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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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Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
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Point-leader Courtney Force secured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon during the rain-delayed finals of the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
The event at Heartland Motorsports Park was delayed after weather forced postponement Sunday evening following only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
NHRA In Topeka Postponed
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An eight-hour rain delay and cooling weather later in the day forced the conclusion of the NHRA Heartland Nationals to be pushed to Monday.

Sportsman racing begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Pros at 10 a.m. Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence is among those still in the hunt.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 7:02 | Comments Off on NHRA In Topeka Postponed
Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
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As a track-rat child, Indianapolis-born Ed Carpenter had explored just about every square inch of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The one place he has not been is in Victory Circle on Memorial Day weekend. He will attempt to remedy that next Sunday and he will do so as the pole winner […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?
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With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 15:35 | One Comment
Sauter Win Is ‘Biggest’ Of Career
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Capping a stirring drive from pole position, Johnny Sauter collected the sweetest win of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career Friday night in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Sauter led 71 of 134 laps en route to his first career win on the 1.5-mile superspeedway in Concord, N.C. The 2016 […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 12:35 | Comments Off on Sauter Win Is ‘Biggest’ Of Career
Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
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The racing fates of James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann became intertwined as the minutes counted down during Saturday’s first day of qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500, when a former pole-winner and Indy-only specialist failed to crack the traditional 33-car field.
“Nobody failed us, the system didn’t fail us. We failed us,” said Hinchcliffe, who […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
Millican Climbs To Top In Topeka
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Clay Millican rallied from the bottom of Friday’s provisional ladder to claim the Top Fuel pole as qualifying concluded for the 30th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) also emerged as No. 1 qualifiers Saturday in their respective categories at the eighth […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Millican Climbs To Top In Topeka
Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils
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Kevin Harvick’s season of success rolled on Saturday night as he won the  Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, who has won five times in Cup points races in 2018, won Saturday’s exhibition even by taking control at the end of the 20-lap third stage. He won by beating Daniel Suarez to the checkered […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils
Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole
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Two of the big stories at the 2018 Indianapolis 500 got a bit bigger on Saturday as  Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick both drove into Sunday’s Fast Nine second day of qualifying and, hence, will have a shot at winning the pole for next Sunday’s race.
Team Penske’s Castroneves posted the top number during Sunday’s Bump […]

Sat, 05/19/18 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole
Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy
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Additional turbocharger boost sent practice speeds at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the 230 mph barrier _ aka warp speed _ during Fast Friday, the eve of two days of qualifications for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Third-generation driver Marco Andretti topped the chart for the second time this week with a lap of 00:38.8262-seconds/231.802 […]

Sat, 05/19/18 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy