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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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Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
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CORNING, N.Y. – Mario Andretti’s American dream-of-a-life inside and outside of racing was recognized and honored recently with presentation of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center.
International racing stars, captains of the motorsports industry, local dignitaries, race fans and media gathered to honor the man […]

Wed, 09/13/17 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
Team Liberty To Retreat After Missing The Countdown
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Having failed to qualify for NHRA’s impending playoff season, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have opted to take time off from the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule to focus on their Pro Stock Motorcycle engine program.
NHRA’s six-race Countdown to the Championship postseason will begin with the 10th […]

Tue, 09/12/17 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Team Liberty To Retreat After Missing The Countdown
Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
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Kyle Larson won Saturday night’s regular-season Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale, a race with set the field for the upcoming 16-driver, 10-race playoffs.
Larson’s win came in overtime and deprived Martin Truex Jr. of what appeared to be certain victory at Richmond International Racewaya.
The seedings and point totals for the playoffs, which begin at Chicagoland […]

Sun, 09/10/17 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway Saturday night will determine the field of 16 championship contenders.
Having trouble deciphering who’s in/who’s out/who’s on the proverbial bubble? Here are the basics, courtesy of Info Manager.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m., EDT, NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM Radio and […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
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Matt Kenseth drove to the pole position for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Kenseth covered the .75-mile distance in 22.055 seconds (122.421 mph) in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin (122.277 mph) for the top starting spot by .026 seconds.
The pole […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Kenseth To Start P1 At Richmond
Keselowski Pulls Away Late To Win Xfinity Race
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On lap 235 of 250 of Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway, Brad Keselowski passed leader Kyle Busch and then pulled away to win by 3.008 seconds.
Afterward, Keselowski said he was happy to get the win and happier still in how he got it.
“When you can race with him (Busch), you know […]

Sat, 09/9/17 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Keselowski Pulls Away Late To Win Xfinity Race
Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
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Verizon IndyCar Series championship-leader Josef Newgarden and Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Thursday in preparation for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma set for Sept. 15-17.
The Penske foursome _ and four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing _ are among seven […]

Fri, 09/8/17 – 16:25 | Comments Off on Penske Quartet Tunes Up At Sonoma
NASCAR Scrapping Steel Friday In Richmond
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – For nearly seven decades, steel-body race cars and NASCAR have been synonymous, but at Richmond International Raceway on Friday the sanctioning body ushered in a new era that will eventually make sheet metal obsolete in at least one of its three national touring series.
In Friday’s Virginia529 College […]

Fri, 09/8/17 – 13:42 | Comments Off on NASCAR Scrapping Steel Friday In Richmond
Brittany Force Headed To Funny Cars?
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel dragster regular Brittany Force completed a successful test in a new John Force Racing Funny Car Tuesday in what could be the prelude to a sponsor-driven NHRA career-change.
“We don’t know where we stand with sponsorships next year,” Brittany said in a team-issued release, “so it’s good to have […]

Wed, 09/6/17 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Headed To Funny Cars?
TMS Aiding Harvey Relief Effort
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter will conduct a two-day donation drive this week to assist residents of the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas regions affected by the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday and Friday, […]

Tue, 09/5/17 – 17:21 | Comments Off on TMS Aiding Harvey Relief Effort