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Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2016 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen
Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon’s first Verizon IndyCar Series pole at Watkins Glen International was a run for the record book, on a Saturday when interference penalties and tire compound selection factored into knockout qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Continuing a run of dominance that covered all three practice sessions, Dixon […]

Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2016 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Now that he has snapped a year-long Verizon IndyCar Series losing streak, Graham Rahal is in no particular hurry to exchange small talk with one of his team co-owners.
Nothing personal, but that guy is Bobby Rahal.
“To be honest, I really don’t hear from dad much anymore, you know?” Graham said through […]

Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
Friday, 2 Sep, 2016 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season is over.
Team Hendrick, the owner of Earnhardt’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Series car, made the announcement on Friday.
The team said that Earnhardt has not been cleared to drive because of concussion-like symptoms he has been suffering.
“I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said in […]

Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2016 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy

Bill and Betty Jane.
That’s the way former NASCAR Chairman and CEO Bill France Jr. and his wife, Betty Jane, were known to everyone in the racing community. Even though it was Bill Jr. who sat in a director’s chair behind the NASCAR hauler every race weekend in the garage, conversing with those who wanted to […]

NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2016 – 12:35 | Comments Off on NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away

The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2016 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’
Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’

Three-wide, four-wide and with sparks flying, Graham Rahal won the 20th annual Firestone 600 (The Resumption) Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway after leading the equivalent of two football fields.
Rahal completed a dramatic, last-lap pass of leader James Hinchcliffe to win by a miniscule 0.0080-seconds _ the closest race in Texas […]

McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2016 – 17:39 | Comments Off on McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race
McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race

Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis
Friday, 26 Aug, 2016 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis
Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis

A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and […]

Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 11:46 | Comments Off on Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth
Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher will be the first to admit that his 2016 season has fallen into the roller-coaster category.
After all, the season was 12 races old before he recorded a top-20 finish at Dover in May. And he didn’t acquire a top-15 until Indianapolis in July. That’s why when he emerged victorious […]

Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 11:41 | Comments Off on Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol
Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Only two weeks have passed since Bryan Clauson succumbed to injuries suffered in a crash during the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas, but for his friends Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson the loss is still painfully fresh.
“He was a great person, awesome race car driver,” Larson said Friday at Bristol Motor […]