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Rookie Ashley’s Dreams Coming True
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2019 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Rookie Ashley’s Dreams Coming True
Rookie Ashley’s Dreams Coming True

Justin Ashley is making his NHRA Top Fuel debut this weekend in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Justin Ashley always knew he wanted to race in the NHRA, but the second-generation driver never expected to make his Top Fuel debut at age 24 or be able […]

Flat Spot On: For a Hot Time, Consider Charlotte’s Roval
Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2019 – 8:22 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: For a Hot Time, Consider Charlotte’s Roval

Alex Bowman and Kevin Harvick lead a pack of cars through a corner at the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield oval. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Brian Cleary)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

The temperatures, cars, drivers and tempers were hotter than the Climate Change debate at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first elimination race of the […]

INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen
Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2019 – 8:01 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen
INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen

Testing continues on the IndyCar Series’ Autoscreen.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

First on-track test of INDYCAR’s Aeroscreen driver safety innovation is scheduled for Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a project the sanctioning body views as a global game-changer.

Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champ Will Power of […]

Newgarden Builds On A Winning Reputation
Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2019 – 8:26 | Comments Off on Newgarden Builds On A Winning Reputation
Newgarden Builds On A Winning Reputation

Josef Newgarden won his second IndyCar Series championship on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Emotionally worn-out, Josef Newgarden joined the ranks of INDYCAR’s multiple champions in the 2019 season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on a day when mercurial rookie Colton Herta previewed his emerging title aspirations.

Team Penske’s Newgarden clinched his […]

Andretti-Bound Herta Celebrates at Laguna Seca
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2019 – 9:10 | Comments Off on Andretti-Bound Herta Celebrates at Laguna Seca
Andretti-Bound Herta Celebrates at Laguna Seca

Colton Herta will begin the final IndyCar Series race of the season from the pole. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Mercurial rookie Colton Herta celebrated his newly-secured future at Andretti Autosport Saturday with a salute to his father while upstaging the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders during qualifying for the season-ending […]

Flat Spot On: Where Have You Gone Jimmie Johnson?
Wednesday, 18 Sep, 2019 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Where Have You Gone Jimmie Johnson?
Flat Spot On: Where Have You Gone Jimmie Johnson?

Non-contender Jimmie Johnson will spend the 2019 Cup Series Playoffs just trying to win a race. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

We may have seen the last of Jimmie Johnson in Victory Lane for at least the remainder of the 2019 season.

Currently riding an 86-race losing streak, Johnson and […]

Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing
Saturday, 7 Sep, 2019 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing
Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing

Track workers work to repair the catch fence at Pocono as a medical evacuation helicopter transports injured driver Robert Wickens to a hospital in 2018. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Last week there was an outpouring of grief when two drivers died in high-profile racing crashes. This week, there’s been […]

Jones’ Win May Prolong His Career At JGR
Monday, 2 Sep, 2019 – 20:17 | Comments Off on Jones’ Win May Prolong His Career At JGR
Jones’ Win May Prolong His Career At JGR

Erik Jones got a really big victory Sunday/Monday at the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Speculation has persisted throughout the year that Erik Jones’ ride at Joe Gibbs Racing might be in jeopardy for the 2020 season, but early Monday he silenced his […]

Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement
Friday, 30 Aug, 2019 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement
Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is climbing back into a race car this weekend at Darlington. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes the more than two decades he spent driving race cars has played a key role in the way he has processed the plane crash he […]

Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
Sunday, 18 Aug, 2019 – 11:54 | Comments Off on Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs

IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]