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Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 – 12:12 | Comments Off on Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 – 13:57 | Comments Off on Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good

It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 15:35 | One Comment
Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?

With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure

The racing fates of James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann became intertwined as the minutes counted down during Saturday’s first day of qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500, when a former pole-winner and Indy-only specialist failed to crack the traditional 33-car field.
“Nobody failed us, the system didn’t fail us. We failed us,” said Hinchcliffe, who […]

Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils
Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils

Kevin Harvick’s season of success rolled on Saturday night as he won the  Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, who has won five times in Cup points races in 2018, won Saturday’s exhibition even by taking control at the end of the 20-lap third stage. He won by beating Daniel Suarez to the checkered […]

Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole
Saturday, 19 May, 2018 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole
Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole

Two of the big stories at the 2018 Indianapolis 500 got a bit bigger on Saturday as  Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick both drove into Sunday’s Fast Nine second day of qualifying and, hence, will have a shot at winning the pole for next Sunday’s race.
Team Penske’s Castroneves posted the top number during Sunday’s Bump […]

Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy
Saturday, 19 May, 2018 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy
Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy

Additional turbocharger boost sent practice speeds at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the 230 mph barrier _ aka warp speed _ during Fast Friday, the eve of two days of qualifications for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Third-generation driver Marco Andretti topped the chart for the second time this week with a lap of 00:38.8262-seconds/231.802 […]

Rahal Takes His Turn At Topping Indy Charts
Friday, 18 May, 2018 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Rahal Takes His Turn At Topping Indy Charts
Rahal Takes His Turn At Topping Indy Charts

Another name synonymous with Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway set the pace during Day 3 of practice for the 102nd Indianapolis 500.
Graham Rahal, son of 1986 Indy 500 champion and team-owner Bobby Rahal, was fastest of 35 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers on track Thursday with an early lap of 226.047 mph that held throughout […]

Haas F1 Drivers Are Heading In Different Directions
Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Drivers Are Heading In Different Directions
Haas F1 Drivers Are Heading In Different Directions

In a sport where your teammate is disguised as your greatest rival, Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen clearly one-upped Romain Grosjean during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
Magnussen finished sixth Sunday after qualifying seventh at Circuit de Barcelona –Catalunya to deliver another point-paying performance for the American-owned organization. Magnussen’s effort also was a “best-of-the-rest” result in […]

Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix
Saturday, 12 May, 2018 – 16:43 | Comments Off on Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix
Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix

Will Power played the tire game to perfection on Saturday and that handed him the victory in the INDY Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield road course.
The victory was the third for the Team Penske driver in the event with the others coming in 2015 and then last year.
He led 56 laps of […]