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Colton Herta will begin the final IndyCar Series race of the season from the pole. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Mercurial rookie Colton Herta celebrated his newly-secured future at Andretti Autosport Saturday with a salute to his father while upstaging the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders during qualifying for the season-ending […]

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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
Wickens Wreck Mars IndyCar Race At Pocono
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Robert Wickens reportedly was “awake and alert” in an Allentown, Pa., hospital Sunday after triggering a violent, multi-car crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
The 200-lap/500-mile race was red-flagged to a halt on Lap 9 following a crash initially involving Wickens of Schmidt Peterson […]

Sun, 08/19/18 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Wickens Wreck Mars IndyCar Race At Pocono
CMS Roval Could Host Other Series
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Speedway Motorsports Inc. President and CEO Marcus Smith said Saturday that with the creation of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL it was possible that IMSA and/or the Verizon IndyCar Series could return to the iconic facility.
IMSA visited the facility in the early 1980s, utilizing the speedway’s old road course. Indy Cars raced on […]

Sun, 08/19/18 – 16:39 | One Comment
Kurt Busch Kicks Back At Bristol Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kurt Busch readily admits that ever since Bristol Motor Speedway was resurfaced and its banking changed in 2007 that it has “kicked my butt”, but in Saturday’s Night Race the NASCAR champion kicked back.
Busch conquered the tough short track by leading the final 24 laps in one […]

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Torrences Are Tops In Brainerd
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Billy Torrence made the most of a weekend off from the family-owned pipeline business Saturday, leading Team Capco to a Top Fuel qualifying sweep for the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
On the last of his four qualifying runs, the 60-year-old Torrence drove through the 1,000-foot course in 3.784-seconds […]

Sun, 08/19/18 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Torrences Are Tops In Brainerd
Power Earns Landmark Pole
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As much success as he’s realized during an outstanding open-wheel racing career, Australian Will Power still had difficulty Saturday accepting his latest accomplishment, when his name was placed alongside that of Texan A.J. Foyt Jr. on Indy car’s all-time pole positions list.
That’s where Power sits after claiming the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying Saturday for […]

Sun, 08/19/18 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Power Earns Landmark Pole
The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch entered Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway as the best driver in the series to not have won a race in 2018. He left Bristol sans the “not have won” tag.
Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson […]

Sat, 08/18/18 – 22:27 | Comments Off on The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
Larson Earns Xfinity Win In Bristol
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Kyle Larson won the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, collecting his first victory at the .533-mile high-banked concrete short track.
The victory came in overtime.
“It feels really, really cool to win here finally at Bristol,” said Larson, who won for the fourth time in six starts this season and the […]

Sat, 08/18/18 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Larson Earns Xfinity Win In Bristol
Q and A: Dixon Can’t Get Enough
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Chip Ganassi Racing’s longest-tenured driver will continue to add to that legacy, apparently well past his 40th birthday.
Scott Dixon, a four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion and current point-leader, has signed a “multi-year” contract extension that will see the 38-year-old Kiwi compete with CGR for a record 18th season in 2019 in […]

Sat, 08/18/18 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Q and A: Dixon Can’t Get Enough