Saturday’s INDYCAR Race Much Different Than Last Year’s But It Still Packed Punch

FORT WORTH, TX – Most of the drivers warned us that Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway could be a snoozefest. The said that passing would be difficult and that it could be a high speed parade around the 1.5-mile track. They were calling for more downforce to fix it. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to experiment. But, after 248 Laps of racing, while it was definitely different from the 23 lead changes that we saw last year, it certainly wasn’t “boring.” While I’m the first to…

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Honda’s Have Better Fuel Mileage, Better Tire Wear In Dominating Chevy In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – This weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway was supposed to be about Chevrolet. 13 days ago, they led 150 of 200 laps for the Indianapolis 500 and finished 1-2. They also had nine of the top 11 starters that day as it was apparent that they had the superior package on superspeedways. The three Team Penske drivers started 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 and throw in Tony Kanaan in sixth and you had four Chevy drivers in the first three rows…

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June Is The Month Of Scott Dixon As He Backs Up Belle Isle Victory With Texas Win

FORT WORTH, TX – Scott Dixon is the hottest driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now. Heading into the month of June, Dixon had yet to lead a lap in 2018. Despite that, he was coming off of a Month of May at Indy where he finished second in the INDYCAR Grand Prix and third in the Indianapolis 500. The four races prior, he had three top six finishes in four tries. Still, the driver that led 5,031 laps in this career prior to this season had yet to lead…

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Carlin and Rahal Duos Leave Texas With Solid Finishes

FORT WORTH, TX – Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway, Carlin was beaming with joy. In the second race last weekend in Belle Isle, Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton finished eighth and 11th respectively. They were finally starting to get some luck to go their way and the improvements from all season were showing. If they were happy about that, they’ll certainly be happy with how this weekend’s race on the high banked 1.5-mile track went. 

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Rossi Passes 52 Cars To Finish 3rd In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – It seems like Alexander Rossi is the best driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series at making passes. In the three ovals, tracks that seemed like passing would be difficult, Rossi eclipsed 50 on track passes in each. At Phoenix back in April, Rossi started up front but fell to the back after an early race pit stop penalty. He’d not only make up his lap, but he’d pass over 50 cars and finish third. Then, in the Indy 500 two weeks ago, Rossi started 32nd. He’d charge…

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Wickens Starts Off With Stellar Night But Unforunately Sees It End With Lap 171 Crash With Ed Carpenter

FORT WORTH, TX – I wrote on Friday how Robert Wickens has been superb in his rookie season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He has virtually never seen most of these tracks and here he was competing on all of them for wins already. In the season opener in St. Pete, a track that he’s never seen before, he earned the pole and led a race-high 69 of 110 laps before being crashed while battling for the lead with two laps-to-go. The next race in Phoenix, a track that not only…

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Tire Problems Cost Team Penske DXC Technology 600 Win In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway it appeared that Team Penske would dominate the show. Most drivers said that passing would be few and far between and their trio of drivers had no one starting in front of them. In qualifying, the earned the top three starting spots with Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power starting 1-2-3 respectively. They were not just quick in qualifying though but rather in superspeedway trim in general.

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix (2 p.m. ET/ABC)

After a week off, the stars of Formula One are back in action for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix (2 p.m. ET/ABC). Here are the top five favorites. Lewis Hamilton Is there anyone else you’d pick? Mercedes went 1-2 last year and Hamilton has already won twice this season alone. Plus, Hamilton has won three straight races in Montreal and six overall. If he can win on Sunday, his seventh victory in Canada would tie Michael Schumacher for most ever there. He will start fourth. Valtteri Bottas While he finished…

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Dillon Wins Thrilling But Rain Shortened LTi Printing 250

Its been nearly two years since Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon had been to victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Well, that 56 race drought is now over. Dillon, held on to win Saturday’s rain shortened LTi Printing 250 at the Michigan International Speedway. It was his first since at Bristol on Aug. 19, 2016. He led 18 of the 91 laps on the 2-mile, D-shaped oval in his No. 3 Chevrolet for his ninth career series win and first at Michigan. 

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