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A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and […]

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Newgarden Becomes A Winner
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American Josef Newgarden broke into the ranks of IndyCar Series winners Sunday when he held off charging fellow American Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.
Driving for the team owned by Indiana natives Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, Newgarden hit the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of Rahal.
“Oh man, I was […]

Sun, 04/26/15 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Newgarden Becomes A Winner
Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three Sprint Cup Series races of the season, bounced all the way back on Sunday as he won the rain-delayed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first in over a year for Busch and his second […]

Sun, 04/26/15 – 15:30 | Comments Off on Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond
Home-State Hero Massey Claims Top Fuel Pole In Baytown
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Texas native Spencer Massey raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position in nearly two years and his first ever in the Lone Star state Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 19:16 | Comments Off on Home-State Hero Massey Claims Top Fuel Pole In Baytown
Castroneves Sits On Barber Pole
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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves became a back-to-back IndyCar Series pole winner Saturday when he recorded the fastest lap during qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park.
Castroneves, who won the pole a week ago in the streets of Long Beach, Calif., won the pole for Sunday’s race when he recorded a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.1925 seconds […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Castroneves Sits On Barber Pole
Logano On Pole At RIR; Race Moved To Sunday
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Team Penske’s Joey Logano on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The race was scheduled for Saturday night but postponed by bad weather. The new start time is approximately 1 p.m. Eastern.
Logano took the pole with a lap at 127.071 mph. His time in his fast laps around the […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole At RIR; Race Moved To Sunday
Hamlin Dominates In Richmond
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Virginia native Denny Hamlin led 248 of 250 circuits in winning Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
“Yeah, it was really good,” Hamlin said. “There’s not much you could complain about. The car was flawless and this reminds me a lot of the night I had in Cup a few years […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 6:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dominates In Richmond
Track Records Fall In Rainy Houston
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“Fast” Jack Beckman posted Royal Purple Raceway’s first three-second Funny Car run to close a record-setting qualifying session and take the provisional class lead Friday during the 28th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Shane Gray (Pro Stock) also emerged as first-day qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Track Records Fall In Rainy Houston
Crampton Riding A Rocket In Houston
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While driving a 320-plus mph Top Fuel car never will be classified as easy, Richie Crampton insists his comfort level is growing exponentially with each pass this season in the Lucas Oil dragster.
The NHRA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, Crampton hasn’t lost a first-round matchup through five races in 2015 – a streak capped by […]

Fri, 04/24/15 – 10:33 | Comments Off on Crampton Riding A Rocket In Houston
The Pace Of Technology Is Quickening In NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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In a technology driven society, NASCAR is faced with a delicate balancing act of determining the proper amount of technology to incorporate into its race cars without overshadowing a driver’s talent.
A digital dash under development for use in NASCAR would provide a driver with a myriad of information during a […]

Thu, 04/23/15 – 7:18 | Comments Off on The Pace Of Technology Is Quickening In NASCAR
Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.
It’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just […]

Tue, 04/21/15 – 17:26 | Comments Off on Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top