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History, Elliott Repeat Themselves At The Glen
Monday, 5 Aug, 2019 – 8:10 | Comments Off on History, Elliott Repeat Themselves At The Glen
History, Elliott Repeat Themselves At The Glen

Chase Elliott emerged victorious for a second straight year at Watkins Glen. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – There’s a new King of the Road at Watkins Glen International, and the guy who finished second here Sunday afternoon qualifies as NASCAR road-racing royalty, too.

Chase Elliott and Martin […]

INDYCAR Comes Up With A Winner – Hybrid Power
Thursday, 1 Aug, 2019 – 15:30 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Comes Up With A Winner – Hybrid Power
INDYCAR Comes Up With A Winner – Hybrid Power

INDYCAR is taking a bold step forward by switching on hybrid power in 2022.

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

With all the idiotic, transparently gimmick-based changes that American auto racing series have been splatting against walls in recent years, it has never been easier to become a cynic of the sport.

But on Thursday, INDYCAR announced a […]

Rossi Puts End To Rumors; Is Staying With Andretti
Sunday, 28 Jul, 2019 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Rossi Puts End To Rumors; Is Staying With Andretti
Rossi Puts End To Rumors; Is Staying With Andretti

Alexander Rossi will be driving a Andretti Autosport Honda next year “and beyond”. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDYCAR’s prized free-agent is staying put, bringing a quick kaput to the NTT IndyCar Series’ Silly Season.

Alexander Rossi, who parachuted into the series with Andretti Autosport in the spring of 2016, will remain […]

Tasca, Ford Contenders Again In Funny Car
Sunday, 7 Jul, 2019 – 10:53 | Comments Off on Tasca, Ford Contenders Again In Funny Car
Tasca, Ford Contenders Again In Funny Car

Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

The […]

Words Always Precede Racing On Cup Weekends
Saturday, 6 Jul, 2019 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Words Always Precede Racing On Cup Weekends
Words Always Precede Racing On Cup Weekends

Another NASCAR tradition – the July 4th weekend race at Daytona – bites the dust this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

They call the little Q and A sessions they have with drivers or officials in media centers on NASCAR Cup Series race weekends “breakout sessions” these days. […]

Tradition Is Dealt Another Blow By NASCAR
Thursday, 4 Jul, 2019 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Tradition Is Dealt Another Blow By NASCAR
Tradition Is Dealt Another Blow By NASCAR

Tim Richmond won the 1986 Firecracker 400. It was one of the final Firecrackers. This year, the traditional Fourth of July weekend’s run at DIS comes to an end. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Blistering Florida sun, walking on the beach, ocean breezes, fireworks exploding over the Atlantic […]

Dixon Takes Safety Screen For A Test Drive
Thursday, 4 Jul, 2019 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Dixon Takes Safety Screen For A Test Drive
Dixon Takes Safety Screen For A Test Drive

IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon tested the series’ new “Aeroscreen”. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Scott Dixon crammed hot laps around five diverse NTT IndyCar Series layouts into a single session during a simulator test Tuesday of INDYCAR’s Aeroscreen driver safety prototype at the Dallara Research Center in Speedway, Ind.

Manufactured by Roush […]

Pagenaud Went To Attack Mode To Conquer Indy
Monday, 27 May, 2019 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Went To Attack Mode To Conquer Indy
Pagenaud Went To Attack Mode To Conquer Indy

Frenchman Simon Pagenaud gave Roger Penske his 18th Indy 500 victory on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud spent the last 16-days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway reminding the racing universe how and why he drives for Team Penske.

“I was never going to give up, I’ll tell you,” Pagenaud […]

Drivers Debate Pros/Cons Of Racing 600 Miles
Sunday, 26 May, 2019 – 11:10 | Comments Off on Drivers Debate Pros/Cons Of Racing 600 Miles
Drivers Debate Pros/Cons Of Racing 600 Miles

Driving 600 miles at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend is a long tradition in more ways than one. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Brian Cleary)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Discussions constantly swirl as to whether NASCAR Cup races should be shortened, but several series champions cite the  Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte […]

Jeffrey Turns In Earnhardt-Like Performance
Saturday, 25 May, 2019 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Jeffrey Turns In Earnhardt-Like Performance
Jeffrey Turns In Earnhardt-Like Performance

Jeffrey Earnhardt survived a spin to go on to record a podium finish in the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Under the scorching Carolina sun that sent temperatures soaring into the mid-90s, Jeffrey Earnhardt produced his best career finish […]