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RACING NOTEBOOK: Tradition of Bettenhausen Memorial 100 continues Saturday

RACING NOTEBOOK: Tradition of Bettenhausen Memorial 100 continues Saturday

Illiana Motor Speedway hosts its 53rd annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 Saturday.

September 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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As probe begins, Tony Stewart steps away from the track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. | The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 10, 2014 6:30 pm
REGION RACING NOTES: Illiana Motor Speedway — a history lesson

REGION RACING NOTES: Illiana Motor Speedway — a history lesson

It is hard to believe, but Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville has been the scene of some type of motor sports activity for almost 70 years.

August 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Scott Dixon wins 5th Mid-Ohio IndyCar in 8 years

LEXINGTON, Ohio | Scott Dixon and his Target Chip Ganassi team had planned on four pit stops.

August 03, 2014 6:30 pm
REGION RACING NOTES: At 74, Chesterton's Bill Davis still turns the wheel

REGION RACING NOTES: At 74, Chesterton's Bill Davis still turns the wheel

Will he ever give it up?

July 31, 2014 6:55 pm Photos

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

INDIANAPOLIS | 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.

July 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Petty believes NASCAR should be helping teams

Petty believes NASCAR should be helping teams

INDIANAPOLIS | Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owners slash costs.

July 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.

July 22, 2014 2:45 pm
Steady rain puts damper on IndyCar series in Toronto

Steady rain puts damper on IndyCar series in Toronto

TORONTO | Let's race two.

July 19, 2014 6:30 pm
REGION MOTOR SPORTS: Hammond tracks part of racing's past

REGION MOTOR SPORTS: Hammond tracks part of racing's past

Part of a fading history, racing in Hammond is part of automobile racing’s past.

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Illiana motor speedway

Illiana motor speedway

This has been the scene at Illiana Motor Speedway quite often this season: Eddie Hoffman (8) battling Jeff Cannon for the lead during Late Model feature race action at the Schererville track. The two racers are among the points leaders there.

July 10, 2014 8:07 pm
REGION MOTOR SPORTS: These track points leaders are halfway home

REGION MOTOR SPORTS: These track points leaders are halfway home

Here it is halfway or so through the local auto racing season and there are a number of close battles for track championship honors at area speedways.

July 10, 2014 7:48 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Jamie Lomax picked the right tire compound and the choice paid off in big dividends as the Lake Village racer scored the victory in the 14th annual Firecracker 50 for DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters Modified stock cars on Friday at Shadyhill Speedway.

July 06, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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RACING NOTEBOOK: Clark off to a great start at Plymouth

RACING NOTEBOOK: Clark off to a great start at Plymouth

Gary’s Michael Clark is riding high this season at Plymouth Speedway, where the 22-year-old driver leads the Super Streets division point standings at the Plymouth Speedway. Going into Saturday night’s competition, Clark holds an 80-point advantage over his nearest rival, Nathan Jordan of LaGrange.

July 03, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Carl Edwards races to 1st career road course win

Carl Edwards races to 1st career road course win

SONOMA, Calif. | Carl Edwards made Roush Fenway Racing the unlikely organization to end Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak.

June 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Jimmie Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. | In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 5:45 pm
Earnhardt pulls away late for 2nd win of season

Earnhardt pulls away late for 2nd win of season

LONG POND, Pa. | Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR's most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

June 08, 2014 8:30 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Allen continues to win at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Allen continues to win at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Saturday night, Nick Allen did what he does best at Shadyhill Speedway — win.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins at Illiana in first start of the year

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins at Illiana in first start of the year

SCHERERVILLE | It was sort of a homecoming for Paul Shafer Jr. at Illiana Motor Speedway Saturday night.

May 25, 2014 4:45 pm
Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Danica Patrick added another May moment to cherish.

May 11, 2014 5:15 pm
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