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Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
Monday, 18 Dec, 2017 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has completed his first test with AJ Foyt Racing in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet he will drive during the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who joined Foyt’s Texas-based organization on Oct. 6, participated in the final day of testing […]

New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
Sunday, 17 Dec, 2017 – 9:45 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Admittedly still “learning the ropes” of American racing, British open-wheel powerhouse Carlin will graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 when it fields fulltime entries for Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton.
Dumped by Chip Ganassi Racing after the 2017 season, native Californian Kimball and Brit Chilton will compete in Chevrolet-powered […]

Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Monday, 11 Dec, 2017 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Five years ago, when it was announced that Porsche was re-entering cars in the prototype division of the World Endurance Championship, sports car freaks freaked out. The news was as important as it was exciting to a sport that was having as many downs as up worldwide.
Even competitors from opposing […]

IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
Thursday, 7 Dec, 2017 – 7:55 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brian Barnhart’s long and multi-layered tenure with INDYCAR’s competition staff ended with his recent appointment as president of Harding Racing. Barnhart is scheduled to begin his new position with the Indianapolis-based organization on Dec. 18.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join Harding Racing,” team-owner Mike Harding said in a statement. […]

Haas F1 Earns Respect In ’17 But Wants Much More
Sunday, 3 Dec, 2017 – 9:33 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Earns Respect In ’17 But Wants Much More
Haas F1 Earns Respect In ’17 But Wants Much More

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Haas F1 Team completed its sophomore season with a repeat and respectable eighth-place finish in the FIA Formula One World Championship constructor standings. And to paraphrase Major League Baseball muse Casey Stengel, Gene Haas’ American-owned organization now will have an excellent chance of becoming juniors.
Haas F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and […]

The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip
Thursday, 30 Nov, 2017 – 8:48 | Comments Off on The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip
The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip

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If Evgeni Malkin of the two-time/reigning NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins can take the Stanley Cup to Russia…why can’t Takuma Sato accompany the Borg-Warner Trophy around Japan?
It’s an idea whose time is now. Open-wheel racing’s iconic hardware has left the United States for the first time in its 82-year-history, traveling to Japan for a 15-day celebration […]

Two Exiting Stars Take Different Paths Out The Door
Tuesday, 21 Nov, 2017 – 17:54 | 3 Comments
Two Exiting Stars Take Different Paths Out The Door

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the 2017 NASCAR season drew to a close in the deepening darkness of Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday evening, so too did the driving careers of the sport’s two biggest stars of the 21st Century.
And the exits of those two careers were marked by the same kinds of attitudes that […]

Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Big-time auto racing’s longstanding marketing mantra of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” may not resonate with consumers like it did during the Muscle Car Era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
With SUVs and crossovers dominating sales worldwide _ and faced with a younger demographic not particularly turned-on by […]

2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017 – 9:47 | Comments Off on 2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Get ready for two more doses of “Danicamania.”
NASCAR free-agent Danica Patrick plans to end her star-crossed racing career in May 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her historic fourth-place start/finish in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Patrick eventually rode that wave of gender-breaking popularity _ dubbed “Danicamania” _ into a […]

Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 19:27 | Comments Off on Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race
Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race

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Denny Hamlin, no longer eligible to win this year’s NASCAR Cup championship, won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap of 31.038 seconds at the 1.5-mile track oval.
That bumped Martin Truex Jr., very much still eligible for the championship, from the pole. Truex, driving […]