Cindric Doing The Double – Sort Of
Sat, 25/05/19 – 8:58 | No Comment
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Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric will start his Memorial Day weekend driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang in Concord, N.C., and will end it in Indianapolis watching his father try to win the 500. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – On Saturday, Austin Cindric’s primary focus is the […]

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Penske Looks Backward On 50th Indy Anniversary
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Roger Penske began chasing bottles of milk at Indianapolis 50 years ago.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Roger Penske filed his first Indianapolis 500 entry with the sanctioning U.S. Auto Club in 1969, and 50 years later Team Penske’s accomplishments at Indianapolis Motor Speedway could fill a book.

In fact, they have. A history of excellence and “unfair advantages” that began with Mark Donohue’s seventh-place finish in ’69 and runs through Will Power’s victory last May has been chronicled in TEAM PENSKE 50th Anniversary at the Indianapolis 500.

Beginning with Donohue in 1972, an illustrious list of 12 drivers have delivered a record 17 victories in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for Penske. “Fifty years ago we never thought we’d be here shooting for our 18th win,” Penske said during the Team Penske Media Lunch Thursday afternoon in the IMS paddock.

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Fri, 05/24/19 – 8:00 | No Comment
Notes: More Cockpit Safety En Route To IndyCar Cars
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More cockpit protection in pipeline to IndyCar. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – An Aeroscreen designed to enhance driver cockpit protection will be implemented for the outset of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the result of a partnership between sanctioning body INDYCAR and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.

Specifically designed to reduce […]

Fri, 05/24/19 – 19:38 | No Comment
Penske Looks Backward On 50th Indy Anniversary
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Roger Penske began chasing bottles of milk at Indianapolis 50 years ago.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Roger Penske filed his first Indianapolis 500 entry with the sanctioning U.S. Auto Club in 1969, and 50 years later Team Penske’s accomplishments at Indianapolis Motor Speedway could fill a book.

In fact, they have. A history of […]

Fri, 05/24/19 – 8:00 | No Comment
Youngster On Pole Of Cup’s Longest Race
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William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports is on pole for the 600. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by David Tulis)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – William Byron became the youngest driver to ever win a pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday, claiming the No. 1 starting position for this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 with a 183.424-mph […]

Fri, 05/24/19 – 7:27 | No Comment
The 600 Has Always Been A Test Of Survival
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The front row for the start of the first 600-miler at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photos courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway archives)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Decades before the reality television show “Survivor” there was an event that truly tested one’s survival skills. No script existed for this “survivor” show because there had never been a […]

Thu, 05/23/19 – 17:06 | No Comment
‘Smoke’ Plays Major Role In 2019 Hall Voting
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Tony Stewart will enter NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart’s election Wednesday into the NASCAR Hall of Fame was no surprise, but the connection the other four had to the Indiana native during his career created a special class.

Joining Stewart in […]

Wed, 05/22/19 – 19:44 | No Comment
Pagenaud Not Slowing Down
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Simon Pagenaud led the pack during the final practice at Indy on Monday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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Pole-sitter Simon Pagenaud started Monday celebrating his qualification effort for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 by participating in the traditional front-row photo shoot. He ended the day at the top of the speed chart.

Pagenaud emerged as the fastest driver during […]

Tue, 05/21/19 – 14:34 | No Comment
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 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