Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Podcast: Big Weekend Of Racing, Jeffrey Earnhardt Elaborates On Career-Best NASCAR Finish

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the biggest weekend of racing, featuring the Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Monaco Grand Prix all running on the same day. Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from an early flat tire to win his second 600-mile marathon and third race of 2019, with all three coming …

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Lack of Lapped Traffic Respect Fueled Alexander Rossi’s Angry Driving at End of Indy 500

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Alexander Rossi’s second Indianapolis 500 victory was within reach. Rossi and eventual race winner Simon Pagenaud battled during the final 13 laps of the race. After a big crash that resulted in the red flag being thrown, Rossi had just taken the lead away from Pagenaud and had time to sit and think about the …

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Simon Pagenaud Wins Wild 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500

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Simon Pagenaud came into the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on quite the roll. The 2016 series champion left it that way too, but not without surviving a breathtaking shootout to the checkered flag with Alexander Rossi. Leading more than half the laps on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pagenaud’s numbers might suggest his …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Most Likely to Earn Pole Position for Indy 500

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1. Ed Jones Ed Jones turned the fastest lap Friday without the tow, meaning Jones had the fastest lap in qualifying trim with the added speed. Jones has a career-best start of fourth last season at Belle Isle in Detroit. He started fifth last weekend in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which is his …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short track event. Kyle Busch led …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates at Long Beach, Defends Victory

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Since the Champ Car/Indy Racing League merger, repeat winners have simply not come to pass in Long Beach.  On Sunday, Alexander Rossi dominated the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 80 of the 85 laps to defend his victory from 2018.  He is the first driver to repeat as champion in Long Beach since …

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Alexander Rossi Wins Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

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Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was able to put down a lap of 106.569 mph in the closing seconds of the Firestone Fast 6 Saturday afternoon (April 13) to win the pole for Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.  It is Rossi’s second consecutive pole at Long Beach and he comes into Sunday’s 85-lap race …

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Scott Dixon Fastest in Friday Long Beach INDYCAR Practice

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon put down a flyer in the final minutes of Practice No. 2 to top the speed charts for Friday (April 13) in Long Beach.  Dixon’s quick lap was at an average of 104.505 mph.  This lap was roughly one second off of the current track record. Practice No. 1 Early …

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Colton Herta Wins at COTA: Youngest Winner in IndyCar History

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It was Felix Rosenqvist‘s turn at St. Petersburg to start the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. This week, it was Colton Herta‘s time to shine at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) except on this day, the fresh face finished off the effort in Victory Lane. The teenaged rookie continued to show his preseason speed was …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Championship Roar Before the 24

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The calendar has turned to 2019 and it’s already time for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to travel to Daytona Beach for three days of testing ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After rumors of an oversubscribed field earlier in the offseason, an entry list of 47 teams has been revealed.  This is a …

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