Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Sat, 29/08/15 – 8:02 | No Comment
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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

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Penske’s Power On Pole For IndyCar’s Season Finale
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Will Power will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday's championship-deciding race at Sonoma. (File photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

Team Penske’s Will Power will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday’s championship-deciding race at Sonoma. (File photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power reset his year-old track record during Saturday’s Firestone Fast Six to earn the Verizon P1 Award and pace four of six championship contenders starting on the first three rows for the title-deciding GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

bugindynotesPower, driver of the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, broke his fourth track record this season around the 2.385-mile/12-turn California road-course while setting the sixth track record in 2015 following introduction of aero kits by Chevrolet and Honda.

Three rounds of qualifications set the 25-car grid for Sunday’s 85-lap race (4 p.m., EDT, on NBCSN) that carries double base points along with bonus points for pole (one point), leading a lap (one) and leading the most laps (two).

Power claimed his sixth pole of the season with a hot lap in 1 minute, 16.2597-seconds/112.589 mph. Power’s previous record was 1:17.2393/111.161 mph last summer. Power’s 42nd career pole placed him fifth on the all-time Indy car list.

“I’m really stoked. I love qualifying and (am) very happy to end the year with a pole position,” said Power, a three-time winner at Sonoma Raceway who has started on-pole five times in the past six years for this event. “Lots of points on the table; we’ll go for that win.” Read the full story »

Sun, 08/30/15 – 7:40 | No Comment
Menard Wins On Home Turf
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Paul Menard, a native of Eau Claire, Wis., won Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Menard edged out a relentless Ryan Blaney by 0.573 seconds at the 14-turn road course.
“I’ve been really fortunate to win at some of the coolest tracks, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Road America is right there,” Menard said. “These […]

Sat, 08/29/15 – 20:05 | No Comment
Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

Sat, 08/29/15 – 8:02 | No Comment
Spencer Massey Booted From Don Schumacher Racing
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Spencer Massey has been released from Don Schumacher Racing as driver of the Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher/Sandvik Coromant Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the team announced Friday evening.
“Spencer is no longer with DSR,” team owner Don Schumacher said.
“He violated a DSR policy and would not correct the violation. […]

Fri, 08/28/15 – 18:53 | No Comment
Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sage Karam, the IndyCar Series driver whose car lost the debris that struck and killed fellow driver Justin Wilson last week at Pocono Raceway, told reporters on Friday that he has been seeing a psychologist because of the incident.
“I’ve been working with a psychologist this week,” Karam, who drives for […]

Fri, 08/28/15 – 17:55 | No Comment
Andretti Puts Servia In Seat To Honor Wilson
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Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late driver.
In the driver’s seat will be veteran Oriol Servia.
Wilson passed away earlier this week following injuries sustained during the series event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
“Justin was a […]

Thu, 08/27/15 – 19:19 | No Comment
Hyundai Edition Of Red Dragon Ready To Roll
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with a real-time appreciation for what it takes to homologate a Hyundai, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will make its sedan-style debut in the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.
The first iteration of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance/Bob Stallings Hyundai Genesis Coupe “Red Dragon” owned by Dallas businessman/racer […]

Thu, 08/27/15 – 8:31 | No Comment
IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles announced Monday evening that IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has died from injuries suffered during Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The incident occurred when a piece of bodywork from the car […]

Mon, 08/24/15 – 20:19 | No Comment
Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
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Richie Crampton clocked a career-best elapsed time at Brainerd International Raceway en route to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, capping a record-setting Sunday at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of unseasonably cool and overcast weather conditions at the Minnesota facility to reset all […]

Mon, 08/24/15 – 7:19 | No Comment
Porsche Has Big Day at VIR
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Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet led every lap en route to their third consecutive TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory in the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR in Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway.
The factory-backed team scored its second consecutive 1-2 finish, with the No. 912 entry of Earl Bamber […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 19:05 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya stretched his points lead well into the fairly comfortably zone and Honda engines continued to show good power.
But after the race, very few people in the paddocks were in a celebratory mood because of uncertainty about the […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 18:27 | No Comment