Indianapolis Motor Speedway Statement on Passing of Racing Legend Yarborough
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A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles on the passing of four-time Indianapolis 500 starter and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Cale Yarborough. He died Dec. 31 at age 84: “Cale Yarborough was not just a NASCAR champion and Daytona 500 winner, he was one of the most versatile race car drivers our sport has seen. He qualified for four Indianapolis 500s during one of the race’s most competitive eras and competed in a season of INDYCAR SERIES racing – scoring two top-five finishes – in 1971 during the height of his driving career. The fans and drivers at I ..read more
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Four-Time Indy 500 Starter, NASCAR Legend Yarborough Dies at 84
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Cale Yarborough, who made four Indianapolis 500 starts during his legendary, championship-winning NASCAR career, died Dec. 31 in his native South Carolina. He was 84. Yarborough was one of the greatest stock car drivers in history, winning three straight Cup Series championships from 1976-78. His 83 victories are tied for sixth on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series victory list. Among his career accolades were four Daytona 500 victories, in 1968, 1977, 1983 and 1984. But the fiercely determined Yarborough gained just as much renown and helped to launch stock car racing into the national consciou ..read more
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NASCAR statement on the passing of Cale Yarborough
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“Cale Yarborough was one of the toughest competitors NASCAR has ever seen. His combination of talent, grit and determination separated Cale from his peers, both on the track and in the record book. He was respected and admired by competitors and fans alike and was as comfortable behind the wheel of a tractor as he was behind the wheel of a stock car. On behalf of the France family and NASCAR, I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cale Yarborough.” Jim France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO ..read more
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Snow Leads Feature Count Going Into The Finale Of The 39th American Waste Control Tulsa Shootout!
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Starting with 368 races to run, the 39th annual American Waste Control Tulsa Shootout powered by NOS Energy has been whittled down to the final 49 rounds of action.   Set for Sunday, December 31, 2023, the quest for the Golden Driller is the final race of the year in North America and is led by California’s K.J. Snow. Close but still lacking a Golden Driller of his own, Snow is the only driver so far to lock into three A-Features.   Slated for 16th in the 55-lap RS12 Motorsports Outlaw championship event, K.J. will grid the EVO Fuel Injection A-Class feature 11th and Joe’s Racing P ..read more
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Soup Is Served At The 39th American Waste Control Tulsa Shootout!
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Heat Races are done, and the soup is on at the 39th annual American Waste Control Tulsa Shootout powered by NOS Energy, and the star of the show thus far has been Super Late Model ace, Ricky Thornton, Jr.   Overcoming a rough start to his run in Hyper Racing Outlaw Non-Wing competition, Thornton is the only driver thus far to charge from the E-Feature into Sunday’s B-Features, with wins in the E and D-Features, followed by a run into the final transfer spot in the opening C-Feature.   While eyes will be fixed on Thornton to see if he can pull off the impossible, attention is also o ..read more
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Statements on Passing of Indy 500 Winner, INDYCAR SERIES Champion de Ferran
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Statements on the passing of 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time INDYCAR SERIES champion Gil de Ferran. He died Dec. 29 at age 56: “We are terribly saddened to hear about today’s tragic passing of Gil de Ferran. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Angela, Anna, Luke and the entire de Ferran family. Gil defined class as a driver and as a gentleman. As an INDYCAR champion and an Indianapolis 500 winner, Gil accomplished so much during his career, both on and off the track.   “Gil was beloved by so many. He was a great friend to the Team Penske and INDYCAR family, as well as the entir ..read more
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2003 Indianapolis 500 Winner de Ferran Dies at 56
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Gil de Ferran, who won the 2003 Indianapolis 500 and two INDYCAR SERIES championships, died suddenly after a brief illness Dec. 29 near his home in Florida. He was 56. De Ferran edged Team Penske teammate and fellow Brazilian Helio Castroneves in a scintillating finish in the 2003 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” earning his victory by .2990 of a second after passing Castroneves for good on Lap 170. De Ferran earned his sole “500” victory in the last of his four career starts in the race, as he retired as a driver after the 2003 INDYCAR SERIES season. While de Ferran denied clo ..read more
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Burke Joins Legacy Autosport with RWR for 2024 USAC Silver Crown Season
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Legacy Autosport announced that Trey Burke will drive the No. 60 RFL Facility Solutions, TeamWWF, Texas Micro Optics, Metalloid, Legacy Autosport Chassis (pavement) and DRC (dirt) full-time on the 2024 USAC Silver Crown National Championship trail.   Burke is a fourth-generation race car driver from Texas who transplanted to Indianapolis, Ind. at age 17.  He grew up on the dirt tracks and has been strapping in behind the wheel since the ripe age of nine.  Trey has been successful on dirt and asphalt with configurations of ovals, road and street courses.  He has raced in t ..read more
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Rico Abreu Racing Crew Chief Ricky Warner to Be Inducted Into National Sprint Car Hall of Fame
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Veteran Sprint Car racing championship crew chief Ricky Warner, currently serving as the crew chief for Rico Abreu Racing, has been announced for the 2024 class of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. The 34th induction ceremony will take place on Saturday June 1, 2024 in Knoxville, Iowa. Warner’s career started in Central PA with Randy Wolfe and Hall of Famer Kenny Jacobs, before taking the helm for Hall of Famer Jac Haudenschild, Andy Hillenburg, and young gassers Kevin Gobrecht, Joey Saldana and Tyler Walker. The love of Sprint Car Racing began at a young age for Warner and evolved into ..read more
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Ty Dillon Named 2024 Full-Time NASCAR Truck Series Driver for Rackley W.A.R.
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Rackley W.A.R. announced today that Ty Dillon will take over the No. 25 Rackley Roofing Company and W.A.R. Shocks Chevrolet Silverado full-time in the 2024 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series (NCTS), beginning with the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in February.  “We are excited to announce Ty Dillon as the driver for Rackley W.A.R. in the NASCAR Truck Series.” President and Chief Operating Officer Willie Allen said. “Ty's exceptional talent is a perfect fit for our team as we elevate our engineering and technological capabilities to new heights.”  In just its third sea ..read more
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