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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Indy 500 Point Production Among 2018 Changes
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The amount of championship points earned for Indianapolis 500 qualifying is among updates and procedural modifications included in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Official Rule Book distributed to teams by sanctioning body INDYCAR.
Qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 are set for May 19-20, a week ahead of the 102nd running of the race on May 27. This year, […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Point Production Among 2018 Changes
Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Several recent marketing campaigns focus on the young drivers entering the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and that bothers 32-year-old Kyle Busch.
“We’ve paid our dues, and our sponsors have and everything else, and all you’re doing is advertising all these younger guys for fans to figure out and pick up on and […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 17:14 | Comments Off on Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
Things Could Get Wild On The Road At CMS
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Perhaps Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. provided the best summation of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s new challenging road course Monday when he said it would “break some people’s hearts.”
That’s heartbreak that could come in the form of elimination from the playoffs.
“It’s a wildcard for […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Things Could Get Wild On The Road At CMS
New Aero Kits Addressed At IndyCar Address
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With its new-for-2018 universal chassis serving as backdrop/prop, INDYCAR executive Mark Miles recently delivered what amounted to a “State of the Sport” address covering the Verizon IndyCar Series and its constituents.
Miles _ CEO of Hulman & Company, parent of sanctioning body INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ spoke during last […]

Mon, 01/22/18 – 18:35 | Comments Off on New Aero Kits Addressed At IndyCar Address
500 Winners Collect ‘Baby Borgs’
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Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato has taken possession of a career-defining piece of Verizon IndyCar Series hardware.
Sato and team-owner Michael Andretti each received BorgWarner Championship trophies, also known as the “Baby Borg,” to commemorate their thrilling victory in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last May.
BorgWarner Inc. President/CEO […]

Sat, 01/20/18 – 18:15 | Comments Off on 500 Winners Collect ‘Baby Borgs’
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A class of five inductees, including dedicated engine-builder Robert Yates, was enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night during ceremonies conducted in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center.
Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Ken Squier make up 2018’s ninth class of […]

Sat, 01/20/18 – 9:13 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18
Englishtown Strip Getting Out Of Drag Racing Business
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Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Thu, 01/18/18 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Englishtown Strip Getting Out Of Drag Racing Business
Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The news of Dan Gurney’s passing over the weekend re-fired a raging and often hostile debate between me, myself and I which seems to flare whenever something of major auto racing significance makes headlines.
It’s the debate about which four American drivers are most deserving of having their visages cut into […]

Wed, 01/17/18 – 10:32 | Comments Off on Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
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Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, Calif. Gurney was born on […]

Mon, 01/15/18 – 21:07 | Comments Off on ‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
Bell Strikes Again At Chili Bowl
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Oklahoma native Christopher Bell cashed in on the bad luck of Kyle Larson to win his second straight Chili Bowl Nationals Golden Driller Trophy on Saturday night in Tulsa, Okla.
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion was able to go back to back after a dominant Larson suffered an engine failure while leading lead […]

Sun, 01/14/18 – 9:35 | Comments Off on Bell Strikes Again At Chili Bowl