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  • Indy officials seek new ways to attract fans

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats. He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400. He's kept motorcycles on the summer schedule at Indy and added road races and vintage car races....

  • NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief for six races for a failed post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill are both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. They are not eligible to return until...

  • Ratings watch: Brickyard 400 tops week with 3.1 rating

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    ESPN’s telecast down 18 percent from last year

  • Chase drivers can't attend Homestead tire test


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will not allow championship-eligible drivers to participate in a Goodyear tire test at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But, to ensure fairness, NASCAR will allow all organizations represented in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship to participate in the Aug. 26...

  • Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the "Wonder Boy" who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly...

  • It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend...

  • Kahne doomed by poor restart, fuel woes at Indy

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kasey Kahne held the inside line, a lead and a shot at winning the Brickyard 400. By the end, his No. 5 car limped to finish out of fuel, and with Kahne running out of time to pick up a sorely needed victory. Jeff Gordon powered his way past his Hendrick Motorsports...

  • Penske's Indy struggles continue in Cup series

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Keselowski and Juan Pablo Montoya came to Indianapolis trying to send Roger Penske back to Victory Lane. They never got a chance Sunday. Montoya — making his second NASCAR start of the year — dropped nine spots in the first 10 laps, Keselowski's hopes were dashed...

  • Pratt stars at track in role as honorary Hoosier

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Pratt has caught passes from Andrew Luck, sampled the spicy shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo's and driven the pace car at the Brickyard 400. He plays an Indiana resident on TV, and he's fit right in as an honorary Hoosier at a trifecta of must-see landmarks in...

  • Race Team Alliance expects to add NASCAR teams

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Race Team Alliance chairman Rob Kauffman said Sunday the rest of NASCAR's full-time teams should soon be added to the group that is working on issues facing the sport. The RTA formed this month as an alliance of nine of NASCAR's top teams. Kauffman met with other owners...

  • Penske considering V8 Supercars but mum on Ambrose

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske is considering having a car in Australia's V8 Supercar Series. But the team owner declined to say if Marcos Ambrose is in line for a position with the team, either as the driver or in a management role. The Brisbane Courier-Mail has reported that Penske was...

  • Carl Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision Sunday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss contract negotiations. He's believed to...

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