Austin Theriault Wins Race Shortened Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Season Opener at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Multi-car wrecks, red flags and six cautions could not keep ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship contender Austin Theriault from finding his way to victory lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Theriault, in Ken Schrader’s No. 52 Orlando Longwood Auto Auction Chevrolet, kept himself up front most of the way and, as a result, out of harm’s way to win the action-packed Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire Saturday afternoon. Theriault, who led just four laps, drove around the outside of Terry…

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Tom Hessert Wins the Pole for Saturday’s ARCA Season Opener at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Tom Hessert, in the No. 25 Andrews-Renton Coil Spring/Venturini Motorsports Toyota, won the General Tire Pole Award Friday afternoon at Daytona Int’l Speedway for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire. Hessert, in the sixth qualifying group, was the last car off pit road among his six-car pack. His strategy was to lay way back in order to get a run. It worked. “Being in the back of group was obviously advantageous, so we could…

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Neil Alberico Returns to Carlin for 2017 Indy Lights Season

American racer Neil Alberico will race with Carlin for a second season in the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship. Alberico, a Mazda Road to Indy success story, spent his debut season in the Indy Lights Series racing with Carlin having graduated as Pro-Mazda Vice Champion in 2015. Alberico’s experience in the car sets him in good stead as he looks to take on his second season in the competitive championship. Alberico has already enjoyed a solid season with the team as he used his debut year to…

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USAC Silver Crown Series Added to Phoenix IndyCar Race Weekend in April

AVONDALE, AZ – The roots of open-wheel racing will return to Phoenix Raceway as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend in April, with the announcement today by track officials that the USAC Silver Crown Series will race on April 28-29 as a prelude to the Phoenix Grand Prix. The Phoenix Copper Cup will mark the first time that Silver Crown cars will race on the 1-mile oval since 2009. In addition, the USAC .25 Midgets will compete on a temporary oval in the track’s fan midway on race…

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Zachary Claman DeMelo Joins Carlin for 2017 Indy Lights Season

Canadian racing driver Zachary Claman DeMelo will compete with Carlin in the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship, the team are pleased to confirm today. Claman DeMelo has already enjoyed a solid season racing in the highly competitive series and now joins championship winning team Carlin for his second year. Prior to racing in Indy Lights Claman DeMelo had previously competed in Europe, taking part in Formula Renault 2.0, NEC and ALPS Championships over the course of the 2015 season. Claman DeMelo also has previous experience at Carlin…

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Juan Piedrahita Rejoins Team Pelfrey for 2017 Indy Lights Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Pelfrey IL is elated to announce today that Juan Piedrahita will rejoin the squad for the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. The 25-year-old will mark his fourth year in Indy Lights as the season commences in St. Petersburg, Fla. March 11-12. “I couldn’t be happier to rejoin Team Pelfrey for the 2017 Indy Lights season. After working with the crew last year, I knew it was the right fit coming into this year,” said the Colombian. “Gary [Neal] and Yves [Touron] have given me…

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1st LeMans, Now Daytona, Sebastien Bourdais a Winner in Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Whenever Sebastien Bourdais wants to hang up his helmet in the Verizon IndyCar Series, he may have a bright future to end his career in sports cars. The popular Frenchman won’t be stopping IndyCar racing anytime soon though, as he recently signed a two-year deal with Dale Coyne Racing though 2018, but I have a feeling that he can fall back on IMSA racing whenever he decides to call it quits in IndyCar. Last year, Bourdais helped Ford Chip Ganassi Racing race to a win in the 24 Hours…

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