Ford’s Strong on Friday, But Keselowski Hinting Toyota’s Playing Games at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – Forgive everyone for thinking that Toyota teams would dominate this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. After all, Toyota drivers have led a combined 88-percent of the overall laps over the last five weeks of competition. With the two-mile track being a big horsepower track, Toyota’s have proven to have the most in the series right now. But, in practice on Friday morning, Ford had three drivers in the top six and five in the top 10 on the speed charts. In…

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Servia, Montoya Test Different Downforce Levels at Iowa, Both Agree Upon The Same Levels, Say Racing Will Greatly Improve

For the third time, both Verizon IndyCar Series test drivers were extremely thrilled with the new 2018 car concept after taking the Honda and Chevrolet powered cars to the Iowa Speedway on Thursday. Oriol Servia (Honda) and Juan Pablo Montoya (Chevrolet) ran laps on the 7/8-mile track today in the new Dallara kit’s configuration that will be used on short ovals, road courses and street circuits next season. The test followed successful outings at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25 (in the superspeedway configuration) and Aug. 1 at Mid-Ohio Sports…

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Chevrolet To Run Camaro In Cup For 2018 and Beyond

Chevrolet unveiled its 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car Thursday at its corporate headquarters in Detroit by dipping into its past, introducing a Camaro ZL1 that will debut during 2018 Daytona Speedweeks. Seven-time Monster Energy Series champion Jimmie Johnson, who drives the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, joined Mark Reuss, executive vice president of GM Global Product Development, to reveal the new car. Representatives from Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, Germain Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and Leavine Family Racing were in attendance as well.

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Should Recent Chevrolet and Ford’s Performances Make Them Sweat Upcoming NASCAR Schedule?

Call it how it is, if Joe Gibbs Racing didn’t get back on track lately, then this season was wide open as far as who the four finalists would be in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. Really, it was Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson as the odds on favorites to take half of those four spots in the final round, but the other two were wide open. But, over the last two months, it appears that this may be a…

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Drivers Rave Of New 2018 IndyCar Test, Says Racing Back in Drivers’ Hands

INDIANAPOLIS – Last week, both Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya tested the newly designed 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series concept for the first time ever at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two test drivers raved about their experience saying the car is much better to drive and puts things back into the drivers’ hands. Well, after the first road course configuration test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the duo is still saying the same thing. 

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New IndyCar Hits the Track For the 1st Time Today, Jay Frye Talks Entire Testing Process Timeline And Additional OEMS In the Future

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time ever, the newly designed 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car concept hit the track on Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Both Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya hit the famed 2.5-mile track today to shake down the new car for next season. Servia, drove the Honda entry while Montoya took his rounds in the Chevrolet design. Today though, was nothing more than to shake these cars down and check some boxes off of a list. It was a monumental yet historical day in that perspective…

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Busch, Earnhardt Jr. Lead Coke Zero 400 Practice, Fords/Chevy’s Split Sessions

Daytona Beach, Fla- The two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices both went without a hitch on Thursday, with zero incidents in the two 55-minute sessions. But, the two couldn’t have been more polar opposite. In session No. 1, we saw mostly drafting, with Fords leading the charge. Six of the top seven speeds on the speed chart belonged to Ford cars. Session No. 2, Chevrolet led the way with the top five speeds all bowties, including six of the top seven. 

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