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A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and […]

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Bell Wins Trucks Race, Townley The Fight At Gateway
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Christopher Bell won the Camping World Truck Series and John Wes Townley won a more-serious -than-usual driver fight over Spencer Gallagher at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis on Saturday night.
For Bell, driver of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra, the victory was the second of his career. It came by 0.275 second […]

Sun, 06/26/16 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Bell Wins Trucks Race, Townley The Fight At Gateway
Power On Road America Pole
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With team Penske’s Will Power leading the way, Chevrolets captured the top five spots on the starting grid for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Road America on Saturday.
The pole was the second of the season for Power. It came on the strength of a lap in 01 minute, 42.2105 seconds (141.379 mph) at the 4-mile […]

Sat, 06/25/16 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Power On Road America Pole
A Joyful Rebirth And Sad Farewell In Wisconsin
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is certainly reason to celebrate this weekend as North America’s top non-stock car racing series returns to the best road circuit not located in France, Germany, Italy or Belgium. But there is also reason to mourn.
A hearty welcome back, Road America but at the same time, so sad to […]

Sat, 06/25/16 – 15:56 | 2 Comments
Edwards On Pole In Sonoma
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Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit on Saturday.
Edwards peeled off a lap the 1.99-mile course at 95.777 mph (1:14.799) in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Edwards, who had the fastest lap of the day during the first session of qualifying, said, “We have a very fast […]

Sat, 06/25/16 – 15:43 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole In Sonoma
Kalitta Hits Ground Running At Norwalk
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Top Fuel point-leader Doug Kalitta set a track elapsed time record and raced into the provisional class qualifying lead Friday at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders […]

Sat, 06/25/16 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Kalitta Hits Ground Running At Norwalk
Rahal Tops Gremlins, Charts At Road America
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Graham Rahal and his team overcame a bizarre electrical gremlin _ one that indicated his No. 15 Honda did not exist _ during Friday’s opening practice session at Road America to eventually claim P1 following a full day of hot-lapping for the Verizon IndyCar Series event.
Rahal posted the overall fastest […]

Sat, 06/25/16 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Rahal Tops Gremlins, Charts At Road America
Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
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It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced last year that 2016 is […]

Fri, 06/24/16 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
Newgarden Cleared For Road America
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden will return to his office Friday, less than two weeks after riding out a grinding crash at Texas Motor Speedway.
Newgarden was cleared Thursday to participate in Friday’s practice activity for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Newgarden will be re-evaluated following practice […]

Fri, 06/24/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Newgarden Cleared For Road America
Torrence Sidelined For Norwalk
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A health issue has forced Top Fuel championship contender Steve Torrence to withdraw from this weekend’s 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Torrence, who has qualified on-pole in six of the season’s first 11 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races, made the decision to sit-out at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park after […]

Fri, 06/24/16 – 6:52 | Comments Off on Torrence Sidelined For Norwalk
Love Blooms In Moraines Of Central Wisconsin
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Differences of opinion, heck,  vociferous arguments are inseparable parts of sports. Pick a topic, voice an opinion and start an argument. Pretty much that simple. Except, it appears, when the sport is auto racing and the topic is best road course in North America.
Next up for the IndyCar Series is […]

Thu, 06/23/16 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Love Blooms In Moraines Of Central Wisconsin