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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Friday night’s bizarre, attrition-filled, rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway produced an appropriately unexpected outcome when Jeremy Clements took the checkered flag under caution at the end of the third attempt at overtime.  Clements’ victory in the Wawa 250, a race that started roughly three hours late and ended shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, was his first at Daytona and the second of his career. Both of Clements victories have come on August 27, his firstRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing flexed its muscles again during Friday’s final practice for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 as Tony Kanaan topped the board, but a pair of incidents during the 90-minute session would overshadow the continued success from the Ganassi stable. Kanaan’s Honda set the fast time of 227.114 mph around the 2.5-mile track, just ahead of teammate Marcus Ericsson at 227.004 mph. “It’s not important at all,” Kanaan said of being fastest on Friday. “We had a good car all month.Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Palou finished a close second in the 2021 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and qualified second Sunday for this year’s race, but he jumped to the top spot in practice Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing a magical Month of May for Chip Ganassi Racing. Reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Palou led with a top lap of 229.441 mph in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. He was the pacesetter of four Ganassi team cars in the top five. SEE: Practice Results Six-time seriesRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Sage Karam rolled out of the garage comfortable and fast Tuesday morning in the first Indianapolis 500 practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But that doesn’t mean all is perfect in the preparation of his Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet for the May 29 race.  This is Indy, after all, where the mental stress of figuring out how to go faster can be worse than act of steering into Turn 1 at more than 230 mph. The dilemma of the moment: Should the teamRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Anytime the NASCAR Xfinity Series visits a road course, Austin Cindric is always a threat and Friday at Indianapolis, it was business as usual for him as he topped the board in practice for Saturday’s running of the Pennzoil 150. “It’s definitely good,” Cindric said. “If I’ve learned anything in my NASCAR career, it’s that practice doesn’t matter. It certainly shows we have a fast Ford Mustang. It’s a pretty important weekend for me and my team, so it’s good to check that box,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NTT IndyCar Series veteran Sage Karam will become the latest competitor to dabble NASCAR. In three weeks time, Karam will drive Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series. With Montage Mountain Resorts as his primary sponsor, everything is set into stone for the Nazareth native to compete in the Pennzoil 150 at Indianapolis. “It has always been a dream of mine to be able to compete at this level with some of the world’s best stock car drivers,” said Karam in aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Sage Karam had an eventful Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not only he had to make the 33-car field, he had a good view of Simon Pagenaud’s mechanical problems. Karam had began the Month of May showing good speed where he even end up in the top-10 standings. Like his competitors starting on the final row next Sunday, Fast Friday and qualifying proved to be a struggle. As a result of missing the top-30 Saturday, Karam had to qualify again and makeRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power got a different taste of Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he was surprisingly relegated to the stress of last-chance qualifying to make the final row of the Indianapolis 500.  What the Team Penske driver didn’t expect Sunday was a kiss of the Turn 2 wall on the last lap of his four-lap run.  Power, the second driver on the track in the five-car session to settle the final three spots in the race, drifted high out of the corner and smacked the SAFER Barrier with the right rearRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a new look to driver Sage Karam and the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The once-black Chevrolet-powered Dallara is a crisp blue and white, the predominant colors of new sponsor AES Indiana. And the team has trimmed from two cars to one for this year’s 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30, hoping that narrowing the manpower to one entry will produce better results than recent 500s. The best look of all, though, was onRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais of AJ Foyt Racing was the fastest among 32 drivers who turned laps Thursday at the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Open Test, which included a rain delay of more than five hours at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Frenchman Bourdais was among a group of 11 drivers who took to the 2.5-mile oval in the final 70 minutes of track activity for veteran refresher tests and the Rookie Orientation Program, and he turned a top lap of 224.427 mph in the famous No. 14 ROKiTRead More