Hall Of “Fame”

I think the concept of a Hall of Fame is nice.  A little “me too” if you asked me, but if we can have a stapler HoF, why not a NASCAR HoF?  But if we are going to have one, little late for that because we do, how do we do it and not water down the classes with people who have never won, or won once, at the highest level? Don’t we have an obligation to our history to put only the elite in?  Too late really, because we…

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Matheus Leist Dominates Friday’s Freedom 100

INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t the close finish that we’ve been accustomed to seeing in the annual Freedom 100 Indy Lights Series race, but it was still a thrilling one. Pole sitter Matheus Leist won his first career Indy Lights race on Friday, dominating the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Leist, 19, led flag to flag, 40 total laps led overall, en route to his second straight podium finish. 

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Helio Castroneves Fastest in Final IndyCar Practice on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske wasn’t happy with their qualifying effort last weekend for this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Will Power was the only one to qualify in the top nine, with the rest coming from 18th on back. On Friday though, they showed that their race pace may prove to be the ones to beat. 

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James Hinchcliffe Blows Engine in Final Practice on Carb Day, Should Honda Be Worried?

INDIANAPOLIS – Just 29 laps into his Carb Day practice run, James Hinchcliffe blew an engine on his No. 5 Honda. What’s strange is the Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports driver just came out of his pit stall when the green flag came back out. But, if this was a fluke occurrence, it would be one thing, but this is becoming a bad trend for Honda engines. 

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Kevin Harvick Earns Coca-Cola 600 Pole

Last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was on the Charlotte Motor Speedway for a points paying race, Kevin Harvick earned the pole for the Bank of America 500 last Fall. Tonight, Harvick earned his second straight points paying pole at the 1.5-mile North Carolina track, turning a lap of 193.424 mph in his No. 4 Ford in Round Three of Coors Light Pole Qualifying en route to his third pole of the 2017 season. Harvick, is a two-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN), winning in…

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Matheus Leist Earns Freedom 100 Pole in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Rookie Matheus Leist has never raced on an oval before, but that didn’t faze him on Thursday afternoon from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the Carlin Racing driver will start from the pole in Friday’s Freedom 100 (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Leist, 18, posted record breaking laps, as the Brazilian set new standards for both the two-lap qualifying average (199.198 mph) and the fastest Indy Lights single-car lap set during qualifying (199.268 mph) for the Carlin team following a lengthy delay due to rain.

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Bourdais Released From Hospital on Wednesday

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais, injured in a crash May 20 during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and has been moved to a local rehabilitation facility. Bourdais sustained multiple pelvic fractures and a fractured right hip when his No. 18 GEICO Honda crashed into the SAFER Barrier in Turn 2 on the third lap of his qualifications attempt Saturday. The Dale Coyne Racing driver underwent successful surgery that evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

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