Jordan King Impresses In Indy Test on Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – Prior to this year, and I mean like a few months ago by that, Jordan King had never seen any of the tracks of the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. The England native spent his young racing career trying to earn a Formula One seat. So, forgive him for not being very familiar with any of the races over here stateside. Despite that, he showed up to St. Pete a few weeks ago and qualified in the Firestone Fast Six. If not for some bad luck in the season opening…

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Rossi, Power Lead INDYCAR Test on IMS Road Course on Friday

.INDIANAPOLIS – Initial reports said that Will Power led the way in Friday’s Verizon IndyCar Series test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Power, turned a lap of 1:09.14-seconds in his No. 12 Chevrolet which at first glance, set the fastest time of the day on a cool Friday afternoon. But, one driver went so fast, his lap wasn’t initially registered. Sources confirmed that Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi actually went P1 with a time of 1:09.08-seconds in his No. 27 Honda instead. The overall timing sheet missed his lap. He…

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Daniel Ricciardo Having a Frustrating Weekend So Far In His Home Country of Australia

Daniel Ricciardo enters the 2018 Formula One season in a contract year. Everywhere he goes he’s going to have to answer on what his plans will be for 2019. Will he remain with Red Bull Racing or leave for Ferrari? What about another team? But, he’d like to put those distractions away in the season opener as the Rolex Australian Grand Prix (1 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) is special to him. It’s his home country track after all. But, Ricciardo has had some bad luck in the race. He’s never finished…

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Haas/McLaren Strong So Far In Australia

It’s no secret, the main contenders to win Sunday’s Formula One season opener in Australia are the Mercedes, Ferrari’s and Red Bull cars. But, there are four other cars that are vying to be right there in the mix after. After Friday’s practice session, it appears that the battle for supremacy as the fourth best team in F1 for 2018 may come down to two surprises. Both Haas and McLaren were strong out of the gates and could contend for top five finishes in Sunday’s Rolex Australian Grand Prix (1…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Rolex Australian Grand Prix (1 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

The season opening Formula One race is here. The Rolex Australian Grand Prix (1 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) will go lights out on Sunday afternoon overseas, or early Sunday morning stateside. With so many changes made during the offseason, halo included, what kind of race are we shaping up for this weekend? After the opening day of practice and how the flow of the weekend is going, here are the top five favorites to win. 

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Alpha Energy Resources 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

MARTINSVILLE, Va – As of now, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway is scheduled to run on Saturday afternoon. That’s as of now. Whenever we run the Alpha Energy Resources 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), here are the top five favorites to watch. 

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PNC Becomes The OFficial Bank of NASCAR

NASCAR and PNC Bank today announced a five-year agreement that introduces the bank as the “Official Bank of NASCAR” and “Official Wealth Management Partner of NASCAR®.” The agreement provides PNC exclusive status and promotional rights around retail, corporate and private banking across the country and U.S. military bases abroad. PNC will be present at key NASCAR races throughout each season and offer its services to the industry, providing valuable insights to drivers, teams, tracks and sponsors. The agreement takes effect immediately.

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Aaron Telitz Gets INDYCAR Test on Friday at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – Belardi Racing took a chance on Aaron Telitz this offseason. I don’t mean that in a negative way either. He’s deserving on any ride he gets so don’t take that wrong. It was the normal racing circumstances that nearly kept another talented driver off the grid. Here’s why. In 2016, Telitz, 26, won six races with Team Pelfrey in Pro Mazda competition. He’d win the championship as a result of that. In fact, he had 15 top five finishes in 16 tries that year. Luckily, he had the Mazda…

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Schedule Change: Weather To Postpone Indy 500 Testing Until April/May

INDIANAPOLIS – Originally, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were supposed to stay in the Indianapolis area following today’s test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and have three test days on the 2.5-mile oval next week. Now, that has been pushed back until the end of April. Mother nature doesn’t look like she’s going to cooperate as 6-8 inches of snow is forecasted to fall on the Indianapolis area overnight and into Saturday, while the weather next week looks to be wet with rain forecasted every day. So, IMS and…

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Axalta Extends Partnership With Hendrick Motorsports Through 2022

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, and 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will take one of the most enduring sponsorships in NASCAR through 2022. Beginning in 2018 and throughout the new 2019-2022 agreement, Axalta will be featured as a 25-race primary sponsor of Hendrick Motorsports’ Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 teams competing in the Cup Series. Over the next two years, Axalta will be a primary sponsor of Hendrick Motorsports drivers Alex Bowman (15 races in 2018 and…

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