USAC “Week of Indy” Going to Be Big Spectacle

INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR has Daytona Speedweeks in February. There’s not just a ton of races at the Daytona International Speedway down there in late winter, but there’s also short track racing at New Smyrna, Ocala and other places around Central Florida as well. Well, the week of the Indianapolis 500 is becoming its own “speedweeks.” Obviously there’s the ‘500 on Sunday, but there’s also five other support races around the Indy area as well. One of those five is at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race.…

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Hoosier Hundred Entry-List Biggest In Over a Decade

INDIANAPOLIS – While there won’t be any bumping this year for the Indianapolis 500, the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday night won’t have any problem with that. Nearly 40 drivers are entered on the preliminary entry-list, 39 to be exact. That’s the largest since over decade when the last time that many cars showed up on the “Indy Mile” was in 2005. 

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Can Anyone Stop Swanson In Hoosier Hundred? Chris Windom May

INDIANAPOLIS – The annual Hoosier Hundred will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday night, as it will be another classic USAC Silver Crown Race. The biggest storyline though will be, can anyone stop Kody Swanson. Swanson, 29, has won the last three straight years and is looking for a fourth straight win in the 63rd running of the event. The only time this feat has happened was when Al Unser won four straight from 1970-1973. Swanson, can join him on that rare honor Thursday night. 

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Valtteri Bottas Triumps In 1st Career Formula One Victory Sunday in Russia

We all knew the time would be coming, the one when Valtteri Bottas finally won his first career Formula One victory. That time, ended up being today, as the Finland native took the checkered flag first in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Bottas, got a great start and by Turn 2, was leading. He would never look back, giving the lead up only when he came down pit lane on the Sochi track. When the pit sequences ended, Bottas was up front, bringing his No. 77 Mercedes to victory in just…

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Bobby Santos Wins the USAC Silver Crown Race in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – For the first time in nearly a decade, the USAC Silver Crown Series returned to the Phoenix International Raceway. The return was better than advertised too. Pole sitter Bobby Santos had a thrilling battle with David Byrne over the last several laps, which saw Santos get by Byrne with seven laps-to-go and never look back en route to the victory in Saturday’s Phoenix Copper Cup. 

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Ferrari’s Say Mercedes Team is Sandbagging in Russia, Mercedes Drivers Refute That

The Ferrari vs. Mercedes rivalry has always been an intense battle between the two storied teams in the Formula One paddock. After a few down years for the Scuderia camp, they’ve since rebounded in 2017 and are challenging their Mercedes counterparts again. The rivalry started to heat up again this weekend in Russia, as the Ferrari drivers are blaming the Mercedes team of sandbagging in the two practice sessions on Friday from the Sochi circuit. Vettel, who paced the second practice session and was fifth in session No. 1, said…

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Ferrari’s Lead Formula 1 Practice on Friday in Russia

Is the tide turning in Russia? Entering this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes drivers have won all three poles, won all three races and even led every lap of all three events. But, after three races to start the Formula One season, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has won two of the three events. Also, they’re right on the tail of Mercedes for laps led in 2017 too. After practice in Sochi on Friday, it appears that the two Ferrari cars may be the ones to beat now this weekend. 

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