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This May Be Only The Beginning For Josef Newgarden

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Josef Newgarden won the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night and boosted his lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship to 31 points over Scott Dixon. Newgarden has been the hottest IndyCar driver over the last month and a half. He’s won three of the last four events and finished …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Sharp End of the 2017 NASCAR Season

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ONE: 12 to go We’re exactly two thirds of the way through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. 24 races are in the books leaving just 12 to go before we crown a 2017 champion. Two unique tracks, Darlington Raceway and Richmond International Raceway, await us next before the playoffs begin. Given that for many drivers, …

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Pace Laps: Jeremy Clements Gets Long Awaited Victory, Josef Newgarden Extends Points Lead

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: What to Do With An Off-Week – Hopefully, you enjoyed your off-weekend, because they will be no more in 2017. After an 18-week stretch for the Cup guys, they all kept it easy this last weekend of August before a final 12-week haul leads us to the offseason. But let’s …

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Will Power Maneuvers His Way to 2nd Straight Pocono Win

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Will Power may have found something in the final laps of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Being chased by Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden in the closing 15 laps, Power dove his No. 12 Chevrolet to the apron off Turn 2, blocking Newgarden’s runs to keep the lead until the end. Crossing the …

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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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Josef Newgarden Moves to Team Penske for 2017

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After two successful years with Ed Carpenter Racing, Josef Newgarden is set to step up to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ (VICS) top team in 2017. Team Penske announced today that the Tennessean will join the championship-winning organization next season, driving the team’s No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet. Newgarden, who earned his first three victories in …

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Josef Newgarden Confirmed Out at Ed Carpenter Racing

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Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) fans aren’t quite sure where Josef Newgarden will drive come 2017, but we now know one thing for certain: It won’t be with Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR). ECR released a statement on Thursday confirming that Newgarden, 25, won’t be returning to the organization in 2017. No replacement driver has been named at this …

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Returning to Pocono is Best Medicine 1 Year After Justin Wilson’s Death

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As the Verizon IndyCar Series approaches the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway this weekend, the sport is on the verge of another step forward in moving on from tragedy. Following the death of three-time Indianapolis 500 starter, Bryan Clauson, this past week, the series finds yet another shocking reminder, as it approaches the one-year …

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Pace Laps: Stewart’s Top 5, NHRA’s Rain and Dakoda Armstrong’s Rise

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Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart ‘Making Something Out of Nothing’ With Top 5 at The Glen – There’s this saying that Tony Stewart rises like smoke during the slick summer months on the NASCAR schedule. Well, if this was featured in an episode of Mythbusters, this myth would be officially listed as ‘confirmed.’ After surviving the Watkins …

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Josef Newgarden Dusts the Field for Iowa Corn 300 Win

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Competing in his first oval race since suffering a broken collarbone and wrist at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden beat down the field to claim a dominant win in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Newgarden, 25, improved from two-straight runner-up performances at the Newton, Iowa, circuit by leading a race record 282 out …

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