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Colton Herta will begin the final IndyCar Series race of the season from the pole. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Mercurial rookie Colton Herta celebrated his newly-secured future at Andretti Autosport Saturday with a salute to his father while upstaging the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders during qualifying for the season-ending […]

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RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
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IndyCar team owner Bobby Rahal is standing behind driver Takuma Sato in the wake of last Sunday’s race in Pocono. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has rallied to the defense of NTT IndyCar Series veteran Takuma Sato in the aftermath of an opening-lap crash during last Sunday’s […]

Fri, 08/23/19 – 12:50 | Comments Off on RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono
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Will Power got his first victory of the season on Sunday. It came on a crazy day at Pocono. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. – In the often-surreal world that defines open-wheel competition at Pocono Raceway, the Media Center became Victory Lane and vice versa as torrential rain forced […]

Mon, 08/19/19 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono
Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
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IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]

Sun, 08/18/19 – 11:54 | Comments Off on Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
Hamlin Wins Bristol: DiBenedetto Wins Respect
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Drivers Denny Hamlin, left, and Matt DiBenedetto met up in the infield after they had fought for the victory on track in Saturday night’s Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday/HHP photo Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin was fighting for his fourth victory of the season Saturday […]

Sun, 08/18/19 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Bristol: DiBenedetto Wins Respect
Plane Crash Serves As Sobering Reminder In Cup Garages
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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

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Private air travel became popular in NASCAR’s top series 30 years ago. Today it’s considered a necessity, but each time there is a plane crash in the motorsports […]

Sun, 08/18/19 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Plane Crash Serves As Sobering Reminder In Cup Garages
Ragan Says Time’s Come To End Full-Time Career
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Veteran David Ragan will bid farewell to the cockpit on a full-time basis after the 2019 season. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR driver David Ragan said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that at the end of the season he will step away from full-time competition in the […]

Sat, 08/17/19 – 7:44 | One Comment
Details Emerge From Earnhardt Plane Crash
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. walked away from a serious airplane crash in Tennessee. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s jet bounced at least twice on the Elizabethton Municipal Airport runway before the landing gear collapsed, NTSB senior investigator Ralph Hicks said Friday.

“We were able to obtain surveillance […]

Fri, 08/16/19 – 20:19 | Comments Off on Details Emerge From Earnhardt Plane Crash
Witness: Jr. Dropped To Ground After Exiting Plane
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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 […]

Fri, 08/16/19 – 7:09 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Involved In Airplane Crash in Tennessee
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s airplane crashed in Tennessee. He and his wife are reportedly not seriously injured. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Andrew Coppley)

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Former NASCAR driver and current television analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. has reportedly been involved in an airplane crash.

Early reports say Earnhardt has not been seriously injured. Also on board was his wife Amy and […]

Thu, 08/15/19 – 15:51 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Involved In Airplane Crash in Tennessee
Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren
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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 […]

Tue, 08/13/19 – 17:25 | Comments Off on Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren