INDYCAR: No. 500; Pagenaud Claims Penske’s Historic Pole at Iowa

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NEWTON, Iowa — official series release — Simon Pagenaud has been setting the standard in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season and he helped take Team Penske to another level today. Pagenaud, a three-time winner in 2016 and the championship leader after nine of 16 completed races, won the Verizon P1 Award for the Iowa Corn 300, earning the 500th pole …

INDYCAR: The Mayor of Hinchtown Is Back; Hinchcliffe Scores Pole for 100th Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Joe Skibinski/IndyCar photo — Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance. Armed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life at the same track a year ago in a …

INDYCAR: Helio to the Pole; Castroneves Sets New Track Record at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Helio Castroneves was awarded a crown for being the speed king following a record-breaking qualifying performance at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. It was an appropriate bestowal considering Castroneves’ qualifying prowess. Driving the No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet, Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award …

SOUTHEAST: Justin South Tops Snowflake 100 Qualifying; Wins Pro Late Model Pole in Pensacola

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Eddie Richie photo — Justin South garnered the pole for the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 during pro late model qualifying on Saturday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway. South rocketed past two-time Snowflake runner-up and reigning Snowball Derby champion John Hunter Nemechek with his lap of 16.554 …

SOUTHEAST: Technical DQ for Christopher Bell Hands Snowball Derby Pole Award to Ty Majeski

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Ty Majeski Racing photo — If you need a quick description for WXBM 102.7 Pole Night on Friday at Five Flags Speedway, here’s two words: absolute chaos. After a blistering run seemingly gave Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Christopher Bell the pole for the 48th annual Snowball Derby …

NCATS QUALIFYING: Tagliani Takes Top Spot at Circuit ICAR; Wins Sixth Career Canadian Tire Pole

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MIRABEL, Que. – official series release by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — Matthew Manor/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Alex Tagliani turned in one of the most dominant performances in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 history last time out, and he’s keeping the momentum going. Tagliani, who hails from nearby Lachenaie, Quebec, posted a fast lap of 96.342 seconds (78.956 mph) …

NCATS QUALIFYING: Klutt Earns First Pole; Rookie Takes Top Spot For Canadian Tire Opener At CTMP

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BOWMANVILLE, Ont., Canada — official series release by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — Matthew Murnaghan/NASCAR photo — Gary Klutt got his rookie of the year campaign off to a fast start. The 22-year-old from Halton Hills, Ontario, earned the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Klutt, who has six career starts, …