Danica Patrick Will Run 2018 Daytona 500 AND Indianapolis 500, Why This Is a Great Move For Her

Homestead, Fla – One sports loss is another one’s gain. Danica Patrick held a very emotional press conference on Friday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway in which she announced her retirement from full-time racing. Patrick, fought tears the whole way through as she said this was a tough decision but one that it was time to make. You could tell, that Patrick wasn’t quite ready to call it quits in NASCAR as she was as emotional as I’ve ever seen her. Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) will be her 251st…

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Jim Cornelison To Return To Indy To Sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” For 2018 Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – His voice thrilled hundreds of thousands of fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and millions more across the globe on Race Day in May 2017, and now he’s back for more. Jim Cornelison will return to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 27, 2018. Cornelison is known to sports fans everywhere as the powerful and exclusive voice behind “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Chicago Blackhawks’ home games. He took the “Back Home Again in Indiana” mantle…

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Lewis Hamilton With No Desire Right Now To Run Indy 500

Many wondered with the success that Fernando Alonso had at Indy this past May, if any other Formula One drivers would want to give the world’s biggest race a try in the near future. Alonso, started fifth and contended among the leaders all month. Another former F1 driver in Max Chilton led a race-high 50 of the 200 laps in the May 28 race. Heck, even another driver with an F1 path in Alexander Rossi won the ‘500 as a rookie in 2016 and started on the front row for…

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Fernando Alonso Confirms No Indy 500 In 2018, Also Confirms He Will Be Back, May Try Daytona Too

Some big Formula One news came out of Texas on Thursday, as Fernando Alonso and McLaren announced a new “multi-year” contract for the two sides to remain together for 2018 and beyond. With that being said, one main topic came out in Alonso’s media availability ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The America’s in Austin, Texas. Despite being an F1 race, it’s still an F1 race in America, and the biggest race in not just the United States, but the whole entire world itself,…

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2018 INDYCAR Silly Season Heating Up, What’s Left?

INDIANAPOLIS – This week will certainly shape a lot of how the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series field will look next season. We already know of two “Indy only” drivers now, as Stefan Wilson will drive a fifth Andretti Autosport car at Indianapolis. We also know that Team Penske will indeed scale back a car full-time, but look to have Helio Castroneves back for Indy only as well. They also would like to have Juan Pablo Montoya in a fifth car too. So, what’s next? A.J. Foyt Racing will announce the driver…

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Castroneves Sports Car Move Confirmed, Team Penske To Scale Back to 3 Cars for 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – The long awaited rumor has now come true, Team Penske will scale down to three full-time Verizon IndyCar Series teams for 2018, leaving Helio Castroneves out of a ride in the series. Instead, the popular Brazilian will shift to the newly formed Penske IMSA team. Team Penske today announced that longtime winning INDYCAR driver Helio Castroneves will join the team’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin racing in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Castroneves will join previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing…

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Stefan Wilson To Drive 5th Andretti Autosport Entry In 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – This past spring, Stefan Wilson made a stand up decision to hop out of a guaranteed seat in the Indianapolis 500 and give it to Fernando Alonso. See, Wilson had a sponsor, team and everything lined up to honor his brother Justin Wilson in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Then, Alonso mania came. Alonso, had to run a Honda, but Wilson had the last Honda seat. With his announcement not yet been made, he willingly stepped aside for the greater of the series. But, the agreement would…

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