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  • • Champ Elliott Behind The Wheel Of His New Caddy
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com NASCAR’s reigning road-course king will compete as a rookie again this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, where Chase Elliott has embraced the challenge of world-class endurance sports car racing. Elliott is ......2021
  • • Kyle Larson Strikes Gold In Tulsa – Again
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Kyle Larson joined the ranks of Midget Racing’s elite, and continued to rehab his reputation, with a repeat victory in the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Saturday night ......2021
  • • Marco Andretti To Pull Back On Driving Career
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Third generation racer Marco Andretti has put the brakes on a fulltime INDYCAR career, “re-setting” his priorities to currently run only the 105th Indianapolis 500 as part of the 2021 ......2021
  • • J.R. Reflects On The Career, Passing of Pat Patrick
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com The respective career paths of three-time Indianapolis 500 champions U.E. “Pat” Patrick and Johnny Rutherford crossed during several memorable Months of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, albeit never in Victory ......2021
  • • IndyCar Schedule Is On the Move – Again
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com INDYCAR officials have revised the start of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series schedule due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida, originally ......2021
  • • Kanaan Joins Ganassi IndyCar ‘Dream Team’
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Tony Kanaan is returning to the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021 with Chip Ganassi Racing via a multi-year deal fit for the aged. Kanaan, the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2004 ......2020
  • • Cup’s Next Gen Car Takes Drivers For A Ride
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch says he went back to school Monday while testing the Next Gen car scheduled to make its Cup Series debut in the 2022 Daytona 500. “You know, ......2020
  • • Elliott Hoping To Hear Siren’s Song On Sunday
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Armed with sage advice from his famous father and a high-profile teammate, the case for Chase Elliott as 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion awaits validation late Sunday afternoon from Gordon ......2020
  • • ‘Rowdy’ Am-Busches Playoffs Field In Fort Worth
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch emerged as NASCAR Cup Series Playoff spoiler Wednesday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, where the two-time/reigning champion momentarily considered retiring. Eliminated from Playoff contention after ......2020
  • • Keselowski Heads To Wed. With A Plan At Texas
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – After 24 winless NASCAR Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski has planned a Team Penske-pragmatic approach for the weather-delayed 16th annual Autotrader EchoPark ......2020

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  • • NASCAR President Discuses Rest of 2020 Season
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com NASCAR President Steve Phelps says the sanctioning body intends to complete its entire point-paying, 36-race Cup Series schedule this season once the COVID-19 pandemic is history. NASCAR suspended its season last ......2020
  • • NHRA Slaps Torrence With Big Fine
    Steve Torrence’s big push resulted in a big penalty from the NHRA. By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Steve Torrence’s second NHRA Top Fuel world championship now carries an asterisk, courtesy of a five-figure fine. NHRA officials docked Torrence $25,000 for a physical altercation with Cameron Ferre after their first-round pairing during the season-ending 55th a...2019
  • • Q and A: Wickens Hopes To Drive And Dance Again
    IndyCar driver Roberts Wickens, who was paralyzed as the result of a crash at Pocono, has big plans for his future. (File photo) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Five months after confirming that he is a paraplegic, Robert Wickens is working to realize his dream of returning to competition in the NTT IndyCar Series. But first, [...]...2019
  • • Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com ENNIS, Texas – Steve Torrence found redemption disguised as revenge Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Lone Star State native made a major move toward securing his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship. Fifty-one weeks after a grinding crash at The Plex arguably cost him the 2017 title, Torrence [...]...2018
  • • Wickens Recovering From Back Surgery
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Verizon IndyCar Series driver Robert Wickens is recovering from surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture associated with a spinal cord injury sustained during the INDYCAR event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Titanium rods and screws successfully were placed in Wickens’ spine duri...2018
  • • Surgery Scheduled For Wickens’ Spine Injury
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer RacinToday.com Verizon IndyCar Series driver Robert Wickens, injured in a violent multiple-car crash at Pocono Raceway Sunday, was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday evening in a Pennsylvania hospital for a spinal injury. Wickens continues to be treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., following injuries sustained during the ABC Supply 500 on ...2018
  • • Wickens Wreck Mars IndyCar Race At Pocono
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Robert Wickens reportedly was “awake and alert” in an Allentown, Pa., hospital Sunday after triggering a violent, multi-car crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. The 200-lap/500-mile race was red-flagged to a halt on Lap 9 following a crash initially involving Wickens of Schmidt Peterson [...]...2018
  • • Danica Hits The Wall And Then The Road
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com INDIANAPOLIS – Life after racing began for Danica Patrick with a short-and-snarky news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after she crashed out of Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500, the place and the race that launched “Danicamania” 13 years ago. Rather than come full-circle at the checkered flag on the 2.5-mile oval, Patrick’s [...]...2018
  • • Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com ENNIS, Texas – Top Fuel point-leader Steve Torrence walked away from a grinding, parts-spewing crash Sunday afternoon in his quarterfinal race of the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Moments after Torrence had defeated Richie Crampton, his Capco Contractors dragster took a hard-left into the concrete retaining wall at over 300 [...]...2017
  • • Haas’ Grosjean Unhurt In Freak Wreck At Sepang
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean escaped injury after a massive crash _ caused by a loose drain cover _ during Friday’s second free practice for what is being billed as the final Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Grojean’s accident capped a difficult day for the American-owned team on the 3.444-mile/5.543-kilometer/15-turn [...]...2017

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  • • Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Newly-crowned Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon returned to the relative safety of life at 225-plus mph Monday, hours after being robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant near Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dixon, wife Emma and three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti were unharmed in an incident that occurred at approximately [...]...2017

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  • • Keselowski Heads To Wed. With A Plan At Texas
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – After 24 winless NASCAR Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski has planned a Team Penske-pragmatic approach for the weather-delayed 16th annual Autotrader EchoPark ......2020
  • • Kanaan’s Final Texas Race Will Be a Record-Ender
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – Popular INDYCAR champion Tony Kanaan’s anticipated start in Saturday night’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will put the brakes on an open-wheel racing streak worthy ......2020
  • • Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Team Penske took Ryan Blaney out of any impending NASCAR Silly Season conversations Friday, signing the third-generation driver to a “multi-year” contract extension to continue wheeling the No. 12 Ford ......2020
  • • New TMS-IndyCar Pact Opens Up Texas Market
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Texas Motor Speedway’s recently announced four-year contract extension with INDYCAR insures the Verizon IndyCar Series will be competing under the lights at the Fort Worth facility past the quarter-century mark, while also opening the door for the sanctioning body to race in potentially lucrative new Southwest markets. The extension covering 2019...2018
  • • Q and A: Dixon Can’t Get Enough
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Chip Ganassi Racing’s longest-tenured driver will continue to add to that legacy, apparently well past his 40th birthday. Scott Dixon, a four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion and current point-leader, has signed a “multi-year” contract extension that will see the 38-year-old Kiwi compete with CGR for a record 18th season in 2019 in [...]...2018
  • • NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com An opportunity to reverse admittedly sagging viewership figures for the Indianapolis 500 will be a prime target for NBC Sports Group when it launches its exclusive media rights contract with the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019. Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced on Wednesday a multi-year media rights package with NBC Sports [...]...2018
  • • AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has joined AJ Foyt Racing as driver of the team’s famed No. 14 entry beginning with the 2018 season. Kanaan, who will turn 43 on the last day of 2017, has signed a multi-year contract with the team fronted [...]...2017
  • • Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com  WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Appreci88tion NASCAR tour has barnstormed into Upstate New York as a cultural and commercial success, worthy of NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver. But away from the ever-upbeat Fan Fests, autograph sessions and guest appearances on QVC, Earnhardt’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign [.....2017
  • • Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com INDIANAPOLIS – Surrounded by media and assorted gawkers post-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he raised the milk and offered a toast. Takuma Sato after winning Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500? Nah, Sato and his Andretti Autosport teammates were out kissing the bricks at the start/finish line after his scintillating [...]...2017
  • • Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR’s “Ironman” is in no hurry to trade his driving suit for the double-breasted business variety, perhaps as de facto ambassador for the Verizon IndyCar Series. For sure, Tony Kanaan is 42-years-old and on the backside of a productive domestic open-wheel career.  On Sunday, Kanaan will make his 16th [...]...2017

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  • • Hall Of Famer Billy Meyer Is Flushed With Pride
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com The numbers that define Billy Meyer’s drag racing career include one IHRA Funny Car World Championship, 12 NHRA Funny Car national event victories…and 176 restrooms. The first two stats cover Meyer’s ......2020
  • • NHRA Slaps Torrence With Big Fine
    Steve Torrence’s big push resulted in a big penalty from the NHRA. By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Steve Torrence’s second NHRA Top Fuel world championship now carries an asterisk, courtesy of a five-figure fine. NHRA officials docked Torrence $25,000 for a physical altercation with Cameron Ferre after their first-round pairing during the season-ending 55th a...2019
  • • Q and A: Wickens Hopes To Drive And Dance Again
    IndyCar driver Roberts Wickens, who was paralyzed as the result of a crash at Pocono, has big plans for his future. (File photo) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Five months after confirming that he is a paraplegic, Robert Wickens is working to realize his dream of returning to competition in the NTT IndyCar Series. But first, [...]...2019
  • • Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
    Scott Palmer will be back in a Tommy Thompson dragster in 2019. By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com Top Fuel driver Scott Palmer will remain with Tommy Thompson Motorsports for the full 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Palmer, who finished 10th in the final 2018 Countdown to the Championship point standings topped by Steve Torrence, will campaign [...]...2019
  • • Courtney Force On Provisional Pole At Gateway
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Courtney Force continued her qualifying dominance Friday night at Gateway Motorsports Park, racing to the provisional Funny Car pole during the opening day of time trials for the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill. Currently third in the Countdown to the Championship point standings, Force covered the [...]...2018
  • • Dixon Cements Status As An IndyCar All-Timer
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Widely acknowledged as the greatest open-wheel driver of his generation, Scott Dixon stamped it as fact Sunday by clinching his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Dixon started second alongside pole-sitter/eventual INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma race-winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and finished there, a result that proved to be more than enough to ...2018
  • • Haas F1 Earns Respect In ’17 But Wants Much More
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Haas F1 Team completed its sophomore season with a repeat and respectable eighth-place finish in the FIA Formula One World Championship constructor standings. And to paraphrase Major League Baseball muse Casey Stengel, Gene Haas’ American-owned organization now will have an excellent chance of becoming juniors. Haas F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and...2017
  • • Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Sebastian Vettel’s bid to close the gap to Formula One point-leader Lewis Hamilton during the United States Grand Prix weekend has taken on another layer of drama. Vettel, of Scuderia Ferrari, trails Hamilton and his Mercedes by 59 points (306-247) heading into Round 17 of the 20-race schedule Sunday at Circuit [...]...2017
  • • Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com After closing-out July with back-to-back victories, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden is enjoying his status as the first American driver to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings since Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport in 2014. While that’s a point of pride for the 26-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., waving the flag [...]...2017
  • • With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Joe Gibbs Racing has selected Erik Jones of Furniture Row Racing to replace Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Currently competing full-time for Barney Visser’s Furniture Row Racing, Jones sits 14th in Cup points and leads the Sunoco Rookie [...]...2017

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  • • Elliott Hoping To Hear Siren’s Song On Sunday
    2020
  • • ‘Rowdy’ Am-Busches Playoffs Field In Fort Worth
    2020
  • • Torrences Put On Show at The Plex
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com ENNIS, Texas _ With a little 320-plus mph help from his father, native Texan Steve Torrence has enhanced his chances for a third consecutive NHRA Top Fuel world championship. His victory ......2020
  • • Marco Can Deal A Blow To Talk Of A Curse
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Marco Andretti can bid an animated ah fanabla! to a half-century of family curses, jinxes and black-cat lousy luck Sunday afternoon with a victory in the 104th running of the ......2020
  • • Andretti Is Indianapolis Royalty Once Again
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Born with a surname synonymous with open-wheel racing royalty, Marco Andretti says he is “wired to not quit.” Or perhaps, as 80-year-old family scion Mario Andretti suggested, Marco is a classic ......2020
  • • IndyCar To Open At Texas
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – Signature moments in the colorful, controversial open-wheel history of Texas Motor Speedway include a Victory Lane smack down, a cancelled CART race and a winning margin ......2020
  • • Labonte Brothers Now Have Matching Ugly Blazers
    Bobby Labonte joined brother Terry as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com It was a moment, closing in on 20 years after the fact, only two NASCAR Hall of Fame brothers would remember.  Revisiting the career highlights that had earned him induction into the NASCAR [...]...2020
  • • Elliotts Party On The Glen Road Course
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Like father, like son played out like anything but a cliché Sunday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, where Chase Elliott mirrored father Bill en route to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory. Nearly 35 years after “Awesome Bill” scored the first of his 44 Cup victories [...]...2018
  • • DSR Dominates Nitro Action In Thunder Valley
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Don Schumacher Racing celebrated Father’s Day by sweeping NHRA’s two nitro classes during the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tony Schumacher, son of the “Donfather,” prevailed in Top Fuel and Ron Capps earned the Wally trophy in Funny Car Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. It was the first [...]...2018
  • • Courtney Is The Most Forceful In Virginia
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Courtney Force ran the table by every metric, and prevailed in a very memorable all-family final against father John Force, to capture the Funny Car championship of the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park. The No. 1 qualifier, Courtney ran low E.T., top speed and won the race [...]...2018

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  • • IndyCar Schedule Is On the Move – Again
    2021
  • • Cup’s Next Gen Car Takes Drivers For A Ride
    2020
  • • Thirty-Three To Begin Practice At Indianapolis
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Practice for the 104th edition of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to open Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where a field of 33 entries has been “guaranteed” a spot in ......2020
  • • JGR, Jones Announce Season-End Breakup
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Joe Gibbs Racing and Erik Jones will end their partnership upon conclusion of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, a “Silly Season” decision announced in a joint statement on Thursday. Jones, ......2020
  • • INDYCAR: No Fans at 2020 Indianapolis 500
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com The 104th edition of the Indianapolis 500 _ “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” _ will be run later this month without spectators. Originally scheduled for May 24 and the Memorial Day ......2020
  • • NHRA’s Force Parks His Cars For Rest Of Season
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com NHRA icon John Force confirmed Friday his four-car team will remain parked for the remainder of an ever-changing 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season schedule in order to “live ......2020
  • • Update: IndyCar Targets TMS For Season-Opener
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Texas Motor Speedway has been penciled into the leadoff spot in INDYCAR’s latest revision of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule, and that’s not necessarily a sure thing. The Genesys 600 ......2020
  • • NHRA Hoping To Fire Engines In Early June
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer RacinToday.com Responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have released a revised 2020 schedule that tentatively will resume with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway June 5-7. The season ......2020
  • • NASCAR President Discuses Rest of 2020 Season
    2020
  • • Carpenter Rebuilds IndyCar Driver Lineup For 2020
    IndyCar team owner/driver Ed Carpenter has finalized his driver lineup for next season. By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Ed Carpenter Racing completed its revised NTT IndyCar Series lineup Monday with the addition of Conor Daly as driver of the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet for the 2020 road and street course events. Daly will share the [...]...2019

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  • • New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets
    John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com All speculation surrounding INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic bodywork chassis will become academic at 11:20 a.m. (EST) Friday _ scheduled start time for first practice of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2018 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. The series’ six-month offseason was marked by the rollout/development of th...2018

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