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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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Ryan Hunter-Reay Snaps 42-Race Winless Streak in Dual in Detroit Race 2

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

For the second straight day, Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated. The Hondas of Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory. Rossi had outright dominated the afternoon, but in the end it didn’t matter, as one mistake in Turn 3 cost Rossi the lead and a spot on the podium. Oh …

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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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Will Power Earns IndyCar Grand Prix Pole by Edging Robert Wickens

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Relief for Will Power came on Friday during qualifying for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The start of the season has been nothing but rough for the Team Penske veteran but during qualifying, Power pushed through to earn his 51st career IndyCar pole. Despite already taking a lap during the Firestone Fast Six, the No. …

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Happiness Is: The Pits, Baku & Plans

Life in the pits (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This week’s column is going to start with a bit of questioning regarding the management dealing with races.  Chronological order comes across as a good way to start. That means touching upon the peculiar start time for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond on Saturday night. Who exactly is the brain-child that …

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Despite Watkins Glen Trouble, Josef Newgarden Still Has Points Advantage, But .…

(Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Josef Newgarden finished 18th in the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen on Sunday after an accident with Sébastien Bourdais while leaving pit road, but nonetheless maintains a three-point lead over four-time champion Scott Dixon in the standings. Newgarden was racing Team Penske teammate Will Power off pit lane during the final round of stops when …

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Will Power Maneuvers His Way to 2nd Straight Pocono Win

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Will Power may have found something in the final laps of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Being chased by Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden in the closing 15 laps, Power dove his No. 12 Chevrolet to the apron off Turn 2, blocking Newgarden’s runs to keep the lead until the end. Crossing the …

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Will Power Leads Final Pocono IndyCar Practice

(Photo: Chris Jones)

Will Power won here last year, and he’s looking to back it up Sunday. With a lap time of 41.610 seconds (216.294 mph), Power led the way in final practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway. He bested Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud by 0.021 seconds to top the 25-minute session. Power, who …

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Will Power Due For Elusive Indianapolis 500 Win After Grand Prix of Indy

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

With this weekend’s IndyCar victory in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Will Power moved into sole possession of 11th place on the all-time wins list, passing Rick Mears and Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves. Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, started from the pole on Saturday. He went on to lead 61 laps and scored …

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James Hinchcliffe Uses Pit Strategy to Claim Comeback Win

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

James Hinchcliffe took the lead when Scott Dixon pitted under green on lap 54. Shortly afterwards, a full course yellow came out for Alexander Rossi’s blown engine.  From there, Hinchcliffe held on through a late restart to take his first win since his near-fatal injuries at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015. Hinchcliffe seemed relieved …

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