Fans Can Gorge on 107th-Running of The 500 Storylines
Sat, 27/05/23 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Fans Can Gorge on 107th-Running of The 500 Storylines
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Storylines in sports are like free shrimp appetizers at nice restaurants: more is better (unless you’re a shrimp or the bus boy who has to clean up those disgusting slimy pink shells). This year’s Indianapolis …

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Ganassi Teams Rule Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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Two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato led the Ganassi Racing charge during Carb Day at Indy. (Photos courtesy of Chip Ganassi Racing)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages. And the results of Friday’s traditional, two-hour practice reiterated that Chip Ganassi Racing is the team to beat on-track _ and in the pits _ during the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Two-time Indy 500 champion Takuma Sato emerged atop the Miller Lite Carb Day speed chart after a hot lap of 39.4988-seconds/227.855 mph in CGR’s No. 11 Honda. The 46-year-old native of Tokyo, Japan, will start eighth in Sunday’s 200-lapper around the 2.5-mile IMS oval brimming with confidence.

“We had a beautiful Carb Day today,” said Sato, favorite son of Honda Performance Development who is making his first start for team-owner Ganassi. “The No. 11 car is just getting to a nice feeling, which is exactly what I really wanted. My boys did a fantastic job the entire week.

“All four (CGR) cars are in really good shape. What’s most important is that the car reacted the way we expected. We will get together and discuss it, but I think we have a good package. The organization did fantastic, so I’m happy.”

“Taku” won the 2017 Indy 500 driving for Andretti Autosport and the 2020 race with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

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Sat, 05/27/23 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Ganassi Teams Rule Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Ganassi Teams Rule Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages. And the results of Friday’s traditional, two-hour practice reiterated that Chip Ganassi Racing is the team to beat on-track _ …

Sat, 05/27/23 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Ganassi Teams Rule Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Rahal Gets First, Quiet Taste of Driving A Chevy At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Graham Rahal’s debut with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing during Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be a classic case of get in, shut-up and drive.
Nothing personal here, but …

Fri, 05/26/23 – 12:14 | Comments Off on Rahal Gets First, Quiet Taste of Driving A Chevy At Indy
Rahal, Legge Granted Special IMS Session On Thursday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR will conduct a special, on-track “install” session Thursday, May 25, for Graham Rahal and the No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet and Katherine Legge’s No. 44 Rahal Letterman …

Wed, 05/24/23 – 14:11 | Comments Off on Rahal, Legge Granted Special IMS Session On Thursday
Millican Ends Top Fuel Drought
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Top Fuel veteran Clay Millican celebrated his first national event victory in five years Sunday at his favorite facility, defeating Josh Hart in a battle of independents during the 23rd annual Gerber Collision & Glass …

Wed, 05/24/23 – 13:38 | Comments Off on Millican Ends Top Fuel Drought
Rahal Back In The 500; Will Replace Injured Wilson on Sunday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Graham Rahal’s favorite golf clubs will remain untouched through the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, after the second generation INDYCAR driver was introduced Tuesday morning as super-sub for the injured Stefan …

Tue, 05/23/23 – 13:32 | Comments Off on Rahal Back In The 500; Will Replace Injured Wilson on Sunday
Sunday’s Events At Indy Speedway Were Quite A Spectacle
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alex Palou will attempt to lower the broom on INDYCAR’s traditional Month of May from pole position during the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series champion, …

Mon, 05/22/23 – 11:53 | Comments Off on Sunday’s Events At Indy Speedway Were Quite A Spectacle
Cup’s Return To North Wilkesboro Was An All-Star Clunker
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Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star race in North Wilkesboro, N.C. will go down in history as one of the most-hyped events in the history of the sport.
But from a competition standpoint, it will be remembered as …

Mon, 05/22/23 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Cup’s Return To North Wilkesboro Was An All-Star Clunker
Larson Cruises to All-Star Win at North Wilkesboro
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Kyle Larson breezed to the win in Sunday evening’s NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star race at the rejuvenated North Wilksboro Raceway in North Carolina.
In an event devoid of excitement, Larson took the lead on Lap 55 …

Sun, 05/21/23 – 20:39 | Comments Off on Larson Cruises to All-Star Win at North Wilkesboro
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Palou Wins Pole For the Indy 500
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Alex Palou will start the 2023 Indianapolis 500 from the pole after posting the top qualifying run in Sunday’s field-setting Fast Six Qualifying session.
Palou had a four-lap average speed of 234.217 mph. That topped the …

Sun, 05/21/23 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Chip Ganassi Racing’s Palou Wins Pole For the Indy 500
Caruso Wins NHRA “Callout”
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Following consecutive back-to-back forays into Four-Wide national events, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has returned to the normalcy of its two-lane roots at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. 
On cue, second-year pro Camrie …

Sun, 05/21/23 – 10:11 | Comments Off on Caruso Wins NHRA “Callout”