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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

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The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Elliott Sadler’s memories of racing at Richmond Raceway were abundant Friday, but he cited his first race at the three-quarter-mile track in 1995 as his fondest.
“We pulled in on a flatbed trailer and we were parked in between Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt,” Sadler recalled. “It was […]

Sat, 09/22/18 – 7:52 | Comments Off on The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR
Crowded Xfinity Series Set To Begin Playoffs
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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With Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell winning nine of the first 26 races in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, the two are considered title favorites, but their challengers could make this year’s championship battle one of the most interesting since positions third to 12th are separated by only 11 points.
The 12 contenders […]

Thu, 09/20/18 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Crowded Xfinity Series Set To Begin Playoffs
Dixon Cements Status As An IndyCar All-Timer
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Widely acknowledged as the greatest open-wheel driver of his generation, Scott Dixon stamped it as fact Sunday by clinching his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Dixon started second alongside pole-sitter/eventual INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma race-winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and finished there, a result that proved to be more than enough to […]

Mon, 09/17/18 – 9:24 | Comments Off on Dixon Cements Status As An IndyCar All-Timer
Todd Starts Fast In Countdown
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J.R. Todd claimed the Funny Car point lead via his second consecutive national event victory Sunday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Round 1 of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as winners in their respective categories at […]

Mon, 09/17/18 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Todd Starts Fast In Countdown
Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener
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Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]

Sun, 09/16/18 – 20:19 | Comments Off on Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener
Millican On Pole At Maple Grove
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Top Fuel title contender Clay Millican added to his qualifying prowess Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway, securing pole position as time trials concluded for the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals. 
Additionally, Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) emerged as No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories for the […]

Sun, 09/16/18 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Millican On Pole At Maple Grove
RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ryan Hunter-Reay blocked-out the hype surrounding the chase for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series title Saturday to concentrate on the tasks at-hand _ winning pole position for the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma and denying championship leader Scott Dixon of a potentially critical point.
The Andretti Autosport veteran won the Verizon […]

Sun, 09/16/18 – 8:16 | Comments Off on RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender
Newman, RCR To Split Up
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Ryan Newman will not be returning to the Richard Childress Racing team in 2019 the veteran NASCAR Cup Series driver announced on Saturday afternoon. The decision was made by RCR, the team for which Newman competed since 2014.
 Team owner Richard Childress told NASCAR.com, “We knew we were going to change. It’s just when we were going to […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Newman, RCR To Split Up
Top Drivers Remain Top Drivers At Sonoma
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Two sessions of practice Friday for the season-ending INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma did little to separate the four remaining contenders for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Point-leader Scott Dixon was third on the combined-session time sheet at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California. The four-time series champion from Chip Ganassi Racing was sandwiched by Team […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 12:52 | Comments Off on Top Drivers Remain Top Drivers At Sonoma
Jones Starts Playoffs P1
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Erik Jones put his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – the first event of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Jones put down his pole-winning lap in 28.705 seconds (188.121 mph). It was his first pole of the season. His time was .003 […]

Sat, 09/15/18 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Jones Starts Playoffs P1