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William Byron won the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and also became the 2017 Rookie of the Year on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished two places behind race-winner Cole Custer.
Byron is only the second driver to win the Series championship in his rookie season (Chase Elliott being the other in 2014).
Byron outlasted Championship […]

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Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola knew immediately following his horrendous crash at Kansas Speedway that he had a spinal injury, but the NASCAR driver said Friday he didn’t realize the severity of his broken back until he talked with doctors and learned he would be sidelined for eight to 12 […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 14:51 | Comments Off on Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back
Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Even Verizon IndyCar Series devotees can be excused today if they need a refresher course on the life and times of Jay Howard.
Absent from Indy car racing for six years, Howard emerged atop the speed chart after Thursday’s fourth day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Driver of the No. […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy
Hall of Famer McElreath Passes Away
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Auto Racing Hall of Famer Jim McElreath, the 1962 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and a veteran of 15 starts in the 500 between 1962 and 1980, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, May 18, in his hometown of Arlington, Texas. He was 89.
One of eight surviving drivers who could claim to have […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Hall of Famer McElreath Passes Away
Young Cindric Having One Large Week
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – For Austin Cindric, the date May 19, 2017 will forever be etched in his memory for two very important reasons. One, the 18-year-old will graduate Friday from high school. Two, he will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte […]

Fri, 05/19/17 – 7:03 | One Comment
Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Any way the wind blows really does matter to drivers hot-lapping at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Strong, gusting winds limited Wednesday’s third day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500, as a number of competitors persevered to log fact-finding laps.
Verizon IndyCar Series team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter posted the fastest lap of the combined […]

Thu, 05/18/17 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy
Penske Drivers Bounce Back At Indy Practice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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That didn’t take long. One day after Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport paced opening practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Penske returned to familiar territory atop the speed chart.
Will Power and Helio Castroneves of team-owner Roger Penske’s juggernaut stood 1-2 at the close of Tuesday’s six-hour […]

Wed, 05/17/17 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Bounce Back At Indy Practice
Andretti In Spotlight As 500 Practice Begins
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Marco Andretti momentarily did the impossible for this Month of May_ upstage new teammate Fernando Alonso _ by posting the fastest speed during Monday’s opening practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Driver of the No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda, Andretti set […]

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Bump Day Bumped As 33 Enter The 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scratch “Bump Day” and its inherent drama from this weekend’s qualifying schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For the second consecutive Month of May, a field of 33 drivers has been named for 33 cars entered in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. That’s just […]

Mon, 05/15/17 – 9:21 | Comments Off on Bump Day Bumped As 33 Enter The 500
Truex Finally Seals A Deal At Kansas Speedway
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Martin Truex Jr. finally closed one out at Kansas Speedway.
Truex led a race-best 104 of 267 laps at the Kansas oval Saturday night, sped away from the field on a restart with two laps to go and went on to collect the ninth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career.
The victory was the […]

Sun, 05/14/17 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Truex Finally Seals A Deal At Kansas Speedway
Power Takes Indy GP Win
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Will Power used the backdrop of iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway to move past a pair of Team Penske greats in the Indy car record book.
Power dominated Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on IMS’ 2.439-mile/14-turn road-course to collect win No. 30 in his 13-year Indy car career. The milestone victory pushed the 36-year-old Power ahead of current […]

Sat, 05/13/17 – 18:57 | Comments Off on Power Takes Indy GP Win