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For IndyCar, What’s Old is New Again


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In many respects, trying to expand the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in recent seasons has proven to be a failure. Brazil failed. Boston did, too. Surfer’s Paradise has yet to materialize, and NOLA Motorsports Park’s torrid, wet 2015 race proved to be their only one. INDYCAR has struggled to bring in new venues, but in …

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Hayley, Reddick Search for First Victory As Inaugural Truck Chase Nears

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With three races remaining before the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase and just two spots on points left in the playoff field, the mantra for the series’ winless drivers is simple. Win or go home. That was the sentiment echoed Friday by championship hopefuls Tyler Reddick and Cameron Hayley, who each saw their …

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Tyler Reddick, Cameron Hayley Top Truck Practices in Michigan

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Tyler Reddick‘s goal of winning in front of his sponsors might not be too far of a race with the speed the Californian showed in final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice. Reddick’s 38.765-second lap stood as the quickest time in the final practice session for Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Brett Moffitt …

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Martin Truex Jr. Tops the Charts in Opening Michigan Practice

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The first practice session of the weekend in the Irish Hills of Michigan went to someone who could use the luck of the Irish. Martin Truex, Jr., led the way in opening Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, with a time of 35.724 seconds. Following Truex in the …

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IndyCar Paddock Prepares for Texas Restart

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Back on June 12, while NASCAR rolled through the Irish Hills of Michigan and the world geared up for the Olympics, the Verizon IndyCar Series attempted to complete 600 kilometers of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. 71 laps, a brutal crash and multiple rain delays later, the race was postponed to a later date. “We …

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The 10: Bristol Battles Through the Night & Day


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It was a long weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. In a race dubbed the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, rain pelted the field after just 31 laps of green-flag racing on the half-mile Tennessee oval, forcing a postponement that left many referring to it as a day race …

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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Ends Emotional Tribute to Bryan Clauson with Second-Place Run

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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.‘s quest to “park it” for the late Bryan Clauson may have fallen short, but the fourth-year driver left proud of his effort after an emotional second-place result. Coming just two weeks after Clauson succumbed to injuries sustained in the USAC Belleville Midget Nationals, Stenhouse and sponsor Fastenal elected to honor the former …

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Pocono Winner Chris Buescher Enters Top 30 in Points After Bristol Top Five

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Chris Buescher‘s Chase hopes took a noticeable swing in the right direction after the surprise winner at Pocono Raceway battled to a fifth-place result at Bristol Motor Speedway. Two days removed from giving Front Row Motorsports its first trip to the final round of Coors Light Pole qualifying in a 12th-place effort, Buescher battled through the field …

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Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart Share Frontstretch Celebration at Bristol

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When it came time to celebrate the first victory for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Bristol Night Race, Kevin Harvick had something special in mind. During the cool down lap following the 500-lap event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Harvick stopped alongside team co-owner Tony Stewart with a request – join him on a …

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Kevin Harvick Reigns Supreme in Rain-Postponed Bristol Night Race

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At the end of a wild, rainy weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway it wasn’t rain, but Busch Light that poured showers over victory lane. Kevin Harvick survived an attrition-filled short-track scuffle and drove off from Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., to win the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The result is Harvick’s 33rd-career victory, and his second …

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