Race Weekend Central

Will Power Claims Third Victory in Four Races at Toronto

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(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher / IndyCar)

Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. However, in Will Power‘s case during Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, it took a combination of the two to get to Victory Lane and firmly inside the championship battle. Power became the key benefactor after pitting before a late caution, earning him track position. He then held the …

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Smoke Rises Into Championship Contender

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After his runner-up finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it’s time to admit it. Tony Stewart is turning into a legitimate championship contender. After completing the last three seasons with equal parts mediocre runs and missed races for a litany of circumstances – all sad or tragic – the 45-year-old appears to have regained his confidence …

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2-Headed Monster: The Best NASCAR Cup Team At Midseason – Penske Or Gibbs?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Five months into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour, the top teams have begun to make their presence known. Stewart-Haas Racing has proven to be incredibly consistent and strong. Hendrick Motorsports, while off, has shown bursts of speed at times with its best teams. Furniture Row Racing has proven to be the little team that could …

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Comebacks, Stories Lie in Waiting Beneath Simon Pagenaud’s Dominant Run

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Simon Pagenaud‘s incredible start to the 2016 season has led to a tremendous lead in the points standings, but lurking just behind the Frenchman are two improbably comeback stories waiting to emerge from the shadows. On the heels of one of the most dominant drives in Verizon IndyCar Series history, Josef Newgarden surpassed Scott Dixon …

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Luca Fillippi Back with Dale Coyne Racing in Toronto

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Dale Coyne Racing will return to the driver lineup they used to start the season in Toronto as Luca Fillippi replaces Gabby Chaves in the team’s No. 19 Honda. Fillippi will join Conor Daly, reuniting the duo that started the first four races of the year for DCR. The announcement will also allow Fillippi, 30, …

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The 10: Slippin’ & Slidin’ on a Wild Kentucky Night

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway could best be described as a war of attrition. From an unpredictable racing surface to a trial run with the low-low downforce package, there we more variable for teams to account for than at any race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour. Throw in a hard compound …

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Andretti Autosport Struggles in Search for Seventh Iowa Victory

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Returning to a track they’d conquered six-consecutive times, hopes were high for the struggling Andretti Autosport to score their second victory of 2016 at Iowa Speedway. However, Andretti’s drivers were left scratching their heads after a weekend of ineptitude at their top track. The organization’s struggles began on Saturday, when all four Andretti drivers failed …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keslowski Survives War of Attrition, Stretches Fuel for Kentucky Triumph

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(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Who’s in the headline – With ‘Commander’ Kerry Tharp working his final race before leaving NASCAR to become Darlington Speedway’s track president, Brad Keselowski asked him during a Friday press conference if it would be their last together. Tharp’s reply? “Thats up to you. Win the race and you’ll get another one.” Keselowski did just that, stretching …

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Too Many Pieces in the Puzzle Make Kentucky Difficult to Learn From

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(Photo: Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

A few years ago, I received a special puzzle that when put together formed a picture from my favorite Christmas movie – A Christmas Story – as part of a family holiday party. Excited and looking for a way to relax, I started putting the puzzle together on Christmas day only to discover that, much to my chagrin, there …

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Josef Newgarden Dusts the Field for Iowa Corn 300 Win

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Competing in his first oval race since suffering a broken collarbone and wrist at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden beat down the field to claim a dominant win in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Newgarden, 25, improved from two-straight runner-up performances at the Newton, Iowa, circuit by leading a race record 282 out …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Bid for Three-Straight Iowa Wins Burns Out Early

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Ryan Hunter-Reay‘s hope for a third-straight victory at Iowa Speedway has gone up in smoke. After starting 20th, Hunter-Reay was maneuvering his No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda-Dallara around the .875-mile oval on lap 110 when his machine began smoking heavily from an apparent mechanical failure. The incident prompted the Iowa Corn 300’s first yellow …

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Kurt Busch Rises from the Back, Stretches Fuel For Top-Five

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Running with a backup car and starting at the rear of the field after crashing in final practice, Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team had every excuse to run poorly in a race defined by track position at Kentucky Speedway. However, as they’ve done excellently for the last two years, Busch’s team fought through the adversity …

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