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Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
Friday, 2 Jun, 2017 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Open-wheel veteran Tony Kanaan will check another box off his racing bucket list later this month, when he participates in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Kanaan, a native of Brazil, will join American Joey Hand and Dirk Müller of Germany in Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. […]

Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Takuma Sato’s alarm clock went off at 6:45 a.m. Monday, launching a bleary-eyed search for a bottle of fast-acting pain relief tablets.
Should a throbbing head be considered yet another official confirmation of victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500?
“Actually, yes,” said Sato, explaining he got to sleep at […]

Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
Monday, 29 May, 2017 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Surrounded by media and assorted gawkers post-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he raised the milk and offered a toast.
Takuma Sato after winning Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500? Nah, Sato and his Andretti Autosport teammates were out kissing the bricks at the start/finish line after his scintillating […]

Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Five years ago, Takuma Sato made a silly mistake and crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 while trying to pass for the lead and it cost him a shot at winning the biggest race in the world. On Sunday, the Japanese driver made amends as he took […]

Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 – 11:05 | Comments Off on Winning The 600 Made Kyle Petty Feel Like A Wood
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 | Comments Off on Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500
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 | Comments Off on Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again
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 | Comments Off on Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
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 | Comments Off on Junior Reflects On Importance of Charlotte Track
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 | Comments Off on McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
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 […]