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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

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Barnhart, Harding Take On Open-Wheel Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Baseball fan Brian Barnhart says that in a world dominated by the big market New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and World Series champion Houston Astros, Harding Racing is the Verizon IndyCar Series equivalent of the Cincinnati Reds.
Instead of competing against the likes of Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, […]

Sat, 05/26/18 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Barnhart, Harding Take On Open-Wheel Big Boys
Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway traditionally is about sending messages for Sunday’s race. And with Tony Kanaan sitting atop the speed chart after the Month of May’s final practice, perhaps there is one more afternoon of magic left in the iconic career of team-owner A.J. […]

Fri, 05/25/18 – 17:46 | Comments Off on Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis
Kyle Busch On Pole At 600
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Kyle Busch earned the top starting spot for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 by finishing P1 during qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday.
Busch circled the 1.5-mile CMS oval in 28.149 seconds (191.836 mph)
Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was .091 seconds faster that the No. 22 team Penske Ford of Joey Logano (191.218 mph). Denny Hamlin, Busch’s […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 20:32 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch On Pole At 600
Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson confirmed Thursday that Red Bull was one of the companies that had expressed an interest in replacing Lowe’s as the seven-time NASCAR champion’s primary sponsor in 2019.
Red Bull was involved in NASCAR from 2006-2011. During that time the team fielded cars for Brian Vickers, Kasey […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 20:19 | Comments Off on Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
Penske  Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – On the day after his announced election into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Roger Penske was in full starched white shirt/black slacks mode as owner of the most successful organization in the history of American motorsports.
And for “The Captain,” that meant looking squarely ahead to the 102nd edition of the […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Penske Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
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During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon led the balloting Wednesday in a selection process that placed three drivers and two team owners into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Joining Gordon for the Feb. 1, 2019 induction ceremonies will be 1992 NASCAR premier series champion Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, and […]

Wed, 05/23/18 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame
Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
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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. […]

Wed, 05/23/18 – 12:12 | Comments Off on Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
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It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 13:57 | Comments Off on Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam set the pace Monday as all 33 drivers qualified for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 turned laps in race-like conditions around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The three-hour session saw a massive 2,526 laps completed as a preview for Sunday’s running of “The […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice