NASCAR To Keep Eye On Bowyer And Newman
Mon, 20/05/19 – 7:16 | No Comment
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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

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No Shortage Of Emotions After Indy Qualifying
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Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske was one happy pole-winner at Indy on Sunday.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske drove flat-out Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and qualified on-pole for the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500.

Fernando Alonso of McLaren Racing said he did likewise around the famed 2.5-mile oval. But Alonso exited IMS as perhaps “The Greatest Spectator in Racing” for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next Sunday after failing to earn one of the final three starting positions.

“We didn’t do the job. We were not quick enough. Simple,” Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, said during his post-qualifying presser. “The others, they did better. We congratulate them.”

Let the kudos begin with Pagenaud, the Frenchman who positioned himself for a Month of May sweep at IMS at the end of a rain-plagued/drama-filled Sunday afternoon that featured separate qualifying sessions to fill opposite ends of the 33-car starting grid. Pagenaud completed his four-lap/10-mile Fast Nine Shootout qualification run at an average of 229.992 mph to earn the NTT P1 Award, the 11th pole of his 11-year INDYCAR career and first in the Indy 500.

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Mon, 05/20/19 – 8:24 | No Comment
No Shortage Of Emotions After Indy Qualifying
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RacinToday.com

Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske was one happy pole-winner at Indy on Sunday.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske drove flat-out Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and qualified on-pole for the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500.

Fernando Alonso of McLaren Racing said he did likewise around the famed 2.5-mile oval. But Alonso […]

Mon, 05/20/19 – 8:24 | No Comment
NASCAR To Keep Eye On Bowyer And Newman
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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

Mon, 05/20/19 – 7:16 | No Comment
Alonso, Hinchcliffe On The Spot At Indianapolis
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Fernando Alonso spent a lot of time sitting in lines at Indy on Saturday. (Photos by INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Six drivers will vie for the final three starting spots in the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday during a Last Row Shootout featuring the shocking, high-profile presences of Fernando Alonso and James […]

Sun, 05/19/19 – 9:04 | No Comment
Larson Hopes All-Star Win Is Just The Beginning
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Kyle Larson broke a victory drought Saturday night when he won the Cup Series All-Star Race. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Kyle Larson hadn’t enjoyed a NASCAR Cup victory lane since September 2017, but that changed Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he emerged victorious in the […]

Sun, 05/19/19 – 8:20 | No Comment
Andretti Cars Fastest On ‘Fast Friday’
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Andretti Autosport’s Conor Daly laid down the fastest lap in practice at Indy on Friday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Led by “one-off” driver Conor Daly, Andretti Autosport emerged atop the speed chart during “Fast Friday” practice for the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Daly led a pack […]

Sat, 05/18/19 – 8:23 | No Comment
Jimmie: Chances Of Nailing Goals Are Slimming
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Jimmie Johnson said Friday that his contract with Hendrick Motorsports expires after the 2020 season. After that, he said, who knows?

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson said Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway that he doesn’t have a contract beyond 2020 and in reality, he probably doesn’t have five years left as […]

Sat, 05/18/19 – 8:03 | No Comment
Carpenter Building Big Speed At Practice In Indy
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Ed Carpenter Racing’s Ed Jones logged the fastest time during practice at Indy on Thursday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Home-grown Ed Carpenter Racing replaced Team Penske’s juggernaut atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday, the third of four days of practice leading into this weekend’s qualifications for the 103rd […]

Fri, 05/17/19 – 8:32 | No Comment
Rookie Rosenqvist Meets His First Wall At Indy
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Felix Rosenqvist ran into trouble during practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Rookie Felix Rosenqvist joined Fernando Alonso in the wall and on the DNF list after Wednesday’s second of four days of practice for the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500.

With just less than an […]

Thu, 05/16/19 – 8:37 | No Comment
Alonso’s Indy 500 2019 Bid Runs Into A Wall
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Fernando Alonso found the wall at Indy during Wednesday’s practice for this year’s 500. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Open-wheel history has proven there are two types of drivers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ those that have hit the wall and those that will hit the wall.

Fernando Alonso finally joined the […]

Wed, 05/15/19 – 16:11 | No Comment
Small Team Owner Birthed Many Of Cup’s Big Stars
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Carl Edwards talks with the man who helped make him a star – Mike Mittler. (RacinToday file photo courtesy of Dan Robinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

After winning Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, Brad Keselowski got audibly and visually emotional. It wasn’t because of his victory or the fact that it […]

Tue, 05/14/19 – 17:25 | No Comment