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Scott Dixon Fastest in Friday Long Beach INDYCAR Practice

2019 Long Beach Indycar Scott Dixon Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon put down a flyer in the final minutes of Practice No. 2 to top the speed charts for Friday (April 13) in Long Beach.  Dixon’s quick lap was at an average of 104.505 mph.  This lap was roughly one second off of the current track record. Practice No. 1 Early …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Final Points Standings and Awards

2018 Indycar Sonoma Danny Peters Scott Dixon

(Photo: Danny Peters)

The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season came to a close Sunday with Scott Dixon hoisting the championship title. Dixon earned his fifth title, putting him in elite company alongside A.J. Foyt. The championship race came down to the season finale. The four drivers who entered Sonoma Raceway with a chance to win the championship were …

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Hunter-Reay Wins Sonoma Pole While O’Ward Stuns With Fast Six Effort

Hunter Reay Sonoma

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Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will start from the pole on Sunday for the Grand Prix of Sonoma. But what really caught the teams’ attention was the performance of Patricio O’Ward, who qualified fifth for the IndyCar Series finale. O’Ward, 19, made the Fast Six in his first ever qualifying session for the series. He …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

Josef Newgarden Road America 2018

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The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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5 Points to Ponder: Who Will Be NASCAR’s Fantastic Fourth?

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Denny Hamlin Kyle Larson Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

ONE: Who can challenge NASCAR’s big three? Conventional wisdom — and dominant form on track — suggests Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. will be three of the four drivers that compete for a championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2018. Of course, plenty can happen in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Wins Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Snaps 42-Race Winless Streak in Dual in Detroit Race 2

Ryan Hunter Reay Detroit Race 1

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For the second straight day, Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated. The Hondas of Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory. Rossi had outright dominated the afternoon, but in the end it didn’t matter, as one mistake in Turn 3 cost Rossi the lead and a spot on the podium. Oh …

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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

Scott Dixon The Raceway At Belle Isle Practice

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Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated Saturday’s first of two races at The Raceway at Belle Isle. The Hondas of Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory in the end with Dixon holding off Hunter-Reay for his 42nd career victory. With the victory, Dixon moves into third on the all-time wins …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Power of NASCAR Social Media

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, In Usa Saturday 22 July 2017 Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Miller Lite Ford Fusion World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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ONE: Twitter Wars I’m sure by now you’ve seen the tweet from Brad Keselowski Friday, prior to the race at Chicagoland Speedway this past weekend where he took to Twitter to opine on the form of the Toyotas. Just in case, here’s the tweet in question: We are all in for a rude awakening. Haven't seen …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Returns to WTR for Petit Le Mans

2017 Indycar Mid Ohio Ryan Hunter Reay Chris Owens

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that INDYCAR veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay will serve as the team’s third driver in the upcoming Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  Road Atlanta will mark Hunter-Reay’s first race in a DPi entry. Hunter-Reay is very happy to drive for Wayne Taylor Racing and sample Cadillac DPi-V.R. “I’m …

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Will Power Maneuvers His Way to 2nd Straight Pocono Win

2017 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Will Power

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Will Power may have found something in the final laps of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Being chased by Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden in the closing 15 laps, Power dove his No. 12 Chevrolet to the apron off Turn 2, blocking Newgarden’s runs to keep the lead until the end. Crossing the …

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