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James Hinchcliffe, JR Hildebrand Crash at Pocono

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James Hinchcliffe and JR Hildebrand’s days at Pocono Raceway came to an early end when the two drivers wrecked in Turn 1 on lap 125 of the ABC Supply 500. They were battling for position in the middle of the pack when Hinchcliffe made an aggressive move to Hildebrand’s inside. They made contact, which resulted …

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Takuma Sato Wins Pole for ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

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Takuma Sato won the pole for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon, edging Simon Pagenaud by 0.19 seconds in qualifying. It’s the second pole of the season for Sato; his first came at Race No. 2 of the Detroit Grand Prix weekend. Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Charlie Kimball and Tony Kanaan …

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Alexander Rossi Says Andretti Has Improved From 2016, But Lack Of Results Has Impeded Team

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Although Alexander Rossi is winless with four races left in the Verizon IndyCar Series season, he still feels he and Andretti Autosport have performed better than last year. Rossi won the 100th Indianapolis 500 in 2016, but it was otherwise a miserable rookie season for him. He left Europe after the 2015 Formula 1 campaign …

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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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If Hélio Castroneves Wants IndyCar Title, He Needs to Win it This Year

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Hélio Castroneves’ victory at Iowa Speedway last Sunday was a feel-good moment for Team Penske, the entire Verizon IndyCar Series fan base and of course, the veteran racer. It marked the end of a three-year drought and a spot of rejuvenation for the 42-year-old, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion. It also put him within close range …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it “awesome.” Starting from the top, …

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What Should IndyCar Expect at the Repaved Texas Motor Speedway?

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When the Verizon IndyCar Series last visited Texas Motor Speedway, the track had an aged surface and 24 degrees of banking in all the turns. Since that visit, the 1.5-mile oval has been both repaved and reconfigured. Turns 1 and 2 now feature 20 degrees of banking and a wider racing surface. Although the track is …

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Graham Rahal’s Dazzling Detroit Weekend Gives Him Momentum for Texas

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After the Indianapolis 500, Graham Rahal was 15th in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings and 101 points behind the lead. One week later, he finds himself sixth in the standings with that lead cut in half. Rahal swept the dual-race weekend at The Raceway at Belle Isle, becoming the first IndyCar driver to do so …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Impresses at Dover and Graham Rahal Sweeps IndyCar at Detroit

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Attrition Strikes Again in Dover Friday may have been National Doughnut Day, but Miles the Monster was apparently still hungry come Sunday. Hungry for race cars, that is. Kicking off the AAA 400 in the hottest conditions of the weekend, Dover International Speedway was a hefty challenge for first-time Monster …

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Tumultuous May Hasn’t Impeded Scott Dixon’s Title Hunt One Bit

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A second-place finish in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, a pole award for the Indy 500, a robbery at gunpoint, and a vicious crash. This is how Scott Dixon’s May went. It was an up-and-down month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to say the least. The New Zealander hadn’t finished worse than fifth in a Verizon …

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Pace Laps: Austin Dillon Steals Victory, Takuma Sato Gets Redemption at Indy

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Austin Dillon Stretches Fuel, Picks up First-Career Victory – The No. 3 car is back in Victory Lane, as Austin Dillon went the final 70 laps of the 600-mile race on a single tank of fuel. What went from another Martin Truex Jr. invitational, dominating, yet, again another Coca-Cola 600, Dillon and …

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Friday Faceoff: Will a Mid-Season Crew Chief Change Help Austin Dillon?

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The latest NASCAR Hall of Fame Class was announced Wednesday (May 24) and includes Red Byron, Robert Yates, Ray Evernham, Ken Squier and Ron Hornaday Jr.  Opinions? Michael Massie: All five legends — and all of the nominees — deserve to be in the HoF. Byron and Squier should have already been in. I know …

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