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October 2, 2012
Pocono Raceway announced Monday that open-wheel racing will return to the "Tricky Triangle" on July 7 after a 23-year hiatus with a 400-mile Izod IndyCar Series event. Tickets for the 2013 Pocono IndyCar 400 went on sale Monday. Pocono Raceway's 400-mile event will join the 2013 Izod IndyCar Triple Crown with a $1 million bonus awarded to a driver who wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and the 2013 IndyCar Series season finale at Auto Club Speedway in California.
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August 20, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Three NASCAR tracks will swap dates on the 2009 Sprint Cup schedule released yesterday, while Dover and Pocono tracks will retain two races each. Atlanta Motor Speedway will move its fall race from October to Labor Day weekend, with Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., giving up that date to move into the Chase for the Championship and Talladega Superspeedway moving its second race nearer the end of the season. Atlanta will run a Cup race at night for the first time on Sept.
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March 27, 2011 | Associated Press
FONTANA, Calif. - Kyle Busch used pit strategy to take a late lead and held off Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick to win his third straight Nationwide race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday. Edwards and Harvick traded leads for most of the 150-lap race around the wide 2-mile oval before deciding to get four tires on their final stop with less than 20 laps left. Busch came in after and opted for two tires, putting him nearly a straightaway ahead after leaving pit road. He had just enough speed to survive a final-lap bump into the wall, winning for the fifth time in his past six races at Fontana.
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August 11, 2010
Next year's NASCAR Chase for the Championship will have a new opening race. Chicagoland Speedway will launch the 10-race Chase in mid-September. The Joliet, Ill., track has hosted Cup races in mid-July. Since the Chase began in 2004, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has hosted the Chase opener. Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's senior vice president of racing operations, said Chicagoland is the only new venue in next year's Chase. Kentucky Speedway, with its first Cup race, takes over Chicagoland's mid-July date with a 400-mile event.
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March 24, 2011
Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. When: Sunday, 3 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 2-mile oval Race distance: 200 laps/400 miles Forecast: Partly sunny, 66 degrees Last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson Last year's pole winner: Jamie McMurray, 183.744 mph Track qualifying record: Kyle Busch, 188.245 mph (February 2005) Track facts: Johnson's five wins top all drivers at California.
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September 2, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Vijay Singh made three long birdie putts and closed with an 8-under 63 at the TPC Boston to finish at 22-under 262 and beat Mike Weir by 5 strokes to win the Deutsche Bank Championship yesterday in Norton, Mass. It was Singh's second straight victory in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff system. That gave him such a big lead that he could win the $10 million prize without even showing up at the Tour Championship. The victory meant that after more than two months with Tiger Woods sidelined by season-ending knee surgery, someone finally toppled him on the PGA Tour money list.
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December 18, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Danica Patrick will ease her way into NASCAR by skipping the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway in favor of a less-stressful debut 1 week later at California. The IndyCar star is still working on piecing together a 13-race schedule for JR Motorsports in NASCAR's second-tier series, but announced yesterday she's marked the Feb. 20 race at Auto Club Speedway for her debut. JR Motorsports also will field a car for Patrick in the Feb. 27 race at Las Vegas.
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March 21, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News
Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. When: Sunday, 3 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 2-mile oval Race distance: 200 laps/400 miles Race forecast: Sunny, low 70s Last year's winner: Tony Stewart Last year's pole winner: Denny Hamlin, 186.403 mph Track qualifying record: Kyle Busch, 188.245 mph (February 2005) Track facts: In winning last year's race, Tony Stewart led twice for 42 laps (second most). The victory gave the normally slow-starting Stewart two wins in the season's first five races.
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October 2, 2012
Pocono Raceway announced Monday that open-wheel racing will return to the "Tricky Triangle" on July 7 after a 23-year hiatus with a 400-mile Izod IndyCar Series event. Tickets for the 2013 Pocono IndyCar 400 went on sale Monday. Pocono Raceway's 400-mile event will join the 2013 Izod IndyCar Triple Crown with a $1 million bonus awarded to a driver who wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and the 2013 IndyCar Series season finale at Auto Club Speedway in California.
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September 16, 2012
Stormy Lord successfully defended his title in the $250,000 PTHA President's Cup, a 11/8-mile turf test for three-year-olds and up at Parx Racing on Saturday afternoon. David Wilmot 's Stormy Lord strode home nearly three lengths in front. Jockey James McAleney allowed Kara's Orientation and Cantonic to set the pace while he placed Stormy Lord in the clear on the outside of traffic and in third place. At the three-eighths pole, McAleney and the 5-year-old gelded son of Stormy Atlantic made a run and passed both front-runners, winning in 1 minute, 53.00 seconds.
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March 26, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
FONTANA, Calif. - Tony Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season Sunday when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway by 71 laps. The defending Sprint Cup champion has won seven of the last 15 races in a remarkable stretch of dominance, including Las Vegas last month. Stewart's Chevrolet passed Kyle Busch 44 laps before the race was stopped when the looming rain clouds finally halted a race run entirely on green flags to that point. The race was called after a short delay, giving Stewart his 46th career win and his second at Fontana.
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March 26, 2012 | Associated Press
FONTANA, Calif. - Tony Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season Sunday when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway to 129 laps. The defending Sprint Cup champion has won seven of the last 15 races in a remarkable stretch of dominance, including Las Vegas last month. Stewart passed Kyle Busch on the 85th lap, and led when the looming rain clouds finally halted a race run entirely on green flags to that point. Busch finished second, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. added to his strong start to the season in third.
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March 25, 2012 | Associated Press
FONTANA, Calif. - Denny Hamlin went low when most drivers went high at Auto Club Speedway, and he ended up in the pole position for Sunday's 400-mile race. On Saturday, Hamlin followed up Friday's pole-winning performance by leading the way in the first practice session. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver turned a fast lap of 186.018 m.p.h. to top the 43 drivers taking part in the practice. Hamlin won his 10th career pole in Friday's qualifying session, and teammate Kyle Busch joined him in the top two spots.
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March 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
The buzz surrounding Danica Patrick still is running on all cylinders even though the popular driver, essentially a rookie in her first full season in NASCAR's minor leagues, is off to a so-so start on the racetrack this year. So as she pushes deeper into the long NASCAR season, Patrick is trying to focus more on what she's learning each week than where she's finishing - at least for now. She has yet to post a top-10 finish after four races in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series this year.
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March 28, 2011 | Associated Press
FONTANA, Calif. - Kevin Harvick isn't one of those drivers who jumps out front and stays there all the way to the checkers. He's more of a lingerer and closer, someone who's able to stay close to the front then make his move at just the right time. Harvick was at his pass-at-the-end best yesterday, overtaking California king Jimmie Johnson on the final turn at Auto Club Speedway to win after trailing the entire race. "I wish we could just go out there and wear 'em out one day, just not have to worry about waiting until the last lap," Harvick said.
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March 27, 2011 | Associated Press
FONTANA, Calif. - Kyle Busch used pit strategy to take a late lead and held off Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick to win his third straight Nationwide race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday. Edwards and Harvick traded leads for most of the 150-lap race around the wide 2-mile oval before deciding to get four tires on their final stop with less than 20 laps left. Busch came in after and opted for two tires, putting him nearly a straightaway ahead after leaving pit road. He had just enough speed to survive a final-lap bump into the wall, winning for the fifth time in his past six races at Fontana.
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