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Meet Alexander Rossi, the Face of IndyCar (If He Wants to Be)

Winning the Indianapolis 500 in any year will change a driver’s life. But for a young American rookie to win the 100th edition of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing? That might just change INDYCAR’s future, too. It seems crazy to write,...Show More Summary

Carlos Muñoz Left Empty After Second Indy 500 Runner-Up Finish

Drivers are supposed to be happy for their teammates when they win races, but how can you be happy when a teammate steals the biggest prize in racing from you by a few fumes of fuel? As Carlos Muñoz proved after Sunday’s 100th Indianapolis 500, you can’t. Show More Summary

Rookie Rossi Rides Fumes to Improbable 100th Indy 500 Victory

Rookie Alexander Rossi entered the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season as an unproven shoe, a failed Formula 1 driver looking for a career turnaround. After 500 miles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he may now be the face of IndyCar and American open wheel racing for years to come. Show More Summary

Hunter-Reay, Bell Lose Indy 500 Bids For Andretti in Pit Road Tangle

Andretti Autosport’s top two chances at winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 were both erased in a flash courtesy an unfortunate pit road incident. Following a caution for the crashed Mikhail Aleshin and Conor Daly, Ryan...Show More Summary

The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Need a Good Night In Charlotte

Roush Fenway Racing (Plus 1) RFR has left little doubt that they’re turning things around in 2016.  Once one of NASCAR’s biggest power players, RFR has fallen from that grace in recent years and the last couple of seasons have been more...Show More Summary

Early Crash Ends Montoya’s Repeat Bid in Indy 500

Juan Pablo Montoya’s hopes of repeating as Indianapolis 500 champion in the 100th Running have ended on his own error. Montoya was coming out of Turn 2 on lap 64 of the 200-lap race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he lost control of his No. Show More Summary

The Little 500 Sets Multiple Firsts as Kody Swanson Wins

The path to the Indianapolis 500 used to be paved through the USAC ranks. While some drivers still climb to the top of the open wheel mountain via Midgets, Sprints and Silver Crown cars, it is not nearly as common as it used to be. A...Show More Summary

Alvaro Parente Earns Lime Rock GT Sweep

The Andrew Palmer–Jorge de la Torre crash Saturday morning took the sails out of what was going to be a great day of racing.  However, officials determined that the race would go on.  To that, the drivers in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes obliged with 50 minutes of hard-fought action. Show More Summary

Jade Buford Claims GTS Victory after Late Crash

All weekend at Lime Rock Park, Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class has been a heads-up battle for supremacy between the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R of Blackdog Speed Shop‘s Lawson Aschenbach and the ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 of Brett Sandberg. Show More Summary

XFINITY Breakdown: Late Opportunity Leads Hamlin to Victory

Just when it looked like a pit road penalty had cost Denny Hamlin his opportunity to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a late pit stop enabled him to have another chance.  After getting four new tires in...Show More Summary

Mark Martin Embracing Acknowledgment Following Hall of Fame Induction

Since his last race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet in 2013, Mark Martin has not attended a Sprint Cup Series race since. However, that streak will come to an end in this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte...Show More Summary

2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Coca-Cola 600

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this...Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin Pounces to XFINITY Victory in Charlotte

With a stylish pass on Joey Logano with six laps to go, it looked as though the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway would go to Kyle Larson. Then the caution flew. A two-tire pit stop for Denny Hamlin under the final caution set the No. Show More Summary

Dean Stoneman Takes Indy Lights Win at Indianapolis

There have been some close finishes in the storied history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the Indy Lights series has taken “close” to a whole new level. In 2013 the four-wide run to the finish ended with.0024 between first and second. Show More Summary

Kurt Busch, Truex, Jr. Pace Saturday Sprint Cup Practices

NASCAR Sprint Cup teams had two chances to get it right Saturday with a pair of practice sessions for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race of the season. Kurt Busch paced the morning edition with a top speed of 191.002 mph. ...Show More Summary

Through the Field: A Look at the 100th Indy 500 Starting Grid

After years of buildup and anticipation, the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is upon us. For the 100th time, one man (or woman) will etch their name and face onto the Borg Warner Trophy, the most famous trophy in all of racing....Show More Summary

2 Drivers Flown to Trauma Center Following Lime Rock Warmup Crash

The second day of Pirelli World Challenge’s sixth race weekend has effectively ground to a halt at Lime Rock Park due to a serious crash at the end of the frontstretch involving Bentley Team Absolute’s Andrew Palmer and Jorge de la Torre’s Aston Martin. Show More Summary

Erik Jones Grabs XFINITY Pole in Charlotte

With yet another sweep by Joe Gibbs Racing in XFINITY Series qualifying in 2016, Erik Jones grabbed the pole for the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 20-year-old won his fourth pole of 2016 and seventh of his XFINITY career at a lap time of 29.261 seconds [184.546 mph]. Show More Summary

Aschenbach Wins Lime Rock GT Race No. 1, Wittmer wins TC

Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes weren’t the only ones having at it on Saturday.  Four other classes were on track first. In the GTS class event, Brett Sandberg started his ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 on pole with Lawson Aschenbach alongside in the No. Show More Summary

Slipstream Saturday: Monaco. What Else Needs Be Said.

One of the axioms of modern Formula 1 racing is that engineers are the ones pulling all the levers and that the driver is, in many ways, a hindrance to their perfection.  In their labs, the collection of minds develop what they see as the best possible outcome from the resources they have – and … The post Slipstream Saturday: Monaco. Show More Summary

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