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Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has completed his first test with AJ Foyt Racing in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet he will drive during the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who joined Foyt’s Texas-based organization on Oct. 6, participated in the final day of testing […]

Mon, 12/18/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Admittedly still “learning the ropes” of American racing, British open-wheel powerhouse Carlin will graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 when it fields fulltime entries for Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton.
Dumped by Chip Ganassi Racing after the 2017 season, native Californian Kimball and Brit Chilton will compete in Chevrolet-powered […]

Sun, 12/17/17 – 9:45 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, when it was announced that Porsche was re-entering cars in the prototype division of the World Endurance Championship, sports car freaks freaked out. The news was as important as it was exciting to a sport that was having as many downs as up worldwide.
Even competitors from opposing […]

Mon, 12/11/17 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
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Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

Mon, 12/11/17 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brian Barnhart’s long and multi-layered tenure with INDYCAR’s competition staff ended with his recent appointment as president of Harding Racing. Barnhart is scheduled to begin his new position with the Indianapolis-based organization on Dec. 18.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join Harding Racing,” team-owner Mike Harding said in a statement. […]

Thu, 12/7/17 – 7:55 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
Haas F1 Earns Respect In ’17 But Wants Much More
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team completed its sophomore season with a repeat and respectable eighth-place finish in the FIA Formula One World Championship constructor standings. And to paraphrase Major League Baseball muse Casey Stengel, Gene Haas’ American-owned organization now will have an excellent chance of becoming juniors.
Haas F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and […]

Sun, 12/3/17 – 9:33 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Earns Respect In ’17 But Wants Much More
Indy Icon Nabors Passes Away
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Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, a beloved figure in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.
Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during Indy 500 pre-race ceremonies. Born in Alabama, Nabors was considered […]

Fri, 12/1/17 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Indy Icon Nabors Passes Away
The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip
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If Evgeni Malkin of the two-time/reigning NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins can take the Stanley Cup to Russia…why can’t Takuma Sato accompany the Borg-Warner Trophy around Japan?
It’s an idea whose time is now. Open-wheel racing’s iconic hardware has left the United States for the first time in its 82-year-history, traveling to Japan for a 15-day celebration […]

Thu, 11/30/17 – 8:48 | Comments Off on The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip
Rahal Set To Electrify
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American-owned and based Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field two cars in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY electric racing series set to run in conjunction with the 2018-19 global FIA Formula E championship.
Led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal _ a three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner _ Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is Jaguar Racing’s […]

Wed, 11/29/17 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Rahal Set To Electrify
Neff Returns To DSR
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Tony Schumacher will chase a ninth NHRA Top Fuel world championship in 2018 with a new crew chief.
Accomplished tuner Mike “Zippy” Neff has rejoined Don Schumacher Racing and will work with “The Sarge” in 2018, team-owner Don Schumacher announced Monday from the team’s headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind.
Neff, who finished the 2017 season at rival John […]

Tue, 11/28/17 – 15:48 | Comments Off on Neff Returns To DSR