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IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]

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Hagan Off To Record-Setting Start At The Big Go
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Two-time world champion Matt Hagan set both ends of the Funny Car track record on Friday as qualifications began for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals _ the world’s biggest drag race _ at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also lead […]

Sat, 09/2/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Hagan Off To Record-Setting Start At The Big Go
On Friendly Glen Ground, Dixon Drives Back To Top
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon returned to the top of the speed chart during the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice for Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen…meaning the normal order of open-wheel things has been restored at Watkins Glen International.
The defending event champion and winningest Indy car driver at WGI with four, Dixon […]

Sat, 09/2/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on On Friendly Glen Ground, Dixon Drives Back To Top
Junior’s Team Bailing As He Prepares To Bail
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t hesitate to admit that he’s not happy about his season in the performance department, but he said Friday at Darlington Raceway he wants his team to come away from the 2017 season with positive memories.
“I’ve seen this situation in the past and teams […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Junior’s Team Bailing As He Prepares To Bail
NHRA’s Allen Johnson To Retire
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Veteran Mopar campaigner Allen Johnson, the 2012 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, announced he will retire at the end of the current season during a press conference Friday prior to the start of the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
“It’s been an amazing run for my dad (Roy) and I, but it just felt like now was […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 15:38 | Comments Off on NHRA’s Allen Johnson To Retire
Rossi, Andretti To Partner Again In ’18 And Beyond
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Alexander Rossi became the third driver confirmed for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Andretti Autosport Friday under terms of a multi-year contract that also includes continued co-primary sponsorship from NAPA Auto Parts.
Rossi, who won the 2016 Indianapolis 500 as a series rookie, will join fellow-Americans and current teammates Ryan […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 15:33 | Comments Off on Rossi, Andretti To Partner Again In ’18 And Beyond
U.S. Nats Preview: DeJoria Says She’s Back, And Just In Time
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With NHRA’s postseason looming, Alexis DeJoria believes she’s finally got her groove back at 1,000-feet.
DeJoria‘s first victory of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season on Aug. 20 at Brainerd International Raceway propelled her from 14th to 10th in the Funny Car point standings. DeJoria exited the Minnesota facility with a 12-point lead over […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 7:26 | Comments Off on U.S. Nats Preview: DeJoria Says She’s Back, And Just In Time
Notes: Andretti To Remain With Honda
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Andretti Autosport, winner of three of the last four Indianapolis 500s, will continue to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 with Honda power as part of a multi-year agreement.
The announcement by Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport, ended speculation that Andretti’s organization was preparing to switch to Chevrolet twin-turbocharged […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Notes: Andretti To Remain With Honda
Sterling Still Shining In His Silver Racing Years
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sterling Marlin is leaving Father Time choking in his dust.
Sterling turned 60 on June 30, but despite having enough candles on his birthday cake to set off the fire-alarm sprinklers, he continues to race like a teenager late for a date on prom night.
Sterling has won two […]

Mon, 08/28/17 – 20:16 | One Comment
Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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If big-time, open-wheel racing truly is a matter of trust and respect, a potential problem is percolating at Team Penske.
Josef Newgarden’s daring pass under teammate Simon Pagenaud gave the first-year Penske driver a victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to a refurbished Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.
Newgarden passed […]

Sun, 08/27/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position
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The irony of his latest open-wheel accomplishment was not lost on Will Power, road-racing ace turned ovalmeister.
Power joined an elite list of “fitty-time” Indy car pole-winners Friday when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record-setting fashion during qualifying around Gateway Motorsports Park’s recently repaved short oval. The Team Penske […]

Sat, 08/26/17 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position