Andretti Autosport Ending 2017 IndyCar Season on a High Note

For much of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Andretti Autosport wasn’t very happy. Other than the Indianapolis 500, the first 10 races to the season were ho-hum. But, over the last six races, they’ve really begun to build a lot of momentum heading towards the 2018 season. Take Alexander Rossi for example. Through the first 10 races of the year, the California native led just 23 laps and had just two top five finishes and five top 10s. Since?

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Milestone Starts Coming For Marco Andretti, Josef Newgarden This Weekend at Sonoma

Two American Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are set to make milestone starts in this weekend’s Go Pro Indy Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Marco Andretti will make his 200th career IndyCar start on Sunday while Josef Newgarden will make his 100th start. For Andretti, it’s fitting his 200th career race comes at Sonoma, as the northern California road course was the site of his first career victory too. It happened to come in his rookie season in 2006. 

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Toyota’s Show They’re Class of Cup Field Right Now

As we near the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, one thing is starting to be proven, Toyota’s are going to be a tough out in the playoffs. Other than Kyle Larson, the non Toyota drivers led 37 laps in the Southern 500. Two weeks ago at Bristol, Toyota drivers led 427 of the 500 laps. The week prior to that in Michigan, they led 95 of the 202 laps. At Watkins Glen, they tallied 59 laps led in 90 laps completed on the New…

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Strong Southern 500 For Richard Childress Racing, They Show They Won’t Be an Easy Out in Playoffs

I don’t think anyone is giving Richard Childress Racing much hope for this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. With four drivers being eliminated from playoff contention after the first three races in the playoffs, most thought both Richard Childress Racing drivers that are eligible right now would be among two of the first four drivers that are eliminated. But, the last few weeks show that maybe RCR will be a tougher out than most think. 

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2nd Straight Top 5 Finish For Kurt Busch in Sunday Night’s Southern 500

Maybe we should came him “Big Race Kurt” now. Kurt Busch won the season opening Daytona 500 back in February. In the next crown jewel on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, he finished sixth in May’s Coca-Cola 600. Then, in the Bristol night race two weeks ago, Busch brought his No. 41 Ford home fifth. In tonight’s Southern 500, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver would finish third. Yes, that’s four top sixes in the four annual crown jewels on the NASCAR schedule. 

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Another Top 5 For Erik Jones, He’s Close to Winning

At some point this season, Erik Jones is going to pull his No. 77 Toyota to victory lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Now, he has to hope that comes next Saturday night at the Richmond Raceway. Jones, brought his Furniture Row Racing entry home fifth on Sunday night in the Southern 500, as it was his third straight top five finish on the season. It was also his fifth straight top 10 effort and seventh top 10 finish over the last nine races. 

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Martin Truex Jr. Clinches Regular Season Title, Nearly Wins Southern 500

Martin Truex Jr. could be toasting his way to his motorhome tonight after clinching the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season championship. Instead, he’s as frustrated as ever. Truex, was nine left hand turns away from his second straight Southern 500 victory. Instead, he got into the Turn 3 SAFER barrier with three laps-to-go and had to limp his No. 78 Toyota home eighth on Sunday night at the Darlington Raceway. 

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