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Newgarden Remains King Of The Road America
Saturday, 23 Jun, 2018 – 18:31 | No Comment
Newgarden Remains King Of The Road America

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Josef Newgarden continued to be the driver in control at Road America this weekend as he followed up his quickest practice laps on Friday with a pole victory on Saturday.
The Team Penske driver won the pole for the IndyCar Series event with a lap at 140.020 mph at the 4-mile, 14 turn natural road circuit […]

Book Tells Story Of ‘Craziest Devil’ Villeneuve
Friday, 22 Jun, 2018 – 8:46 | No Comment
Book Tells Story Of ‘Craziest Devil’ Villeneuve

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Memories of favorite native son Gilles Villeneuve annually are rekindled during Formula One’s Canadian Grand Prix, contested on the circuit in Montreal that bears his name.
How appropriate it was then that Sebastian Vettel punctuated his 50th career F1 victory in Canada on June 10 with a […]

DSR Dominates Nitro Action In Thunder Valley
Monday, 18 Jun, 2018 – 8:02 | No Comment
DSR Dominates Nitro Action In Thunder Valley

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing celebrated Father’s Day by sweeping NHRA’s two nitro classes during the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Tony Schumacher, son of the “Donfather,” prevailed in Top Fuel and Ron Capps earned the Wally trophy in Funny Car Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. It was the first […]

‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport
Friday, 15 Jun, 2018 – 7:15 | No Comment
‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The passing of drag racing legend Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen on Sunday reminded me of an interview I conducted with him at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, years after his barnstorming match-racing days against Don “The Snake” Prudhomme had taken their well-deserved place in NHRA history.
McEwen, […]

Ferrari’s Vettel Keeps Climbing With Win No. 50
Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2018 – 14:48 | No Comment
Ferrari’s Vettel Keeps Climbing With Win No. 50

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel’s landmark 50th career Formula One victory in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix rekindled memories of revered native son Gilles Villeneuve on the race course that bears his name.
Vettel, of Scuderia Ferrari, won Round 7 of the 21-race FIA Formula One World Championship in convincing fashion over Mercedes driver Valtteri […]

Courtney Is The Most Forceful In Virginia
Monday, 11 Jun, 2018 – 7:09 | No Comment
Courtney Is The Most Forceful In Virginia

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Courtney Force ran the table by every metric, and prevailed in a very memorable all-family final against father John Force, to capture the Funny Car championship of the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park.
The No. 1 qualifier, Courtney ran low E.T., top speed and won the race […]

‘Dixie’ Adds To Texas Resume With Third Win
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2018 – 7:09 | No Comment
‘Dixie’ Adds To Texas Resume With Third Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Another Saturday, another victory for Scott Dixon.
One week after winning Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix last weekend, Dixon rolled to his third career Verizon IndyCar Series victory on Texas Motor Speedway’s high-banked/1.5-mile oval in the DXC Technology 600.
Dixon, of Chip Ganassi Racing, led […]

Kanaan Not A Happy Soldier In Fort Worth
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2018 – 19:09 | No Comment
Kanaan Not A Happy Soldier In Fort Worth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Scott Dixon served notice that his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda will be up for the challenge laid down by Team Penske’s three Chevrolets Friday evening when he emerged atop the speed chart at Texas Motor Speedway during final practice for the DXC Technology 600.
Dixon toured TMS’ […]

Sauter, Shear Notch Emotional Victory In Texas
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2018 – 8:06 | No Comment
Sauter, Shear Notch Emotional Victory In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter continued his uncanny mastery of Texas Motor Speedway Friday night, and who’s to argue that his latest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory here was a case of divine intervention.
Certainly not crew chief Joe Shear Jr. after Sauter sputtered through Turn 3 of TMS’ […]

Carpenter Building Good Things On/Off Track
Friday, 8 Jun, 2018 – 14:11 | Comments Off on Carpenter Building Good Things On/Off Track
Carpenter Building Good Things On/Off Track

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Up every day at 6 a.m. and off to bed by 10 p.m. In between, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ only owner/driver has figured out a formula for mixing fast cars with an energetic family.
“Time management is crucial,” said Ed Carpenter, namesake of the Indianapolis-based organization […]