The star of the evening was...

Wise wins Hoosier Hundred

Wise wins Hoosier Hundred

Josh Wise won last night's 54th running of the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. For 99 laps he trailed Tony Stewart Racing teammate Levi Jones. During a series of restarts in the final laps of the race he looked low and high, ...

Tue 27 Jun 2006
IRL: Hornish dominates and wins at Richmond

IRL: Hornish dominates and wins at Richmond

Sam Hornish Jr. won tonight's SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. He dominated the evening, taking the lead from teammate Helio Castroneves on lap 39 and never relinquishing it for the remainder of the 250 lap...

Sun 25 Jun 2006
Bud Kaeding wins at Richmond

Bud Kaeding wins at Richmond

Bud Kaeding won tonight's Richmond Times-Dispatch 100 USAC Silver Crown race at Richmond International Raceway. Only five cars, out of a starting field of 14, were running at the end, with just three of those on the lead lap. Only two of the ...

Sat 24 Jun 2006
Brian Tyler wins 60 lapper at Richmond

Brian Tyler wins 60 lapper at Richmond

Brian Tyler won tonight's USAC National Sprint Car Series "Showdown at Sundown" event at Richmond International Raceway. The 60 lap race was divided into two segments of 31 and 29 laps each. Tyler started and finished the first segment in...

IRL: Richmond qualifying rained out, Castroneves on pole

IRL: Richmond qualifying rained out, Castroneves on pole

Qualifying for tomorrow's SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway was rained out tonight. The starting lineup will be based on practice speeds, with Helio Castroneves on pole and Scott Sharp beside him on the outside of the...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Dave Steele wins at Richmond

Dave Steele wins at Richmond

Dave Steele dominated tonight's Richmond Times-Dispatch 100 USAC Silver Crown Series race at Richmond International Raceway, starting from the pole and leading every lap. He took command at the green, and was never challenged on any of the race's...