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Newgarden: Title Hunt "Far from Over"

Josef Newgarden is glad he is leading the points going into next week’s final race of the NTT Indycar Series by a larger margin than he had before the 2016 finale, but he cautions that the points chase is “far from over with the double points situation.” In a teleconference this afternoon, Newgarden said he feels he controls his own destiny but that Weather Tech Raceway at Laguna Seca is “a wild card event with lots of unknowns.” Although his lead is bigger than it was two years, Newgarden feels the same pressure. 207 more words

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The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1996 Bobby Labonte #44 Shell Pontiac Grand Prix

1996 Bobby Labonte #44 Shell Pontiac Grand Prix

Like his older brother Terry, Bobby Labonte calls Corpus Christi, Texas a home. The first driver to ever win both a Cup Series, and an Xfinity Series Championship, Labonte also has 32 race wins across all three of NASCAR’s top 3 series. 53 more words

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Rossi Knows What He Needs to Do

For the second year in a row Alexander Rossi enters the NTT Indycar Series finale in second place. The September 22 Firestone Grand Prix at Weather Tech raceway Laguna Seca will decide the season championship.  356 more words

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Re-energized Matt Pritiko ready to wrap up first APC crown

One day, Matt Pritiko is going to trade in his racing helmet for a sun visor and spend a lot of free time on a a deep lake. 813 more words

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Rapid Response-Transforming Indycar Safety

This is not a film for the squeamish. The film clips of some of the worst accidents in the last 65 years or so are still frightening to see. 618 more words

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Ferrari's Charles Leclerc wins Italian GP; Montreal's Lance Stroll 12th

MONZA — Charles Leclerc triggered a red wave of Ferrari celebration on Sunday by holding off a race-long Mercedes challenge to take the Italian Formula One team’s first home grand prix victory since 2010. 379 more words

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