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Funny Cars Can’t Afford To Flop In Concord
Saturday, 12 Oct, 2019 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Funny Cars Can’t Afford To Flop In Concord
Funny Cars Can’t Afford To Flop In Concord

The race for the Funny Car championship is white hot as the Countdown reaches the halfway point in Concord, N.C. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – With five drivers embroiled in an intense battle for the NHRA Funny Car championship halfway through the Countdown, veteran Ron Capps says removing […]

New INDYCAR Aeroscreen A Quiet Success
Friday, 4 Oct, 2019 – 15:43 | Comments Off on New INDYCAR Aeroscreen A Quiet Success
New INDYCAR Aeroscreen A Quiet Success

Scott Dixon gave a quiet thumbs up to INDYCAR’s new protective Aeroscreen after this week’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Once INDYCAR’s innovative Aeroscreen is implemented by all 2020 NTT IndyCar Series competitors, open-wheel racing’s next big thing might actually be bling, as in satellite radio? Rich […]

Childress Racing Is Still Going Strong At Age 50
Friday, 27 Sep, 2019 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Childress Racing Is Still Going Strong At Age 50
Childress Racing Is Still Going Strong At Age 50

Austin Dillon is carrying on the tradition at Richard Childress Racing. (RacingToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Today when Richard Childress crosses the railroad tracks in tiny Welcome, N.C., he enters the 52-acre campus of the racing operation that bears his name. Housed in the 17 buildings are a museum, three NASCAR […]

2019 IndyCar Title To Be Decided This Weekend
Friday, 20 Sep, 2019 – 14:58 | Comments Off on 2019 IndyCar Title To Be Decided This Weekend
2019 IndyCar Title To Be Decided This Weekend

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden leads IndyCar into Laguna Seca this weekend. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Same as it’s ever been, the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series driver’s championship could be finished at the start of Sunday’s season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey.

Open-wheel has returned to historic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s 2.258-mile/11-turn permanent […]

Young Oldster Force Sets Sights On No. 17
Friday, 13 Sep, 2019 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Young Oldster Force Sets Sights On No. 17
Young Oldster Force Sets Sights On No. 17

John Force has been driving like a teen-ager in recent weeks. Can he keep doing it in the Countdown, which begins this weekend? (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Only Funny Car icon John Force could upstage perfection.

Buoyed by a pair of milestone, late-season NHRA national event victories, Force has re-introduced […]

IndyCar 2020 Schedule: Pocono Out, Richmond In
Wednesday, 4 Sep, 2019 – 8:49 | One Comment
IndyCar 2020 Schedule: Pocono Out, Richmond In

The IndyCar Series is driving away from Pocono next year. In its place is a short oval.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Open-wheel racing’s return to Richmond Raceway next summer after a 10-year hiatus comes wrapped with the promise of delivering a demographic that is not necessarily so NASCAR-centric.

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule includes a return to […]

Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line
Tuesday, 3 Sep, 2019 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line
Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line

IndyCar Series points-leader Josef Newgarden warmed up for Sunday’s race in Portland by meeting with fans. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Team Penske’s Will Power continues to play spoiler in the NTT IndyCar Series championship chase, and teammate Josef Newgarden is loving it.

Power notched his second victory in three starts _ and […]

Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls
Saturday, 31 Aug, 2019 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls
Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls

Jimmie Johnson’s hopes to earn a berth in this year’s Cup Playoffs are in big trouble. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two races, two positions, four drivers. That is the situation facing Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez, Clint Bowyer and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson as they battle for […]

Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis
Monday, 26 Aug, 2019 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis
Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis

The podium after Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race featured the unlikely trio of Ed Carpenter, Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Call it “Taku’s Revenge.”

Six days after drawing relentless scrutiny for his part in an opening-lap wreck at Pocono Raceway, Takuma Sato answered and silenced his critics with […]

RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
Friday, 23 Aug, 2019 – 12:50 | Comments Off on RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism

IndyCar team owner Bobby Rahal is standing behind driver Takuma Sato in the wake of last Sunday’s race in Pocono. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has rallied to the defense of NTT IndyCar Series veteran Takuma Sato in the aftermath of an opening-lap crash during last Sunday’s […]