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VICS: Title Contenders and Pretenders

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — As the series heads to the Milwaukee Mile for their annual visit to the historic track, there are 11 drivers mathematically still in the title hunt. However, after Sunday’s ABC Supply 250, that number will be smaller heading into the final two races of the season. Let’s see who is a real contender for the 2014 Championship. Sitting in 1th place and 160 points...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Graham Rahal Entering Milwaukee With a Ton of Momentum

INDIANAPOLIS- 2014 hasn’t been the kindest of years for American Graham Rahal. The second generation driver started the Verizon IndyCar Series season with zero top 10′s in the first five races including a 33rd place finish in this past May’s Indianapolis 500. But, things got better for him at Belle Isle as he finished second in the first duel only to have the bad luck bug...
Via Race Review Online
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee Preview

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — After a week off, the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the historic Milwaukee Mile for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 Sunday, August 17. The driver to watch this weekend will be Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay, as he looks for his third consecutive win at the 1-mile oval in West Allis. Hunter-Reay hopes that if he can earn his fourth win of the season,...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Will Power Surging Towards 1st Series Championship Needs Good Finish at Milwaukee

West Allis, WI- In the past, this would be the time of year where Will Power went through a drought. He would dominate the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings only to struggle towards the end of the season and come home a close second in the championship battle. Last year though, it was the exact opposite as he struggled to start off the 2013 campaign only to  end on a strong...
Via Race Review Online
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Commentary: Duno Signing A Telling Tale Of Nationwide Series Economics

It came out of left field, but on Monday RAB Racing announced that Milka Duno will compete in select races for the team during the rest of the 2014 Nationwide Series season. While the press release offered some good information, such as Duno has actually won races, it was vague[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR reporter Nicole Briscoe renews ESPN deal, will anchor SportsCenter

It was just announced minutes ago that Nicole Briscoe has agreed to a new contract with ESPN and will become a SportsCenter anchor as well as taking on additional new assignments after her current role as host of ESPN NASCAR Countdown concludes. A native of Roscoe, Illinois, and former Miss Illinois Teen USA, Nicole Briscoe, previously known as Nicole Manske, and today sometimes...
Via The Sports Bank
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Milka Duno To Become First Hispanic Female Driver in History To Compete in a NASCAR National Series in the United States

Duno signs limited NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule with RAB Racing Los Angeles, Calif.(August 4, 2014) - RAB Racing has signed multiple race-winning driver Milka Duno to compete in select races in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series. With the entry, Duno will become the first Hispanic female driver in history to compete in a NASCAR national series in the United States. A successful...
Via On Pit Road
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Milka Duno to Make Debut in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Ca. - RAB Racing announced the signing today of Milka Duno to run select NASCAR Nationwide Series races for the remainder of the year. This will make history in NASCAR as Duno will be the first Hispanic female to compete in a national NASCAR series race in the U.S. Duno has numerous starts around the various racing series across the country. She has eight wins among the...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Milka Duno to become first Hispanic female driver in NASCAR

RAB Racing has signed Milka Duno to a limited contract that will allow her to become the first Hispanic female driver to compete in one of NASCAR’s top three series. Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and the Grand American Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd place) in the 24 Hours at Daytona...
Via Tireball.com
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: From Last to First: Dixon Wins Again at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Scott Dixon tied Al Unser Jr. for sixth on the all-time Indy car win list with a dramatic last-to-first Verizon IndyCar Series win Sunday in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The win was the 34th of Dixon’s career and his fifth win at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in his last eight starts on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. Dixon’s win from the 22nd starting...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Bourdais, Hunter-Reay Lead Opening Day Practice Sessions at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Earlier this week, Sebastien Bourdais said winning the first race of the July 20 doubleheader on the streets of Toronto jump-started “building something for next year.” Topping the time sheet in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a solid foundation for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter enjoying success as driver-owner this year in IndyCar

As the Verizon IndyCar Series enters their final month of competition for 2014, reflection has begun to set in for many in what they have accomplished so far thus year. For Ed Carpenter, that reflection in the rear view brings positive thoughts. “It’s been a good year,” he commented. “I think to have three wins on the year, it’s hard not to be happy with that.  I feel...
Via On Pit Road
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

IF YOU MISSED IT: INDYCAR CONFERENCE CALL WITH ED CARPENTER, MIKE CONWAY AND SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS

Earlier today, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Mike Conway and Sebastien Bourdais along with Verizon IndyCar Series team owner/driver Ed Carpenterparticipated in an INDYCAR Conference Call to preview the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Selected quotes from the availability are below.   Q. Mike, Coming off a win at Toronto and successful test last week at...
Via On Pit Road
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes Huge Hit in Points After 1st Race in Toronto

TORONTO- Last week was a good week for Ryan Hunter-Reay. He won last Saturday night’s Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway to propel him back into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship picture. He was only 32 points behind points leader Helio Castroneves with being third place in the standings entering this weekend’s events in Toronto. Then, he won the ESPY award on Wednesday...
Via Race Review Online
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay puts on late charge for surprise win in Iowa

Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay puts on late charge for surprise win in Iowa

Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay puts on late charge for surprise win in Iowa

Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tough Break for Marco Andretti Once Again on Oval

Newton, IA- The ovals have been heartbreaking for Marco Andretti this season. At the first oval race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Marco Andretti finished third. Despite being a good day, he was gutted as he thought he had the car to win that day. At Texas two weeks later, his bad luck struck. After moving through the field very quickly in the opening laps going from...
Via Race Review Online
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan hoping for second Iowa victory as season gets on right track

After starting the year with a new team on the wrong foot, Tony Kanaan looks to have things going his direction heading into Iowa Speedway. Everybody was asking after the first couple races this season what was wrong with Chip Ganassi Racing as none of their cars were performing well. Though as the Verizon IndyCar Series season enters the second half, the drivers seem to have started...
Via On Pit Road
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay Suffers Terrible Luck Once Again at Pocono

Pocono, PA- For the second straight year, Ryan Hunter-Reay suffered bad luck at Pocono. He started second but finished 20th a year ago then had more bad luck go his way in this year’s Pocono 500 at the 2.5-mile track. Hunter-Reay, developed a suspension issue early on in today’s 200 Lap race and had to pit on Lap 29 as a result. While he was in the pits they caught the issue...
Via Race Review Online
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Will Power’s Blocking Penalty Costs Him Big Time in Points

Pocono, PA- Entering this weekend, Will Power had a commanding 39 point lead on his Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves for the Verizon IndyCar Series points lead. He even led his other teammate Juan Pablo Montoya who was fifth in the standings by 116 points. He knew if he could run a solid race at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon then he would have a good shot at winning...
Via Race Review Online
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Fuel Mileage Costs Tony Kanaan Victory at Pocono

Pocono, PA- For most of today’s Pocono 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race, it was looking like Tony Kanaan would come home victorious. Yes, the Team Penske trio was strong, but Kanaan was up there with them all day. The Brazilian, first took the lead on Lap 50 and drove away. Outside of pit sequences, he would lead all the way until Lap 148 when he had to pit for the second to last...
Via Race Review Online
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Strong in Practice and Qualifying at Pocono

Pocono, PA- Andretti Autosport dominated qualifying for last year’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. They swept the front row and were supposed to be the favorites. But, a rough race led them to only one top 10 finish out of the group in 2013. This year, they were hungry to make up for it. In the opening practice session this morning, all four cars were...
Via Race Review Online
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Costly Mistake for Helio Castroneves in 2nd Duel at Houston Leaves Him with 1st DNF in 3 Years

Houston, TX- Entering today’s second Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Helio Castroneves had to be ecstatic. The Brazilian made up six points on championship leader Will Power on Saturday afternoon and was starting on the pole for today’s 90 Lap Verizon IndyCar Series race. Also, his Team Penske teammate was starting 18th for the second consecutive day so he had a prime opportunity...
Via Race Review Online
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Despite Will Power’s Bad Day, Contenders Still Can’t Close In on Him

Houston, TX- Entering today’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of Houston, the main title contenders trying to chase down Will Power had to be salivating at the mouth. Power, had a bad qualifying effort as he started 18th in today’s Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston while Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves shared the front row. Mix in Ryan Hunter-Reay starting...
Via Race Review Online
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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