Race Weekend Central

Helio Castroneves Wins 2020 WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Pole

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

In the heat of the Central Florida afternoon at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (July 4), Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for Saturday evening’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona. Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 135.777 mph in his No. 7 Acura ARX-05. It didn’t take long for the speeds to get …

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Indy 500 Special: What We Learned From NBC’s 2019 Indy 500 Repeat

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(Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2019 Indy 500 had a second life on Sunday (May 24), as NBC aired Back Home Again: Indy 500 Special to fill the void where this year’s race should have been. The best part of the special by a mile was winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi telling us what they were really …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Barber

IndyCar iRacing Challenge

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The IndyCar iRacing Challenge rolled on this weekend with the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the second race of the six-race series. Taking place the day before the 2020 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was scheduled to run, the event did its best to replicate what racing at Barber Motorsports Park would have …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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Fire on Fridays: The Return of the Road Course Specialist?

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Ron Fellows. Boris Said. Dan Gurney. Scott Pruett. The list goes on and on. Max Papis. Jan Magnussen. Don’t forget Nelson Piquet Jr. or even Kenny Habul. But what happened the road course ringer? Once one of the most exciting group of racers on the NASCAR schedule has all but disappeared, with entry lists on …

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Helio Castroneves Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After flirting with the top of the charts in the two-hour morning practice session, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole Friday afternoon (April 13) for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 99.321 mph, a new track record for the IMSA WeatherTech …

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun Tops Friday WeatherTech Practice at CTMP

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport brings lots of momentum to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend.  After finishing second at Watkins Glen, Colin Braun was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday with a lap of 132.318 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first session, Braun was once again fastest, this time with a lap at …

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Hélio Castroneves Wrecks in Supposedly ‘Final’ Indy 500

(Photo: Jim Haines / INDYCAR Media)

When Roger Penske gave Helio Castroneves, now competing full-time for Team Penske’s IMSA team, another shot at the Indianapolis 500, the team owner said he could run it again in 2019 if he wins the 102nd running. Castroneves failed to finish as he crashed on the exit of Turn 4 on Lap 144, but he …

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Will Power Finally Victorious in Indianapolis 500

(Photo: John Cote)

After coming up short in his 10 pervious attempts, Will Power finally won his first Indianapolis 500. Power had visited Victory Lane 29 times in his Verizon IndyCar Series career, but none had happened in the Indy 500 prior to Sunday afternoon (May 27). “I just can’t believe it,” Power said in Victory Lane. “I …

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Castroneves Fastest on First Day of Qualifying for Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Brandon Wright)

Helio Castroneves put his No. 3 Pennzoil Chevrolet on the top of the speed charts Saturday during the first qualifying session for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Castroneves’ 228.919 mph lap put the Team Penske driver ahead of owner-driver Ed Carpenter who put his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet in second. Team Penske drivers Simon Pagenaud …

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