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The 104th edition of the Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced Thursday. “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will …

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‘Hinchtown’ Gets Hand From Andretti
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR fan-favorite James Hinchcliffe has received a reprieve from open-wheel limbo.
Booted from his full-time ride at Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after its offseason alliance with McLaren, Hinchcliffe will return to …

Fri, 02/21/20 – 10:29 | Comments Off on ‘Hinchtown’ Gets Hand From Andretti
End Of 500 Resulted In A Prolonged Holding Of Breath
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Some Thoughts on Speedweeks and the Daytona 500:
The scariest sight in racing is not a car hitting a wall at 200 mph. Or, a car rolling down the track at 200 mph. Or a car …

Fri, 02/21/20 – 9:46 | Comments Off on End Of 500 Resulted In A Prolonged Holding Of Breath
Newman Exits Hospital; Roush Puts Chastain In Seat
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Ross Chastain will replace a recuperating Ryan Newman in the NASCAR Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Newman was injured in a violent, …

Wed, 02/19/20 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Newman Exits Hospital; Roush Puts Chastain In Seat
Flat Spot On: Long-Running Safety Revolution Saved Newman
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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For a guy who recently finished a book on some of the deadliest years of professional racing—and the safety revolution those years spawned—I felt strangely numb the day after Ryan …

Wed, 02/19/20 – 17:54 | 3 Comments
Quiet Not Peaceful After A Wreck Like Newman’s
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Silence isn’t golden at a race track. Instead, it’s so loud that it’s deafening.
Such was the case Monday night at the end of the rain-delayed Daytona …

Tue, 02/18/20 – 9:01 | One Comment
Hamlin Wins 500; Newman Survives Scary Wreck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last week, Denny Hamlin couldn’t come up with the names of drivers who have won three Daytona 500s. He did know that winning three would put him in “very, very …

Mon, 02/17/20 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins 500; Newman Survives Scary Wreck
Rain Postpones Daytona 500
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Rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s 62nd running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway after just 20 laps had been completed.
The race has been rescheduled for Monday. The starting time has been set …

Sun, 02/16/20 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Daytona 500
Cup Season Begins On Note Of Optimism
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The grandest stage in stock car racing and its annual Great American Race received plenty of presidential treatment on Sunday.
And as choreography and scripts go, the …

Sun, 02/16/20 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Cup Season Begins On Note Of Optimism
Jimmie Ponders Future As Career End Nears
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Jimmie Johnson climbs into his No. 48 Chevrolet Sunday it may be his last Daytona 500, but there’s no reason to be sad for him …

Sun, 02/16/20 – 14:37 | Comments Off on Jimmie Ponders Future As Career End Nears
INDY CAR Screening Process Continues At Texas Motor Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Open-wheel superstar Josef Newgarden says INDYCAR’s revolutionary cockpit Aeroscreen looms as the “last major safety advancement” on cars that now resemble fighter jets.
“This is the biggest …

Sun, 02/16/20 – 12:03 | Comments Off on INDY CAR Screening Process Continues At Texas Motor Speedway