Mari Hulman George Passes Away At 83

Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George, who touched the lives of millions through her deep passion for auto racing, stewardship of the Racing Capital of the World and decades of compassionate philanthropy, died Nov. 3 in Indianapolis with her family by her side. She was 83. Mari served as IMS chairman from 1988-2016, but motorsports and the world-renowned racetrack were among the cornerstones of her life since her father, Anton “Tony” Hulman Jr., purchased the facility in November 1945 and saved…

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Main Takeaways From Monday’s Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – The wet and soggy weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. The checkered flag has flown on Monday’s doubleheader of action on the famed 2.5-mile track. Now that the regular season has come to a close too, here are my main takeaways from Monday’s rain delayed Brickyard 400. 

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Penske Wins The Last 2 Races But Do They Have The Speed To Contend For The Championship?

INDIANAPOLIS – The most momentum heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has to go to Team Penske and Brad Keselowski. Monday’s win in the rain delayed Brickyard 400 was the second straight for his No. 2 Ford. Last week, he won the prestigious Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway. This week, he wins at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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Blaney’s Late Race Mistake Due To Confusion From XFINITY Series Race Run Earlier

INDIANAPOLIS – Only five drivers were running both NASCAR races from the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Monday. Ryan Blaney was one of them. Blaney, had a great opportunity to earn a top five finish in both as he finished third in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race earlier on in the day and was running inside of the top five in the closing stages of the Brickyard 400 too. But, Blaney made a costly error on his final pit stop of the day which cost him several positions. As a…

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Should XFINITY Series Package Be Used For Future Brickyard 400’s? Some Say Yes, Some Say No

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second straight year, the NASCAR XFINITY Series used the restrictor plate package at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the second straight year, it was the best race of the weekend. Last year, we saw a record setting Lilly Diabetes 250 on the famed 2.5-mile track. There were 16 lead changes with a margin of victory of 0.108-seconds. 

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Jones Keeps Momentum Going With Runner-Up Finish In Monday’s Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the hottest drivers heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is Erik Jones. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver brought his No. 20 Toyota home runner-up in Monday’s rain delayed Brickyard 400 for his third straight top eight finish on the season and ninth top eight over the last 11 races overall. In terms of average finishing position among all the top Cup Series drivers in that time frame, Jones is among the best. 

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Elliott Talks Long Day Of Racing, Whether Restrictor Plate Package Should Be Run At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Five drivers had a long day of racing ahead of them at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Due to the Lilly Diabetes 250 being rained out on Saturday and the Brickyard 400 postponed on Sunday, we were set up for a NASCAR doubleheader on the famed 2.5-mile track on Monday. Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney and JJ Yeley would be the only drivers to pull double duty on Monday. That’s 650 miles of racing in one day. 

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Bad Luck Continues For Truex, Crashes Out And Finishes Last In Brickyard 400, Why He’s Still Confident

INDIANAPOLIS – For much of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, it looked like Martin Truex Jr. would be among the top three drivers to beat for this years championship. The title would likely go through he, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. It was the “Big 3” and no one else really. Well, as we head into the playoffs, Truex is losing steam. At this point, I can make a strong case that he and his No. 78 Toyota won’t even make it to the Championship 4 round at…

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Busch Hoping To Carry Momentum Through Playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS – Kurt Busch brought his No. 41 Ford home sixth in Monday’s rain delayed Brickyard 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was a finish Busch says is huge to carry into the playoffs. The reason? Busch’s top 10 finish was his 17th of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Eight of those have come in the last eight races though. Now, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver is hoping to keep this momentum going and not change a thing heading into next week’s playoff opener in Las Vegas. “Yeah…

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Stewart-Haas Racing Strong On Monday, But Mistakes Take Away Brickyard 400 Win

INDIANAPOLIS – Monday’s Brickyard 400 victory should have gone to someone from Stewart-Haas Racing. They were so dominant all day and had a car in position to win the 160 Lap race in the end. Unfortunately, the cards just weren’t in their favor. Clint Bowyer earned his first top five finish over the last nine races in his No. 14 Ford when he finished fifth on Monday. But, he wasn’t too happy about it though. Bowyer, had this race won until Denny Hamlin cycled into the lead after the final pit…

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