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AVONDALE, Ariz. — When Ryan Newman discussed his prediction for what the new aero package would look like at ISM Raceway before Sunday’s Ticket Guardian 500, he compared it to IndyCar racing. This weekend’s package featured an eight-inch tall spoiler and 750 horsepower. Goodyear also brought a tire compound that was expected to wear fast...

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If you didn’t know who Felix Rosenqvist was before Sunday’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, you certainly know now. Rosenqvist, in his IndyCar Series debut with Chip Ganassi Racing, finished fourth after starting there and leading 31 of 110 laps. He had a brilliant start to the race where he overtook his teammate Scott Dixon...

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New Mexico Motorsports Report, 3/9/2019

March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

New Mexico Motorsports Report, 3/9/2019...

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting to see Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell face disciplinary action after their fight on pit road during Friday’s qualifying session. Suarez said McDowell held him up during his qualifying run in Round 1. Then as an attempt at retaliation, McDowell said Suarez tried to wreck...

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — If you’ve never heard of Quin Houff before this weekend, don’t worry — you’re not the only one. Houff, 21, is making his NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Spire Motorsports No. 77 car at ISM Raceway. He’s expected to run about 15 events and possibly more if sponsorship allows. Houff has...

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Entering the 2019 NASCAR season, Ross Chastain knew he might be the busiest driver in the garage. Chastain is running the full Cup Series schedule with Premium Motorsports and the full Xfinity Series schedule with JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. He’s also racing with Niece Motorsports in the Truck Series on a...

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New Mexico Motorsports Report, 3/2/2019

March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

How effective will IndyCar’s AFP device be?

February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, INDYCAR introduced its latest technology designed to give more protection to the cockpit area of its cars. The Advanced Frontal Protection, a titanium device made by Dallara, will make its debut at an Indianapolis 500 test on April 24. The device is a little more than three inches tall and about three-quarters of...

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Just as Matt Tifft started to heat up at the end of last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he began talking with Front Row Motorsports about joining the organization in its third full-time Cup Series car. Tifft competed with Richard Childress Racing in 2018. He had a winless season but became a consistent frontrunner in...

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When Ryan Preece saw “The Big One” happen in front of him, he didn’t check up. He gunned his No. 47 through the wrecking and survived his first Daytona 500 by finishing eighth. Preece, the former modified series champion, doesn’t have much experience racing on the restrictor plate tracks. He’s a...

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