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Jul 13

Kanaan Remains Positive Despite Tough Luck In Recent Outings

Tony Kanaan led 247 of the 300 laps at Iowa Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

led 247 of the 300 laps at Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Even though he hasn’t won a race since the 2013 Indianapolis 500, Tony Kanaan has become a force again in the Verizon Series.

In the past two races over a seven-day period Kanaan has led a total of 325 laps including 247 in Saturday’s night’s 300-lap race at Iowa Speedway. Despite those numbers as the dominant car in each race, Kanaan finished 11th at on July 6 and finished third at Iowa after race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and second-place finisher Josef Newgarden blew past him on fresh tires.

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Jul 12

IndyCar: Montoya Feeling Energized After Pocono Triumph

Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

For Juan Pablo Montoya, he’s got “friends in all the right places” and he heard from many of them after his victory in last Sunday’s race at Pocono. The driver from Colombia received lots of congratulatory messages from his former Sprint Cup competitors including three-time champion Tony Stewart.

“Stewart sent me a Facebook message that was kind of funny,” Montoya said proudly Friday at Speedway as he prepares for Saturday night’s Corn Indy 300.

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Jul 11

Dixon Leads Ganassi 1-2 In IndyCar Qualifying At Iowa

The pole winner has never went on to win the race at Iowa Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

The pole winner has never went on to win the race at Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

will start from the pole for Saturday’s race at the Iowa Speedway.

Dixon will be joined on the top line by Target Chip Ganassi teammate following single-car qualifying on Friday.

will start third, followed by Ryan Briscoe, Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais.

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Jul 11

IndyCar: Drivers Preview Saturday Night Shootout At Iowa

Will Power (12) enters Saturday night's race at Iowa tied for the championship lead. (Photo: Getty Images)

Will Power (12) enters Saturday night’s race at tied for the championship lead. (Photo: Getty Images)

When it comes to racing in front of the grass roots fans, nothing beats a Verizon Series race at Iowa Speedway.

This is the heart of open-wheel Sprint Car country with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame just 30 miles down the road in Knoxville, Iowa. And the highest rung of open-wheel racing in the United States is the IndyCar Series and its annual trip to the 0.875-mile short track draws a sizeable crowd of knowledgeable fans that know the drivers throughout the field in the Iowa Corn Indy 300.

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Jul 11

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

The MotoGP World Championship race from the Sachsenring will air this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET only on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

The World Championship race from the Sachsenring will air this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET only on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, July 11

11:30 a.m. ET – Sprint Cup Practice | (FOX Sports 1)
1:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Practice | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
3:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
4:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
7:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series Qualifying | (FOX Sports 1)
8:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series Race | Iowa (FOX Sports 1)

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