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The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 12:28 | No Comment
The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race

CONCORD, N.C. – For several decades, the Coca-Cola 600 was an endurance race with the final 100 miles often a mechanical nightmare, but technology has changed the way drivers approach Sunday’s Memorial Day classic.
 “It’s 400 laps as fast as the car will go,” says Kevin Harvick, who starts stock car racing’s longest race at the […]

Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 6:57 | No Comment
Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Is Danica Patrick a racing pioneer? Yes. Did Danica Patrick push the envelope when it comes to creating opportunities for women in racing? Oh, yeah. Did she fulfill her talent? Sorry, but no.
As the only journalist who has written an unauthorized biography of Patrick, I think I’m well situated to comment […]

Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 16:22 | No Comment
Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?

During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 – 12:12 | No Comment
Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 – 13:57 | No Comment
Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good

It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 15:35 | One Comment
Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?

With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 12:27 | No Comment
Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure

The racing fates of James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann became intertwined as the minutes counted down during Saturday’s first day of qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500, when a former pole-winner and Indy-only specialist failed to crack the traditional 33-car field.
“Nobody failed us, the system didn’t fail us. We failed us,” said Hinchcliffe, who […]

Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 7:38 | No Comment
Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils

Kevin Harvick’s season of success rolled on Saturday night as he won the  Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, who has won five times in Cup points races in 2018, won Saturday’s exhibition even by taking control at the end of the 20-lap third stage. He won by beating Daniel Suarez to the checkered […]

Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole
Saturday, 19 May, 2018 – 16:56 | No Comment
Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole

Two of the big stories at the 2018 Indianapolis 500 got a bit bigger on Saturday as  Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick both drove into Sunday’s Fast Nine second day of qualifying and, hence, will have a shot at winning the pole for next Sunday’s race.
Team Penske’s Castroneves posted the top number during Sunday’s Bump […]

Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy
Saturday, 19 May, 2018 – 8:31 | No Comment
Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy

Additional turbocharger boost sent practice speeds at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the 230 mph barrier _ aka warp speed _ during Fast Friday, the eve of two days of qualifications for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Third-generation driver Marco Andretti topped the chart for the second time this week with a lap of 00:38.8262-seconds/231.802 […]