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Helio Castroneves Expands Duties At Meyer Shank Racing In 2022

2021 IndyCar Indianapolis Helio Castroneves Matt Fraver INDYCAR Media

(Photo: Matt Fraver/INDYCAR Media)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Thursday (Nov. 18) that Helio Castroneves will be expanding his duties with the Pataskala, Oh.-based organization.  In addition to running full-time in the NTT IndyCar Series for the team, he will serve as the team’s endurance driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Castroneves will officially replace his 2022 …

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Entry List: 2021 Motul Petit Le Mans

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Ricky Taylor Filipe Albuquerque Start Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will complete their 2021 season with 10 hours of racing at Braselton, Ga.’s Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  43 teams in five classes will do battle on the 2.54-mile road course with regular championships and the Michelin Endurance Cup championships on the line. In the DPi class, there are …

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Reconstructing the IndyCar Portland Start Calamity

Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou in front of the major calamity at Portland

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Sunday’s (Sept. 12th) Grand Prix of Portland started the way the last two NTT IndyCar Series races have started at Portland International Raceway: with an incident in the Festival Chicane. With numerous cars having damage from all of the incidents and others scattering all over the place, it’s worth looking at the sequence of events …

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Did You Notice?: 6 NASCAR Storylines to Follow With 6 Regular Season Races Left

Kyle Larson races teammate William Byron in the 2021 Pennzoil 400 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … There’s six races left in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season? After some incredible parity, with 10 different winners in the first 11 races, the 2021 playoff battle has mostly sorted itself out. We’ve had just one new winner in the last nine races as Cinderellas have been replaced by the typical …

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Ernie Francis Jr. Holds Off the Field, Wins SRX Race at Lucas Oil

2021 SRX Knoxville Ernie Francis Jr. car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

(Photo: Tom Bowles)

On the night before July 4, the Camping World SRX Series field put on fireworks of their own at Lucas Oil Raceway. After a calm first two heats, the intensity level ramped up, but Ernie Francis Jr. fended off all challengers to win Saturday night (July 3). “Man, I’m totally speechless, this is incredible,” Francis …

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Doug Coby Wins First-Ever SRX Race at Stafford

2021 SRX Stafford Doug Coby car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

(Photo: Tom Bowles)

In a field filled with this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner, a NASCAR Hall of Famer, a Daytona 500 winner and other racing luminaries, it was the local driver Doug Coby who shined in the first-ever Camping World SRX Series race. Coby won the second heat race, thereby starting first. He then led the most laps …

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Did You Notice?: What To Watch For As SRX Debuts in Stafford Springs

SRX driver Helio Castroneves races at Road Atlanta. (September 2020) (Photo: IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Did You Notice? … The big moment for SRX Racing is here? The new series debuts Saturday night (June 12) with two heats, then a 100-lap main feature on the half-mile bullring of Stafford Motor Speedway. Former UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun will ride in the pace car, championship pedigree gearing up a sold-out crowd …

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Fire on Fridays: How Will SRX Compare to NASCAR?

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The wait is almost over. Just under a year since NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham announced their brainchild, SRX will finally debut this Saturday (June 12) at Stafford Motor Speedway. It’s been said numerous times the six-race series featuring drivers from multiple disciplines is not competition to NASCAR. If anything, it …

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Stock Car Scoop: 269 & Counting, Which Hendrick Motorsports Record-Setting Win Stands Out?

Rick Hendrick talks with William Byron before the 2019 Daytona 500 (February 2019) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The greatest day in motorsports was held on Sunday (May 30), with both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 run on Memorial Day Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. What are Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek’s thoughts on Helio Castroneves winning his fourth Indianapolis crown, then Kyle Larson leading 327 of 400 laps to earn a …

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