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Witness: Jr. Dropped To Ground After Exiting Plane
Friday, 16 Aug, 2019 – 7:09 | One Comment
Witness: Jr. Dropped To Ground After Exiting Plane

The burned-out remains of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s airplane at the airport near Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday.com photo by Deb Williams)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ELIZABETHTON, TENN.  – Sissy Moody was working across the street from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport Thursday when she heard a loud “thud”, ran to the window and saw Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s […]

Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren
Tuesday, 13 Aug, 2019 – 17:25 | No Comment
Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren

IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt is now in the McLaren camp. It’s time to perform, he says.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

His stone-cold determination to compete at the highest level of domestic open-wheel racing has made Sam Schmidt a respected and beloved figure in the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. 

Schmidt’s commitment to the sport that paralyzed […]

Cindric Living His Dream, If Not His Father’s
Wednesday, 7 Aug, 2019 – 8:08 | No Comment
Cindric Living His Dream, If Not His Father’s

Austin Cindric celebrated his first victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Swept up in the hoopla surrounding his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, Austin Cindric had yet to phone his father as he met the media for his post-race presser.

As […]

Youngsters Out To Make Names For Themselves
Sunday, 26 May, 2019 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Youngsters Out To Make Names For Themselves
Youngsters Out To Make Names For Themselves

This mural in the headquarters of Harding Steinbrenner Racing lays out the team’s goals. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Colton Herta, youngest driver to win an Indy car race, will start his first Indianapolis 500 Sunday in a car fielded by George M. Steinbrenner IV, youngest team-owner in Indy […]

Notes: More Cockpit Safety En Route To IndyCar Cars
Friday, 24 May, 2019 – 19:38 | Comments Off on Notes: More Cockpit Safety En Route To IndyCar Cars
Notes: More Cockpit Safety En Route To IndyCar Cars

More cockpit protection in pipeline to IndyCar. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – An Aeroscreen designed to enhance driver cockpit protection will be implemented for the outset of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the result of a partnership between sanctioning body INDYCAR and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.

Specifically designed to reduce […]