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Steve Torrence will begin the final day of the 2019 NHRA season with a points lead and from the pole. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence will begin defense of his title from a position of strength Sunday after qualifying on-pole for the season-ending […]

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Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing
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Track workers work to repair the catch fence at Pocono as a medical evacuation helicopter transports injured driver Robert Wickens to a hospital in 2018. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Last week there was an outpouring of grief when two drivers died in high-profile racing crashes. This week, there’s been […]

Sat, 09/7/19 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing
IndyCar 2020 Schedule: Pocono Out, Richmond In
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The IndyCar Series is driving away from Pocono next year. In its place is a short oval.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Open-wheel racing’s return to Richmond Raceway next summer after a 10-year hiatus comes wrapped with the promise of delivering a demographic that is not necessarily so NASCAR-centric.

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule includes a return to […]

Wed, 09/4/19 – 8:49 | One Comment
Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line
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IndyCar Series points-leader Josef Newgarden warmed up for Sunday’s race in Portland by meeting with fans. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Team Penske’s Will Power continues to play spoiler in the NTT IndyCar Series championship chase, and teammate Josef Newgarden is loving it.

Power notched his second victory in three starts _ and […]

Tue, 09/3/19 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line
Jones’ Win May Prolong His Career At JGR
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Erik Jones got a really big victory Sunday/Monday at the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Speculation has persisted throughout the year that Erik Jones’ ride at Joe Gibbs Racing might be in jeopardy for the 2020 season, but early Monday he silenced his […]

Mon, 09/2/19 – 20:17 | Comments Off on Jones’ Win May Prolong His Career At JGR
Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls
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Jimmie Johnson’s hopes to earn a berth in this year’s Cup Playoffs are in big trouble. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two races, two positions, four drivers. That is the situation facing Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez, Clint Bowyer and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson as they battle for […]

Sat, 08/31/19 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls
Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is climbing back into a race car this weekend at Darlington. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes the more than two decades he spent driving race cars has played a key role in the way he has processed the plane crash he […]

Fri, 08/30/19 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement
Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis
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The podium after Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race featured the unlikely trio of Ed Carpenter, Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Call it “Taku’s Revenge.”

Six days after drawing relentless scrutiny for his part in an opening-lap wreck at Pocono Raceway, Takuma Sato answered and silenced his critics with […]

Mon, 08/26/19 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis
RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
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IndyCar team owner Bobby Rahal is standing behind driver Takuma Sato in the wake of last Sunday’s race in Pocono. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has rallied to the defense of NTT IndyCar Series veteran Takuma Sato in the aftermath of an opening-lap crash during last Sunday’s […]

Fri, 08/23/19 – 12:50 | Comments Off on RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono
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Will Power got his first victory of the season on Sunday. It came on a crazy day at Pocono. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. – In the often-surreal world that defines open-wheel competition at Pocono Raceway, the Media Center became Victory Lane and vice versa as torrential rain forced […]

Mon, 08/19/19 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono
Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
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IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]

Sun, 08/18/19 – 11:54 | Comments Off on Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs