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Motor Racing

  • IMS officials face ongoing challenge to entice fans
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats. He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400.
  • Indy officials seek new ways to attract fans
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats.He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400.
  • Toyotas’ strong showing turns heads at Brickyard
    They billed this as the Hendrick Chevies vs. the Penske Fords, with Joe Gibbs and his Toyotas somewhere down at the bottom of the credits with the key grips and the assistant to the assistant of the assistant producer.Well.
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Associated Press
Tony Kanaan of Brazil heads into the first turn Friday, the final day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan turned the fastest lap of the practice for Sunday's race.

Ganassi team finds speed in final Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS – Defending Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan turned the fastest lap of Carb Day, leading a stable of Ganassi Racing teams that have finally found some speed after a slow week of qualifying.

Kanaan turned a lap of 227.838 mph during the hour-long session. He was followed by teammate Scott Dixon, who had a lap of 227.773 mph. Townsend Bell, three-time champ Helio Castroneves and rookie Mikhail Aleshin rounded out the top five.

Juan Pablo Montoya was ninth fastest Friday in his return to the Brickyard. Kurt Busch was 15th in Marco Andretti’s backup car after wrecking his own car during practice. Pole-sitter Ed Carpenter was 13th.

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