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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

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The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
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A return to prototype competition with a team whose history mirrors that of GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing helped seal the partnership between JDC-Miller MotorSports and GAINSCO Auto Insurance beginning with the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dallas-based GAINSCO will be the primary sponsor of the No. 99 Red Dragon ORECA/Gibson to be driven in the IMSA LMP2 […]

Wed, 12/20/17 – 11:28 | Comments Off on The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
Pro Stock Icon Glidden Dies At 73
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Ten-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Bob Glidden, who singlehandedly carried the Ford banner for most of a 15-year period, died Sunday night. He was 73-years-old.
Glidden had battled heart issues since 1994, when he underwent six-way bypass surgery. His wife, Etta, and sons Billy and Rusty _ who worked on their father’s pit crew as youngsters […]

Tue, 12/19/17 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Pro Stock Icon Glidden Dies At 73
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