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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

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Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
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Bo knows about shifting gears and Bo knows when to change careers.
The 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, Bo Butner will exit the “Factory Hot Rod” ranks at season’s end to prepare for a full-time return to his Sportsman racing roots in 2019.
A multi-time NHRA division champion and Competition Eliminator world champ, Butner will race […]

Sun, 10/28/18 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Elite Eight Got Big Date at Martinsville Short Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martinsville Speedway’s First Data 500 kicks off the round of eight in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series and with Stewart-Haas racing possessing half of the contenders, the playoffs have taken on a different look than many expected.
Already eliminated from the post-season are seven-time NASCAR champion […]

Sun, 10/28/18 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Elite Eight Got Big Date at Martinsville Short Track
Sauter Wins; Is Back In Championship Round
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Johnny Sauter’s dominating victory in Saturday’s Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway guaranteed him a berth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
It’s the third consecutive year the series’ 2016 champion has reached the title race.
“This final round of the playoffs has […]

Sat, 10/27/18 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Sauter Wins; Is Back In Championship Round
Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
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“Fast” Jack Beckman adapted to a very non-traditional Friday qualifying schedule to take the provisional lead in Funny Car after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 
The 2012 world champion for Don Schumacher Racing, Beckman covered the 1,000-foot distance in […]

Sat, 10/27/18 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Sad, Sad News On Wickens
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Canadian Robert Wickens, injured in a violent multiple-car IndyCar Series crash at Pocono Raceway in August, has confirmed he is paralyzed from the waist down.
A 29-year-old native of Toronto, Wickens updated his condition Thursday night on Instagram, accompanied by a video of him using his arms to slide off a rehabilitation table into a […]

Fri, 10/26/18 – 20:07 | Comments Off on Sad, Sad News On Wickens
Castroneves Set To Climb Into Texas Hall of Fame
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FORT WORTH, Texas – His open-wheel fence-climbing days at Texas Motor Speedway complete, Helio Castroneves will step into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame next month.
Castroneves will become the 21st member of the TMHOF during induction ceremonies at The Speedway Club’s Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 3. The winningest INDYCAR driver in TMS history, Castroneves […]

Thu, 10/25/18 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Castroneves Set To Climb Into Texas Hall of Fame
Raikkonen Rocks Austin, Slows Hamilton
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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How ‘bout that Kimster!
Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen scored his first Formula One victory since 2013 and prevented Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes from securing his fifth World Driving Championship Sunday with an inspired drive during the seventh annual Pirelli United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
His second tenure with Ferrari drawing […]

Mon, 10/22/18 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Raikkonen Rocks Austin, Slows Hamilton
Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas
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Young Chase Elliott didn’t really need to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday as his victory two weeks ago had already secured him a berth in the next round of the series’ playoffs.
But, like all drivers, Elliott, 22, is greedy. Greedy for victories. The Hendrick Motorsports […]

Sun, 10/21/18 – 20:33 | Comments Off on Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas
Haas Drivers Set For USGP
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American-owned Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen qualified eighth and 12th, respectively, Saturday for the seventh edition of the Pirelli United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Qualifying on-pole was championship point-leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. The Brit’s fast lap of 1-minute, 32.237-seconds set a track qualifying record […]

Sun, 10/21/18 – 11:46 | Comments Off on Haas Drivers Set For USGP
Logano Drives To Pole At Kansas Speedway
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Joey Logano claimed the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by laying down a lap in 28.177 seconds (191.646 mph) at Kansas Speedway on Friday evening.
Logano enters the Round of 12 playoffs elimination race with a 39-point cushion over Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, the first driver below the cut line.
“I’m not […]

Sat, 10/20/18 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Logano Drives To Pole At Kansas Speedway