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Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 11:30 | Comments Off on Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe
Newgarden Says He Would Love To Invade Europe

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden’s pre-race preparations for today’s Indianapolis 500 likely were interrupted by a quick look-see at the nearest TV monitor for ESPN’s live telecast of Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix.
Team Penske’s Newgarden, the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, expressed interest this week in taking his talents overseas to […]

Helio Takes Aim At No. 4
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Helio Takes Aim At No. 4
Helio Takes Aim At No. 4

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Anyone who seriously doubts that Helio Castroneves can win a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday needs to revisit the events leading up to May 27, 2001.
Seventeen years ago to the day, Castroneves won the first of his three Indy 500s with Team Penske as a one-off “ringer” […]

It’s 500 And Done For Danica
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 7:04 | Comments Off on It’s 500 And Done For Danica
It’s 500 And Done For Danica

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – She’s made her own way, Danica Patrick says with gusto in her latest TV commercial. And at the conclusion of the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500, she will make her own way out of the venue and the event that launched “Danicamania” 13 years ago.
That will happen, […]

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 […]

Barnhart, Harding Take On Open-Wheel Big Boys
Saturday, 26 May, 2018 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Barnhart, Harding Take On Open-Wheel Big Boys
Barnhart, Harding Take On Open-Wheel Big Boys

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Baseball fan Brian Barnhart says that in a world dominated by the big market New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and World Series champion Houston Astros, Harding Racing is the Verizon IndyCar Series equivalent of the Cincinnati Reds.
Instead of competing against the likes of Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, […]

Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis
Friday, 25 May, 2018 – 17:46 | Comments Off on Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis
Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway traditionally is about sending messages for Sunday’s race. And with Tony Kanaan sitting atop the speed chart after the Month of May’s final practice, perhaps there is one more afternoon of magic left in the iconic career of team-owner A.J. […]

Penske Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Penske Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
Penske  Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – On the day after his announced election into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Roger Penske was in full starched white shirt/black slacks mode as owner of the most successful organization in the history of American motorsports.
And for “The Captain,” that meant looking squarely ahead to the 102nd edition of the […]

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 […]

Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam set the pace Monday as all 33 drivers qualified for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 turned laps in race-like conditions around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The three-hour session saw a massive 2,526 laps completed as a preview for Sunday’s running of “The […]