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Pace Laps: NASCAR Veterans Head In 2 Directions, Christopher Bell Dominates Xfinity at Loudon

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Two Veterans Headed In Opposite Directions Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson were born less than three months apart. Their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers started within one year of each other, 2001 and 2002, as the California natives rose up and won in their first years on tour. Multiple …

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NTT IndyCar Series Preview: 2019 Tough Iowa 300

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

The NTT IndyCar Series returns to Iowa Speedway Saturday (July 20) for what is always one of the toughest races of the year. Known for its lightning fast corners and soul-crushing G-Forces, this .875-mile bullring pushes some of the best drivers in the world to their absolute limit. Combine that with 100-plus degree temperatures that …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates At Road America

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After finishing runner up in three of the last four races, Alexander Rossi finally broke through to again reach the top step of the podium. In a dominant performance, the young American driver ran away with the victory at the Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America on Sunday afternoon (June 23), closing the gap …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Saturday Night Shootout in Texas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It was high drama on the high banks Saturday night (June 8) as the NTT IndyCar Series made its annual visit to Texas Motor Speedway for the DXC Technology 600. In typical Texas style, Josef Newgarden held on in a Saturday night shootout to take home his third win of the year. Fending off Alexander …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Dominates Pocono, Cole Custer Wins Big and IndyCar Tackles Detroit

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Pushes Past NASCAR Package Problems Experts can argue back and forth about Kyle Busch’s 200-plus wins in NASCAR’s top three series. Fans will debate its place in history for years to come. But there’s one part of Busch’s career we cannot debate: a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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A Day After Crashing, Scott Dixon Wins Wild Detroit Grand Prix Dual 2

(Photo: James Black/IndyCar Media)

After bad weather turned the first race of the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader into an unpredictable affair on Saturday, few would have imagined an even greater number of dramatic moments would take place under sunny skies at Belle Isle on Sunday. But a lap 1 wreck involving Indy 500 champion Simon Pagenaud set the …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Chaotic IndyCar Race 1 in Detroit

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

A strong thunderstorm rolled through Detroit early afternoon, bringing chaos to the Raceway at Belle Isle, but it was Josef Newgarden who managed to survive a crazy afternoon, taking the rain-shortened first leg of the NTT IndyCar Series’ doubleheader weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. After taking the lead with a well-timed switch to …

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Focus Shifts to IndyCar Title Fight in Detroit

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

With May now in the rearview mirror and the NTT IndyCar Series heading off to Detroit, the focus of the entire paddock now turns to one thing: the championship. Simon Pagenaud, by virtue of his Indy sweep, is now in control of the points lead, and has all of the momentum heading into the long …

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Josef Newgarden Not Concerned About Qualifying 13th for INDYCAR Grand Prix

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Josef Newgarden will start Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix from the 13th position, an uncharacteristic start toward the rear for Newgarden. The qualifying start for Newgarden is his second outside the top 10 this season. He started 16th at Barber in April and brought home a fourth-place finish. It’s just his fourth start outside the top …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Thief of Joy

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

One: 199 Not Out On September 4, 2005, Kyle Busch won his first ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in the Sony HD 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Coincidentally, it was first race I ever watched when I discovered NASCAR through my then day job in advertising (which is a whole other story). This …

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