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Five Nights Of Racing On Deck For USMTS

The United States Modified Touring Series will race five times this week. (USMTS Photo)

The United States Modified Touring Series will embark on a five-night five-track Memorial Day Weekend racing vacation beginning Wednesday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa.

Veach Tops 200 During Freedom 100 Test

Zach Veach became the first competitor to surpass the 200 mph mark at Indianapolis Motor speedway in Indy Lights competition on Monday. (Indy Lights Photo)

Zach Veach created a little bit of history Monday morning during a one-day Indy Lights test in preparation for Friday’s Mazda Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires, unofficially recording the first-ever 200 mph lap for an Indy Lights car around the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

2,886 Laps On Indy’s Mileage Monday

Ed Carpenter (20_ leads Takuma Sato (14), J.R. Hildebrand (6) and Mikail Aleshin during practice Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Eric Schwarzkopf photo)

After the starting lineup for the 100th Indianapolis 500 was set on Sunday, the 33-car starting field participated in a final full day of practice Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in what could be best described as Mileage Monday

Whelen Backs Newman In Coke 600

Whelen will sponsor Ryan Newman's No. 31 in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (HHP/Alan Marler photo)

Whelen Engineering Co. will be the primary sponsor of Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet during Sunday’s 57th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Indy 500 Memories: A.J. Foyt

A.J. Foyt during the 1977 Indianapolis 500. (IMS Photo)

When I was a little kid working in my daddy’s shop in Houston I would listen to the race on the radio. I’d think, ‘Boy, I would really like to race up there some day.’ Then I went up there a couple of years and watched it. Afterwards I thought, ‘I’m not sure I really want to do this.’

Q&A: Porsche’s Klaus Zellmer

Porsche is heavily involved in American sports car racing, with particular focus on IMSA. (Michael Levitt/LAT Photo)

With more than 40 cars spread across five races during the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix earlier this month, Klaus Zellmer picked a busy weekend to attend his first IMSA event as president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.

SPEED SPORT Point-Counterpoint

Kyle Larson (42) battles Joey Logano during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

Editor’s Note: Sports fans love to debate hot topics and compare their opinions to those of the so-called experts. In the spirit of that we bring you the first installment of point-counterpart featuring longtime SPEED SPORT Editor Mike Kerchner and Associate Editor Adam Fenwick.


The pace car made its debut during the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. (IMS Photo)

The concept of a pace car is one of many things first developed at the Indy 500 and it was created for the inaugural running of the race in 1911.

Dollar General Ending NASCAR Sponsorship

Dollar General will not return to Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 team in 2017. (HHP/Garry Eller photo)

Dollar General will ends its sponsorship of Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series following the conclusion of the 2016 season.

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

While there were many drivers worthy of being named a SPEED SPORT Top Performer this week, the SPEED SPORT staff has agreed that there is clearly one driver who stands above the rest. James Hinchcliffe returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a near-fatal injury a year ago to score the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.


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