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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 We’ve had just one new winner in the last nine races as Cinderellas have been replaced by the typical …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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Helio Castroneves Wins Historic 4th Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR Media)

Helio Castroneves won his historic fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (May 30) following a thrilling battle to the finish with Alex Palou. Palou and Castroneves spent the last 25 laps of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing locked in a heated battle for the win, swapping the lead back and forth through the final stint of the …

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Random Predictions for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

Alex Palou leading Carb Day practice at Indianapolis

(Photo by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR)

Note: The following predictions are not based on any scientific method nor are there any rhyme or reason for many of them. These are simply for fun. The 2021 Indianapolis 500 will be the largest gathering of people for a sporting event since the start of the current pandemic. With an estimated 135,000 people attending, …

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