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Robert Hight collected more hardware Monday in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car point leader Robert Hight and reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence maneuvered through their elimination rounds Monday in the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway to solidify their bids for […]

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Penske Looks Backward On 50th Indy Anniversary
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Roger Penske began chasing bottles of milk at Indianapolis 50 years ago.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Roger Penske filed his first Indianapolis 500 entry with the sanctioning U.S. Auto Club in 1969, and 50 years later Team Penske’s accomplishments at Indianapolis Motor Speedway could fill a book.

In fact, they have. A history of […]

Fri, 05/24/19 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Penske Looks Backward On 50th Indy Anniversary
Youngster On Pole Of Cup’s Longest Race
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William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports is on pole for the 600. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by David Tulis)

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CONCORD, N.C. – William Byron became the youngest driver to ever win a pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday, claiming the No. 1 starting position for this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 with a 183.424-mph […]

Fri, 05/24/19 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Youngster On Pole Of Cup’s Longest Race
The 600 Has Always Been A Test Of Survival
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The front row for the start of the first 600-miler at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photos courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway archives)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Decades before the reality television show “Survivor” there was an event that truly tested one’s survival skills. No script existed for this “survivor” show because there had never been a […]

Thu, 05/23/19 – 17:06 | Comments Off on The 600 Has Always Been A Test Of Survival
‘Smoke’ Plays Major Role In 2019 Hall Voting
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Tony Stewart will enter NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart’s election Wednesday into the NASCAR Hall of Fame was no surprise, but the connection the other four had to the Indiana native during his career created a special class.

Joining Stewart in […]

Wed, 05/22/19 – 19:44 | Comments Off on ‘Smoke’ Plays Major Role In 2019 Hall Voting
Pagenaud Not Slowing Down
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Simon Pagenaud led the pack during the final practice at Indy on Monday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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Pole-sitter Simon Pagenaud started Monday celebrating his qualification effort for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 by participating in the traditional front-row photo shoot. He ended the day at the top of the speed chart.

Pagenaud emerged as the fastest driver during […]

Tue, 05/21/19 – 14:34 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Not Slowing Down
No Shortage Of Emotions After Indy Qualifying
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Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske was one happy pole-winner at Indy on Sunday.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske drove flat-out Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and qualified on-pole for the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500.

Fernando Alonso of McLaren Racing said he did likewise around the famed 2.5-mile oval. But Alonso […]

Mon, 05/20/19 – 8:24 | Comments Off on No Shortage Of Emotions After Indy Qualifying
NASCAR To Keep Eye On Bowyer And Newman
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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

Mon, 05/20/19 – 7:16 | Comments Off on NASCAR To Keep Eye On Bowyer And Newman
Alonso, Hinchcliffe On The Spot At Indianapolis
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Fernando Alonso spent a lot of time sitting in lines at Indy on Saturday. (Photos by INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Six drivers will vie for the final three starting spots in the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday during a Last Row Shootout featuring the shocking, high-profile presences of Fernando Alonso and James […]

Sun, 05/19/19 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Alonso, Hinchcliffe On The Spot At Indianapolis
Larson Hopes All-Star Win Is Just The Beginning
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Kyle Larson broke a victory drought Saturday night when he won the Cup Series All-Star Race. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Kyle Larson hadn’t enjoyed a NASCAR Cup victory lane since September 2017, but that changed Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he emerged victorious in the […]

Sun, 05/19/19 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Larson Hopes All-Star Win Is Just The Beginning
Andretti Cars Fastest On ‘Fast Friday’
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Andretti Autosport’s Conor Daly laid down the fastest lap in practice at Indy on Friday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Led by “one-off” driver Conor Daly, Andretti Autosport emerged atop the speed chart during “Fast Friday” practice for the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Daly led a pack […]

Sat, 05/18/19 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Andretti Cars Fastest On ‘Fast Friday’