A JOLT OF RACING REALITY

It’s like sitting on a Denver freeway in December in the middle of multi-car collision: you just sit waiting for the next hit to come. There have been numerous harrowing crashes in major motorsports in recent years, with numerous drivers walking away as we all held our collective breaths waiting for the driver to emerge. The moment never came for defending Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Not Wheldon! The guy has a wife and two young sons who will on ...

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UNLIKELY TEAMS TAKING BIG WINS IN NASCAR AND INDY

If the expression holds true that everybody loves an underdog, race fans should be smitten with the results of the country’s biggest auto races this year.Trevor Bayne shocked the motorsports world with his Daytona 500 win. The race was only his second career NASCAR Cup start and he did it from behind the wheel of the famed Wood Brothers entry. The Wood family has fielded a NASCAR team for generations and is highly revered. However, their most recent circuit victory was in 2001. When the Gr ...

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DAN WHELDON WINS INDIANAPOLIS 500 IN THRILLING FINISH

Photo courtesy openwheelworld.netDan Wheldon won the Centennial Anniversary of the Indy 500 in a finish that stunned the massive speedway crowd.A long green flag run to conclude the event had several different strategies playing out and made for the exciting finish. Rookie J.R. Hildebrand, not on a fuel conservation mode like several of his rivals, was leading on the final lap and looked to become the winner in his first 500 start. But with the checkered flag in sight, Hildebrand slapped the tur ...

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