Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
Sun, 18/08/19 – 11:54 | No Comment
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IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]

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Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono
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Will Power got his first victory of the season on Sunday. It came on a crazy day at Pocono. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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LONG POND, Pa. – In the often-surreal world that defines open-wheel competition at Pocono Raceway, the Media Center became Victory Lane and vice versa as torrential rain forced an early end to Sunday’s ABC Supply 500.

Team Penske’s Will Power bounded onto a stage to be crowned winner of the NTT IndyCar Series race after completion of 128 of the scheduled 200 laps around Pocono’s unique/triangular 2.5-mile layout. Joined by runnerup Scott Dixon and third-place Simon Pagenaud, the impromptu ceremonies capped a day that saw two red-flag stoppages, Josef Newgarden pad his point lead and five drivers fail to make it through Turn 2 of Lap 1.

That wreck produced red flag stoppage No. 1, moments after the green flag fell at 2:47 p.m. (EDT). Red flag stoppage No. 2 for lightning at 5:35 p.m. eventually led to the race being declared official at 5:55 p.m., amid continued speculation this could have been the seventh and final INDYCAR-sanctioned event at “The Tricky Triangle.”

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Mon, 08/19/19 – 8:13 | No Comment
Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
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IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]

Sun, 08/18/19 – 11:54 | No Comment
Hamlin Wins Bristol: DiBenedetto Wins Respect
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Drivers Denny Hamlin, left, and Matt DiBenedetto met up in the infield after they had fought for the victory on track in Saturday night’s Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday/HHP photo Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin was fighting for his fourth victory of the season Saturday […]

Sun, 08/18/19 – 8:57 | No Comment
Plane Crash Serves As Sobering Reminder In Cup Garages
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The burned-out remains of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s airplane at the airport near Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday.com photo by Deb Williams)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Private air travel became popular in NASCAR’s top series 30 years ago. Today it’s considered a necessity, but each time there is a plane crash in the motorsports […]

Sun, 08/18/19 – 8:43 | No Comment
Ragan Says Time’s Come To End Full-Time Career
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Veteran David Ragan will bid farewell to the cockpit on a full-time basis after the 2019 season. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR driver David Ragan said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that at the end of the season he will step away from full-time competition in the […]

Sat, 08/17/19 – 7:44 | No Comment
Details Emerge From Earnhardt Plane Crash
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. walked away from a serious airplane crash in Tennessee. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s jet bounced at least twice on the Elizabethton Municipal Airport runway before the landing gear collapsed, NTSB senior investigator Ralph Hicks said Friday.

“We were able to obtain surveillance […]

Fri, 08/16/19 – 20:19 | No Comment
Witness: Jr. Dropped To Ground After Exiting Plane
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The burned-out remains of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s airplane at the airport near Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday.com photo by Deb Williams)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ELIZABETHTON, TENN.  – Sissy Moody was working across the street from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport Thursday when she heard a loud “thud”, ran to the window and saw Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s […]

Fri, 08/16/19 – 7:09 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Involved In Airplane Crash in Tennessee
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s airplane crashed in Tennessee. He and his wife are reportedly not seriously injured. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Andrew Coppley)

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Former NASCAR driver and current television analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. has reportedly been involved in an airplane crash.

Early reports say Earnhardt has not been seriously injured. Also on board was his wife Amy and […]

Thu, 08/15/19 – 15:51 | No Comment
Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren
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IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt is now in the McLaren camp. It’s time to perform, he says.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

His stone-cold determination to compete at the highest level of domestic open-wheel racing has made Sam Schmidt a respected and beloved figure in the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. 

Schmidt’s commitment to the sport that paralyzed […]

Tue, 08/13/19 – 17:25 | No Comment
McLaren To Return Full Time To IndyCar Series
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McLaren will put “papaya orange” Indy cars back on track on a full time basis next season. (File photo courtesy of McLaren Racing)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Determined to erase the memory of Fernando Alonso’s failed bid to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, McLaren Racing will field a full time program in the NTT […]

Fri, 08/9/19 – 17:18 | No Comment
Cindric Living His Dream, If Not His Father’s
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Austin Cindric celebrated his first victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Swept up in the hoopla surrounding his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, Austin Cindric had yet to phone his father as he met the media for his post-race presser.

As […]

Wed, 08/7/19 – 8:08 | No Comment