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Frontstretch 5: IndyCar Drivers Who Could Make NASCAR Debut

James Hinchcliffe with sunglasses, smiling

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

For several decades, the relationship between NASCAR and the NTT Data IndyCar Series has been a mutualistic one for both fans and drivers alike. Even though the two series feature different cars, different race setups and different championship formats, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the occurrence of drivers exchanging starts in both series. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Hey Now, You’re an All-Star

Harvick Millennial Car

Photo Credit: Busch Beer

“Get your game on, go play!” That was essentially NASCAR’s attitude this weekend as the non-points-paying Monster Energy All-Star Race took place Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Also, the Indianapolis 500 qualifying took place over the weekend, as did the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. It was a light …

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Clauson-Marshall Racing, Pippa Mann Entering 2019 Indianapolis 500

Pippa Mann Pink Indy 500

(Photo: Pippa Mann)

USAC sprint car team Clauson-Marshall Racing is making its first foray into the NTT IndyCar Series with an attempt at the 2019 Indianapolis 500, the team announced Wednesday (Feb. 27). Sponsorship will come from Driven2SaveLives, and Pippa Mann will pilot the No. 39 Chevrolet. Clauson-Marshall Racing was founded in 2016 after the death of Hall of …

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Castroneves Fastest on First Day of Qualifying for Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves INDY

(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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James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann to Miss Indianapolis 500

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s called Bump Day for a reason. Just ask James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann. In recent years, the drama of the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying hasn’t been high due to only 33 cars entering, but this year, 35 entrants attempted to make the 33-car field. The two who miss out just happen to …

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Multimatic Motorsports Fastest in CTSC Sunday Action

2017 Daytona CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams in attendance, they were greeted with 35 degree temperatures on Sunday morning at Daytona International Speedway.  Despite that, teams hit the track at 9 a.m. for the first of two one hour sessions. Session No. 5 In the early morning session, Multimatic Motorsports continued to develop their …

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Pippa Mann Ready to ‘Move Forward’ Through Emotional Pocono Weekend

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On relatively short notice, Pippa Mann finds herself in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. However, it will prove to be a last-minute change for a lasting cause, as Mann, and teammate Conor Daly, pay tribute to fallen friend, Bryan Clauson, who passed away on August …

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Pippa Mann Crashes During Indianapolis 500 Time Trials

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(Photo: Bret Kelley/INDYCAR)

Looking to become the only female starter in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Pippa Mann was set back by a minor shunt during Saturday’s time trials. Mann was navigating her No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing Honda through Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway when she appeared to get loose down on the  track’s apron. …

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Simon Pagenaud Tops Fast Friday Practice for 2015 Indianapolis 500

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Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

For the second consecutive day, Simon Pagenaud topped the field at the Brickyard. Pagenaud put down the quickest time of Friday’s practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, posting a speed of 230.698 mph. The lap gave Pagenaud back-to-back fastest laps in the final two practice sessions before this weekend’s qualifying session at the track. Chip …

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Increasing Speeds, Risk Highlight Early 2015 Indy 500 Practices

2015 IndyCar Helio Castroneves headshot Credit IndyCar Media e1597969671840

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

As the Indy 500 approaches, the stakes – and speeds – are increasing. Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske took turns trading fastest laps in the opening days of Verizon IndyCar practice. Juan Pablo Montoya took the quickest lap in one of 95 laps on opening day with a 226.772-mph lap. Teammate Helio Castroneves brought …

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