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By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Hill rebounded Friday night, using a great final restart to earn the Playoff win in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hill, who started 11th, reminded his NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series competitors there’s a reason he won the regular season title. Hill took the lead for good on a restart with 39 laps remaining after jumping out ahead of the night’s most dominant driver Sheldon Creed. Creed led a race best 89 of the 134 lapsRead More
By INDYCAR MADISON, Ill. – NTT INDYCAR SERIES points leader Scott Dixon continued his winning ways in 2020 by holding off a hard-charging Takuma Sato in thrilling fashion, winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1 at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29 in the second-closest INDYCAR finish ever at the track. Dixon, who started third, drove the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to his 50th career win and fourth win in eight races this season with a .1404 margin of victory over Sato in the No.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A two-car incident on a restart eliminated Conor Daly and rookie Oliver Askew out of the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge Sunday. Coming to the restart on Lap 93, Daly’s No. 47 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet was attempting to get by Alex Palou and Graham Rahal until losing control at the exit of Turn 3. This was a result of Daly going low into concrete brim that’s bitten a few drivers this month. While Daly was spinning, further behind was Askew whose No. 7 ArrowRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The man wearing a black t-shirt around the paddock is back. Cole Pearn, former NASCAR crew chief for Martin Truex, Jr. (from 2015-19 that resulted in 24 Cup Series wins and the 2017 championship), will make his return to auto racing as the head engineer for Conor Daly’s efforts for the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge August 23. Pearn spent two nights with Daly’s team (Ed Carpenter Racing) and has been preparing for the “Month of August” from a computer as he’s ready to markRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR Cup Series championship winning crew chief Cole Pearn will be taking his talents to the NTT IndyCar Series. That’s because Ed Carpenter Racing announced Wednesday that Pearn will be the lead engineer for Conor Daly’s No. 47 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet in next month’s 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Pearn was elated when describing the announcement as he’ll be working with Peter Craik, the lead engineer of Ed Carpenter’s No. 20 Chevrolet and former co-worker at Furniture Row Racing. “I am super excitedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A feelgood moment for both Conor Daly and Carlin as they’ll lead the field to the green flag for the first time ever in the NTT IndyCar Series after setting a blistering opening lap speed of 175.188 mph, beating outside pole sitter Josef Newgarden’s speed of 175.107 mph. Several tried, but nobody could dethrone Daly and as soon the last driver to qualify (Scott Dixon) couldn’t pull it off, nervousness quickly turned into jubilation as the NTT P1 Pole Award for tonight’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Colton Herta set the pace of the only practice session for Friday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway as his fastest speed was 171.990 mph, topping Carlin’s Conor Daly’s speed of 171.488 mph with just four minutes remaining. The Iowa doubleheader will mark Daly’s second race with the No. 59 team this season and he navigated at the bumpy and physically demanding circuit days with ease despite undergoing rehabilitation to his right shoulder. Last Saturday at Road America, Daly was involved in a heavy shunt followingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As the old saying goes – Lap 1, Turn 1 creates chaos. The old phrase came at full song when Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal became victims of Will Power’s aggressive moves in Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The first one out was Hunter-Reay, who was sandwiched between Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal before getting drilled by Power in Turn 1. The “wrecking ball” move as Hunter-Reay described it, sent him out of control and wound up stuck in the gravel which endedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The front row for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America saw a flashback to 2018 as Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta, the top-two points finishers in Indy Lights that year, will lead the field to the green flag for the second 55-lap race. O’Ward one upped his former Indy Lights teammate and rival with a time of 1:44.8971 (137.758 mph), just 0.2790 seconds quicker than Herta’s time to capture his maiden NTT P1 Pole Award and the first under the Arrow McLaren SP banner.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series will make its first of three stops at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this season on a historic Independence Day weekend as NASCAR will also make the trip to the landmark Indiana circuit as part of the televised billed “Indy Doubleheader.” The grand prix will kick-off the “Indy Doubleheader” as the Xfinity Series will have its inaugural race on the road course following the 80-lap race. Meanwhile, the Cup Series will be the first major race on the 2.5-mile oval as they’re hosting theRead More