Race Weekend Central

Takuma Sato Crashes Out Early in Pocono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

From the highest high to the lowest low in less than a minute. That’s how Takuma Sato will remember Monday’s rain-postponed ABC Supply 500 from Pocono Raceway, as the Japanese driver crashed out on Lap 1 after a season-best third-place qualifying effort. Backing into the Turn-3 wall, the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Honda suffered …

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ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Postponed to Monday Due to Inclement Weather

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It seems the fairly new water fall, which greets fans and teams driving into the Turn 2 tunnel, is not the only water seen from Pocono Raceway. The ABC Supply 500 for the Verizon IndyCar Series has been postponed to Monday at noon due to heavy downpours throughout the afternoon at Pocono. It marks the first …

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Pippa Mann Ready to ‘Move Forward’ Through Emotional Pocono Weekend

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On relatively short notice, Pippa Mann finds herself in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. However, it will prove to be a last-minute change for a lasting cause, as Mann, and teammate Conor Daly, pay tribute to fallen friend, Bryan Clauson, who passed away on August …

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Mikhail Aleshin Grabs 1st Career Pole in Pocono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

At an average speed of 220.445 mph [with a best lap of 40.790 seconds] it’s Mikhail Aleshin who grabs his first career Verizon IndyCar Series pole at Pocono Raceway for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, returning to the 2.5-mile track following a one-year hiatus. “I’m definitely very, very happy to be here,” Aleshin said. “The team …

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Multiple Drivers Crash Hard in Pocono IndyCar Practice

(Photo: Walt Kuhn)

Turn 1 was a dangerous place during opening practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway. Following a blistering lap speed of 217.932 mph, Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda snapped sideways in Turn 1, leading to a massive shunt into the SAFER barrier. Though his chassis lifted off the ground after impact, …

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Joey Logano Wins XFINITY Pole at Watkins Glen

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It’s a Team Penske sweep atop the boards in XFINITY Series qualifying at Watkins Glen International. Then again, it’s nothing new. Performing the 1-2 sweep for the third consecutive year at The Glen, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green in Saturday’s Zippo 200. In fact, Logano’s 1:10.824-second lap time – …

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Chase Elliott Leaning on Jeff Gordon, Test Time at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Brett Moist /NKP)

Under unexpected circumstances over the past few weeks, Chase Elliott has found a familiar name alongside his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Jeff Gordon is continuing to substitute for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who continues on his path to recovery from concussion-like symptoms, and is back in his No. 88 Chevrolet this weekend at Watkins Glen …

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Kyle Larson Leads Final XFINITY Practice at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Though they’re covering 2.45 miles at Watkins Glen International, Kyle Larson took final XFINITY Series practice by 0.005 seconds over Kyle Busch. At a lap time of 1:11.323 seconds, the No. 42 Chevrolet of Larson took the top spot after 10 laps on track in the one-hour session. With Busch in second, Joey Logano finished …

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