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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Dominates Sonoma While Scott Dixon Wins Title No. 5

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Andretti Autosport won the battle, but Scott Dixon won the war Sunday (Sept. 16) at Sonoma Raceway. Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Grand Prix of Sonoma after starting from the pole and leading 80 laps. But Dixon finished a strong second, more than enough to clinch his fifth career Verizon IndyCar Series title. Dixon’s …

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Hunter-Reay Wins Sonoma Pole While O’Ward Stuns With Fast Six Effort

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Photo: Chris Owens / INDYCAR Media

Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will start from the pole on Sunday for the Grand Prix of Sonoma. But what really caught the teams’ attention was the performance of Patricio O’Ward, who qualified fifth for the IndyCar Series finale. O’Ward, 19, made the Fast Six in his first ever qualifying session for the series. He …

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Pace Laps: Justin Allgaier & Justin Haley Shine During Final Cup Off-Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Silly Season Shakeups Imminent It’s been a relatively quiet final off week in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Front Row Motorsports purchased BK Racing in a long-awaited bankruptcy auction. A few more Darlington throwback schemes got revealed; my current favorite is this one for David Ragan honoring Dale …

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IndyCar Analysis: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway

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(Photo: Chris Jones / INDYCAR Media)

Scott Dixon dominated the first two-thirds of the race, but Will Power came away with the victory at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night. It was Power’s third win of the season and his first since the Indianapolis 500. Alexander Rossi raced in fuel-saving mode for the final 70 laps to earn second place. Although …

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Friday Faceoff: Too Much Access for Fans?

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Kurt Busch‘s win at Bristol was his first in over a year and a half, but he has been consistently running well this season. Is he a realistic contender to fill in as the fourth driver to accompany the “Big Three?” John Haverlin: Kurt Busch is a contender to join the “Big Four.” Stewart-Haas Racing has …

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Robert Wickens Remains in Stable Condition After Successful Spinal Surgery

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On Tuesday (Aug. 21), INDYCAR said in a statement that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens underwent successful spinal surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest yesterday. “Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication,” the release said. “The severity of the spinal cord injury is …

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IndyCar Analysis: ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway

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Before the green flag, Alexander Rossi admitted that he’s still “terrified” of oval racing, but he ended up the winner of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Rossi, who started third, led 180 of 200 laps at the “Tricky Triangle.” It was his fifth career IndyCar win and his first on a …

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Horrific Crash Halts ABC Supply 500; Wickens Awake and Alert

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The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono is under a red flag as of lap 8. Ryan Hunter-Reay was spun by Robert Wickens in Turn 2 on lap 7, resulting in a five-car crash. Wickens’ car went airborne directly into the catch fence. #indycar #ABCSupply500 – huge hit for @robertwickens pic.twitter.com/uUtslZyz0K — Champweb (@champwebdotnet) August 19, …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

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Will Power and Josef Newgarden will start Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway from the front row. Power, this year’s Indy 500 champion, returns to the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track as the defending race winner. He’ll start from the pole for the third time in 2018 and for the 53rd time of his IndyCar career. …

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