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2013 April 28

  1. NASCAR president to Carl Edwards: “LOL”

    Apr 28, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Toyota Owners 400 - Practice

    One of the more humorous anecdotes from this weekend’s Sprint Cup event at Richmond International Raceway involved Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards and NASCAR president Mike Helton. When Matt Kenseth‘s pole from Kansas Speedway was rendered ineligible for his entry into next year’s Sprint Unlimited as part of his team’s engine penalties, Edwards —…

  2. Andretti drivers take part in offbeat Q&A session

    Apr 28, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    Ryan Hunter-Reay

    After two victories to start the IZOD IndyCar Series season, the Andretti Autosport gang suffered their first down weekend of the year at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Marco Andretti was the only one of the lot to come away with a Top 10 finish, while James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay and E.J. Viso…

  3. Harvick: No Richmond win if race had stayed green

    Apr 28, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Toyota Owners 400

    Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick and crew chief Gil Martin are both convinced that they wouldn’t have won last night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway without the caution that came out with five laps remaining. Harvick had moved into second place in the final laps but it looked like he’d be unable…

  4. Schmidt camp continues drive toward IndyCar success

    Apr 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Every IZOD IndyCar Series team has to maintain a never-ending pursuit of victory. The strong level of competition throughout the series demands it, and team owner Sam Schmidt understands how much of a boost it can be to defeat such a stout field of rivals. “Winning is the ultimate goal here — second place is…

  5. Late incidents have drivers fuming at Kurt Busch

    Apr 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Toyota Owners 400 - Practice

    By their design, NASCAR’s green-white-checkered finishes create frenzied dashes that carry an “every driver for themselves” feel. Kurt Busch seemed to follow that spirit in last night’s conclusion to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, but in doing so, he drew the ire of some of his rivals. The most notable of which…

  6. Wreck ends Kyle Busch’s hopes at Richmond

    Apr 28, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

    Toyota Owners 400

    Kyle Busch‘s bid for a fifth consecutive spring race win at Richmond International Raceway was put into danger twice in the late stages of last night’s Toyota Owners 400. He escaped the first calamity, but couldn’t get out of a second one. Busch had been quiet for the first half of the race, but appeared…

  7. Montoya narrowly misses first Cup win on oval

    Apr 28, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Toyota Owners 400

    Juan Pablo Montoya was a cinch for his first Sprint Cup win on an oval last night at Richmond International Raceway, but a late caution turned the race into a free-for-all — and also ended his hopes. With five laps remaining, it appeared a hard-charging Kevin Harvick was going to run out of time in…

  8. Mark Webber speaks of ‘camaraderie’ with Vettel

    Apr 28, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber

    The multi 21 fiasco may have dominated the headlines recently, yet Mark Webber has now spoken of the respect that he and teammate Sebastian Vettel have for each other within the Red Bull setup. Webber’s relationship with Vettel appeared to be at an all-time low following the incident in the Malaysian Grand Prix, which saw…

  9. Flavio Briatore sees no reason to return to F1

    Apr 28, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Monaco F1 Grand Prix - Race

    Flavio Briatore is not planning on making a return to Formula One in the near future despite protesting his innocence over the alleged race fixing at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. The former supremo worked with Benetton and Renault during his stint in Formula One, helping to launch the careers of Michael Schumacher and Fernando…

  10. Robert Kubica confirms Mercedes simulator run

    Apr 28, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Robert Kubica

    Robert Kubica has confirmed that he recently completed some test work in Mercedes’ Formula One simulator as part of his recovery programme. Kubica competed in the sport between 2006 and 2010 before suffering a heavy accident whilst rallying during the off-season. His right hand required a great deal of surgical reconstruction and physio, and his…

  11. Perez: No reason to apologize to Button

    Apr 28, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain - Race

    Sergio Perez has spoken out to correct reports about him apologizing to teammate Jenson Button for his actions during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The two McLaren drivers went head-to-head on track during the race last weekend, with Perez pressurizing Button for the position. When attempting an overtake, Perez made contact with his teammate and lost…

  12. All is calm at Ferrari insists test driver Marc Gene

    Apr 28, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Shell at the Singapore Grand Prix

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has insisted that the team is still calm and focused despite an indifferent start to the season in 2013. The Italian team has claimed one win so far this year, but with Fernando Alonso losing ground after retiring from the Malaysian GP and the team enduring a nightmarish weekend in…