For 5th Straight Year, Pippa Mann to Drive in Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – Dale Coyne Racing announced on Tuesday that for a fifth consecutive year, Pippa Mann will pilot the team’s third entry in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Mann, will be back behind the wheel of the No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing Honda, as she looks to make her sixth start at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway. The British driver will once again be paired with engineer Rob Ridgely. He was Mann’s engineer when she scored her best IndyCar Series finish in 2015 (13th), as well as her best Indy…

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Atlanta Puts Off Repave Until At Least Another Year

Atlanta Motor Speedway officials will put off a repaving project at the 1.54-mile facility until the track’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race has been completed. Officials had planned to repave the worn racing surface following this year’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 5. Several NASCAR drivers, however, urged track officials and Speedway Motorsports, Inc., President Marcus Smith to reconsider the move.  “We appreciate all of the input we have received from key individuals in the NASCAR industry, as well as our customers,” Atlanta Motor Speedway President…

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Chevrolet Test Session at Indy This Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is inviting fans to watch another Indianapolis 500 test, this time by Chevrolet teams on Saturday, April 1. Fans can view the test for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with a lunch break from noon-1 p.m., from the Turn 2 Viewing Mounds, IMS Museum Lot or the South Terrace Grandstands. Free parking is available in the Museum Lot for fans. This is the second Indianapolis 500 test in eight days at IMS, as Honda drivers as well as Team Penske turned laps under sunny skies,…

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Preferred Freezer Services to Sponsor Hildebrand In 4 IndyCar Races for the 2017 Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Preferred Freezer Services announced today an expansion of their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing and driver JR Hildebrand. Hildebrand’s No. 21 Chevrolet will showcase the white and blue Preferred Freezer Services colors at four Verizon IndyCar Series races this year, including the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the partnership between Preferred Freezer Services and Ed Carpenter Racing has grown to include additional events. Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with…

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Is Kyle Busch the Next Different Winner for the 2017 Cup Season?

So far, there’s been five different winners for five different teams in the first five races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. What’s strange though, is among those five teams, none of which are Joe Gibbs Racing or Hendrick Motorsports drivers. I think that changes this weekend. To me, Kyle Busch is the driver to watch this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, as I think he can make it six-for-six to start the 2017 season off. Busch, has led 139 laps so far this year, but unfortunately,…

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Can Denny Hamlin Get Going This Weekend at Martinsville?

25 drivers have led a lap so far during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. That means just 20 drivers have yet to lead a lap during the first five races of the year. What’s weird about that stat is prior to last Sunday,  Denny Hamlin belonged to the “20” drivers category. Hamlin, has only led four laps in 2017 so far, as that’s as shocking as any news to start this year off so far. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has yet to finish in the top five…

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Can Jimmie Johnson Turn His 2017 Season Around at Martinsville?

If there’s any place that Jimmie Johnson is going to get out of his slump to start the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, it’s this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway. Johnson, won the last time out at the Virginia short track in the playoffs last year with leading 92 of the 500 laps that day. That was his ninth win at Martinsville in 30 starts there. Overall, Johnson has nine wins, 19 top fives and 24 top 10s in those 30 races at Martinsville including an average finishing…

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