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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

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Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
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Eleven-time open-wheel champion Chip Ganassi Racing will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a two-car team, with only Scott Dixon returning from the organization’s recent four-car lineup.
Team-owner Chip Ganassi confirmed the anticipated downsizing in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Dixon, a four-time series champion, will remain in the No. 9 Dallara/Honda following […]

Thu, 09/21/17 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, where he will answer Graham Rahal’s long-running plea for a fulltime Honda teammate.
Sato drove for RLLR in 2012, a season highlighted by his wheel-banging, final-lap Indianapolis 500 duel with eventual race-winner […]

Wed, 09/20/17 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
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Kasey Kahne became the first veteran NASCAR free-agent driver to land a fulltime ride for next season Tuesday, when Leavine Family Racing confirmed he will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for the full 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) schedule.
Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, will replace Michael McDowell on […]

Wed, 09/20/17 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Penske Perfection put an almost-predictable wrap on Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. While Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season-finale, teammate Josef Newgarden finished second to secure the championship for domestic open-wheel racing’s most successful organization.
Pagenaud, the 2016 series champion, out-hustled Newgarden to the finish line by 1.0986-seconds to […]

Mon, 09/18/17 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
Countdown Off To Surprising Start
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CONCORD, N.C. – Numerous upsets Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway created a dramatic change in the Mello Yello Drag Racing point standings after just the first of six rounds in the Countdown to the Championship.
Heading into the Countdown, the standings leaders were: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Countdown Off To Surprising Start
Truex Kicks Off Playoffs With Easy Win In Joliet
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Martin Truex Jr. opened the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs survived early race adversity to win Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
The victory was his fifth of the season for the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota and second straight at the 1.5-mile Joliet track and, it gives him a berth in the […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 18:34 | Comments Off on Truex Kicks Off Playoffs With Easy Win In Joliet
Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The list of his Team Penske running mates to have won various Indy car drivers championships is a trivia question that cannot stump Helio Castroneves.
“(Gil) De Ferran, (Sam) Hornish Jr., (Will) Power, (Simon) Pagenaud,” said Castroneves, clicking-off the title-winning names from the solitude of a Team Penske motorhome during a […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
Allgaier Wins Chicagoland
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Grabbing the lead with a bold move to the inside after a restart on Lap 186 of 200, Justin Allgaier, an Illinois native, captured the victory in Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series regular-season finale at Chicagoland Speedway.
Brendan Gaughan rallied from three laps down to finish 13th on the lead lap and nail down the […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Allgaier Wins Chicagoland
Newgarden To Start Championship-Deciding Sonoma On Pole
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Point-leader Josef Newgarden withstood constant pressure from his nearest Verizon IndyCar Series championship competitors Saturday to set a track record and secure the Verizon P1 Award during qualifying for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, earned his first pole of the season and second of his six-year career with a wide-open […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Newgarden To Start Championship-Deciding Sonoma On Pole
Courtney Force To Start ‘Second Season’ From Pole
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Courtney Force powered into the Funny Car pole position Saturday as qualifying concluded for the start of NHRA’s “Second Season” at the 10th annual Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured poles in their respective categories at the first of six playoff […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Courtney Force To Start ‘Second Season’ From Pole