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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Niece Motorsports driver Natalie Decker is ruled out for Saturday’s Pocono Organics 150 at Pocono Raceway after confirming Friday that she’s been hospitalized the last four days with bile duct problems. “Sadly I won’t be racing this weekend but want to wish my 44 team and all my teammates at Niece Motorsports good luck this weekend,” said Decker Friday. “I’ll let everyone know when I’m released and home resting.” @NatalieRacing "I’ve been in the hospital for the last four days with bile duct problems..Sadly I won’tRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 2017, Conor Daly will be a full-time competitor in the NTT IndyCar Series as Carlin announced Tuesday that he’ll be their oval driver. Aside from the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge (May 24), which Max Chilton will look to avoid failing to qualify for the second straight year, Daly will run the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet in other four remaining oval races at Texas Motor Speedway (June 6), Richmond Raceway (June 27), Iowa Speedway (July 18) and World Wide TechnologyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Pigot was announced Thursday as Rahal Letterman Racing’s third entry for “The Month of May” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not only that, the car will also mark the INDYCAR debut of Citorne/Buhl Autosport (CBA), who’ve aligned with RLL Racing to get Pigot temporarily out of the free agency pool. The new team announced last Friday their intentions of competing in both the GMR Grand Prix (May 9) and the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge (May 24). Pigot is excited to be back with RLLRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP announced Tuesday that two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be driving the third entry for the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Alonso will be sponsored by Ruoff Mortgage and like last year, will carry the No. 66 on his Chevrolet powered car. Ruoff Mortgage is known in the world of INDYCAR as Takuma Sato’s primary sponsor when he won a thrilling 2017 Indy 500, the only race Alonso qualified where he led 27 laps until a dreaded engine failure knockedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday Ross Chastain will fill-in for Ryan Newman this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. RFR President Steve Newmark issued a statement regarding the motorsports community pouring their undeniable support for Newman, who is not only awake and alert, but released from Halifax Medical Center hours prior of the team announcing Chastain as their driver. Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center pic.twitter.com/J0twhGgQm7 — Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020 This encouraging news came just two days afterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The quest of to the 62nd Daytona 500 for Gaunt Brothers Racing began Tuesday as they finally confirmed Daniel Suarez will be piloting the No. 96 Toyota Camry with Coca-Cola and CommScope being his primary backings. Not only they’re working 24/7 on preparing a competitive car for “The Great American Race” (February 16), but they must either be among the fastest two non-charter teams in qualifying (February 9) or race their way in (February 13) as its the team’s first ever crack on a full-time NASCARRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There’s a new leading driver for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and that man is the always fierce Santino Ferrucci. Last year’s Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year will take over the vacant No. 18 SealMaster Honda, previously driven by Sebastien Bourdais, who was released from the team last November. The four-time Indy car champion will shift his focus in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Ferrucci will be entering his second full season in the NTT IndyCar Series and will be teammates with rookie Alex Palou,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After spending last year as a part-time driver, Charlie Kimball will be on the INDYCAR grid for the entire 17 rounds this coming season as he joins AJ Foyt Racing. Wednesday’s announcement confirmed Kimball will replace Matheus Leist in the No. 4 Chevrolet with his long-time sponsor Novo Nordisk backing his efforts after Foyt’s long-time sponsor ABC Supply announced last September they’ll be leaving the team. The last time Novo Nordisk was Kimball’s primary sponsor was at Toronto in 2018 where he finished fifth, his lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Out is Gray Gaulding and in comes Joe Graf, Jr. as he’ll pilot the No. 08 Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the Xfinity Series for SS Green Light Racing. The former ARCA Menards Series winner will have sponsorship backing from EAT SLEEP RACE on his car as he’s thrilled of having an opportunity to drive the Bobby Dotter owned team which finished 13th in points last year with Gaulding. “To be racing full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is super cool.  My boys at EAT SLEEPRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time in nearly 20 years, Bill McAnally will field a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series entry as it was announced Monday that he and businessman Bill Hilgemann formed McAnally-Hilgemann Racing with K&N West champion Derek Kraus running the No. 19 Toyota Tundra on a full-time basis. Kraus ruled the regional level where in 2019 alone, he scored seven Pro Series wins (five in the West) and brought McAnally its ninth series title. Calling the shots for the Stratford, Wisconsin native willRead More