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FORT WORTH, Texas – Josef Newgarden reached the expiration date on his offseason earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, where the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion hot-lapped during a Chevrolet test session of the new-for-2018 universal aero kit.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, was joined by his previous car-owner/teammate Ed Carpenter and the latter’s latest protégé, […]

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Todd Makes History In Sonoma
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J.R. Todd checked-off a lengthy list of professional, personal and emotional “firsts” Sunday, when he won the Funny Car portion of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Todd’s Funny Car Wally trophy sent him into drag racing’s record book as the first African-American driver to win in the class. Todd also was the first […]

Mon, 07/31/17 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
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Kyle Busch, the winner of four races last year and five in his series-championship 2015 season, won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the current season on Sunday when he took the checkers at Pocono Raceway.
Starting from the pole at the 2.-5-mile Pocono triangle, Busch gave the formerly beleaguered Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Sun, 07/30/17 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Newgarden Eases To Victory
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Josef Newgarden made it two in a row Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The victory for the Team Penske driver comes two weeks after he won at Toronto and gives him three victories on the season.
Thanks, Team Penske, he said.
“Well, I’ve got a great crew,” Newgarden, in […]

Sun, 07/30/17 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Eases To Victory
Tonglet Rides To Mickey Thompson Win; Field Set At Sonoma
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LE Tonglet raced to victory in his first career NHRA Mickey Thompson Tire Pro Bike Battle during the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Saturday. Tonglet bagged a $7,500 payday in the all-star race featuring the top eight Pro Stock Motorcycle riders during the last 12 months. 
Tonglet and his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki defeated […]

Sun, 07/30/17 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Tonglet Rides To Mickey Thompson Win; Field Set At Sonoma
Power Has Pole Power At Mid-Ohio
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Will Power edged Team Penske teammage Josef Newgarden on Saturday to win the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power laid down a lap in 1:04.1720 seconds and at 126.672 mph at the 2.258-mile course to get the pole.
Power will start from the front row in the Honda Indy 200 […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Power Has Pole Power At Mid-Ohio
Bell Rings Up Win At Pocono
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Christopher Bell pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Pocono Raceway.
Bell overtook John Hunter Nemechek on Lap 54 of 60 at the 2.5-mile triangular track and finished 1.964 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes, who passed Nemechek for the second position on Lap 56.
One lap later Ryan Truex Jr. took […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Bell Rings Up Win At Pocono
Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
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Ryan Preece, held off Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 laps to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“I thought this race would never end, that’s for sure,” an emotional Preece told the NBCSN after finally slowing his fast Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Mid-Ohio
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Ryan Hunter-Reay continued his recent surge to the front of the Verizon IndyCar Series running order Friday, setting the pace during the opening day of practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The Andretti Autosport driver was fastest in the second of two 45-minute sessions on the 2.258-mile/13-turn natural terrain layout in […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Mid-Ohio
Hight Tops 339 In Sonoma
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Robert Hight reset the NHRA record book with the fastest pass in any category and nearly eclipsed the next major speed milestone _ 340 mph _ during Funny Car qualifying Friday for the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Following a 4.507-second, 1,000-foot pass at 184.62 mph […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Hight Tops 339 In Sonoma
Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Porsche, the world’s most successful endurance sports car racing nameplate, will exit the LMP1 class of the FIA’s World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2017 season and transition into competition in the Formula E Championship with a factory team beginning in 2019.
Porsche confirmed “with great regret” the end […]

Fri, 07/28/17 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries