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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 […]

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Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race
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Martin Truex Jr. edged Kyle Busch in pole qualifying Friday for Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Cup series race (on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET) at Dover International Speedway.
Truex had a fast lap during qualifying for the the elimination race in the Playoff’s Round of 16 in 22.407 seconds (160.664 mph).
The Furniture Row Racing driver won his second pole of […]

Sat, 09/30/17 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race
Haas’ Grosjean Wrecks And Rallies At Sepang
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Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean rallied to qualify Saturday after a massive crash _ caused by a loose drain cover _ during Friday’s second free practice for what is being billed as the final Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix.
Grosjean’s accident capped a difficult Friday for the American-owned team on […]

Fri, 09/29/17 – 15:56 | Comments Off on Haas’ Grosjean Wrecks And Rallies At Sepang
Newgarden Rolling In Awesomeness
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Josef Newgarden became the youngest Indy car champion in more than a decade earlier this month, capping one of the most competitive Verizon IndyCar Series seasons in history.
Ten different drivers won during the 17-race season, with seven drivers still mathematically alive for the championship heading into the season-ending GoPro Grand […]

Thu, 09/28/17 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Newgarden Rolling In Awesomeness
Capps Wins The Grove; Back On Top In Funny Cars
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Reigning world champion Ron Capps reclaimed the NHRA Funny Car point-lead Sunday with a playoff victory at Maple Grove Raceway that neatly fit his definition of that’s amore!
Capps powered past Courtney Force in the final of the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals to claim his first win at the facility in Reading, Pa., retaking the […]

Mon, 09/25/17 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Capps Wins The Grove; Back On Top In Funny Cars
Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth
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Kyle Busch led 187 of 300 laps to win Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The win came in the second race of the 10-event playoffs and moves Busch into Round 2.
Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing finished second, 2.6-seconds back, while Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth was […]

Sun, 09/24/17 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth
Reddick Surprises Xfinity Playoff Field
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Tyler Reddick, a non-playoff driver, won the first Xfinity Series playoffs race Saturday evening at Kentucky Speedway.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver won with a 14.540-second margin of victory over teammate Brennan Poole.
“I don’t know if it was necessarily me making a statement, it was just Chip Ganassi Racing making a statement,” said Reddick, who is […]

Sun, 09/24/17 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Reddick Surprises Xfinity Playoff Field
Hight, Millican Nail Maple Grove Poles
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Record-setting Robert Hight remained atop the Funny Car qualifying order Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals in front of a sellout crowd enjoying unseasonably summer-like weather conditions at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also No. […]

Sun, 09/24/17 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Hight, Millican Nail Maple Grove Poles
NASCAR Puts Logano In ‘Jail’; Drivers React
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Joey Logano felt a little like he was in jail Saturday as he sat in his car on pit road for the entire final practice session for the ISM Connect 300 Cup race.

After his Team Penske No. 22 Ford failed technical inspection four times prior to Friday’s qualifying, NASCAR penalized the […]

Sat, 09/23/17 – 13:00 | 4 Comments
Hight Adds Onto His Records
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John Force Racing’s Robert Hight rewrote both ends of the track record to power into the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening during the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned provisional poles in their […]

Sat, 09/23/17 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Hight Adds Onto His Records
Johnson Hopes Tough Year To Have Happy Ending
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By Mike Harris| Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – Jimmie Johnson can probably be excused if he is already thinking about next year.
It’s not that he isn’t in the thick of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship battle. The seven-time series champion is seventh in the points heading into Sunday’sISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, only […]

Fri, 09/22/17 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Tough Year To Have Happy Ending