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Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 – 11:05 | No Comment
Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – In February 1986, Kyle Petty snaked his Wood Brothers’ Ford through a multi-car crash to obtain his first NASCAR victory, but it wasn’t until slightly more than a year later when he won Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 that he felt he truly deserved to be the […]

Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500
Saturday, 27 May, 2017 – 16:48 | No Comment
Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – It hasn’t been easy trying to upstage Fernando Alonso this Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Alonsomania is running WFO _ Wide. Flat. Open.
Scott Dixon breathed in whatever air was left swirling around inside the venerable “Cathedral of Speed” last Sunday, when he qualified on-pole for […]

Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again
Friday, 26 May, 2017 – 20:09 | No Comment
Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages. And the “good news” from three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves is that he believes he is poised to join the Speedway’s most exclusive list at the conclusion of Sunday’s running of the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Castroneves topped the […]

Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
Friday, 26 May, 2017 – 7:32 | No Comment
Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR’s “Ironman” is in no hurry to trade his driving suit for the double-breasted business variety, perhaps as de facto ambassador for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
For sure, Tony Kanaan is 42-years-old and on the backside of a productive domestic open-wheel career.  On Sunday, Kanaan will make his 16th […]

Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
Thursday, 25 May, 2017 – 19:53 | No Comment
Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday that Charlotte Motor Speedway was a special track to him because he grew up at the facility.
“I used to go to the dirt tracks with Dad when I was very small, but the first memories of actually being at a Cup […]

McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
Thursday, 25 May, 2017 – 7:44 | No Comment
McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – California native Zak Brown has spent this Month of May as the man behind the curtain _ the unconventional Formula One executive who gave his blessing to McLaren superstar Fernando Alonso’s bid to compete in the 101s Indianapolis 500.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso has been spot-on […]

Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
Sunday, 21 May, 2017 – 16:54 | No Comment
Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500

New Zealander Scott Dixon added some beef to his Indy car driving resume Sunday when he won the pole for next Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon _ a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, a 40-race winner and 2008 Indy 500 champion _ posted a four-lap/10-mile average speed of 232.164 mph around the […]

Kyle Busch Adds Charlotte Win To Resume
Sunday, 21 May, 2017 – 7:44 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Adds Charlotte Win To Resume

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Kyle Busch is no longer winless in a NASCAR Cup car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the sport’s national capital.
Busch has won a Cup championship, 38 series races and well over 300 races across NASCAR’s three major platforms. Now he has his Charlotte win. It is an exhibition race victory as it came in Saturday night’s Monster […]

Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday
Saturday, 20 May, 2017 – 7:48 | No Comment
Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite over two hours of track time lost to mid-day rain, speeds peaked during “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ especially for drivers from the Honda camp.
Four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais capped the final day of practice heading into qualifications this weekend for the 101st Indianapolis 500 by […]

Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy
Thursday, 18 May, 2017 – 8:25 | No Comment
Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Any way the wind blows really does matter to drivers hot-lapping at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Strong, gusting winds limited Wednesday’s third day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500, as a number of competitors persevered to log fact-finding laps.
Verizon IndyCar Series team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter posted the fastest lap of the combined […]