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Posted On August 27, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

McDowell Gets First NASCAR Win at Road America

By Frank Rigas, NASCAR Wire Service ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Michael McDowell’s Twitter handle is @Mc_Driver. After Saturday, he may want to consider changing it — to something like @Mc_Winner. McDowell led 24 of the final 25 laps of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville for his first victory in 94 series races. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular finished .534 seconds ahead of his Richard Childress Racing teammate Brendan Gaughan after two late restarts, including a green-while-checkered that pushed the race to 48 lapsRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver As we head to the final road course of the 2016 XFINITY Series schedule this weekend, I still don’t think anyone has stopped talking about the race at Mid-Ohio a few weeks ago. In case you missed that, it poured down rain for the majority of the race and we attempted to race with rain tires. Needless to say, it’s better in theory than it is in practice. It definitely made for an entertaining show for fans, but even the best road courseRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Road America, Paul Menard took home the victory in beating Ryan Blaney by just over half a second. The highest finishing NASCAR Xfinity Series regular was Brian Scott who finished third. Brandan Gaughan is the only past winner at Road America in the field this weekend. Xfinity Series Chase 22 races into the 2016 Xfinity Series Season, there have been 13 different winners, and only three of them, Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler, and Daniel Suarez are currentlyRead More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The road course portion of the rigorous Tatuus USF-17 prototype development program wrapped up yesterday at Road America with accolades for the state-of-the-art next-generation chassis that will form the backbone for the first two steps on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system – the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires – beginning in 2017. Mazda sports car talent and USF2000 steward/driving coach Joel Miller handled testing duties which also included outings at NCM Motorsports ParkRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Now that the Verizon IndyCar Series season has finished up at Road America and raced just past the halfway mark on the season, it’s time to examine how 2016 has shaped up thus far. The season has proved to be relatively competitive with six winners in nine races, but there have been many facets to the season that has made it one of the most interesting or in some cases one of the weirdest IndyCar seasons in recent memory. Will Power’s recovery 2014 series champion Will PowerRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Tony Cotman, the race director of Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, has place three drivers on probation following events at Road America this past weekend. Andretti Autosport’s Dean Stoneman, Carlin’s Ed Jones and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports w/Curb-Agajanian’s Santiago Urrutia, winner of race 2 at Road America, have been put on probation for the duration of the 2016 season due to what the series deemed as ‘misconduct leading up to and including’ the event at the 4.048-mile road course. If any of the drivers now placedRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer After tremendous anticipation, the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America for the Verizon IndyCar Series is now in the books. At the end of the day, it was Team Penske driver Will Power who led from pole and took the victory. Looking back, here are five takeaways from the days action. 1 ) The event was everything we had hoped it would be The last time Indy cars graced the Wisconsin countryside was 2007. With its high speed corners, long front straight, and a lapRead More
Spencer Pigot scored a career-best finish of ninth in only his sixth start as the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Road America. The IndyCar rookie reigning Indy Lights champion kept the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet out of trouble early, until a late caution bunched the field back up and allowed him to set his sights on the top 10. Pigot powered past series championship leader Simon Pagenaud in the late stages and finished behind his Ed Carpenter Racing teammate, Josef Newgarden, to put an exclamation point on the bannerRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Verizon IndyCar Series has been confirmed that it will return to Road America next year on June 25. Sunday’s race was the first time since 2007 that Indy cars had gone to the 4.048-mile road course, with a large turnout of fans that were treated to Team Penske’s Will Power holding off Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the final two laps to win in IndyCar’s return to the Wisconsin track. Track president George Bruggenthies mentioned that it was one of, if not the biggest,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Will Power fended off a late charge from Tony Kanaan to seal a dominating performance and win the KOHLER Grand Prix in IndyCar’s return to Road America. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion led 46 of 50 laps from pole to secure his 27th career victory and second in a row following his win in the second race of the Belle Isle doubleheader. The only caution of the afternoon happened on lap 40 when rookie Conor Daly had an apparent left rear tire issue while exitingRead More