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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Newgarden Leads Penske Qualifying Sweep In Texas
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Defending IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden won the pole for Saturday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday and in doing so, led Team Penske to a sweep of the first three positions on the starting grid.
Newgarden drove the No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet to a two-lap average speed of 220.613 mph on the […]

Fri, 06/8/18 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Newgarden Leads Penske Qualifying Sweep In Texas
Kurt Busch Leads The Pack In Michigan Qualifying
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Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing claimed the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.
Busch posted a fast lap of 203.361 mph in the final round of qualifying on the 2-mile track.
Busch’s pole was his second of the season, his third at Michigan and the 24th of his […]

Fri, 06/8/18 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Leads The Pack In Michigan Qualifying
Rahal To Keep Driving For Rahal
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Graham Rahal has found a home in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and he’s not about to change zip codes.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced a five-year contract extension with Rahal during a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600.
“Hell, I didn’t even read the […]

Fri, 06/8/18 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Rahal To Keep Driving For Rahal
Carpenter Building Good Things On/Off Track
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Up every day at 6 a.m. and off to bed by 10 p.m. In between, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ only owner/driver has figured out a formula for mixing fast cars with an energetic family.
“Time management is crucial,” said Ed Carpenter, namesake of the Indianapolis-based organization […]

Fri, 06/8/18 – 14:11 | Comments Off on Carpenter Building Good Things On/Off Track
Storms Take Chunk Out Of TMS Trucks Day
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ PPG 400 at Texas Motor Speedway was cancelled Thursday afternoon after rain drenched the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Personnel in attendance around the 1.5-mile oval were warned to take cover in permanent structures as a strong cell entered North Texas from Oklahoma.
Only two practices […]

Thu, 06/7/18 – 20:32 | Comments Off on Storms Take Chunk Out Of TMS Trucks Day
Penske’s Pagenaud Flying High In Visit To Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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PLANO, Texas – It’s not an exaggeration to say Simon Pagenaud’s visit with employees of DXC  Technology here Wednesday afternoon droned on and on and on…and then the Team Penske ace actually got to fly one.
On-track activity for the Verizon IndyCar Series DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in […]

Thu, 06/7/18 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Penske’s Pagenaud Flying High In Visit To Texas
Hunter-Reay Made Big Splash With Detroit Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fulfilling a “frigging” promise made Saturday to a local news crew, Ryan Hunter-Reay cooled his heels after winning Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix by taking a dip in the refurbished James Scott Memorial Fountain at Belle Isle Park.
“I bet there haven’t been many people in there,” Hunter-Reay […]

Tue, 06/5/18 – 11:29 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Made Big Splash With Detroit Victory
Pace Car Crash Caps Off Bleak Weekend For GM
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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“Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” has been an OEM catch-phrase in Detroit since the mid-1960s when it was coined by Henry Ford II _ “The Deuce” _ during the heyday of the Ford Total Performance racing program.
Which makes me wonder how much grief General Motors executive Mark Reuss is […]

Mon, 06/4/18 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Pace Car Crash Caps Off Bleak Weekend For GM
Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. snapped a four-year Pro Stock winless streak Sunday with a win over Greg Anderson in an all-world champion final of the 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
A five-time world champion, Coughlin posted his 59th career victory and first since 2014 by covering the […]

Mon, 06/4/18 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane
Hunter-Reay Wins Detroit Nightcap
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Ryan Hunter-Reay tracked down Andretti Autosport teammate Alexander Rossi over the final 12 laps, made the pass for the lead with seven laps to go when Rossi drove off course under pressure and went on to win Sunday’s Race No. 2 of the two-day Grand Prix of Detroit double-header.
The difference in the race, Hunter-Reay said, […]

Sun, 06/3/18 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Wins Detroit Nightcap