Race Weekend Central

Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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

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(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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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

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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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Upcoming IndyCar Film, ‘Born Racer,’ to Document Life and Career of Scott Dixon

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Scott Dixon is one of the most successful IndyCar racers — not only of this generation — but in the history of the sport. The Auckland, New Zealand native is a four-time series champion, an Indianapolis 500 winner, and the owner of 41 race-winning trophies. Later this year, his life and career with Chip Ganassi …

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This Week in INDYCAR: Windscreens, Testing & College Basketball?

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The 2018 IndyCar Series season doesn’t officially start for another month, but teams are already preparing to race. The series is in Phoenix this week for its annual Prix View test sessions at ISM Raceway and is also promoting the sport to a broader audience. Pagenaud, Kanaan go to College While Alexander Rossi and Conor …

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Thoughts on the Chip Ganassi Racing-PNC Bank Partnership

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On Tuesday (Feb. 6), Chip Ganassi Racing and PNC Bank announced a partnership that will see the financial corporation on Scott Dixon’s No. 9 Honda for the 2018 IndyCar Series season. Last year, Dixon’s team struggled to secure sponsorship. For preseason testing in Phoenix, Dixon piloted a blank white car and donned an unsponsored firesuit. …

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Action Express Overcomes Overheating to Claim Rolex 24 1-2

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On Sunday afternoon, Action Express Racing’s No. 5 Cadillac shared by Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi overcame significant overheating issues to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For 2018, the Cadillac DPi teams have new 5.5-liter engines, replacing last year’s 6.2-liter units.   Reliability was a question, and in the end, it almost completely …

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Jordan Taylor Tops WeatherTech Roar Session No. 3

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, the Cadillac DPi-V.R. continued it’s run as the fastest car in town at Daytona.  This time, it was Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor who managed to put his Cadillac on top of the charts. Taylor’s lap of 97.188 seconds (131.868 mph) is the fastest lap of the weekend to this point, just …

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2017 INDYCAR Team Review: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Before the 2017 IndyCar Series season began, Chip Ganassi Racing swapped engine manufacturers and lost a 27-year partner in Target. The team switched from Chevrolet to Honda and returned with the same quartet of drivers: Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball. However, Target, which had sponsored Dixon since 2002, ended its coalition with …

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Despite Watkins Glen Trouble, Josef Newgarden Still Has Points Advantage, But .…

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Josef Newgarden finished 18th in the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen on Sunday after an accident with Sébastien Bourdais while leaving pit road, but nonetheless maintains a three-point lead over four-time champion Scott Dixon in the standings. Newgarden was racing Team Penske teammate Will Power off pit lane during the final round of stops when …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Sharp End of the 2017 NASCAR Season

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ONE: 12 to go We’re exactly two thirds of the way through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. 24 races are in the books leaving just 12 to go before we crown a 2017 champion. Two unique tracks, Darlington Raceway and Richmond International Raceway, await us next before the playoffs begin. Given that for many drivers, …

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