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Roush Fenway Racing will field a driver development team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) in 2018, with Ty Majeski, Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe scheduled to share the company’s signature No. 60 Ford Mustang.
The project is intended to continue the progression and development of the three “Ford family” drivers and will be run by […]

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Rossi Will Have Better Seat For This 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS _ In pursuit of a career in Formula One, Californian Alexander Rossi spent last Memorial Day Weekend in Monaco…watching the Indianapolis 500 on TV. It doesn’t get much more red-blooded American than that.
“Yes. There’s a place called Stars ‘n Bars – pretty good. Lots of burgers and video games […]

Sun, 05/29/16 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Rossi Will Have Better Seat For This 500
Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Age has never been anything more than a number for Roger Penske.
“I have no plans to stop doing what I’m doing,’’ the 79-year-old Penske said. “I suppose, when I do stop, it will be a very abrupt ending.’’
The white-haired entrepreneur remains as energetic and vital as ever as […]

Sun, 05/29/16 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins
Hamlin Scores OT Xfinity Win
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four new tires during the final caution flag gave Denny Hamlin the advantage he needed to shoot to the front in the last two laps of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and claim a 0.291-second victory over Austin Dillon.
“We needed a caution […]

Sat, 05/28/16 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Hamlin Scores OT Xfinity Win
Montoya Is  Back Home Again In IndyCar
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A few days before Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 the internationally renowned race’s defending champion Juan Pablo Montoya casually sat in the loft of a Charlotte restaurant chatting with about a dozen media members at lunch.
The two-time Indy 500 winner was relaxed and obviously happy with his professional and […]

Sat, 05/28/16 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Montoya Is Back Home Again In IndyCar
Haas Drivers Qualify 12th, 15th In Monaco
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Haas F1 Team drivers Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean qualified 12th and 15th respectively for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Monaco.
Both advanced to the second round of qualifying. Gutiérrez ultimately lead the way for the first-year team by setting the 12th-quickest time (1:15.293), while Grosjean was the 15th-fastest driver (1:15.571).
For the 10 drivers advancing to Q3, the […]

Sat, 05/28/16 – 12:52 | Comments Off on Haas Drivers Qualify 12th, 15th In Monaco
Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender
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INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, so let the words of 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan sink-in and serve as a warning heading into Sunday’s historic 100th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“You know, anybody count us out (for victory on Sunday), it’s a big mistake,” Kanaan […]

Sat, 05/28/16 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender
Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Race car drivers often say that walking into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be like channeling ghosts, because the place is such a testimony to history. Walking into the hallowed venue on Friday, however, I had a different perspective.
I was in the pedestrian tunnel that leads from Georgetown […]

Fri, 05/27/16 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
Notes: Helio Seeking Fame And Fourtune At Indy
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves would like nothing more than to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.
That would be special any time, but even more so if he accomplishes the feat on Sunday in the 100th running of the race […]

Fri, 05/27/16 – 14:48 | One Comment
Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty years ago, the winning driver of the Indianapolis 500 was interviewed in a small room underneath the old cement-block grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just this side of the intersection leading into Gasoline Alley.
A simple table served as the dais for the winner and his car-owner and […]

Fri, 05/27/16 – 11:59 | Comments Off on Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win
Pearson Was The King At Charlotte In The ’70s
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – During the 1970s, epic on-track battles were status quo for NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson and Richard Petty; however, it was the three-time champion Pearson who owned the deed to Charlotte Motor Speedway in that decade.
From 1972-78, Pearson piloted the potent No. 21, candy-apple red and […]

Fri, 05/27/16 – 7:51 | 2 Comments