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Track workers work to repair the catch fence at Pocono as a medical evacuation helicopter transports injured driver Robert Wickens to a hospital in 2018. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Last week there was an outpouring of grief when two drivers died in high-profile racing crashes. This week, there’s been […]

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Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular due to the memories it resurrects, but perhaps no paint scheme for Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 will elicit more emotion than the one on Chase Elliott’s Chevrolet.
To many it’s simply a yellow and blue […]

Fri, 08/31/18 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past
NHRA Countdown Clock Is Down To 1
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nine points separate Top Fuel contenders Scott Palmer, Mike Salinas and Richie Crampton for what could be the final two spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
With final regular-season spots to be determined during this weekend’s prestigious 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, every […]

Fri, 08/31/18 – 16:21 | Comments Off on NHRA Countdown Clock Is Down To 1
New TMS-IndyCar Pact Opens Up Texas Market
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Texas Motor Speedway’s recently announced four-year contract extension with INDYCAR insures the Verizon IndyCar Series will be competing under the lights at the Fort Worth facility past the quarter-century mark, while also opening the door for the sanctioning body to race in potentially lucrative new Southwest markets.
The extension covering 2019-2022 […]

Wed, 08/29/18 – 7:08 | Comments Off on New TMS-IndyCar Pact Opens Up Texas Market
Haas F1 Doubles Up At Spa
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American-owned Haas F1 Team earned a double-points result for the second straight race and the third time this season during Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, with Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 13th round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The 10 points from the collective result of Grosjean […]

Tue, 08/28/18 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Doubles Up At Spa
Power Was The Man Of The Hour At Gateway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power went from worst-to-first at Gateway Motorsports Park in the span of a year Saturday night, and in the process, inched closer into contention for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Charging from the start, Power took control over the final 100 laps of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented […]

Sun, 08/26/18 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Power Was The Man Of The Hour At Gateway
Rain Puts Dixon On IndyCar Pole At Gateway
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Verizon IndyCar Series championship leader Scott Dixon will start on-pole after the field was set by entrant points for Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta & Valvoline.
Verizon P1 Award qualifying was canceled Friday afternoon at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., after periodic rain throughout the day in the St. Louis metro region played […]

Sat, 08/25/18 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Dixon On IndyCar Pole At Gateway
Wickens Recovering From Back Surgery
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Robert Wickens is recovering from surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture associated with a spinal cord injury sustained during the INDYCAR event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
Titanium rods and screws successfully were placed in Wickens’ spine during […]

Wed, 08/22/18 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Wickens Recovering From Back Surgery
Surgery Scheduled For Wickens’ Spine Injury
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Robert Wickens, injured in a violent multiple-car crash at Pocono Raceway Sunday, was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday evening in a Pennsylvania hospital for a spinal injury.
Wickens continues to be treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., following injuries sustained during the ABC Supply 500 on […]

Tue, 08/21/18 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Surgery Scheduled For Wickens’ Spine Injury
Elder Torrence Rules At Brainerd
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Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

Mon, 08/20/18 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Elder Torrence Rules At Brainerd
IndyCar Series Celebration Muted At Pocono
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s latest Verizon IndyCar Series Victory Circle celebration was muted late Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, where concern about the condition of fellow-driver Robert Wickens overshadowed a tightening championship chase.
As he had done at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in his previous start, Rossi dominated the ABC Supply 500 on […]

Mon, 08/20/18 – 7:14 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series Celebration Muted At Pocono