Mon, 27/05/19 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Went To Attack Mode To Conquer Indy

Frenchman Simon Pagenaud gave Roger Penske his 18th Indy 500 victory on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud spent the last 16-days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway reminding the racing universe how and why he drives for Team Penske.

“I was never going to give up, I’ll tell you,” Pagenaud […]

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Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Dixon has settled into INDYCAR’s lengthy offseason with a seven-figure bonus, a new teammate and the red-carpet launch of a feature documentary about his life and times.
Now a five-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Dixon and his Chip Ganassi Racing team were honored at the recent INDYCAR Victory Lap celebration […]

Thu, 10/4/18 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour
Roval Debut Smashes Up The Cup Playoffs Field
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Clint Bowyer, third-place finisher in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400, strode into the media center, sat down at the interview desk, took a deep breath and remarked: “God almighty!”
Bowyer’s two words aptly described Charlotte Motor Speedway’s inaugural Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road course race, which […]

Mon, 10/1/18 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Roval Debut Smashes Up The Cup Playoffs Field
Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winner Ryan Blaney looked as stunned as many of those who competed in Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race, and virtually all those who were watching it from the grandstands at Charlotte Motor Speedway and from their comfy chairs in their living rooms.
Blaney successfully navigated his way through a final-lap […]

Sun, 09/30/18 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Briscoe Becomes Winner At CMS
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CONCORD, N.C. – For Chase Briscoe and Justin Marks, Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course marked milestones in each competitor’s career.
Briscoe won his first-ever Xfinity race, finishing 1.478 seconds ahead of Marks. At age 37, it was Marks’ final NASCAR Xfinity race.
“I was holding back tears […]

Sat, 09/29/18 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Briscoe Becomes Winner At CMS
Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval
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Kurt Busch and his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford won the pole for Sunday’s debut Monster Entergy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
Running late in the final round, Busch toured the 2.28-mile, 17-corner course in 76.805 seconds (106.868 mph) to edge road-course ace AJ Allmendinger (76.846 seconds at 106.811 mph) for […]

Sat, 09/29/18 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval
Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car
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CONCORD, N.C. – Daniel Hemric is no stranger to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s media center, having spent many evenings in it during the Summer Shootout Series. But Friday’s announcement that he was Ryan Newman’s replacement at Richard Childress Racing left him fighting back tears.
“I’m just incredibly humbled and honored to know that all those nights and […]

Fri, 09/28/18 – 19:39 | Comments Off on Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car
Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Preece bet on himself in 2017, bringing full sponsorship to Joe Gibbs Racing for two NASCAR Xfinity Series events. It was an all or nothing scenario – produce or forgo his dream of competing at stock car racing’s top level.
Preece produced. In the two races […]

Fri, 09/28/18 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
Haas F1 To Keep Driver Lineup In Tact
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American-owned Haas F1 Team will retain its driver lineup of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Grosjean has been with Haas F1 since its 2016 inception, while Magnussen joined team founder/owner Gene Haas’ organization in 2017. The 2019 season will mark Grosjean’s ninth year in Formula One and […]

Fri, 09/28/18 – 7:39 | Comments Off on Haas F1 To Keep Driver Lineup In Tact
Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric, who has an extensive road racing background, said Thursday he was approaching Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL as if it were a street course.
“You have to have a lot of different compromises in your car and something that’s drivable,” says Cindric, who is […]

Thu, 09/27/18 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte
NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn
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NHRA Championship Drag Racing will lose one of its rising stars to NASCAR at season’s end, perhaps as a one-and-done world champion.
Pro Stock point-leader Tanner Gray _ who proudly brandishes a stock car-style No. 15 on his Chevrolet Camaro SS _ will transition to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East fulltime in 2019 with DGR-Crosley. […]

Thu, 09/27/18 – 17:41 | One Comment