Before last night’s IndyCar finale at Auto Club Speedway, car owner Chip Ganassi assembled his troops and reminded them that winning the race means they get to hold bragging rights for seven months.
Both Ganassi teams seem to have taken the advice to heart, as Tony Kanaan went out an led a Ganassi 1-2 result, finishing 3.6750 seconds ahead of teammate and last week’s winner, Scott Dixon.
Jamie McMurray says his cars have been solid all year, but his team has not made late race adjustments to get him into Victory Lane, and perhaps NASCAR’s Chase.
Asked during this week’s teleconference about his impression of the season, McMurray said his team has faltered over the summer stretch.
Teams will use the same Goodyear tire setups for both NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Atlanta this weekend, the tire supplier announced today.
“Tire setup” includes the specific Goodyear tire code: D-4384 for the left sides; and D-4602 for the rights.
NHRA Top Fuel driver Brittany Force will participate in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout in Indianapolis this weekend, after winning a lottery to determine the eighth and final qualifier for the event today.
The Traxxas Nitro Shootout is a specialty event run in conjunction with the Chevrolet Performance US Nationals. It is run during the Saturday portion of qualifying.
IndyCar has selected Andretti Sports Marketing to organize and promote its newly-added New Orleans event, the parties announced today.
The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana will be held April 10-on a newly-configured 13-turn, 2.67-mile permanent road course layout at NOLA Motorsports Park.
Odds makers at Vegas Insider have listed four co-favorites to win this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta.
Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are all listed at 6/1 to win.
Last week’s Bristol winner Joey Logano opens at 8/1 before Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, and Matt Kenseth are clustered at 10/1.