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Newgarden Leads Team Penske Qualifying Sweep In Texas
Friday, 8 Jun, 2018 – 17:45 | Comments Off on Newgarden Leads Team Penske Qualifying Sweep In Texas
Newgarden Leads Team Penske Qualifying Sweep In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Josef Newgarden led a 1-2-3 sweep for Team Penske during pole qualifications Friday afternoon for the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
And that apparently will be the easy part of his job on a hot, hot weekend in North Texas.
“Now that we have good speed, we have to figure out […]

Rahal To Keep Driving For Rahal
Friday, 8 Jun, 2018 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Rahal To Keep Driving For Rahal
Rahal To Keep Driving For Rahal

FORT WORTH, Texas – Graham Rahal has found a home in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and he’s not about to change zip codes.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced a five-year contract extension with Rahal during a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600.
“Hell, I didn’t even read the […]

Hunter-Reay Wins Detroit Nightcap
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2018 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Wins Detroit Nightcap
Hunter-Reay Wins Detroit Nightcap

Ryan Hunter-Reay tracked down Andretti Autosport teammate Alexander Rossi over the final 12 laps, made the pass for the lead with seven laps to go when Rossi drove off course under pressure and went on to win Sunday’s Race No. 2 of the two-day Grand Prix of Detroit double-header.
The difference in the race, Hunter-Reay said, […]

Kyle Busch Tames The Triangle
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2018 – 17:21 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tames The Triangle
Kyle Busch Tames The Triangle

Kyle Busch rolled through the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Speedway.
The victory was 92nd race of his career. It was his first, in his second start at the 2.5-mile triangular track in Pennsylvania and the first Xfinity victory of the season in his fourth start of the year.
Busch’s No. 18 […]

Andretti Gang Tears Up Detroit
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2018 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Andretti Gang Tears Up Detroit
Andretti Gang Tears Up Detroit

Led by Ryan Hunter-Reay, all four Andretti Autosport Hondas placed in the top-10 during Friday’s two practice sessions for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.
Friday’s practices on The Raceway at Belle Isle Park’s 2.35-mile/14-turn temporary street course re-introduced the field to a concrete surface featuring constant bumps. Friday’s practices were the only sessions scheduled for the […]

Moffitt Learning In School And In Race Shop
Friday, 1 Jun, 2018 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Moffitt Learning In School And In Race Shop
Moffitt Learning In School And In Race Shop

At age 17, Thad Moffitt is on the threshold of his stock car racing career, learning his profession and dealing with school simultaneously.
During the week the Trinity, N.C., teenager works at Mooresville, N.C.-based Empire Racing from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then attends school online at night and while he’s at the race track. […]

The 600’s Decisive Dozen
Monday, 28 May, 2018 – 7:10 | Comments Off on The 600’s Decisive Dozen
The 600’s Decisive Dozen

CONCORD, N.C. – Coca-Cola 600 twelve-pack race recap:

Defending Coca-Cola 600 race champion Austin Dillon’s bid for a second straight win in NASCAR’s longest race of the season went up in smoke on lap 42 after a blown right-rear tire caused extensive damage to his No. 3 Chevrolet. This season’s Daytona 500 champion finished 34th on Sunday night.
A […]

The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 12:28 | Comments Off on The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
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 | Comments Off on Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time
Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time

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 on her final Indy […]

Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
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 […]