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Colton Herta will begin the final IndyCar Series race of the season from the pole. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Mercurial rookie Colton Herta celebrated his newly-secured future at Andretti Autosport Saturday with a salute to his father while upstaging the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders during qualifying for the season-ending […]

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Newgarden On Pole At Barber
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Josef Newgarden won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama on Saturday.
Team Penske’s Newgarden won the pole with a lap in 1 minute, 7.4413 seconds (122.773 mph). It earned Newgarden his first pole position at Barber and the third of his seven-year […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Newgarden On Pole At Barber
Bell Wins Xfinity Battle Of Gibbs Drivers
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Christopher Bell held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Noah Gragson to win Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.
Bell spoiled Gragson’s prospects for a victory in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, passing his teammate for the lead on Lap 172 of 250 and staying in front the rest of the way.
Bell crossed the finish line .423 […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Bell Wins Xfinity Battle Of Gibbs Drivers
Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
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Pro Stock ace Greg Anderson became an instant fan of Royal Purple Raceway’s recently repaved surface Friday, when he re-set both ends of the track’s records during the opening day of time trials for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Anderson, of Ken Black Racing, covered the traditional quarter-mile in 6.492-seconds at 213.00 mph during his first-round […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Newgarden Loves Going To Barber
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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has found a comfort zone at his home-away-from home racetrack.
Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama races, Newgarden paced practice Friday around Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for this year’s ninth annual edition on Sunday. Newgarden toured the picturesque 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1 […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Newgarden Loves Going To Barber
Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
Truex laid down a lap at 123.859-mph lap in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to get the pole. It was his fourth pole of 2018.
Truex, the 2017 Cup […]

Fri, 04/20/18 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
‘Vette To Pace 500 Field
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Chevrolet’s Corvette will serve as Official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 a record 15th time next month, when a 2019 ZR1 will lead the traditional field of 33 drivers to the flying start of the race’s 102nd edition on May 27.
No other vehicle has served as Indy 500 Pace […]

Fri, 04/20/18 – 17:45 | Comments Off on ‘Vette To Pace 500 Field
Corvette Sets Le Mans Lineup
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Corvette Racing has confirmed its GTE Pro entries for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance classic. A pair of Corvette C7.Rs will tackle the 8.467-mile Circuit de la Sarthe for the 19th consecutive season in search of a ninth victory beginning on Saturday, June 16.
The driver lineup for Corvette Racing will […]

Thu, 04/19/18 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Corvette Sets Le Mans Lineup
Ford To Add Muscle To Cup Series
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Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

Thu, 04/19/18 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Ford To Add Muscle To Cup Series
Mustangs Headed To Cup
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Ford Motor Company’s iconic Mustang nameplate and emblem will be the focal point in two of America’s most popular forms of motorsports in 2019.
Stock car racing’s most brand-centric rivalry will return to its “Muscle Car” roots on NASCAR’s premier tour next season, when Ford campaigns its Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series […]

Wed, 04/18/18 – 17:08 | Comments Off on Mustangs Headed To Cup
‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja
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Drag racing legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme is recognized for his performances behind the wheel of a nitro-burning Funny Car. But the four-time NHRA world champion also has a long-ago history with desert racing on the Baja Peninsula.
In 1968, Prudhomme entered the Mexican 1000 Baja event in a Porsche-powered buggy built by racing innovator Tony […]

Wed, 04/18/18 – 7:01 | Comments Off on ‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja