Auto racing: NASCAR intensity, Dixon eyes IndyCar history

All times oriental NASCAR Cup Series united auto parts 400 Location: Richmond, Virginia. Schedule: Saturday, practice, 5:05 p.m., qualifying 5:50 p.m.; Sunday, the race, at 3 p.m. (USA). Track: Richmond Raceway. Race distance: 400 laps, 300 miles. Last year: Martin Truex Jr won after starting third. Final Race: Kevin Harvick broke a 65-race streak of … Read more

Dixon beats McLaughlin to win in Nashville Mayhem

Last year’s inaugural Nashville Grand Prix had nine warnings and was remembered for being a runaway show that ended with an unexpected winner in Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson, who crashed early in the race but recovered to reach victory lane in what has been dubbed ‘the music’ . City miracle. For anyone who thought … Read more

IndyCar: If you bet a guy named Scott from New Zealand to finish 1-2, you win

If you place a promotion bet on the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Sunday in Nashville and predict that the winner and runner-up will be both Scott’s first name and both are New Zealanders, you’ve probably broken the bank. But that’s what happened, as Scott Dixon and Scott McLaughlin finished off their Kiwi … Read more

McLaughlin Storms to Nashville Pole That Delayed by Weather

Delayed by rain and local lightning strikes to qualify for the Nashville Grand Prix again by 90 minutes, street racing star Scott McLaughlin didn’t bother with a pause until the afternoon as he finally sprinted around the makeshift circuit to earn the center stage. It was New Zealand’s second pole this year – his first … Read more

McLaughlin leads Penske’s sweep for second Nashville IndyCar practice

The 45-minute practice session opened on Saturday afternoon on the streets of Nashville with Rinus VeeKay stuffing his car into the curbs halfway through the first lap and closing with Team Penske and Team Chevy taking full ownership of qualifying preparations. Running in extremely hot and humid conditions, Penske’s Scott McLaughlin drove 1-2-3 for Penske … Read more

RACER Mailbag, August 3

Welcome to the RACER mailbag. Questions for any of the RACER writers can be sent to mailbag@racer.com. Due to the huge amount of questions received, we cannot guarantee that every letter will be published, but we will answer as many questions as possible. Posted questions can be edited for length and clarity. Questions received after … Read more

Reflections of a NASCAR legend bonafide, part 1

KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 12: Jimmy Johnson, driver of the #48 Chevrolet Lowe, sits in his car during … [+] Practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Getty Images Jimmy Johnson may be the … Read more