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Scott Dixon to Stay with Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019 and Beyond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Rumors that four-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon could depart from Chip Ganassi Racing to drive for a McLaren Indy team can now be officially put to bed. Dixon and CGR announced a multi-year agreement on Monday (Aug. 13) and will remain with the team he’s been a part of since 2002. “Next year will …

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5 Points to Ponder: An Idea To Fix The NASCAR Summer Slog

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

ONE: Night Racing Let’s be honest, fellow NASCAR fans; this summer stretch of racing can feel like a little bit of a slog. Sure, we have a great variety of tracks, including the road course at Watkins Glen, the Lady in Black — arguably the best track in the sport — and then, of course, …

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Scott Dixon In Championship Form with Toronto Victory

(Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Scott Dixon avoided trouble and wound up victorious in Sunday’s (July 15) Honda Indy Toronto Grand Prix at Toronto street course. The Chip Ganassi Racing veteran earned his 44th career Verizon IndyCar Series win, a trophy which also extended his lead in the 2018 championship standings. “The car was superb,” Dixon said. “We just needed some …

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Happiness Is: Numbers

Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The major motorsport shows were all on stage this past weekend as NASCAR, Formula 1 and IndyCar all played around, made some noise and laid some rubber — with a little bit of carnage included. Combined, all three provided an interesting, disparate and engaging display of racing and culture. That seems like a pretty good …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

(Photo: Chris Owens)

The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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ACO DQs TDS Racing’s LMP2 Entries, Assesses Additional Post-Le Mans Penalties

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Monday was a very busy day for the ACO in France.  It announced a series of penalties that have caused sweeping changes to the results of last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The biggest announcement was the disqualification of both of the TDS Racing-entered ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class.  This includes the class-winning …

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5 Points to Ponder: Same Dale, New View

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

ONE: Same Dale. New View In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen a deluge of promos for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the start of his full-time NASCAR on NBC broadcasting career. Junior has had a hectic time since hanging up his driving gloves after the last race of the 2017 season, with broadcasting duties at …

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Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory

(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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5 Points to Ponder: Who Will Be NASCAR’s Fantastic Fourth?

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

ONE: Who can challenge NASCAR’s big three? Conventional wisdom — and dominant form on track — suggests Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. will be three of the four drivers that compete for a championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2018. Of course, plenty can happen in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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