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Team Pelfrey Newcomer Patricio O'Ward Sets Fastest Time at Road to Indy Test

Team Pelfrey carried its strong form from this year's Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires into this past weekend's Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course. Three young drivers chose to "test the Pro Mazda waters" with Team Pelfrey in preparation for potential campaigns in 2015, with 15-year-old Mexican talent Patricio O'Ward stunning onlookers by posting the fastest lap of all.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Chase for Championship plan clear for Keselowski, Almirola

Paul J. Bergstrom Associated Press Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Aric Almirola was running sixth Sunday, just 37 laps short of the finish line at Chicagoland Speedway, when his engine exploded in a flume of fire and oil.

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Motorsport.com

Can COTA provide redemption for Alex Job Racing

Alex Job Racing may win the IMSA TUDOR United Sports Car Championship GTD class title, even though it's quite an uphill battle since the series mistook its GTD Porsche race car for another white Porsche GTLM racer at Sebring last March. During the waning stages of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, the white No.

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The Indianapolis Star

Recuperating IndyCar rookie Aleshin attributes big Aug. 29 crash...

Recuperating IndyCar rookie Aleshin attributes big Aug. 29 crash to setting sun Released from hospital, 27-year-old is still experiencing discomfort, especially when he laughs Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1u4zX7R Mikhail Aleshin has seen the video of his horrific Aug. 29 crash in IndyCar's season-ending race at Auto Club Speedway, and he's okay with it. The series rookie lost control in Turn 3 during the final practice for the MAVTV 500.

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The Indianapolis Star

Speedway, Make-A-Wish make dream come true by restoring19-year-old's...

Speedway, Make-A-Wish make dream come true by restoring19-year-old's convertible After enduring treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, J.D. Casper gets surprise of his life Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1u3K5ho Make a Wish recipient JD Casper, 19 and his family with IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand after he receives his wish of a restored 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville two-door convertible at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.. Casper is fighting Hodgkins lymphoma.

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Paddock Talk

Day of Firsts For Rising Star Racing at Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test

The 2014 race season may be over, but that didn't mean it was time for Rising Star Racing drivers Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot and Neil Alberico to hang up their helmets just yet. Just a few weeks after the end to a stellar season for all three drivers, including a Pro Mazda Championship title for Pigot, the three were back in race mode over the weekend testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Michael McDowell NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap

The Chicagoland Speedway race proved to be a challenging one for Leavine Family Racing and Michael McDowell. Going into the race weekend, the team had set its sights on a Top-25 finish in the MyAFibStory.com 400, but with a non-responsive race car the team had to work hard throughout the entire race in order to secure the best finish the car was capable of.

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BleacherReport

Strong Performances from Top Favorites Show That Chase Is Still Wide Open

But with 12 of the 16 Chase drivers finishing in the top 15 positions Sunday, and with just 29 points separating those 12 drivers, the Chase for the Sprint Cup is still a wide-open affair. - or anyone else who might overtake him - close in the points.

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MainStreetNews.com

Couple arrested after Hillwood Drive fight

A couple was arrested recently after a fight broke out between them at their home on Hillwood Drive. The two were each arrested on one count of simple battery FVA.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Examiner.com

Weekend wrap-up: Rain halts NHRA Carolina Nationals

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series - While the NHRA Safety Safari cleaned up an accident that happened during the first round of Pro Stock eliminations , the rains came to zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina, causing the postponement of the remainder of the event until this weekend's AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex near Dallas. The remaining eliminations for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will be completed during qualifying on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th.

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Motorsport.com

BK Racing scores top 30 with Cole Whitt at Chicagoland

Cole Whitt led his BK Racing teammates to the checkered flag as he brought home a 30th-place finish in the No. 26 Iowa City Capital Partners Toyota Camry at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sunday afternoon.

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Paddock Talk

Hankook Tire Driver Fredric Aasbo Brings Home A First Place Victory...

Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo brought home a first place victory this past weekend at Formula Drift Round 6: Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway, his second victory of the season. Aasbo was accompanied on the podium by Hankook Tire driver Forrest Wang who rounded out the weekend's racing with a third place finish.

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National Speed Sport News

Speed Sport Top Performers

The final push towards championships in several major auto racing series around the country began last weekend, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leading the charge at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Paddock Talk

Down 2 Laps, Truex Jr. Charges to 14th-Place Finish

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing took advantage of a break late in the race as the single car team dashed from two laps down to a 14th-place finish in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. "The finish wasn't what we wanted, but we made something good out of it," said Truex.

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Auto Racing Daily

The Finish Order: The Nationwide Series at Chicagoland

It's very easy to assume that Kevin Harvick loves having fun in the Nationwide Series while driving that #5 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Harvick scored his fourth series win of the season in that car, as well as his 44th career series win, by winning the Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Motorsport.com

Rising Rookie

If Kyle Larson can't race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, he's certainly not going to allow his fellow competitors to forget about him. Larson led 20 laps and finished third at Chicagoland Speedway after battling with Chasers Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick, who finished second and fifth, respectively.

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Sports Media 101

Brad Keselowski Punches Ticket to Next Chase Round After Winning at Chicagoland Speedway

Motorsports 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of Motorsports as a part of Sports Media 101 . For news, op/ed, race reviews, team updates and even rumors you will find all of it on Motorsports 101.

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National Speed Sport News

TMS Dirt Championship Is All Bergman's

Seth Bergman, driver of the No. 23 ASCS sprint car, leads in the Lucas Oil ASCS feature event at the Port-A-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Motorsport.com

It's showtime for Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez received rave reviews from his Joe Gibbs Racing crew during his dress rehearsal for the 2015 Nationwide Series season at Chicagoland Speedway. "You're here to learn today," Suarez' crew reminded him over the radio on Saturday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Miami Herald

Kyle Busch wins Trucks Series race

Kyle Busch bounced back from a disappointing finish in the Nationwide Series to get the win in the Trucks Series race in a Saturday doubleheader at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch came from the rear of the field twice to win in his own Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

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