Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener
Sun, 16/09/18 – 20:19 | No Comment
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Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]

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Dixon Cements Status As An IndyCar All-Timer
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Scott Dixon drove into the history books Sunday when he captured his fifth IndyCar championship. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Widely acknowledged as the greatest open-wheel driver of his generation, Scott Dixon stamped it as fact Sunday by clinching his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

Dixon started second alongside pole-sitter/eventual INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma race-winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and finished there, a result that proved to be more than enough to secure the season title.

“Man, this is so awesome!” said Dixon, the Chip Ganassi Racing ace whose five championships trail only another legend, A.J. Foyt Jr. with seven, in INDYCAR history. “I can’t believe that it’s actually happened. I can’t thank everybody enough for this, it’s so cool.”

Hunter-Reay, of Andretti Autosport, led 80 of 85 laps around Sonoma Raceway’s 2.385-mile/12-turn natural terrain layout in Northern California in a commanding performance to win the 2018 finale. Read the full story »

Mon, 09/17/18 – 9:24 | No Comment
Todd Starts Fast In Countdown
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J.R. Todd claimed the Funny Car point lead via his second consecutive national event victory Sunday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Round 1 of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as winners in their respective categories at […]

Mon, 09/17/18 – 7:03 | No Comment
Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener
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Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]

Sun, 09/16/18 – 20:19 | No Comment
Millican On Pole At Maple Grove
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Top Fuel title contender Clay Millican added to his qualifying prowess Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway, securing pole position as time trials concluded for the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals. 
Additionally, Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) emerged as No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories for the […]

Sun, 09/16/18 – 8:23 | No Comment
RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ryan Hunter-Reay blocked-out the hype surrounding the chase for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series title Saturday to concentrate on the tasks at-hand _ winning pole position for the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma and denying championship leader Scott Dixon of a potentially critical point.
The Andretti Autosport veteran won the Verizon […]

Sun, 09/16/18 – 8:16 | No Comment
Newman, RCR To Split Up
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Ryan Newman will not be returning to the Richard Childress Racing team in 2019 the veteran NASCAR Cup Series driver announced on Saturday afternoon. The decision was made by RCR, the team for which Newman competed since 2014.
 Team owner Richard Childress told NASCAR.com, “We knew we were going to change. It’s just when we were going to […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 17:33 | No Comment
Top Drivers Remain Top Drivers At Sonoma
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Two sessions of practice Friday for the season-ending INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma did little to separate the four remaining contenders for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Point-leader Scott Dixon was third on the combined-session time sheet at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California. The four-time series champion from Chip Ganassi Racing was sandwiched by Team […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 12:52 | No Comment
Jones Starts Playoffs P1
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Erik Jones put his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – the first event of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Jones put down his pole-winning lap in 28.705 seconds (188.121 mph). It was his first pole of the season. His time was .003 […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 7:57 | No Comment
Courtney Force Races To Top In Maple Grove
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Regular-season Funny Car point-leader Courtney Force raced into the provisional qualifying lead Friday at Maple Grove Raceway during the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Round 1 of the six-event Countdown to the Championship playoffs. 
Force took aim at her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the season at the facility near Reading, Pa., after a 1,000-foot run […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 7:51 | No Comment
Torrence Heads To Countdown At Full Speed
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His once-imposing lead whittled to 20 points after NHRA’s playoff adjustment of the driver standings, Top Fuel contender Steve Torrence is determined to transform his regular-season dominance into the postseason success that eluded him one year ago.
Torrence will open NHRA’s six-race Countdown to the Championship looking to end a career-long victory drought at Maple Grove […]

Fri, 09/14/18 – 7:18 | No Comment
Rossi Sets Sights On Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi says his three-year tenure in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been nothing short of an accelerated learning curve. And among the things the Andretti Autosport ace has learned is…do not poke/provoke the bear.
“To actually be going into this weekend with a goal in mind of trying to win […]

Thu, 09/13/18 – 11:26 | No Comment