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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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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
Young Torrence Tops Pop At Heartland Park
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Top Fuel point-leader Steve Torrence is determined to maintain an impressive every-other-race victory cycle this weekend during the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. And that’s bad news for Billy Torrence.
Steve out-qualified his father as the Torrences torched the provisional field Friday after the opening two rounds of time trials in […]

Sat, 05/19/18 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Young Torrence Tops Pop At Heartland Park
Like Old Times: Roush Cars On Front Row At CMS
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By Deb Williams | Senor Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing has struggled for most of the season, but less than a month after announcing Matt Kenseth’s return, the organization swept the front row in qualifying Friday for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kenseth earned the pole in the […]

Sat, 05/19/18 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Like Old Times: Roush Cars On Front Row At CMS
Big Bill Would Not Like SCOTUS Decision
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. vehemently fought against legalized gambling in stock car racing, but a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week could allow it and Kyle Busch believes it would be good for the sport.
“I think it’ll put more eyeballs on the sport,” Busch said […]

Fri, 05/18/18 – 18:10 | 2 Comments
Rahal Takes His Turn At Topping Indy Charts
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Another name synonymous with Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway set the pace during Day 3 of practice for the 102nd Indianapolis 500.
Graham Rahal, son of 1986 Indy 500 champion and team-owner Bobby Rahal, was fastest of 35 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers on track Thursday with an early lap of 226.047 mph that held throughout […]

Fri, 05/18/18 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Rahal Takes His Turn At Topping Indy Charts
Andretti Climbs To Top Of Charts At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Third-generation Indy car driver Marco Andretti took Andretti Autosport and Honda to the top of the speed chart with a lap over 227 mph during Wednesday’s seven-hour practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Andretti’s best lap of 227.053 mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval led a […]

Thu, 05/17/18 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Andretti Climbs To Top Of Charts At Indianapolis
Same Old, Same Old: Penske Cars Fast At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske, the most successful organization in the history of Indy car racing, was out-of-the-box fast Tuesday during the official start of practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27.
Simon Pagenaud topped an expanded speed chart as all 35 entered drivers completed laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis […]

Wed, 05/16/18 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Same Old, Same Old: Penske Cars Fast At Indy
Haas F1 Drivers Are Heading In Different Directions
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In a sport where your teammate is disguised as your greatest rival, Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen clearly one-upped Romain Grosjean during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
Magnussen finished sixth Sunday after qualifying seventh at Circuit de Barcelona –Catalunya to deliver another point-paying performance for the American-owned organization. Magnussen’s effort also was a “best-of-the-rest” result in […]

Tue, 05/15/18 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Drivers Are Heading In Different Directions
Streaky Harvick Wins Kansas Cup Series Race
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Kevin Harvick is becoming a world class champagne sprayer.
Harvick passed defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. with two laps to go, held the lead to the checkered flag and collected his fifth victory of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.
The victory was Harvick’s second in a row and third […]

Sun, 05/13/18 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Streaky Harvick Wins Kansas Cup Series Race