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Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 – 15:52 | Comments Off on Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Meet Fernando Alonso, ovalmeister.
Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Driving champion, completed all three phases of the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Making his oval-track debut, Alonso logged 110 laps around […]

Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
Saturday, 29 Apr, 2017 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – At 51 years old, Top Fuel competitor Clay Millican is still searching for his first Wally, the trophy cherished by competitors that signify a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory.
Oh, he’s come close with eight runner-up finishes, but the Tennessean who still refers to his parents […]

Force Wants To Field A Second Top Fuel Car
Friday, 28 Apr, 2017 – 17:20 | One Comment
Force Wants To Field A Second Top Fuel Car

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force said Friday he plans to field a second Top Fuel dragster team, but he can’t say when it will join daughter Brittany Force at the starting line.
“I just can’t get the money to get there, but I’ve got a deal […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Tuesday, 25 Apr, 2017 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that NASCAR’s most popular driver will retire after the current racing season. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt held a press conference to address his decision.
The reason for retiring, he said, was wanting to call his own shots about his career.
“So that became my motivation, the opportunity […]

Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Barber IndyCar  Race Becomes A Newgarden Party

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s newest driver gave the team its first IndyCar Series victory of the season on Sunday when Josef Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Newgarden took the lead late in the race when leader and teammate Will Power suffered a tire problem.
Once in […]

‘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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]