McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race
Sat, 27/08/16 – 17:39 | No Comment
|
RacinToday.com

Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

Read the full story »

FEATURE STORY, INDYCAR »

Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Victory At ‘The Resumption’
By | Senior Writer RacinToday.com
The sparks flew as Graham Rahal changed to a narrow victory in Saturday night's IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The race began in but was interrupted by rain and was finished on Saturday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

The sparks flew as Graham Rahal charged to a narrow victory in Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The race began in June but was interrupted by rain and was finished on Saturday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Three-wide, four-wide and with sparks flying, Graham Rahal won the 20th annual Firestone 600 (The Resumption) Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway after leading the equivalent of two football fields.

bugindycarRahal completed a dramatic, last-lap pass of leader James Hinchcliffe to win by a miniscule 0.0080-seconds _ the closest race in Texas Motor Speedway history and the fifth-closest in Indy car history.

The previous squeaker at TMS was recorded in 2002 when Sam Hornish Jr. edged Helio Castroneves by 0.0096-seconds, which had been the closest of all major racing series to have competed at the venue in Fort Worth prior to Saturday night.

The 248th and final lap was the lone circuit Rahal led around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval en route to earning his first win since Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, last August.

“I led 200 yards. That’s all I needed,” Rahal quipped after “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race” was delayed 76-days by rainouts on June 11 and 12. “I didn’t want to go through this year without a win. On that last yellow, I was telling myself, ‘This could be my chance, you’d better get it done.’ We’re just lucky it all worked out.” Read the full story »

Sun, 08/28/16 – 8:19 | No Comment
Moffitt Becomes A Truck Winner
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Brett Moffitt drove around Red Horse Racing teammate Timothy Peters and William Byron on the second corner of the final lap to take the lead and the victory in Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
 
The victory was the first in a major NASCAR series for Moffitt, a part-time driver Camping World.
It came […]

Sat, 08/27/16 – 18:44 | No Comment
McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race
|
RacinToday.com

Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

Sat, 08/27/16 – 17:39 | No Comment
‘Vettes Own Qualifying at VIR
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Corvette Racing ruled GT Le Mans qualifying for Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series race at Virginia Raceway Park on Saturday.
Earning the pole was the No. 3 Corvette C7.R co-driven by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen. The pole-winning lap was at 1:41.557.
“I’m so happy,” Magnussen, who was at the wheel for the pole-winning lap, said. “It’s […]

Sat, 08/27/16 – 13:07 | No Comment
Tagliani Sprints To Xfinity Series Pole At Road America
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Alex Tagliani won his fourth career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole Friday when he led qualifying for the Road America 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Tagliani, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 pole in 2011, has now earned six poles in 10 career starts in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series.
Friday’s result marked […]

Sat, 08/27/16 – 8:16 | No Comment
Free Agent Newgarden Uncertain About Future
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Relegated to the role of reluctant spectator, Josef Newgarden will meet-and-greet fans attending Saturday night’s Firestone 600 (The Resumption) at Texas Motor Speedway before watching his already slim Verizon IndyCar Series championship hopes fade into the late-summer darkness.
It’s a scenario that has amped-up speculation about Newgarden’s future at Ed Carpenter […]

Sat, 08/27/16 – 8:05 | No Comment
Logano P1 At Michigan
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.
It was the Team Penske’s third pole of the season and the 17th of his career. He laid down a best lap of 201.698 mph around the 2-mile track in the three-round qualifying session.
“I was surprised after the first […]

Fri, 08/26/16 – 17:39 | No Comment
Bowman Back In The 88 Saddle At Michigan
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
With Dale Earnhardt Jr. still not physically ready to drive the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and with Jeff Gordon not available to sit in, Alex Bowman will get another shot at driving one of the top rides in Sprint Cup this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
Bowman filled in for Earnhardt, who has been grounded […]

Fri, 08/26/16 – 16:46 | No Comment
Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and […]

Fri, 08/26/16 – 8:32 | No Comment
Power Wins Pocono; Tightens Points Race In IndyCar Championship Race
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Will Power ramped up pressure on IndyCar Series point-leader and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud on Monday when he won the rain-postponed event at Pocono Raceway.
Power cut Pagenaud’s once seemingly comfortable lead to 20 points with his victory at the 2.5-mile Pocono triangle.
“Yeah, that’s good,” Power said of the points situation. “We are chipping away […]

Mon, 08/22/16 – 14:56 | No Comment
Harvick Finally Closes One Out At Bristol Short Track
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Every year Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Rodney Childers circles the races at Bristol Motor Speedway on his calendar as the ones he especially wants to win due to his background in short-track racing.
Sunday in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race driver Kevin Harvick delivered the coveted […]

Mon, 08/22/16 – 14:17 | No Comment