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Speedway Installs 88,000 Square Feet of Synthetic Turf
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 06:22 AM
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Speedway Installs 88,000 Square Feet of Synthetic Turf


In preparation for a Fall Season of Speed like no other in its illustrious history, Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday began installing more than 88,000 square feet of Sports Fields Inc. synthetic turf on the frontstretch of the speedway’s infield.

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Ready, Set, ROVAL
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:35 AM
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Ready, Set, ROVAL


Like the settlers of the Old West, NASCAR’s top guns ventured into the great unknown – the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™ – for an up-close look at NASCAR’s newest track during Tuesday’s second and final ROVAL™ Test Fest. Drivers including Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Austin Dillon let the rough side drag around Charlotte’s 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course oval before the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 race weekend Sept. 28-30.

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Craig Masters the Bojangles Summer Shootout
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:34 AM
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Craig Masters the Bojangles Summer Shootout


Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout was heavy on action and championship drama, as the seventh round of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway featured lots of on-track battles in addition to a pre-race autograph session featuring NASCAR standouts Erik Jones, Matt DiBenedetto, Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer.

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Solar Car Challenge Cross-Country Race Underway
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:34 AM
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Solar Car Challenge Cross-Country Race Underway With High School Students Hitting The Open Road


A record 20 high school teams from 10 states began their week-long, cross-country race in solar cars Tuesday as the 23rd running of the Solar Car Challenge got underway from Fort Worth.

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ATF & Gunslinger leaves Goodwood achieving 48-second Goal
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:20 PM
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ATF & Gunslinger leaves Goodwood achieving 48-second Goal, Fastest in the NASCAR class


The ATF & Gunslinger Racing team returned to the Goodwood Festival of Speed for their fifth consecutive year with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner and recorded a 48.25-second lap on the 1.16-mile hill climb. After winning the NASCAR class each year since 2014 and bettering record after record, the Andrew Franzone-owned team came to Goodwood with the goal of recording a lap in the 48-second bracket.

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Country Artist Chris Janson Will Perform Hollywood Casino 400 Pre-Race Concert
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:20 PM
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Country Artist Chris Janson Will Perform Hollywood Casino 400 Pre-Race Concert


Platinum-selling artist Chris Janson will kick off Hollywood Casino 400 race day on Oct. 21 with a high energy performance for Everybody. Race fans with a pre-race pass will have up-close access to the concert, along with driver introductions.

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Companies Seek Local Applicants at Trucking Job Fair Driven
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:20 PM
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Companies Seek Local Applicants at Trucking Job Fair Driven by Pennsylvania Turnpike


The inaugural “Trucking Job Fair at Pocono Raceway Driven by Pennsylvania Turnpike” will be held on Saturday, July 28. All applicants attending the job fair will receive a $10 lunch voucher and two complimentary Saturday General Admission Grandstand tickets, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. On-track events taking place that day will include the Gander Outdoors 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race and Gander Outdoors 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) qualifying.

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Rinus VeeKay Dominates the Pro Mazda Championship on the Streets of Toronto
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:33 AM
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Rinus VeeKay Dominates the Pro Mazda Championship on the Streets of Toronto


Juncos Racing returned to the podium this past weekend in the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products with Rinus VeeKay capturing both wins and teammates Carlos Cunha and Robert Megennis each earning a podium finish. VeeKay closed in on the championship leader, trailing just seven points behind in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

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Tickets Go On Sale July 18 for Inaugural Dirt Track Race at IMS
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:32 AM
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Tickets Go On Sale July 18 for Inaugural Dirt Track Race at IMS


Tickets for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink, the inaugural event at The Dirt Track at IMS, will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 18 at IMS.com.

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Michael Lewis Scores 2nd Place Sunday at Portland in TCR
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:32 AM
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Michael Lewis Scores 2nd Place Sunday at Portland in TCR; Tough Break for Mark Wilkins with DNF in Round 8 Race


After finishing 1-2 in Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge TCR race, the Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian Hyundai team was set for a strong Round 8 performance at Portland International Raceway Sunday with drivers Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis starting 1-3 on the standing start grid.

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Trial. Fourth Victory For Toni Bou
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:30 AM
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Trial. Fourth Victory For Toni Bou


Toni Bou increased his lead in the 2018 Trial World Championship by taking his fourth win of the season and now holds a 13-point advantage over the second.

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Race Report: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 16, 2018 - 06:29 AM
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Race Report: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross


Americas Rallycross (ARX) made its debut on American soil this weekend, as the exciting new series raced at the prestigious Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross continued their dominance in the sport - grabbing their second win in as many races and extending the points lead.

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Five-Star Martin Takes Another Win At Sachsenring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 16, 2018 - 06:29 AM
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Five-Star Martin Takes Another Win At Sachsenring


The ghosts of 2017 – the crash and injury – have been swept by a masterful performance of Jorge Martin, who scores his fifth win of 2018 in Germany and extends his championship on Bezzecchi to eight points.

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It's Bryan Herta Autosport 1-2 Again in PWC TCR Saturday at Portland
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:28 AM
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It's Bryan Herta Autosport 1-2 Again in PWC TCR Saturday at Portland with Wilkins taking his 3rd Victory


Veteran Mark Wilkins of Canada used traffic as an ally Saturday in the tight TCR action at Portland International Raceway to score his third Pirelli World Challenge TCR feature win of the season in the 58th Rose Cup Races.

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Alex Tagliani Finishes Second In Toronto
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:28 AM
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Alex Tagliani Finishes Second In Toronto


Alex Tagliani was hit by a little bit of hard luck in Round 4 of the NASCAR Pinty's Series held Saturday afternoon at the Exhibition Place urban course in downtown Toronto. Starting from the pole, his first of the season and the ninth of his NASCAR Pinty's career, Tagliani led the first 35 Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto scheduled laps, posted the fastest race lap with his EpiPen-RONA-St Hubert Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but an accident caused by Kevin Lacroix on lap 30 resulted in a full course caution that pushed the race into NASCAR overtime.

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Race Report: New York City E-Prix Race 1
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:27 AM
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Race Report: New York City E-Prix Race 1


The MS&AD Andretti team fought hard in the first of a pair of home races in New York City but both drivers finished just outside the points.

António Félix da Costa avoided the chaos at the beginning of the race, had the second-best pit stop overall, but had to settle for 11th. His teammate, Stéphane Sarrazin, was able to make his way up from 17th but finished right behind da Costa in 12th.

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Race Report: Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:26 AM
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Race Report: Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires


Tomorrow the stable of four will close out race weekend on the streets of Toronto with one last qualifying session followed by Race 2 in the afternoon. The drivers will hit the streets at 9:05 a.m. ET for qualifying with green flag waving at 12:25 p.m. ET.

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O'Ward Finds Victory On The Streets Of Toronto
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:26 AM
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O'Ward Finds Victory On The Streets Of Toronto


Patricio O'Ward Chases Checkered for Fifth Indy Lights Career Win and Takes Indy Lights Points Lead

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Mark Wilkins, Michael Lewis Record 2nd & 3rd Friday in PIR TCR Qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:26 AM
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Mark Wilkins, Michael Lewis Record 2nd & 3rd Friday in PIR TCR Qualifying; BHA Hyundai Pair Set for PWC TCR Doubleheader


In their first Portland International Raceway appearance in the Pirelli World Challenge road racing series, Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis drove the Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR race cars to second and third Friday in qualifying for Saturday’s 40-minute Pirelli World Challenge TCR class event.

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Practice Report: Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:12 AM
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Practice Report: Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires


The Indy Lights field took to the streets of Toronto for just one practice session Friday before the doubleheader race weekend. The series will return to the track Saturday morning for Qualifying 1 before the first of two 60-lap events.

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Mayer Campaigns for Bojangles' Summer Shootout Crown
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:11 AM
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Mayer Campaigns for Bojangles' Summer Shootout Crown


Sam Mayer is in an all-out battle for his first championship in the Legend Car Pro division of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A 15-year-old native of Franklin, Wisconsin, Mayer travels to Charlotte each summer to pursue his dreams of becoming a NASCAR superstar. This year marks Mayer’s fourth year at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout and his first as a Legend Car Pro driver, where he continues to lead the points standings with four races left in the season.

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Alex Tagliani to Compete in NASCAR Truck Series Next August
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:09 AM
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Alex Tagliani to Compete in NASCAR Truck Series Next August


Canadian racer Alex Tagliani will rejoin Young's Motorsports for Round 17 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Clarington, Ontario, Canada. The Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be the first race of the NCWTS Playoffs and will take place on Sunday, August 26 at the 2.459-mile (3.957 km), 10-turn road course located 50 miles (80 km) east of Toronto, Canada.

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Katherine Legge Joins RLL as Driver of One of Team's Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:08 AM
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Katherine Legge Joins RLL as Driver of One of Team's Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series Entries; Team Livery Unveiled in New York Ahead of New York E-Prix


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that experienced sports car and open-wheel racing driver Katherine Legge will drive one of the team’s two Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series electric racecars during the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E season. An American-themed livery will be unveiled by RLL co-owner Bobby Rahal, Legge and team officials at the New York E-Prix 2017/2018 season-finale this weekend.

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Solar Car Challenge Competitors Arrive At Texas Motor Speedway This Weekend
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:08 AM
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Solar Car Challenge Competitors Arrive At Texas Motor Speedway This Weekend


The hundreds of high school students converging on Texas Motor Speedway this weekend will be the last to complain about the continuing triple-digit temperatures in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Pocono Raceway Announces 'Selfie Session' with Daniel Suarez
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:38 AM
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Pocono Raceway Announces 'Selfie Session' with Daniel Suarez


Back by popular demand, Pocono Raceway will host a ‘Selfie Session’ with Joe Gibbs Racing driver Daniel Suárez on Saturday, July 28. Fans interested in attending should pre-register for this driver appearance, which replaces a traditional autograph session. Pre-registration is now available, on a first-come, first-serve basis by visiting www.poconoraceway.com/selfiesesh.

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