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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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Furniture Row To Cease Operations
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The team which won last year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship will be shut down by its owners following the current season.
The reason, according to team owner Barney Visser, is money.
“This is not good for anybody,” Visser said Tuesday. “The numbers just don’t add up. I would have to borrow money to continue as […]

Tue, 09/4/18 – 13:30 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Cease Operations
Todd Repeats At U.S. Nationals
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Indiana native J.R. Todd doubled-down on a dream Monday afternoon, powering to a repeat Funny Car victory in NHRA’s 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, “The World’s Biggest Drag Race.” 
The No. 1 qualifier beginning on Friday night, Todd covered the 1,000-foot distance at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in 4.062-seconds at 311.70 mph en route […]

Tue, 09/4/18 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Todd Repeats At U.S. Nationals
Todd Climbs To Pole At U.S. Nationals
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Defending Funny Car event champion J.R. Todd secured an historic NHRA pole position Sunday evening as time trials concluded for the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. 
Todd powered his Toyota Camry to a 1,000-foot pass in 3.910-seconds at 325.45 mph on Friday evening, a lap that held through four subsequent sessions […]

Mon, 09/3/18 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Todd Climbs To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Sato, Dixon Score In Portland
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Takuma Sato padded his Verizon IndyCar Series resume with a strategic victory in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland, where championship leader Scott Dixon emerged from an opening-lap crash as the dustiest-and-luckiest man in the Pacific Northwest.
Dixon salvaged what began as a disastrous day by finishing fifth in the series’ return to Portland  International Raceway in […]

Mon, 09/3/18 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Sato, Dixon Score In Portland
Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Brad Keselowski entered Darlington Raceway a frustrated driver, winless on the season and plagued throughout the year with inconsistencies. He left with a weekend sweep, a victory in NASCAR’s oldest speedway race, and an emotional boost for the playoffs.
 “It’s probably the biggest win of my career, especially […]

Mon, 09/3/18 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski’s Darlington drought is over. On Saturday, the Michigan native won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and then on Sunday, he collected a win in one of NASCAR’s crown jewels as he won the Southern 500 at historic old Darlington.
Keselowski did what had appeared to be impossible for 300-plus […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 22:31 | Comments Off on Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Salinas Clings To Pole At U.S. Nationals
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NHRA privateer Mike Salinas remained in the provisional Top Fuel qualifying lead Saturday after Day 2 of time trials for the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also retained their provisional poles from Friday night’s lone […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Salinas Clings To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Power On Portland Pole
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Add Portland International Raceway to the list of Indy car tracks where Will Power is a certified qualifying ace.
Having qualified seventh for his two previous starts at the facility in The Great Northwest _ in 2006 and ’07 _ Power blitzed the Verizon IndyCar Series field Saturday to raise his list of pole-winning tracks to […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Power On Portland Pole
Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Labor Day weekend in Darlington means grueling heat and humidity with temperatures in the race cars easily soaring to more than 120 degrees.
It’s an environment that Kurt Busch believes makes the Bojangles Southern 500 tougher than the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend.
“It’s that […]

Sun, 09/2/18 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
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Defending race winner Denny Hamlin drove to pole for Sunday’s Southern 500 on Saturday when he turned a fast lap in 28.332 seconds (173.571 mph) at Darlington Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged Kyle Larson (173.411 mph) by .026 seconds.
“The No. 1 pit stall (a perk for the pole winner) obviously is very important here, […]

Sat, 09/1/18 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole