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Power Moves From Starting Grid To Gridiron
Friday, 1 Jun, 2018 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Power Moves From Starting Grid To Gridiron
Power Moves From Starting Grid To Gridiron

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FRISCO, Texas – Everything newly crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power knows about winning races traces its roots to his formative, competitive open-wheel years in Queensland, Australia.
Anything Power knows about American football is courtesy of wife Liz and her family, proud Texans who worship the ground upon which the Dallas […]

Power’s Big Day Was Followed By Sleepless Night
Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Power’s Big Day Was Followed By Sleepless Night
Power’s Big Day Was Followed By Sleepless Night

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power didn’t sleep a wink the night after he won Sunday’s 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500, and it wasn’t because he had partied-too-hearty.
“Yeah, I didn’t drink anything,” Power said Monday during the annual winner’s post-race presser at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Once I got out of here, […]

Danica Hits The Wall And Then The Road
Monday, 28 May, 2018 – 14:45 | Comments Off on Danica Hits The Wall And Then The Road
Danica Hits The Wall And Then The Road

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Life after racing began for Danica Patrick with a short-and-snarky news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after she crashed out of Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500, the place and the race that launched “Danicamania” 13 years ago.
Rather than come full-circle at the checkered flag on the 2.5-mile oval, Patrick’s […]

Will Power Wins The 2018 Indianapolis 500
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Will Power Wins The 2018 Indianapolis 500
Will Power Wins The 2018 Indianapolis 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There was a time when Will Power was regarded as a road-circuit ace whose skill on oval tracks was in question. That question was answered for good on Sunday when the Team Penske driver dominated the second half of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and got his first victory in auto racing’s […]

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. […]