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F1: Hungary
Daniel Ricciardo won for a 2nd time for Toro Rosso, this time in Budapest
Red Bull

4-time race winner Jeff Gordon made it 5 wins on Sunday
Rusty Jarrett/HHP and General Motors

Global RallyCross: Charlotte
Race winner Ken Block in his Ford

Tudor SportsCar: Indy
Winning drivers Jose Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi
Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Tudor SportsCar: Indy
Winning drivers Jose Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi enjoy the moment
Richard Prince/Chevrolet Racing

Tudor SportsCar: Indy
The winning Action Express Corvette DP of Barbosa and Fittipaldi
Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Global RallyCross: Charlotte
Bump drafting in midair

Global RallyCross: Charlotte
Nelson Piquet Jr. gets air

NHRA: Sonoma
Force sisters Brittney and Courtney were both top qualifiers on Saturday
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An Interview with Carpenter, Conway & Bourdais
We're pleased to be joined by the two drivers who share the No. 20 Fuzzy's Vodka car for Ed Carpenter Racing.  Later we'll be joined by Sebastien Bourdais. First we'll start with Ed Carpenter and Mike Conway. Welcome to the call.  Mike, you're the most recent winner in the series at Toronto.  Your second win of the season.  I know you had a chance to test last week at Mid-Ohio.  What do you expect from the No. 20 team for the weekend?
Has anyone noticed?
  by Steven N. Levinson
This story is from our 2002 archives and discusses the loss of short track dirt racing and fanbase from oval track IndyCar racing after Tony George split the sport, which led to its destruction. Indianapolis, Indiana is the home of the Indy 500, the United States Auto Club and is a hot bed of open wheel short track racing week in and week out from April through September. It is also the home of all of many die hard IRL fans. So what has happened to all of the "premier" short track events?
NASCAR drops a penalty bomb on Joe Gibbs Racing
  by Dave Grayson
In recent years there has been a general theory in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing that said any time, during the course of a post race inspection, that NASCAR tech officials deemed it necessary to confiscate parts from a race car for further evaluation it meant big trouble for the race team. Big trouble for Joe Gibbs Racing, (JGR), came late on the afternoon of July 29th when NASCAR announced penalties against JGR's #11 team, driven by Denny Hamlin.
L&M Porsche: Untold Story of Can Am's Famous Car
  by Stephen Cox - Part 5 of 7, The Turning Point
With what appeared to be a fully developed, dominant racecar, Porsche was ready for their public unveiling. They chose the third race of the season at Watkins Glen as their moment of truth. After all, everything seemed perfect. The teething problems with the L&M Porsche's turbocharger dump valve at Mosport surely wouldn't happen again. The loss of the magnesium car didn't seem to be as bad a setback as expected. The standard 917/10-003 was clearly superior to McLaren's new M20.
Indy post-race not kind to Joe Gibbs Racing
  by Dave Grayson
When it comes to earning the right to park a stock car in victory lane, at the conclusion of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, you can bet that winning at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway is high on the list of race drivers and their team owners. If they don't win the race, then team owners are at least looking for a strong finish because the Brickyard 400 is a very lucrative event that passes out the big bucks at the pay window.
Force, alBalooshi, Line, Krawiec Win at Sonoma
Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday. Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway. Force outran her father with a 4.253-second pass at 296.24 mph.
Hungarian GP: Sunday Press Conference
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1st Daniel Ricciardo
2nd Fernando Alonso
3rd Lewis Hamilton
Gordon wins on Jeff Gordon day at Indy
  Only in NASCAR
Jeff Gordon found one heck of a way to celebrate "Jeff Gordon Day" by winning the Crown Royal presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard. On Friday, the Indianapolis mayor declared Sunday "Jeff Gordon Day" and Gordon celebrated in style with his record fifth career victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is also the Pittsboro, Indiana native's hometown track. The victory was Gordon's first at the 2.5-mile track since 2004.
Ricciardo drives masterful race to win in Hungary
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Daniel Ricciardo is proving every race that he has all the makings of a great world champion someday.  In tricky wet-dry-damp conditions at the Hungaroring in Hungary Ricciardo beat all comers in the inferior Red Bull Renault to get his 2nd win in his debut F1 season with the Red Bull team beating Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mercedes' teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Brittany and Courtney Force Lead Sonoma Qualifying
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their categories into Sunday's 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Northern California. In Top Fuel, Brittany Force claimed her third No. 1 qualifier of the season and third of her career with a 3.762 at 325.53 in her Castrol EDGE dragster.
Scenes from Charlotte Global RallyCross
  by Rhonda McCole
It was clear that Ken Block had one thing on his mind during Round 5 of the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) weekend, winning.  Block was able to put together a perfect weekend including, two heat wins, a semi-final win, and eventually a finals win at the Dirt Track, which is located across the street from Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Our Rhonda McCole was there and captured these photos.
Ken Block wins Global RallyCross Supercar final
  by Pete McCole
Ken Block completed the weekend sweep with a victory in Saturday’s Red Bull Global RallyCross Supercar final, winning the pole and his heat race on the hard North Carolina clay course at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Block led all the scheduled 10-lap distance, easily beating out Sverre Iaschsen and series points leader Nelson Piquet, Jr., who completed a remarkable comeback of his own to salvage a podium finish.
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