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  • • Jimmie’s Future May Not Include Fenders
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson is open to the notion of racing without fenders once his full-time Cup Series career concludes at the end of the 2020 season. The seven-time Cup champion ......2020
  • • IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Feature Tag Team Of Drivers
    Tony Kanaan’s final IndyCar Series season will see him in the cockpit part time for A.J. Foyt Racing. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Martha Fairris) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com AJ Foyt Racing’s iconic No. 14 car is destined to become INDYCAR’s international version of Lyft in 2020. Popular Brazilian Tony Kanaan ...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 inducti...2020
  • • Racing Loses Multi-Level Winner: John Andretti
    John Andretti was a fighter both in and out of race cars. By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Nearly two-decades after it went up, the rectangular, full-color poster thumb-tacked to the wall over the work bench in my garage in Fort Worth proclaims: Pennzoil Has A New Car, A New Team and A New Driver. It’s a simple-yet-slick ...2020
  • • Antron Brown Steps Into Ownership Role
    Top Fuel driver Antron Brown will drive and own in the NHRA in 2020. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Garry Eller By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown has expanded his brand to include the title and duties of team-owner/driver. Brown and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) have announ...2020
  • • IndyCar Notes: Kimball Throwing In With Foyt
    A.J. Foyt will put veteran Charlie Kimball behind the wheel for the entire 2020 IndyCar season. (File photo courtesy INDYCAR) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Veteran INDYCAR driver Charlie Kimball has joined AJ Foyt Racing as fulltime driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet, the latest hit of the reset button for the team fronted by ...2020
  • • Kyle Larson Silences Bell; Wins ‘Bad Ass’ Chili Bowl
    Kyle Larson said winning at the Chili Bowl on Saturday is bigger than winning the Daytona 500. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Andrew Coppley) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Kyle Larson found redemption from a last-lap loss one year ago to Christopher Bell at Tulsa Expo Raceway Saturday night, emerging from their latest one-...2020
  • • 2020 Is End Of The Line For NHRA Pro Stocker
    Ken Black Racing’s Jason Line announced his impending retirement this week. (RacinToday HHP file photo by Garry Eller) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jason Line will retire from the cockpit after the 2020 season as the California-based sanctioning body celebrates 50 years of ...2020
  • • New Corvette C8.R Is Ready To Roar In Daytona
    The all-new Corvette C8.R will be on the Daytona International Speedway road course this weekend for the Roar Before the 24 test sessions. (Photo by Richard Prince/Chevrolet) By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com Corvette Racing’s mid-engine C8.R will record its first public hot laps during this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, a th...2020
  • • Ten For The Road – And Also For The Ovals – In 2019
    Roger Penske tops the Top 10 Stories of 2019 in the IndyCar Series. By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com With a record 18 Indianapolis 500 victories on his resume, motorsports mogul Roger Penske basically has “owned” the storied Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And then he bought it! That setup and punch line b...2020

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John Sturbin injury and suspension

  • • 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 suc...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., followin...2018
  • • 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-mil...2017
  • • Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com A re-invigorated and introspective Aric Almirola returned to the seat of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion Friday to begin preparations for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since suffering a severe back injury eight weeks ago. “I am stoked. Really excited,” Almirola said during a me...2017
  • • Stewart To Begin Final Cup Season On Sidelines
    2016
  • • Appeals Denied: Kenseth Pulled From Cup Car
    2015
  • • Busch’s Misson Is To Sweep The Roads Clean
    2015
  • • Kurt Busch Returns To Driver’s Seat With A Bang
    2015
  • • Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger
    2015
  • • Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch
    2015

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John Sturbin trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • 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 ...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 ...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 ...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 f...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 star...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, Kan...2017
  • • Jeff Gordon Is Ready To Roll, Not Rock
    2015

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  • • 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.) Dragwa...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 ...2018
  • • Carpenter Building Good Things On/Off Track
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – Up every day at 6 a.m. and off to bed by 10 p.m. In between, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ only owner/driver has figured out a formula for mixing fast cars with an energetic family. “Time management is crucial,” said Ed Carpenter, namesake of the Indianapolis-based organization ...2018
  • • Power Moves From Starting Grid To Gridiron
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FRISCO, Texas – Everything newly crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power knows about winning races traces its roots to his formative, competitive open-wheel years in Queensland, Australia. Anything Power knows about American football is courtesy of wife Liz and her family, proud Texans who wo...2018
  • • NHRA Season Ends With JFR In Total Control
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Tears of joy flowed freely among drag racing’s first family Sunday at Pomona Raceway, where Brittany Force and Robert Hight added to the burgeoning championship legacy of John Force Racing. Brittany Force overhauled Steve Torrence to claim her first Top Fuel world championship while also claiming ...2017
  • • Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com The Ford brand-loyal racing family that pioneered the iconic phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is returning to the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks in 2018. Bob Tasca III _ grandson of Tasca Ford founder Bob Tasca Sr. _ will partner with Ford Performance on Tasca Racing’s Mustang-bodied Funny Car for [...2017
  • • 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 i...2017
  • • Book Brings Blue Oval Memories Back To Life
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – I’m a “Chevy guy,” have been since 1971. But I grew up in a Ford family. First car I drove was my father, John Sr.’s, black-with-white-top 1953 Ford Crown Victoria; learned to drive a manual transmission on his black 1961 Falcon station wagon, complete with three-on-the-tree; g...2017
  • • Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Newly-minted Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch says his victory in last Sunday’s “Great American Race” has come gift-wrapped with a “sense of calm” for the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Sense of calm? KuBu? Recently married and all grown up? Incredible. “It’s an incr...2017

Top John Sturbin news

  • • ‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega
    2014
  • • NASCAR To Go Dark At Texas Motor Speedway
    2016
  • • Jeff Gordon Is Ready To Roll, Not Rock
    2015
  • • MWR Done After Season; Drivers On The Market
    2015
  • • Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona
    2015
  • • Keselowski Vow: I Will Not Be ‘Run Out Of The Sport’
    2014
  • • Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
    2016
  • • Kyle Busch A Sweeping Success In Texas
    2016
  • • Busch, Gibbs Want To Earn Interstate Honor At TMS
    2016
  • • Danica: Walking On Track Was Not A Problem
    2016

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    • • 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. Da...2019
    • • John Force Racing Adds Top Tuner Grubnic
      Clay Millican became a force with David Grubnic turning the wrenches. In the upcoming NHRA season, Grubnic hopes to become a force with Force. By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com Veteran crew chief David Grubnic has joined John Force Racing to oversee Brittany Force’s pursuit of the 2019 NHRA Top Fuel world championship. JFR’s revi...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...2019
    • • Barrichello To Do Rolex
      Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019. By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The twice-aro...2018
    • • Spotlight Is On Logano vs. Truex In Texas
      By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – Joey Logano received a text message from Martin Truex Jr. Sunday night following their controversial bump-and-run encounter at Martinsville Speedway,  the exact contents of which remain Classified Information. The last-lap dust-up on Martinsville’s famed half-mile oval secured ...2018
    • • IndyCar Adds COTA To 2019 Schedule
      By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com INDYCAR will operate with a two-stop Texas strategy in 2019, when Circuit of The Americas will play host to its first Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend. COTA’s natural-terrain road-course in Austin will join Texas Motor Speedway’s oval in Fort Worth on the 17-race schedule released Tuesday. COTA...2018
    • • Surgery Scheduled For Wickens’ Spine Injury
      2018
    • • IndyCar And Sonoma Split; Laguna On Board
      By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com The Verizon IndyCar Series will change California zip codes for its season-ending race beginning in 2019. Sanctioning body INDYCAR and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca have confirmed that the historic Northern California road-course with Indy car roots will return to the schedule in 2019. The three...2018
    • • Helio Makes Cameo Appearance In An Indy Car
      By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Helio Castroneves reverted to his exuberant open-wheel self Tuesday, when the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion tested INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic chassis for the first time. Castroneves rejoined Team Penske’s regular-season, three-driver lineup for a Verizon IndyCar Series ope...2018
    • • 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 off...2018

    John Sturbin rumors, scandals

    • • New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets
      2018