Kanaan Finally Wins The Indy 500 Bringing Magic Indy Weekend To A Close

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Fourteen leaders, 68 lead changes, only five caution flags and enough drama to make Hollywood take notice.  That’s what today’s Indy 500 delivered to millions across the globe whose attention was riveted whether they were at the track, watching on TV or keeping up on radio or the internet. When all was said and done, Tony Kanaan got his Hollywood …

68th “Night Before the 500” USAC Midget Race Saturday

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5 “HALL OF FAMERS” TO BE HONORED Few American motorsports events have the traditional depth of next Saturday night’s “Night Before the 500” USAC National Midget race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. The 68th running of this classic marks the resumption of the 2013 USAC National Pavement Midget Series, which debuted this year in Florida. Caleb Armstrong of …

USAC Silver Crown Hoosier 100 Rescheduled For Friday

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HOOSIER HUNDRED RESET FRIDAY DUE TO WET GROUNDS The “Hoosier Hundred,” USAC’s 2013 opening TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, has been reset for Friday night after morning rains left the grounds extremely wet. “We anticipate sunny skies tomorrow,” says series coordinator James Spink. “That will allow race organizers at the Fairgrounds to …

INDY: Three Teams Penalized For Qualification Technical Infractions

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  INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) – INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, announced today penalties following qualification technical inspection May 18-19 at Indianapolis.   The No. 8 entry of Chip Ganassi Racing driven by Ryan Briscoe has been fined $5,000 for not complying with Rule 14.6.4.16. 14.6.4.16 Rear Wings: The mainplane trailing edge height, as measured …

VIDEO: Andretti Autosport Indy Lights Future Star Zach Veach TV Interview

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Photo Credit: Zach Veach Zach Veach is not a household name.  We expect that to change very soon.  This humble 17-year-old from Ohio didn’t start racing Go-Karts until age 12 but he’s been a quick study.  In just over five years he’s grown into an Indy Lights driver for Andretti Autosport.  But that’s only the beginning of the story.  He’s …

Welcome To The All-New RaceChaser Online!

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May 20, 2013 – RaceChaser Staff Charlotte, N.C. – A brand new Motorsports news site aimed at providing multi-media coverage of motorsports at all levels makes its debut today as RaceChaser Online goes “live” for the first time at www.RaceChaserOnline.com.  Tom Baker, a veteran Motorsports Insider with over 20 years of covering the sport as a writer and a broadcaster, …

Hometown Hero Carpenter Starts Pole For Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (Saturday, May 18, 2013) – After a Indianapolis 500 pole day filled with drama for teams Ed Carpenter found himself celebrating with the Verizon P1 Award.  The lone team owner/driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series recorded a blistering four-lap average speed of 228.762 mph (best lap of 229.347 mph; 39.2418 seconds) in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra …

BLOG: At Indy The Goosebumps Are Free

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By Tom Baker – Managing Editor RaceChaser Online Grab a beverage and settle in for a while.  I’d like to tell you a story.  This is a story about a boy, a race and why the boy gets goosebumps just thinking about the race. My first introduction to the sport of Auto Racing came when I was five years old.  …

AUDIO: RaceChaser Indy Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli Recaps Pole Day

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There was more than enough drama and high-stakes poker going on at today’s Indy 500 Pole Day to keep us in suspense.  Team Owner/Driver Ed Carpenter starts first with rookie Carlos Munoz and his teammate Marco Andretti also sharing the front row.  Our RaceChaser IndyCar correspondent Joel Sebastianelli was on top of it all, and he shares his thoughts with …

Short Track and NASCAR Legend Dick Trickle Dies

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May 16, 2013  By Tom Baker – RaceChaser Online Managing Editor. It’s always sad when you lose a legend.  It’s even sadder when they take their own life. One of racing’s all-time greats may have chosen to do just that today.  Charlotte, North Carolina CBS affiliate WBTV.com is reporting that NASCAR and Short-Track Legend Dick Trickle has died at the …

Mason Mingus; Win-Tron Racing Focused On Toledo Speedway

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TOLEDO, Ohio (May 14, 2013) – – After a career-best runner up position two weeks ago at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Mason Mingus and his Win-Tron Racing team know that they must keep their strong start to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season alive with Sunday’s Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway. In the first …