Race Weekend Central

Dean Stoneman Finds First U.S. Victory in Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Searching for his first win in the United States, Dean Stoneman found the elusive checkered flag at America’s most famous track. Stoneman held off challenges from Felix Serralles and Santiago Urrutia to claim his first Indy Lights victory in the Mazda Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The win also marked the first of the season for …

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Parker Thompson Holds Serve for USF2000 Indianapolis Victory

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For Parker Thompson, much of Saturday’s USF2000 finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was spent riding around in first, trailing the pace car during an extended yellow. For the rest of the time, Thompson maintained his lead to claim a dominant victory in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Race 2. Thompson took the lead on …

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Rahal Tops Final Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Practice

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INDIANAPOLIS – Though he’ll start from the tail end of the field, Graham Rahal showed speed to lead the way in a frigid final practice for Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Rahal’s 1:09.6045 led the way for the Verizon IndyCar Series on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with fellow Honda drivers Alexander Rossi (1:09.654) …

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Pato O’Ward Dominates Pro Mazda Again in Angie’s List Grand Prix Race 2

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Continuing the trend of the season, Team Pelfrey’s Pato O’Ward made Indianapolis Motor Speedway his playground in Saturday’s Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis Race 2. O’Ward led all 29 laps from the pole to dominate the second Pro Mazda event of the weekend, claiming his fifth victory in six 2016 races for the series …

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INDYCAR Announces Labor Day Return to Watkins Glen International

The replacement for INDYCAR’s lost Boston date has been announced, and it’s a familiar name for longtime fans of the series. For the first time since 2010, the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Watkins Glen International on Labor Day (Sept. 1-4) weekend for the penultimate event of the 2016 tour. Indy Lights will also compete …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Chase Full of Unexpected Faces

A wild NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at Kansas Speedway has come and gone, and with its conclusion, another surprising Chase entrant has surfaced. That’s not to say that rookie William Byron is a surprise to see inn the Chase grid. The 18-year-old competes for Kyle Busch Motorsports, arguably one of the top three teams …

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The 10: NASCAR Power Rankings Pre-Monster Mile

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 Saturday was an interesting night at Kansas Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. dominated nearly the entire race just to fall victim to circumstances outside of his control once again. Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski threw their races away going for broke in the late stages. Ryan Blaney drove the kind of consistent, impressive race that the …

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Max Chilton Talks Transitions, Expectations and First Month of May

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When it comes to the Verizon IndyCar Series field, there are typical rookies, and then there’s Max Chilton. A native of Reigate, England, Chilton currently sits 16th in the IndyCar points standings after four races with Chevrolet’s Chip Ganassi Racing. Teammate to defending champion Scott Dixon, Chilton caught the eyes of fans and critics alike …

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Reward Doesn’t Justify the Risk for Potential INDYCAR China Race

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On Monday, Mark Miles, CEO of INDYCAR’s parent company Hulman & Co., confirmed in a release that the American single-seater series is in discussion to host a potential non-Championship race in China as early as this October following the regular-season finale at Sonoma Raceway. With all due respect to Miles and the sanctioning body, that …

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Denny Hamlin’s Crash Shows the Best, Worst of Modern Chase Format

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Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson’s intense three-wide battle – and subsequent wreck – late in Saturday’s GoBowling.com 400 was bold, risky and, ultimately, expensive. In essence, it was everything NASCAR’s newest Chase for the Sprint Cup format exemplifies, for better or worse. Running inside of the top 5 all three of the drivers involved …

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The 10: Talladega Twister Shuffles Sprint Cup Rankings

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 You’ll have to forgive our writers in advance for focusing more on past history rather than the final result of Sunday’s attrition-filled GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway for this week’s Power Rankings. Who can blame them? With 35 of the 40 cars involved in some sort of incident, Talladega was less skill-based pack driving and more …

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