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‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol
Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017 – 19:40 | Comments Off on ‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol
‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At least two NASCAR drivers believe competitors with dirt track experience may possess the upper hand in Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway because of VHT, a traction compound, being applied to the track’s surface in the turns.
“This is a perfect style of track to […]

Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
Friday, 21 Apr, 2017 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fernando Alonso’s Verizon IndyCar Series dance card is beginning to fill up.
Alonso is scheduled to log his first test laps with Andretti Autosport in preparation for competing in the 101st Indianapolis 500 on Wednesday, May 3, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alonso, the Formula One World Driving Champion in 2005 and […]

McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis
Tuesday, 18 Apr, 2017 – 11:24 | Comments Off on McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis
McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fernando Alonso admits that his startling decision to compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 next month was triggered by the sad fact that McLaren Honda _ after only three of 20 races _ is not a player for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Yeah, definitely,” said […]

Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy
Saturday, 15 Apr, 2017 – 11:54 | Comments Off on Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy
Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner says Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso of arch-rival McLaren F1 is “barking mad” for his decision to compete in next month’s Indianapolis 500.
Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion, announced Wednesday he will drive in the 101st running of the Indy 500 on […]

IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
Friday, 14 Apr, 2017 – 8:07 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Fourteen Verizon IndyCar Series drivers experienced their first laps through Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled Turns 1 and 2 with eyes, throttles _ and apparently mouths _ wide-open.
“It’s a big difference going down there into (turns) 1 and 2,” Graham Rahal said at the close […]

IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 19:02 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series drivers testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled pavement Wednesday enthusiastically greeted the sensational news that Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso would be joining them for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Yeah, that’s cool! Big news,” said Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy […]

It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS
Saturday, 8 Apr, 2017 – 17:16 | Comments Off on It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS
It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Drop the green flag on a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, and Erik Jones is money.
Jones scored his second series victory in five starts in Cowtown Saturday afternoon, dominating the 110-lap third segment of the 21st annual My Bariatric Solutions 300.
Jones, who also […]

Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
Friday, 7 Apr, 2017 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick will start on-pole for the 21st annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 after completing a three-segment sweep of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harvick toured TMS’ repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile oval in 27.217-seconds and 198.405 mph in […]

Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 2 Apr, 2017 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville

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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go, moved out to a relatively comfortable lead and went on to win Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the second of the year for Keselowski – who also won at Las Vegas three weeks ago – and […]

Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Friday, 31 Mar, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DALLAS – Concussion symptoms in his rearview mirror, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one week away from his next career challenge _ the repaved and re-profiled racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt and his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series peers will roll onto the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth as […]