Fri, 23/02/18 – 15:28 | No Comment

If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

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NHRA’s Allen Johnson To Retire
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Veteran Mopar campaigner Allen Johnson, the 2012 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, announced he will retire at the end of the current season during a press conference Friday prior to the start of the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
“It’s been an amazing run for my dad (Roy) and I, but it just felt like now was […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 15:38 | Comments Off on NHRA’s Allen Johnson To Retire
Rossi, Andretti To Partner Again In ’18 And Beyond
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Alexander Rossi became the third driver confirmed for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Andretti Autosport Friday under terms of a multi-year contract that also includes continued co-primary sponsorship from NAPA Auto Parts.
Rossi, who won the 2016 Indianapolis 500 as a series rookie, will join fellow-Americans and current teammates Ryan […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 15:33 | Comments Off on Rossi, Andretti To Partner Again In ’18 And Beyond
U.S. Nats Preview: DeJoria Says She’s Back, And Just In Time
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With NHRA’s postseason looming, Alexis DeJoria believes she’s finally got her groove back at 1,000-feet.
DeJoria‘s first victory of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season on Aug. 20 at Brainerd International Raceway propelled her from 14th to 10th in the Funny Car point standings. DeJoria exited the Minnesota facility with a 12-point lead over […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 7:26 | Comments Off on U.S. Nats Preview: DeJoria Says She’s Back, And Just In Time
Notes: Andretti To Remain With Honda
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Andretti Autosport, winner of three of the last four Indianapolis 500s, will continue to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 with Honda power as part of a multi-year agreement.
The announcement by Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport, ended speculation that Andretti’s organization was preparing to switch to Chevrolet twin-turbocharged […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Notes: Andretti To Remain With Honda
Sterling Still Shining In His Silver Racing Years
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sterling Marlin is leaving Father Time choking in his dust.
Sterling turned 60 on June 30, but despite having enough candles on his birthday cake to set off the fire-alarm sprinklers, he continues to race like a teenager late for a date on prom night.
Sterling has won two […]

Mon, 08/28/17 – 20:16 | One Comment
Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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If big-time, open-wheel racing truly is a matter of trust and respect, a potential problem is percolating at Team Penske.
Josef Newgarden’s daring pass under teammate Simon Pagenaud gave the first-year Penske driver a victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to a refurbished Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.
Newgarden passed […]

Sun, 08/27/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The irony of his latest open-wheel accomplishment was not lost on Will Power, road-racing ace turned ovalmeister.
Power joined an elite list of “fitty-time” Indy car pole-winners Friday when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record-setting fashion during qualifying around Gateway Motorsports Park’s recently repaved short oval. The Team Penske […]

Sat, 08/26/17 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position
Millington Racing For More Than Money And Trophies
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Ryan Millington always knew his mother was Missisquoi Abenaki, but he never understood his Native American heritage until he began racing for the Vermont-based Abenaki nation as well as himself; a revelation that has changed the 16-year-old Statesville, N.C., resident.
“It’s not just racing anymore. It’s more than that,” said Millington, […]

Fri, 08/25/17 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Millington Racing For More Than Money And Trophies
Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
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“Fast” Jack Beckman led the Funny Car field Thursday during the second and final round of testing for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Tony Schumacher improved upon his elapsed time from Wednesday to lead Top Fuel and give Don Schumacher Racing a sweep of the nitro categories heading […]

Fri, 08/25/17 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats
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Eight-time NHRA world champion Tony Schumacher led Top Fuel drivers during the first of two days of  testing Wednesday for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan led the Funny Car class as preparations began for “The Big Go,” the final event […]

Thu, 08/24/17 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats