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Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
Friday, 22 Sep, 2017 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’

Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]

Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Thursday, 21 Sep, 2017 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program

Eleven-time open-wheel champion Chip Ganassi Racing will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a two-car team, with only Scott Dixon returning from the organization’s recent four-car lineup.
Team-owner Chip Ganassi confirmed the anticipated downsizing in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Dixon, a four-time series champion, will remain in the No. 9 Dallara/Honda following […]

Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
Wednesday, 20 Sep, 2017 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home

Kasey Kahne became the first veteran NASCAR free-agent driver to land a fulltime ride for next season Tuesday, when Leavine Family Racing confirmed he will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for the full 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) schedule.
Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, will replace Michael McDowell on […]

Countdown Off To Surprising Start
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Countdown Off To Surprising Start
Countdown Off To Surprising Start

CONCORD, N.C. – Numerous upsets Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway created a dramatic change in the Mello Yello Drag Racing point standings after just the first of six rounds in the Countdown to the Championship.
Heading into the Countdown, the standings leaders were: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; […]

Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
Wednesday, 13 Sep, 2017 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti

CORNING, N.Y. – Mario Andretti’s American dream-of-a-life inside and outside of racing was recognized and honored recently with presentation of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center.
International racing stars, captains of the motorsports industry, local dignitaries, race fans and media gathered to honor the man […]

Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
Friday, 8 Sep, 2017 – 16:25 | Comments Off on Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma

Verizon IndyCar Series championship-leader Josef Newgarden and Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Thursday in preparation for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma set for Sept. 15-17.
The Penske foursome _ and four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing _ are among seven […]

Rossi Seals New Deal With Victory At The Glen
Sunday, 3 Sep, 2017 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Rossi Seals New Deal With Victory At The Glen
Rossi Seals New Deal With Victory At The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Flashing the road-racing skills he honed in Europe, Californian Alexander Rossi completed a whirlwind weekend of career-altering breaking news with a workmanlike victory in Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Rossi’s second Verizon IndyCar Series victory, however, shared the headlines with a scrambled driver’s championship featuring Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon […]

Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
Sunday, 3 Sep, 2017 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Retro weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular, but that doesn’t mean the racing will resemble the era celebrated by the 30 old-school paint schemes in Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500.
“I believe it’s new-school racing with old-school paint schemes,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin said Friday. “The importance […]

Pagenaud, Newgarden Say All Is Cool At Team Penske
Saturday, 2 Sep, 2017 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Pagenaud, Newgarden Say All Is Cool At Team Penske
Pagenaud, Newgarden Say All Is Cool At Team Penske

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Simon Pagenaud says he and Josef Newgarden have hissed and made up following their controversial bump-and-run incident last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park, because that’s how they do business in The House that Roger Built.
“Yeah, at the end of the day I have Latin blood inside of me and the emotions […]

On Friendly Glen Ground, Dixon Drives Back To Top
Saturday, 2 Sep, 2017 – 7:53 | Comments Off on On Friendly Glen Ground, Dixon Drives Back To Top
On Friendly Glen Ground, Dixon Drives Back To Top

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon returned to the top of the speed chart during the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice for Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen…meaning the normal order of open-wheel things has been restored at Watkins Glen International.
The defending event champion and winningest Indy car driver at WGI with four, Dixon […]