Author: Patrick Reynolds

Where Will Fernando Alonso Race in 2018?

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds The checkers have been waved at Indianapolis. The milk and champagne bottles are empty. The photos were taken. Indycar’s season has moved on. Formula 1 left Monaco, moved onto Canada and back across the Atlantic. Open wheel racing marched past the magical last weekend in May and through the summer of 2017. Fernando Alonso made a big splash in competing in his first Indy 500. The large media crush on the F1 star was expected and delivered. He acquitted himself well and the natural question on so many minds is what about the...

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Carolina Speedway Makes Friends Out Of Strangers

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds “My dad never did anything with me. I’m trying to make up for it, I guess.” Tony Armour spoke these words as he watched his son Justin scrape red clay from their family-owned four-cylinder stock car in the pit area at Carolina Speedway. My father had his faults, but we also had racing together, and racing was a common bond that I could see in the Armours. The track is four-tenths of a mile dirt oval carved out of the Gastonia, NC countryside. My visit to their weekly Friday night race program was...

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Takuma Sato Becomes First Japanese Driver to Win Indy 500

Story by Patrick Reynolds. Photo by USA Today. INDIANAPOLIS- “The One That Got Away” is a catchy title that works for a fish, a cute girl, or a country song. In the 101st Indianapolis 500 it described two men trying to overcome personal hurdles in the legendary race. Helio Castroneves was the quickest driver to record three ‘500’ victories as he took his third checkered flag in only his ninth start. Coming into 2017, he was attempting to tie four-timers A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr., and Rick Mears for his eighth try. Takuma Sato came oh-so-close to winning in...

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Lineup and Schedule for Today’s 101st Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS- Today 33 drivers will chase towards a white stripe painted on a yard of bricks on a speedway in central Indiana. The prize is an antique silver cup, legendary racing status, and around $3 million. Scott Dixon starts on the pole and the field includes former winners Alexander Rossi, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves, and Buddy Lazier. Row 1: Scott Dixon, Ed Carpenter, Alexander Rossi Row 2: Takuma Sato, Fernando Alonso, JR Hildebrand. Row 3: Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, Will Power Row 4: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ed Jones, Oriol Servia Row 5: Mikhail Aleshin, Graham...

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Speedway Report Wins Five AARWBA Media Awards

INDIANAPOLIS- Speedway Report with Patrick Reynolds was awarded five honors for Online Media during the annual contest held by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. “Alexis DeJoria Is a Serious NHRA Racer and a Whole Lot More” won first place in the Feature Report category while “Gimmicks Hurt NASCAR All Star Race” won first place among Columns. “Rookie Alexander Rossi Upsets 100th Indianapolis 500 Field” claimed second place for Deadline News. “Rubbin’ is NOT Racing” was awarded third-place among the Blog category entries. Patrick Reynolds authored all four of the winning stories. Speedway Report’s website www.speedwayreport.com was...

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