Sunday, August 12, 2007

Aug. 12 newsstand: Kentucky post-race

TK wins, Dario plows into Kosuke after the race, Danica nearly wipes out the safety truck after a tire shreds under yellow, AJIV leads with 10 laps to go and finishes third ... just another Saturday at Kentucky.

Race boxscore
1. Kanaan, 2. Dixon, 3. Foyt IV, 4. Andretti, 5. Scheckter, 6. Sharp, 7. Carpenter, 8. Franchitti, 9. Castroneves (-1), 10. Meira, 11. Matsuura, 12. Rice, 13. Manning (-2), 14. Fisher (-3), 15. Hunter-Reay (-17), 16. Patrick (DNF, 180 laps, crash), 17. Wheldon (DNF, 37 laps, crash), 18. Hornish (DNF, 35 laps, crash).
Points standings
Title chase: 1. Franchitti (leader), 2. Dixon (-8), 3. Kanaan (-52)

Post-race stories
Indianapolis Star: Wild sequel -- Kanaan wins, Franchitti flips
Cincinnati Enquirer: Kanaan king at Speedway
AP/SI: Growing threat, Kanaan wins 2nd straight, stays alive in IRL title bid
Lexington Herald-Leader: Kanaan conquers Kentucky Speedway
SportsTicker: Kanaan survives blood, sweat & gears showdown Closing time

Race notebooks, sidebars & commentaries
Indianapolis Star: Patrick has scary crash
Danica nearly hits the safety truck, Hornish/Wheldon have a crash, BB puts everyone on probation.
Indianapolis Star: IRL puts all its drivers on probation
Brian Barnhart says "Dario's flip showed up on Larry King and all sorts of national shows, but that type of accident does more to set us back than anything we can do."
Cincinnati Enquirer: Drivers' woes repeat
Dario-Kosuke redux, Hornish DNFs, Fisher's words don't help her cause, Buddy Rice/IPS items.
Lexington Herald-Leader: Franchitti ends night of errors in air again Flying Scot: Dario's crash redux.

Next up: Aug. 26 @Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. (roadie)
3:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN
Defending champ: Marco Andretti

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