Auto Racing - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/AutoRacing Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NASCAR: Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234315-77/gordon-win-title-won.html.csp Indianapolis • Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the Southern sport to Madison Avenue and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song. Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday. Then his pace began to slow, the rest of the field caught up to hi... Indianapolis • Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the Southern sport to Madison Avenue and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song. Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday. Then his pace began to slow, the rest of the field caught up to hi... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58234315@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at IMS http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227850-77/gordon-brickyard-harvick-indianapolis.html.csp Indianapolis • The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his four Brickyard 400 victories listed. Stroll past the merchandise tent and there’s a blast from 1994: Gordon, dressed in his red, yellow and green “Rainbow Warrior” firesuit for a 20th anniversary T-shirt photo, arms raised high in celebration. Gordon will be feted with his own day Sunday in Ind... Indianapolis • The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his four Brickyard 400 victories listed. Stroll past the merchandise tent and there’s a blast from 1994: Gordon, dressed in his red, yellow and green “Rainbow Warrior” firesuit for a 20th anniversary T-shirt photo, arms raised high in celebration. Gordon will be feted with his own day Sunday in Ind... 58227850@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT F1 championship leader Rosberg wins German Grand Prix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58203410-77/race-rosberg-car-hamilton.html.csp Hockenheim, Germany • Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. “It’s an amazing feeling to win at home. It’s a very special day,” said Rosberg, who led throughout to become the first German to triumph at Hockenheim since Michael Schumacher won in 2006. Hamilton, who crashed in qualifying and survived a number of scrapes throughout the race, could not... Hockenheim, Germany • Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. “It’s an amazing feeling to win at home. It’s a very special day,” said Rosberg, who led throughout to become the first German to triumph at Hockenheim since Michael Schumacher won in 2006. Hamilton, who crashed in qualifying and survived a number of scrapes throughout the race, could not... 58203410@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:33:29 MDT Utah’s Bruno Carneiro on fast track in costly world of karting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58197902-77/carneiro-bruno-door-motorsports.html.csp Riverton • Selling door-to-door is a tough way for a 14-year-old to support his passion for go-karting. Bruno Carneiro knows all about it. One of the most accomplished young kart drivers in the country, Carneiro raises most of the money needed to compete in his sport by selling gift certificates to the Brazilian steak house chain, Rodizio Grill. Nearly every night, Carneiro canvases the sprawling neighborhoods that surround his family’s home on the south end of the Salt Lake Valley in an effort ... Riverton • Selling door-to-door is a tough way for a 14-year-old to support his passion for go-karting. Bruno Carneiro knows all about it. One of the most accomplished young kart drivers in the country, Carneiro raises most of the money needed to compete in his sport by selling gift certificates to the Brazilian steak house chain, Rodizio Grill. Nearly every night, Carneiro canvases the sprawling neighborhoods that surround his family’s home on the south end of the Salt Lake Valley in an effort ... 58197902@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:29:59 MDT Miller Motorsports Park to host karting nationals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58191621-77/miller-motorsports-park-nationals.html.csp Tooele • One of the most prestigious karting events in North America, the Rotax MAX Challenge U.S. Grand Nationals, returns to Miller Motorsports Park this weekend. Racing runs Thursday through Sunday. The Rotax MAX Challenge Series is comprised of 21 regions across North America. The top performers from every region will compete in seven different classes at Miller Motorsports Park to determine the series’ national champions. In addition to championships, drivers in five of the seven classes wi... Tooele • One of the most prestigious karting events in North America, the Rotax MAX Challenge U.S. Grand Nationals, returns to Miller Motorsports Park this weekend. Racing runs Thursday through Sunday. The Rotax MAX Challenge Series is comprised of 21 regions across North America. The top performers from every region will compete in seven different classes at Miller Motorsports Park to determine the series’ national champions. In addition to championships, drivers in five of the seven classes wi... 58191621@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:19:02 MDT Keselowski dominates in N.H. win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58180665-77/305-chevrolet-ford-keselowski.html.csp Loudon, N.H. • Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 Ford for his third victory of the season. After the last caution came with four laps left, Keselowski pulled away on the final restart to become the first driver to sweep the weekend in track history. He had the fastest car... Loudon, N.H. • Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 Ford for his third victory of the season. After the last caution came with four laps left, Keselowski pulled away on the final restart to become the first driver to sweep the weekend in track history. He had the fastest car... 58180665@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:20:01 MDT NASCAR: Healthy Brian Vickers eyes another New Hampshire win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58177971-77/vickers-victory-hampshire-race.html.csp Loudon, N.H. • Brian Vickers can already claim a victory this season without taking a checkered flag. Vickers has started all 18 Sprint Cup races, the kind of run that’s a given for stars like Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon. For Vickers, the number holds a special significance. It means the blood clots that have cost him major chunks of his career since 2010 have yet to return. He missed 25 races in 2010 when clots were discovered in his legs and, while he was out, he had heart surgery to prevent... Loudon, N.H. • Brian Vickers can already claim a victory this season without taking a checkered flag. Vickers has started all 18 Sprint Cup races, the kind of run that’s a given for stars like Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon. For Vickers, the number holds a special significance. It means the blood clots that have cost him major chunks of his career since 2010 have yet to return. He missed 25 races in 2010 when clots were discovered in his legs and, while he was out, he had heart surgery to prevent... 58177971@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:36:02 MDT