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A NASCAR/IndyCar twin-bill at places like Texas Motor Speedway would be a winner, says former driver Tony Stewart.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – If shared doubleheader weekends between NASCAR and INDYCAR are to become must-see TV at venues like Texas Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart says one of the sanctioning bodies will need […]

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F1’s Ericsson To Drive For IndyCar’s Schmidt Peterson
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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has signed Formula One veteran Marcus Ericsson to drive its No. 7 Honda during the 2019 IndyCar Series season.
A 28-year-old native of Sweden, Ericsson will be teamed with Canadian James Hinchcliffe and his No. 5 Honda.
Ericsson will replace Canadian Robert Wickens, the 2018 series rookie who confirmed last week that he is […]

Thu, 11/1/18 – 7:56 | Comments Off on F1’s Ericsson To Drive For IndyCar’s Schmidt Peterson
Flat Spot On: A Bump from Truex in Logano’s Future?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Everybody’s choosing sides after Martinsville.
I’m choosing Dale Earnhardt Sr. His name came up often enough after the last-lap imbroglio between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. that it seemed like Earnhardt, too, was out there racing.
He often took the credit, or blame, in social media for Logano’s bump-and-run. “Earnhardt did it […]

Thu, 11/1/18 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: A Bump from Truex in Logano’s Future?
Hamilton Reflects On World Championship No. 5
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton added his name and credentials to Formula One’s “Greatest of All Time” conversation Sunday, when the Mercedes AMG Petronas ace secured his fifth World Driving Championship in the Mexican Grand Prix.
Hamilton joined F1 icons Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina and Michael Schumacher of Germany after a fourth-place finish […]

Wed, 10/31/18 – 14:24 | Comments Off on Hamilton Reflects On World Championship No. 5
Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Now that he is a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrence is determined to complete a relentless pursuit of personal perfection.
Three hundred-and-fifty days after enduring the biggest disappointment of his drag racing career, Torrence secured the 2018 Mello Yello Top Fuel Championship Sunday at The Strip at Las […]

Mon, 10/29/18 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
Logano Wins, Truex Threatens at Martinsville
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Tempers always flare at Martinsville Speedway; it’s a well-defined by-product of short-track racing and Sunday’s First Data 500 was no exception.
Shortly after the checkered flag waved third-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. vowed race winner Joey Logano wouldn’t be the 2018 champion.
Winning team owner Roger […]

Sun, 10/28/18 – 20:38 | Comments Off on Logano Wins, Truex Threatens at Martinsville
Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
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Bo knows about shifting gears and Bo knows when to change careers.
The 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, Bo Butner will exit the “Factory Hot Rod” ranks at season’s end to prepare for a full-time return to his Sportsman racing roots in 2019.
A multi-time NHRA division champion and Competition Eliminator world champ, Butner will race […]

Sun, 10/28/18 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Elite Eight Got Big Date at Martinsville Short Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martinsville Speedway’s First Data 500 kicks off the round of eight in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series and with Stewart-Haas racing possessing half of the contenders, the playoffs have taken on a different look than many expected.
Already eliminated from the post-season are seven-time NASCAR champion […]

Sun, 10/28/18 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Elite Eight Got Big Date at Martinsville Short Track
Sauter Wins; Is Back In Championship Round
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Johnny Sauter’s dominating victory in Saturday’s Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway guaranteed him a berth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
It’s the third consecutive year the series’ 2016 champion has reached the title race.
“This final round of the playoffs has […]

Sat, 10/27/18 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Sauter Wins; Is Back In Championship Round
Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
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“Fast” Jack Beckman adapted to a very non-traditional Friday qualifying schedule to take the provisional lead in Funny Car after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 
The 2012 world champion for Don Schumacher Racing, Beckman covered the 1,000-foot distance in […]

Sat, 10/27/18 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Sad, Sad News On Wickens
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Canadian Robert Wickens, injured in a violent multiple-car IndyCar Series crash at Pocono Raceway in August, has confirmed he is paralyzed from the waist down.
A 29-year-old native of Toronto, Wickens updated his condition Thursday night on Instagram, accompanied by a video of him using his arms to slide off a rehabilitation table into a […]

Fri, 10/26/18 – 20:07 | Comments Off on Sad, Sad News On Wickens