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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

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
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
Eddie Hoffman wins Musgrave Memorial at Illiana

Eddie Hoffman wins Musgrave Memorial at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman has won a number of big races at Illiana Motor Speedway during his career.

June 15, 2014 5:15 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
Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. | Tempers flared in almost every corner of the IndyCar paddock Sunday at Long Beach, where Mike Conway was the unexpected winner of a surprisingly physical race.

April 13, 2014 8:15 pm
Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Nick Allen wins big at Shadyhill

Nick Allen wins big at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Nick Allen pretty much won everything in sight at Shadyhill Speedway on Saturday night except track championship honors.

September 22, 2013 6:00 pm

Local racing tracks rained out

Afternoon rains washed out the scheduled stock car racing programs at both Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville and Medaryville’s Shadyhill Speedway.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Cannon back in the winner’s circle at Illiana

Cannon back in the winner’s circle at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | It had been about two years since Jeff Cannon visited victory lane at Illiana Motor Speedway.

August 04, 2013 5:00 pm
Shafer Jr. wins Molenaar Memorial Classic

Shafer Jr. wins Molenaar Memorial Classic

SCHERERVILLE | Rookie of the year last season and possible champion in the making, Paul Shafer Jr., is hitting it on all cylinders at Illiana Motor Speedway.

July 07, 2013 6:15 pm
Eddie Hoffman wins again at Illiana

Eddie Hoffman wins again at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Different race car, same results – Eddie Hoffman winning at Illiana Motor Speedway.

June 30, 2013 6:15 pm
Lowell businessman earns top drag racing award

Lowell businessman earns top drag racing award

LOWELL | With wraparound headphones on and a National Hot Rod Association cap atop his head, 85-year-old Ken Hirata talks up a vendor before switching to a conversation with a Lake County planner on expanding one of his buildings immediately west of Lowell.

May 25, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Hinchcliffe's profile raised by hot IndyCar start

Hinchcliffe's profile raised by hot IndyCar start

INDIANAPOLIS | James Hinchcliffe might have the busiest appointment calendar in IndyCar.

May 12, 2013 8:15 pm
Bell wins modified feature at Shadyhill

Bell wins modified feature at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Tom Bell had a lot of competition Saturday night at the Shadyhill Speedway, including Derek Losh, Nick Allen and numerous yellow caution flags.

May 12, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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Gordon proud of NASCAR milestone

Gordon proud of NASCAR milestone

DARLINGTON, S.C. | Jeff Gordon is proud he has reached 700 straight Sprint Cup starts. He's even prouder he has accomplished the feat while still near the top of the sport.

May 11, 2013 7:15 pm
Allmendinger enjoys taking 1st laps at Indy

Allmendinger enjoys taking 1st laps at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS | AJ Allmendinger needed help buckling down Saturday.

May 11, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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