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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power may have gotten a podium in Sunday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500, but he wasn’t fully satisfied with a third-place result after leading 40 of 200 laps at World Wide Technology Raceway. Once again, clean air was the name of the game for any NTT IndyCar Series competitor that had the luxury of leading the race. The only way a driver could retain or lose the top spot were two ways — traffic and indeed pit stops which have really come to define many 2020Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pato O’Ward went from fighting for the win to finishing third in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. Throughout the day, O’Ward’s No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet had a car strong in clean air as he led a race-high 94 of 200 laps, but things started to change when he made his final pit stop on Lap 163. O’Ward was slowly being chased down by second place Scott Dixon, so when the duo pitted, the chase was on where a slightRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The mission for Arrow McLaren SP was to battle for the race win during Saturday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway. That wasn’t the case as two caution periods and pit sequences denied both Oliver Askew and Pato O’Ward a shot for a 1-2 result, a goal they’ve hoped to have accomplished. For much of the 250-lap race, it was O’Ward who had the strongest car among the two all night and appeared to be the only threat for pole sitter Josef Newgarden as O’Ward wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pit lane bit quite arguably the three strongest cars from Saturday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America as pole sitter Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and Santino Ferrucci had separate problems during different pit sequences, costing all of them a shot of winning. A three-stop pit strategy was the name of the game during the 55-lap race, all having its twists and turns that ruined driver’s outcomes. The first victim was Graham Rahal, who was looking for his second straight podium this year and with anRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Some things remain the same at Kentucky Speedway. Not because Austin Cindric swept the doubleheader, but another sweep occurred as Anthony Alfredo just nabbed a sixth place finish on the last lap of Friday’s Alsco 300. The Richard Childress Racing rookie’s result had to be earned following a mistake on the final stop that knocked him out of contention of a possible career night which saw him collect 16 stage points due to a fourth and a second-place run during the first two stages. The 10thRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A medical update was announced Tuesday regarding Ryan Blaney’s right tire changer Zach Price, who was injured following a pit road accident during last Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Zach’s wife Tasha confirmed to IndyStar’s Gregg Doyel that he has a tibial plateau fracture on his lower left leg and will be out for 3-4 months to give the fragmented bone to heal. Fortunately, surgery won’t be necessary for Zach as he’ll be on crutches for the next 3-4 weeks and can gradually put moreRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chase Elliott was just two laps away from doing something his father Bill never accomplished in his NASCAR Hall of Fame career — winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Then his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron happened. Elliott’s No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE had his eye on a seventh career Cup Series triumph set in stone with a comfortable 1+ second lead over Brad Keselowski. That was until Byron’s left rear tire cut down and spun in Turn 2, bringingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR announced Tuesday drastic changes on its pit procedures during both Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series standalone races (seven total). This immediate effect impacts tracks such as Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (May 30), Iowa Speedway (July 13 and August 1) and Road America (August 8) for Xfinity. As for Trucks, it’ll be Iowa (June 12), World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (August 21) and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (September 6), the latter of the two venues are hosts to the first two RoundRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Air hose woes proved to be costly for Tyler Reddick, who was just getting the run on eventual race winner Christopher Bell before the final caution came out, and had to settle for fifth in Saturday’s Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the closing laps, Reddick’s No. 2 Pinnacle Financial Partners Chevrolet Camaro was making a hard charge on the bottom, to the point of clipping the apron in the corners at times, just to catch the dominant Bell and started looking like Reddick wasRead More