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William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports is on pole for the 600. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by David Tulis)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – William Byron became the youngest driver to ever win a pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday, claiming the No. 1 starting position for this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 with a 183.424-mph […]

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Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bump Day is positioned to return to the Indianapolis 500 qualifying format for the first time since 2011 this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where 35 entries officially have been filed for the 102nd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Six winners are listed among the 35 drivers who will […]

Fri, 05/4/18 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis
Danica Searching For A Comfort Level At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick says she is looking for “a fun May” in her ballyhooed return to open-wheel racing for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. And after a seven-year hiatus from the Verizon IndyCar Series and an underwhelming NASCAR Cup Series career, Patrick equates “fun” with “being relevant.”
“Oh, I remember […]

Thu, 05/3/18 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Danica Searching For A Comfort Level At Indy
Danica Strikes Up Swan Song At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick is back in an Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where she hopes a career built on “trusting my ass” will take her to one last flashback of Danicamania.
Patrick completed her veteran refresher test Tuesday around the 2.5-mile IMS oval, clearing the way for her to practice beginning […]

Wed, 05/2/18 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Danica Strikes Up Swan Song At Indianapolis
Newgarden Likes What He Sees In IndyCar Windscreen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and point-leader Josef Newgarden ran hot laps with INDYCAR’s windscreen prototype after Monday’s open test on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for drivers with previous Indy 500 experience.
It was the second on-track test of the prototype windscreen attached to INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal chassis, following four-time […]

Tue, 05/1/18 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Newgarden Likes What He Sees In IndyCar Windscreen
CMS ‘Roval’ Feels Like ‘True Road Course’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Paul Menard said Tuesday he believes this year’s Bank of America 500 will be a “survival” race due to the characteristics possessed by Charlotte Motor Speedway’s new road course.
“It looks like Watkins Glen, it feels like Watkins Glen, but it has the grip of Sonoma. It’s pretty […]

Tue, 05/1/18 – 16:05 | Comments Off on CMS ‘Roval’ Feels Like ‘True Road Course’
Flat Spot On: Need for Speed Satisfied at Talladega?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, ALA. – When you arrive at Talladega, it’s like being in the belly of the beast. You sense that something could go bad wrong. Such as Jamie McMurray’s multiple flips Friday on the back stretch. Then you realize it’s those rather remarkable men in their flying machines (sometimes) who […]

Mon, 04/30/18 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Need for Speed Satisfied at Talladega?
NHRA Underdogs Have Their Day In Concord
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CONCORD, N.C. – An independent racer searching for inspiration need look no further than Steve Torrence and Cruz Pedregon, who swept the nitro classes Sunday in the NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Both men operate as independents and in the second four-wide event this year they overpowered the multi-team giants in Top Fuel […]

Mon, 04/30/18 – 7:28 | Comments Off on NHRA Underdogs Have Their Day In Concord
Torrence Tops Top Fuelers In N.C.
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Steve Torrence drove to victory in the Top Fuel portion of Sunday’s NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Joining Torrence as winners were Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Torrence drove to a 3.813-second pass at 326.56 mph as he became the first driver to […]

Sun, 04/29/18 – 17:21 | Comments Off on Torrence Tops Top Fuelers In N.C.
Logano Ends Long Drought, Wins At Talladega
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Talladega Superspeedway’s much-ballyhooed reputation of for producing exciting finishes took a beating on Sunday. But that was just fine with Joey Logano.
Logano, who led a race-best 70 of 188 laps, got the victory. It was the Team Penske driver’s  first of the season and third at the 2.66-mile high-banked oval. It was his 19th NASCAR […]

Sun, 04/29/18 – 16:55 | Comments Off on Logano Ends Long Drought, Wins At Talladega
Four Straight Not A Given For Busch On Sunday
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During his Friday press conference at Talladega Superspeedway, Kyle Busch talked about winning the last three NASCAR Cup Series and the prospect of making it four in a row this weekend.
Well, he said, Talladega and the bizarre restrictor plate racing shows that the series puts on there could make his […]

Sun, 04/29/18 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Four Straight Not A Given For Busch On Sunday