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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. […]

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New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s sleeker, slimmer and sexier universal chassis made its 1.5-mile testing debut Monday at Texas Motor Speedway, the last bastion of pack racing heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports put their Honda-powered machines […]

Tue, 10/24/17 – 17:58 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
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Team-owner Rolla Vollstedt _ best remembered for bringing Janet Guthrie to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1976 as first female entrant for the Indianapolis 500 _ passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, in Portland, Ore. He was 99.
Passionate, articulate, outspoken and persuasive, Vollstedt was a high-profile member of the board of directors for the United States Auto […]

Mon, 10/23/17 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As has become the norm at Circuit of The Americas, the eyes of Texas squarely were upon Lewis Hamilton at the conclusion of Sunday’s Formula One United States Grand Prix.
Hamilton scored his fifth victory in the six-year history of the FIA Formula One World Championship event in Austin, Texas, a […]

Mon, 10/23/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
Truex Jr. Captures Kansas As Playoffs March On
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Martin Truex’s dominating weekend at Kansas Speedway was extended well into Sunday after noon as the Furniture Row Racing driver won from the pole at the 1.5-mile oval.
Truex led 91 of 267 laps in earning his seventh victory of the season in a race that featured some significant wrecks.
So good was his FRR Toyota that Truex […]

Sun, 10/22/17 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Captures Kansas As Playoffs March On
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The 44th annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals concluded Saturday night in Mesquite, Texas, with a first-time winner. Aaron Reutzel battled to the front of the famed dirt half-mile in his Dissolvalloy No. 87 to win the 30-lap American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network A-Main.
With Sam Hafertepe Jr. on his […]

Sun, 10/22/17 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Reutzel Top ASCS Field In Texas
Hamilton On Pole; Could Clinch Title In Austin
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Point-leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG won pole position Saturday for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix Formula One race at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
His closest pursuer for the 2017 F1 World Championship, Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari, qualified P2 and will start alongside Hamilton on the front row. Hamilton claimed his 11th […]

Sat, 10/21/17 – 18:40 | Comments Off on Hamilton On Pole; Could Clinch Title In Austin
Bell Wins Kansas, Loses Love Of Teammate
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Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.
In addition to earning the checkered flag, Bell incurred the animosity of teammate Erik Jones, who apparently didn’t like the slide-job pass for the lead Bell put on him with three laps to go.
Jones let Bell know of his displeasure while […]

Sat, 10/21/17 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Bell Wins Kansas, Loses Love Of Teammate
Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel’s bid to close the gap to Formula One point-leader Lewis Hamilton during the United States Grand Prix weekend has taken on another layer of drama.
Vettel, of Scuderia Ferrari, trails Hamilton and his Mercedes by 59 points (306-247) heading into Round 17 of the 20-race schedule Sunday at Circuit […]

Sat, 10/21/17 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend
Truex Jr. Drives To Pole At ‘Home’ Kansas Track
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Kansas Speedway can sort of, kind of, in a way be considered Furniture Row Racing’s home track as it sit just down Interstate 70 from Denver, Colo. Well, 600 miles or so down the I-70 but, hey, everybody has to have a place to call home.
On Friday, FRR’s Martin Truex Jr. delighted the “home folks” […]

Fri, 10/20/17 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Drives To Pole At ‘Home’ Kansas Track
Alonso To Stick With McLaren In 2018
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Buoyed by an impending switch from Honda to Renault power, Fernando Alonso has signed a “long-term partnership” with McLaren beginning with the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Alonso’s decision, confirmed Thursday, ended speculation the two-time World Driving Champion could leave the team after a frustrating campaign that saw the Spaniard skip the prestigious Monaco […]

Fri, 10/20/17 – 16:12 | Comments Off on Alonso To Stick With McLaren In 2018