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 Beginning Friday May  10th we will have daily coverage from the Indianapolis Motor speedway


 

Monday May 20TH THRU  SuNday May 26TH

LOCAL TRACK RACING   previous Racing

Sunday May 26th...Christopher Bell wins rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600...Newgarden Goes Back-to-Back at Indy in Thriller...Saturday May 25th...RAIN WASHES OUT SATURDAY'S HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOUR EVENT AT GENESEE...Rafa Matos Scores Long-Awaited Lime Rock Park Win in CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series...Strong strategic move puts Elliott in Victory Lane at Charlotte...Saturday's Show at Port Royal Rained Out, Onto Sunday for $75K Bob Weikert Memorial...Ty Gibbs scores first career NASCAR Cup pole in Coca-Cola 600 qualifying...Perfect Redemption for Pinsonneault at Big O Classic 100 from Owosso Speedway...Majeski Marches to Another ASAMT Victory at Jefferson Speedway...Davenport Dominates for Second Career Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway...Hunter Schuerenberg Shines in POWRi 410 Outlaw Sprint Win at Lake Ozark Speedway...Friday May 24TH..Ricky Thornton Jr. Goes Back-to-Back at Lucas Oil Speedway...Nick Sanchez triumphs at Charlotte for second NASCAR Truck Series win...Rafa Matos Earns Second CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series Pole of 2024 at Lime Rock Park...tDixon, Honda Drive to Top of Miller Lite Carb Day Practice at Indy...Thursday May 23rd...Thornton Denies Alberson in Cowboy Classic at Lucas Oil Speedway...Wednesday May 22nd... FINALLY! BACON BREAKS THROUGH AT CIRCLE CITY FOR FIRST USAC WIN OF ‘24...Tuesday May 21ST– Shoot to Thrill: Seavey Scores Hulman Classic Rifle at Terre Haute...Monday May 20th...Newgarden Leads Hectic Race Prep Practice at Indy...

Christopher Bell wins rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600

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SuNday May 26TH...Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning a weather-shortened NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2024 in Concord, North Carolina

A lightning delay that turned into a heavy rainstorm made a winner of Christopher Bell in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 Not that Bell didn’t deserve the victory in the rain-shortened race, which NASCAR was forced to call after 249 of 400 laps were complete.

 The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota started third, led a race-high 90 laps and won the second stage of the 14th NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.

 The decisive juncture in the Memorial Day weekend race came when Bell held off Darlington winner Brad Keselowski during a 10-lap run after a caution for Corey Lajoie’s spin in Turn 2 on Lap 229.

NASCAR Cup Series Race - Coca-Cola 600

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Concord, North Carolina

Sunday, May 26, 2024

                1. (3)  Christopher Bell, Toyota, 249.

                2. (30)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 249.

                3. (2)  William Byron, Chevrolet, 249.

                4. (8)  Tyler Reddick, Toyota, 249.

                5. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 249.

                6. (1)  Ty Gibbs, Toyota, 249.

                7. (5)  Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 249.

                8. (7)  Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 249.

                9. (6)  Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 249.

                10. (13)  Josh Berry #, Ford, 249.

                11. (12)  Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 249.

                12. (4)  Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 249.

                13. (10)  Justin Allgaier(i), Chevrolet, 249.

                14. (28)  Joey Logano, Ford, 249.

                15. (15)  Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 249.

                16. (9)  Michael McDowell, Ford, 249.

                17. (35)  Todd Gilliland, Ford, 249.

                18. (24)  Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 249.

                19. (34)  Erik Jones, Toyota, 249.

                20. (17)  Austin Cindric, Ford, 249.

                21. (20)  Carson Hocevar #, Chevrolet, 249.

                22. (22)  Justin Haley, Ford, 249.

                23. (39)  Chris Buescher, Ford, 249.

                24. (14)  Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 249.

                25. (18)  Chase Briscoe, Ford, 249.

                26. (31)  Ryan Preece, Ford, 249.

                27. (27)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 249.

                28. (36)  Shane Van Gisbergen(i), Chevrolet, 249.

                29. (29)  Jimmie Johnson, Toyota, 249.

                30. (26)  John Hunter Nemechek, Toyota, 249.

                31. (23)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, 249.

                32. (32)  Harrison Burton, Ford, 249.

                33. (25)  Zane Smith #, Chevrolet, 249.

                34. (33)  Kaz Grala #, Ford, 249.

                35. (21)  Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 249.

                36. (38)  Ty Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 247.

                37. (37)  BJ McLeod(i), Ford, 241.

                38. (19)  Noah Gragson, Ford, Accident, 170.

                39. (16)  Ryan Blaney, Ford, Accident, 143.

                40. (40)  JJ Yeley(i), Chevrolet, Steering, 114.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  123.053 mph.

Time of Race:  3 Hrs, 2 Mins, 7 Secs. Margin of Victory:  Under Caution Seconds.

Caution Flags:  7 for 46 laps.

Lead Changes:  21 among 10 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   T. Gibbs 1-42;M. McDowell 43-48;S. Van Gisbergen(i) 49-50;T. Gibbs 51-71;W. Byron 72-89;T. Gibbs 90-93;W. Byron 94-103;T. Gibbs 104-110;R. Chastain 111-120;C. Bell 121-146;J. Berry # 147-153;C. Bell 154-159;M. Truex Jr. 160-167;C. Elliott 168-169;W. Byron 170-188;C. Bell 189-201;W. Byron 202;C. Bell 203-206;W. Byron 207;C. Bell 208-230;B. Keselowski 231;C. Bell 232-249.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Christopher Bell 6 times for 90 laps; Ty Gibbs 4 times for 74 laps; William Byron 5 times for 49 laps; Ross Chastain 1 time for 10 laps; Martin Truex Jr. 1 time for 8 laps; Josh Berry # 1 time for 7 laps; Michael McDowell 1 time for 6 laps; Shane Van Gisbergen(i) 1 time for 2 laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 2 laps; Brad Keselowski 1 time for 1 lap.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 24,54,48,20,19,23,12,6,4,34

Stage #2 Top Ten: 20,24,23,11,6,48,9,4,1,45

Stage #3 Top Ten: 20,6,24,45,11,54,9,1,48,4

 

Newgarden Goes Back-to-Back at Indy in Thriller

It was worth the wait, and then some.

SuNday May 26TH...Josef Newgarden joined the immortals Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by becoming just the sixth driver to win the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in two consecutive years, edging Pato O’Ward in a scintillating race that included the start delayed four hours by a midday rainstorm.

Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden drove his No. 2 Shell Powering Progress Team Penske Chevrolet to the victory by .3417 of a second over the No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet of O’Ward, as they swapped the lead four times over the last eight laps.

“I knew we could win this race again,” Newgarden said. “There’s just no better way to win this race than that. I’ve got to give it up to Pato, as well. He’s an incredibly clean driver. It takes two people to make that work.”

Newgarden, who started third, became the first repeat winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” since Helio Castroneves won in 2001 and 2002 for Team Penske. Newgarden also earned the record-extending 20th victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for Team Penske.

INDIANAPOLIS - Results Sunday of the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge NTT INDYCAR SERIES event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (3) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running
2. (8) Pato O'Ward, Chevrolet, 200, Running
3. (21) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running
4. (4) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 200, Running
5. (14) Alex Palou, Honda, 200, Running
6. (1) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 200, Running
7. (11) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 200, Running
8. (6) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 200, Running
9. (7) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
10. (29) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 200, Running
11. (15) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 200, Running
12. (24) Christian Rasmussen, Chevrolet, 200, Running
13. (28) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 200, Running
14. (10) Takuma Sato, Honda, 200, Running
15. (33) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200, Running
16. (23) Sting Ray Robb, Chevrolet, 200, Running
17. (17) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 200, Running
18. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200, Running
19. (26) Romain Grosjean, Chevrolet, 200, Running
20. (20) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 200, Running
21. (18) Kyffin Simpson, Honda, 200, Running
22. (22) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 199, Running
23. (13) Colton Herta, Honda, 170, Contact
24. (2) Will Power, Chevrolet, 145, Contact
25. (19) Marco Andretti, Honda, 113, Contact
26. (12) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet, 106, Contact
27. (9) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 55, Mechanical
28. (27) Linus Lundqvist, Honda, 27, Contact
29. (31) Katherine Legge, Honda, 22, Mechanical
30. (16) Marcus Armstrong, Honda, 6, Mechanical
31. (25) Tom Blomqvist, Honda, 0, Contact
32. (30) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 0, Contact
33. (32) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 0, Contact

Race Statistics
Winner's average speed: 167.763 mph
Time of Race: 2:58:49.4079
Margin of victory: 0.3417 of a second
Cautions: 8 for 46 laps
Lead changes: 49 among 18 drivers

Lap Leaders:
McLaughlin, Scott 1 - 23
Robb, Sting Ray 24 - 26
Daly, Conor 27 - 31
Robb, Sting Ray 32
McLaughlin, Scott 33 - 34
O'Ward, Pato 35
Daly, Conor 36 - 42
McLaughlin, Scott 43 - 48
Rasmussen, Christian 49
McLaughlin, Scott 50 - 57
Daly, Conor 58 - 64
Robb, Sting Ray 65 - 76
McLaughlin, Scott 77 - 87
VeeKay, Rinus 88 - 91
Rahal, Graham 92
Lundgaard, Christian 93
VeeKay, Rinus 94 - 96
Lundgaard, Christian 97 - 99
Newgarden, Josef 100 - 112
McLaughlin, Scott 113 - 125
Newgarden, Josef 126 - 129
McLaughlin, Scott 130
Rossi, Alexander 131
Ferrucci, Santino 132
Dixon, Scott 133 - 134
O'Ward, Pato 135 - 136
Dixon, Scott 137 - 140
Daly, Conor 141 - 143
Robb, Sting Ray 144 - 150
Dixon, Scott 151 - 154
O'Ward, Pato 155
Rossi, Alexander 156 - 159
O'Ward, Pato 160
Rossi, Alexander 161 - 163
O'Ward, Pato 164
Rossi, Alexander 165
O'Ward, Pato 166 - 169
Dixon, Scott 170 - 171
Palou, Alex 172
VeeKay, Rinus 173
Kirkwood, Kyle 174 - 175
Ilott, Callum 176
Carpenter, Ed 177 - 179
Larson, Kyle 180 - 183
Simpson, Kyffin 184 - 186
Rossi, Alexander 187
Newgarden, Josef 188 - 190
Rossi, Alexander 191 - 192
Newgarden, Josef 193 - 194
O'Ward, Pato 195
Newgarden, Josef 196 - 198
O'Ward, Pato 199
Newgarden, Josef 200

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Point Standings:
Palou 183, Dixon 163, Power 157, O'Ward 134, Herta 134, McLaughlin 131, Newgarden 122, Rossi 120, Rosenqvist 116, Kirkwood 115, Lundgaard 102, Ferrucci 95, Rahal 87, VeeKay 87, Armstrong 81, Grosjean 79, Lundqvist 73, Simpson 70, Ericsson 68, Canapino 56, Rasmussen 51, Fittipaldi 50, Harvey 47, Blomqvist 46, Robb 46,  Ilott 39, Theo Pourchaire 38, Daly 21, Larson 21, Sato 19, Carpenter 14, Luca Ghiotto 14,  Castroneves 10, Colin Braun 10, Nolan Siegel 10, Hunter-Reay 6, Andretti 5, Legge 5

 

Davenport Dominates for Second Career Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway

Saturday May 25th...n a dominating performance, Jonathan Davenport ran away with the 32nd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by Missouri Division of Tourism on Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Speedway.


Rafa Matos Scores Long-Awaited Lime Rock Park Win in CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series

Saturday May 25th...Slater Finishes Second in Trans Am Return, Annunziata Drives from Back to Finish Third


Strong strategic move puts Elliott in Victory Lane at Charlotte
 

David Jensen/Getty Images)

Saturday May 25th...With a masterpiece of strategy and modicum of good fortune, Chase Elliott won Saturday’s BetMGM 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season.
Ty Gibbs scores first career NASCAR Cup pole in Coca-Cola 600 qualifying

 Logan Riely/Getty Images
Saturday May 25th... Ty Gibbs saved the strongest performance of the day for the money lap in time trials for the Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Hunter Schuerenberg Shines in POWRi 410 Outlaw Sprint Win at Lake Ozark Speedway

Saturday May 25th...Hunter Schuerenberg would lead every step of the way with the POWRi 410 Outlaw Sprint in SprintFest presented by Start2Finish TV to notch his first league victory and pocket the $5K-payday in an outstanding feature event at Lake Ozark Speedway.


Wesley Smith Remains Winning at Lake Ozark Speedway with POWRi WAR

Saturday May 25th...Wesley Smith would maintain perfection on the season in Night One of ‘SprintFest’ presented by Start2Finish TV feature event at Lake Ozark Speedway with the POWRi WAR Sprint League to notch his fifteenth career feature victory to being the Memorial Weekend double-header.


Saturday's Show at Port Royal Rained Out, Onto Sunday for $75K Bob Weikert Memorial

Saturday May 25th...Saturday's opening night of the Bob Weikert Memorial has been canceled due to downpouring rain and severe storms moving in during the afternoon at the Port Royal Speedway.


 

Perfect Redemption for Pinsonneault at Big O Classic 100 from Owosso Speedway

 

- Saturday May 25th...The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance rolled into Owosso Speedway Saturday with 28 cars ready to do battle in the $10,000 to win Big O Classic 100. After two opening races with missed shifts creating missed opportunities for Chase Pinsonneault, he rebounded with a near-perfect performance on Saturday at Owosso that resulted in his first career JEGS Tour win and first win in the United States in a Template Late Model.


 

Majeski Marches to Another ASAMT Victory at Jefferson Speedway


 

- Saturday May 25th...- After a rough Friday night in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, five-time ASA Midwest Tour champion came back to the “old cornfield” to turn his Memorial Day weekend around within 24 hours.



RAIN WASHES OUT SATURDAY'S HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOUR EVENT AT GENESEE

Round two of the three-race Memorial Day weekend swing for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series fell victim to Mother Nature on Saturday. Rain began late morning and continued until early evening at Genesee Speedway resulting in the fifth rainout in the first seven scheduled events.


 

High-5! Swanson Pockets $26,000 Payday with Fifth Hoosier Hundred Win

Indy Racing Images

 Friday May 24th... Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) pocketed a total of $26,000 for his victory in the USAC Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred on Saturday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.


JEREMY WONDERLING WINS “GARY MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL” FOR 3RD TIME IN 5 YEARS TOPPING AN OUTLAW SPEEDWAY RECORD 33 HOVIS RUSH LATE MODELS FOR THE FLYNN’S TIRE/GUNTER’S HONEY TOURING SERIES EVENT

Friday May 24th...After four rainouts in the first five events, beautiful weather finally returned to the region allowing action to resume for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series on Friday night at Outlaw Speedway


Locals Eves, DeFabis Earn USF Pro Championship Oval Wins

 

Gavin Baker

 

Friday May 24th...Braden Eves and Tanner DeFabis shared the honors today at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park after the traditional Carb Night Classic had been postponed from last night due to inclement weather. The USF Pro Championships Presented by Continental Tire’s one and only visit this season to an oval track duly lived up to expectations.


Rafa Matos Earns Second CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series Pole of 2024 at Lime Rock Park

Friday May 24th...Evan Slater Starting Second in Trans Am Return

Practice and qualifying have concluded for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series race at Lime Rock Park. Rafa Matos (No. 60 Concord American Flagpole/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang) earned his second Pole Award of the season, clocking a time of 51.658. Starting beside Matos will be Evan Slater (No. 17 CUBE 3/Franklin Road/M1 Ford Mustang), who qualified second with a best time of 52.084.  


Ricky Thornton Jr. Goes Back-to-Back at Lucas Oil Speedway

Friday May 24th...Ricky Thornton Jr. made a daring three-wide pass for the lead on the opening lap from his fourth starting position and went on to lead the rest of the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson on Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway


Nick Sanchez triumphs at Charlotte for second NASCAR Truck Series win

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

 Friday May 24th...Nick Sanchez showed what an opportunist can do when the right moment presents itself.
Taking advantage of fresh tires and a quick pit stop, Sanchez charged from the 10th position on a restart with nine laps left in Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and held off Corey Heim to win his second NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race of the season — and of his career.

Dixon, Honda Drive to Top of Miller Lite Carb Day Practice at Indy

Friday May 24th...Scott Dixon led the Miller Lite Carb Day final practice for the 108th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Honda-powered drivers turned the qualifying form chart upside-down with two days remaining before “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”


Bounce Back! Seavey Salutes with Dominant Circle City USAC Sprint Win

Indy Racing Images

Thursday May 23rd..Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) pocketed $10,000 for capturing Thursday night's USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature at Circle City Raceway.


Thornton Denies Alberson in Cowboy Classic at Lucas Oil Speedway

Thursday May 23rd...RIcky Thornton Jr. took full advantage of a late race caution, passing race leader Garrett Alberson with two laps to go to win the 11th Annual Cowboy Classic on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. The race was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA.


FINALLY! BACON BREAKS THROUGH AT CIRCLE CITY FOR FIRST USAC WIN OF ‘24

Josh James

 

Wednesday May 22nd... Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) broke through for his first USAC win of 2024 during Wednesday night's Circle City Salute at Indianapolis, Indiana's Circle City Raceway.


Shoot to Thrill: Seavey Scores Hulman Classic Rifle at terre Haute

indy Racing Images

Tuesday May 21ST...Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) earned the coveted rifle after winning Tuesday night's 54th running of the Tony Hulman Classic featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track.


Newgarden Leads Hectic Race Prep Practice at Indy

Monday May 2oTH...Whether running with qualifying or race setups, there is one indisputable fact this Month of May: Team Penske is fast.


 

 


 

Monday May 20th THRU Sunday May 26th

LOCAL TRACK NEWS   previous NEWSFriday May 24TH...INDYCAR Announces Procedure Updates for 2024 Indianapolis 500...Thursday May 23rd...Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge Key Part of Show-Me 100 Finale...146 Laps, 100 Miles: 67th Hoosier Hundred Hits IRP Friday Night...POWRi Enhances Safety with the Addition of Trackside Safety and Training Team...INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series To Debut in September...CAREER 1ST HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL WIN FOR RYAN HARE AT TYLER COUNTY; GALE RUTH JR & KADEN MICHAEL OPEN RUSH SPRINT & STOCK CAR SEASONS VICTORIOUS...Bourdais, Van Der Zande Seek Sweep of Street Courses...NASCAR Weekend Preview: Charlotte Motor Speedway...Wednesday May 22nd..Trans Am Series Race Preview: Lime Rock Park... Pri Weekly Racing Industry Update....Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Stop at 34 Raceway Reformed to Slocum 50...Entry List Notebook – Hellraizer Jacks Pit Crew Challenge Adds to Show-Me 100 Excitement...Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic...Final countdown to the centenary CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa begins after successful Prologue...TRIPLEHEADER WEEKEND FOR HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOUR; FRIDAY AT OUTLAW FOR "GARY MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL" FOLLOWED BY GENESEE ON SATURDAY & TRI-CITY SUNDAY...HOLLYWOOD CASINO GOES ALL-IN WITH KUBOTA HIGH LIMIT RACING AT LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY...Tuesday May 21st...What a Trip! | SCCA Up to Speed...Ricky Rudd, Carl Edwards, Ralph Moody elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame...Monday May 20TH...32nd Annual Show-Me 100 Offering Plenty of Excitement On and Off Track...Finalists Named for 2025-26 IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship...SO CAL LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS WILL REMEMBER FALLEN HEROES SATURDAY AT BARONA...

INDYCAR Announces Procedure Updates for 2024 Indianapolis 500

Friday May 24TH...INDYCAR has informed race teams of procedural updates ahead of the 108th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. During this morning’s drivers’ meeting, teams were made aware of:


Pressure mounts as the spotlight is focused on Kyle Larson in Indianapolis

Friday May 24TH..Kyle Larson sat center stage – his fellow Indianapolis 500 second row starters on either side for the last formal news conference before Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

 One after another – after another and another – the questions all came for Larson, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion who will roll off fifth in his Indianapolis 500 debut Sunday afternoon before flying immediately to Charlotte Motor Speedway to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series’ longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600, that night.


Bourdais, Van Der Zande Seek Sweep of Street Courses

Thursday May 23rd...Two of IMSA’s Best on Streets Have Chance to Double Up for Cadillac in Detroit


Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge Key Part of Show-Me 100 Finale

Thursday May 23rd...As anticipation continues to build for the 32nd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by Missouri Division of Tourism at Lucas Oil Speedway, it’s also time to recognize Midwest Sheet Metal for supporting what always is one of the weekend highlights.


NASCAR Weekend Preview: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thursday May 23rd...Playoff pressure mounts as NASCAR Cup season enters second half

The NASCAR Cup Series regular season has reached its midpoint of 13 races, and only half the 16-driver Playoff field has been filled with presumptive qualifiers—those who have won races, that is.


 CAREER 1ST HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL WIN FOR RYAN HARE AT TYLER COUNTY; GALE RUTH JR & KADEN MICHAEL OPEN RUSH SPRINT & STOCK CAR SEASONS VICTORIOUS

Thursday May 23rd...he Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sprint Cars, and RUSH Stock Cars were all in action this past weekend as rainy weather finally gave way to war


INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series To Debut in September

Thursday May 23rd...iRacing, INDYCAR and ButtKicker announced May 23 the creation of the inaugural INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series, set to debut in September.


146 Laps, 100 Miles: 67th Hoosier Hundred Hits IRP Friday Night

Jack Reitz Thursday May 23rd...

Twenty-four entries are set to for battle in the longest distance event (lap wise) of the 2024 USAC Silver Crown season this Friday night, May 24, at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.


$10K to Win Big O Classic 100 Saturday for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Owosso Speedway


 

Thursday May 23rd...The first can’t miss event of the season for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is upon us on Saturday, May 25th. A nearly $50,000 purse awaits the 30 car starting field at the end of the 100 lap Big O Classic 100. Not only is the event standing alone as a staple event in Template Late Model racing


POWRi Enhances Safety with the Addition of Trackside Safety and Training Team

Thursday May 23rd...  POWRi (Performance and Open Wheel Racing, Inc.) is proud to announce a significant enhancement to its racing operations with the addition of the Trackside Safety and Training Team, underscoring a new initiative of POWRi's unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of its drivers, teams, and fans.


Tickets Now on Sale for 2024 DuQuoin Mile Dirt Track Extravaganza

Wednesday May 22nd..Progressive American Flat Track, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, announced today that tickets are officially on sale for this year’s Memphis Shades DuQuoin Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on July 6 in Du Quoin, Illinois.


SOCAL LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS GOING TOPLESS SATURDAY AT BARONA 

 Wednesday May 22nd..For the first of two times in 2024, the SoCal Lightning Sprint Cars are taking their tops off for Saturday’s race at the Barona Speedway. Of the 11 races on this year's original schedule, only this Saturday and September 28th will feature the speedy cars without their top and nose wings.


 

Final countdown to the centenary CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa begins after successful Prologue

Wednesday May 22nd..The contenders for the 2024 CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa have completed two days of running at the iconic Belgian circuit to launch the final countdown to the centenary race.


Trans Am Series Race Preview: Lime Rock Park

Wednesday May 22nd..A Memorial Day Tradition The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli returns to action at the Lime Rock SpeedTour for Lime Rock Park’s Trans Am Memorial Day Classic.



 

 

TRIPLEHEADER WEEKEND FOR HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/GUNTER'S HONEY TOUR; FRIDAY AT OUTLAW FOR "GARY MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL" FOLLOWED BY GENESEE ON SATURDAY & TRI-CITY SUNDAY

Wednesday May 22nd..While Mother Nature has wrecked havoc to the start of the season, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Gunter's Honey Touring Series is ready for a huge tripleheader over the Memorial Day weekend. 


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Stop at 34 Raceway Reformed to Slocum 50

Wednesday May 22nd..Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and 34 Raceway officials are excited to announce that the July 11 event at the Southeast, Iowa 3/8-mile clay oval, originally dubbed the CRST Transportation 40, will now carry out as the postponed Slocum 50 from April.


Entry List Notebook – Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic

 Wednesday May 22nd.. WeatherTech Championship Heads to the Downtown Street Circuit the First Time


Hellraizer Jacks Pit Crew Challenge Adds to Show-Me 100 Excitement

Wednesday May 22nd..The Hellraizer Jacks Pit Crew Challenge is just one of many activities taking place prior to the start of Saturday’s Show-Me 100 main event at Lucas Oil Speedway.


HOLLYWOOD CASINO GOES ALL-IN WITH KUBOTA HIGH LIMIT RACING AT LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY

Wednesday May 22nd..Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg is partnering with Lawrenceburg Speedway to bring Kubota High Limit Racing back to the ‘burg on May 31st. River Rage presented by Hollywood Casino will feature NASCAR champion Kyle Larson, five-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, Rico Abreu, Brent Marks, Tyler Courtney and the High Rollers battling for one-night at the southern Indiana-track for a $12,000 top prize


Pri Weekly Racing Industry Update

Wednesday May 22nd..LAST CHANCE: Reserve Your PRI Show Booth By Friday to Be Included in Initial Floorplan


Carb Night Classic Up Next for USF Pro Championships

Wednesday May 22nd..Additional Points Haul Available for Season’s Lone Oval Event


 

CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa presents sensational 67-car entry list for centenary edition

Tuesday May 21st...A field of 67 GT3 cars representing nine world-renowned manufacturers will have the honour of contesting the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa when the great race stages its centenary edition on 25–30 June.


Lucas Oil MLRA Teams Gearing Up For Record Paying "Show-Me 100"

Lloyd Collins

Tuesday May 21st...The 32nd Annual "Show-Me 100" returns to the Lucas Oil Speedway May 23rd - 25th for three big nights of action.


 

Six-Pack of Seven-Up: No. 7 Porsche 963 has 6 Podiums in Last 7 Races

Tuesday May 21st...Porsche Penske Motorsport’s No. 7 Has Best Run of GTP Podiums


FORMULA DRIFT DRIVEN EXPERIENCE WELCOMES CHICK-FIL-A AS NEW 2024 PARTNER 

 

Tuesday May 21st...Chick-fil-A joins US Air Force, University of Northwestern Ohio, and Acceler8 Education in helping to provide inspiration and career options for young adults through exposure to motorsports


two tire choices at NASCAR All-Star Race were a good first step

Tuesday May 21st...It was a noble experiment—and one with promising possibilities.

Under fire in the crucible that is the NASCAR All-Star Race, the sanctioning body tested a new concept—two different types of Goodyear tires with distinctly different characteristics available to competitors.


What a Trip! | SCCA Up to Speed

Tuesday May 21st...The 2024 RallyCross National Tour schedule has been announced, with stops in California, Oklahoma, Alabama, and West Virginia. Are you in? 


Ricky Rudd, Carl Edwards, Ralph Moody elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tuesday May 21st... Ricky Rudd was raking leaves at his home in Cornelius, N.C., when he got the text.

 Shortly thereafter, Rudd got the news that he was a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2025, joining driver Carl Edwards and late master mechanic and team owner Ralph Moody.


 

inalists Named for 2025-26 IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship

 Monday May 20th..Nine Are in the Running for Benefits Worth over $250,000 to Race in IMSA


SO CAL LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS WILL REMEMBER FALLEN HEROES SATURDAY AT BARONA

 

 Monday May 20th...One driver will be taking this beautiful Zamp Helmet home on Saturday night.

 With a mind towards remembering fallen military heroes this Memorial Day weekend, the So Cal Lightning Sprint Car Series has come up with a star program for Saturday’s race at the Barona Speedway.


32nd Annual Show-Me 100 Offering Plenty of Excitement On and Off Track

Monday May 20th...The 32nd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by Missouri Division of Tourism at Lucas Oil Speedway will offer a tremendous fan experience in addition to the on-track excitement expected over the three-day mega event.


 


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