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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 […]

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Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete
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Sebastien Bourdais and his Dale Coyne Racing team left the wealthier teams choking on their exhaust fumes as they dominated the field in the IndyCar Series season-opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday.
Bourdais, a native of Le Mans, France who now resides in St. Pete, started at the rear of the field but took the […]

Sun, 03/12/17 – 13:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete
Logano Wins Vegas Xfinity Race
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Joey Logano cleared Kyle Larson off Turn 4 on the final restart and pulled away to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race in Las Vegas by .602 seconds.
“Man, it’s a lot of fun to have these Team Penske cars fast again in the Xfinity Series,” said Logano who led 106 laps in winning for the first […]

Sun, 03/12/17 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Vegas Xfinity Race
Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud will attempt to repeat as Verizon IndyCar Series champion in 2017 via an excruciating attention to detail that began during the long open-wheel offseason.
Pagenaud and the braintrust of his newly re-numbered No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet reviewed their 2016 season searching not only for the highlights of a […]

Sun, 03/12/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat
Power Secures Pole For IndyCar Series Opener
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Will Power of Team Penske won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday.
The pole is the 45th of Power’s INDYCAR career and 39th as a Penske driver.
Power posted a lap of 1 minute, 1.0640 seconds (106.118 mph) in the Fast Six to capture the pole position for the […]

Sat, 03/11/17 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Power Secures Pole For IndyCar Series Opener
Dixon Sets Pace In St. Pete
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Four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon handed Honda Opening Day bragging rights at the close of practice Friday for the 14th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, set the pace on the 1.8-mile/14-turn temporary clockwise street course that includes the Florida city’s downtown and a runway of Albert […]

Sat, 03/11/17 – 13:11 | Comments Off on Dixon Sets Pace In St. Pete
Testing Ends On A High For Haas F1
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean spent some unexpected time at the beach in Spain Friday before recording his quickest lap of the FIA’s two-week Formula One World Championship preseason testing schedule at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean’s quickest time on the last day of testing around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout was a 1-minute, […]

Sat, 03/11/17 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Testing Ends On A High For Haas F1
Keselowski Wins Cup Pole At Las Vegas
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Brad Keselowski won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by laying down a lap at the 1.5-mile oval in 27.881 (193.680 mph).
The pole was Keselowski’s first of the season, his first in nine attempts at Las Vegas and the 13th of his career.
And he got it with a less-than-perfect […]

Sat, 03/11/17 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Cup Pole At Las Vegas
Haas F1 Picks Up Pace In Barcelona
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Kevin Magnussen posted his quickest time of preseason testing and raised the Haas F1 Team single-session laps-completed record during Thursday’s outing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Magnussen racked up 119 laps/344.205 miles/553.945 kilometers around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout in Spain during his final preseason test in the No. 20 Haas VF-17.  Magnussen re-set the team’s single-day lap tally, […]

Fri, 03/10/17 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Picks Up Pace In Barcelona
Haas F1 Has ‘Good Day’ In Testing
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Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean systematically worked through a variety of baseline setup configurations Wednesday when he returned to preseason testing for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean compiled 96 laps/277.678 miles/446.88 kilometers in his No. 8 Haas VF-17 around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout in Spain during a session […]

Thu, 03/9/17 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Has ‘Good Day’ In Testing
SMI Shuffles Race Lineup; Vegas Gets Second Date
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Las Vegas Motor Speedway has secured a coveted second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend for the 2018 season and beyond via an intramural “realignment” affecting two other facilities in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc., empire.
SMI President/CEO Marcus Smith made the announcement during a news conference with Las Vegas Convention and […]

Thu, 03/9/17 – 9:01 | Comments Off on SMI Shuffles Race Lineup; Vegas Gets Second Date