Author: Patrick Reynolds

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Indianapolis 500

Story by Patrick Reynolds. Photo by Meesh Beer. Indianapolis IN- Juan Pablo Montoya is two-for-three in his Indianapolis 500 career. The 2000 race winner, in his first and only appearance in the race up until 2014, came back from early bodywork repair damage to win the Indy 500. In 2000, Montoya won the 500 driving for owner Chip Ganassi. For the next 13 years his career wound through Formula 1 and NASCAR before coming back to Indycar in 2014 driving for Roger Penske. Montoya finished fifth in his return to the Indy 500 last year. This year, Montoya started...

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Will Power Paces Indy 500 Carb Day

Story by Patrick Reynolds. Photo by Brian Spurlock- USA Today Sports ORG. Indianapolis, IN- Final practice for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 on Carb Day was approached with some anxiousness. Car rollovers following crashes by Helio Castroneves, Ed Carpenter, and James Hinchcliffe had observers keeping a close eye on the Indycar teams’ last on-track session prior to Sunday’s race. The drivers showed no fear as they were aggressive in traffic and three wide at times. The thought of keeping the car out of a group and safe, does not apply as that does not duplicate race conditions for the 500....

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NHRA, NASCAR, and WoO Work to Fill Seats

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds A chilling wind cut through my sweatshirt and thermal layers. The day yielded a clear blue, spring sky but unusually cold temperatures. Mother Nature’s breeze added a little bite to the shiver. The high altitude did not help me feel any less frigid. My perch was the top walkway of Charlotte’s zMAX Dragway aluminum grandstands during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. I stood for an excellent look at the Nitromethane Saturday qualifying runs. As high up as I was, and with no protection from the wind, the chilly day felt a bit colder. My...

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Rex White Connects With NASCAR fans

Story by Patrick Reynolds. Photo courtesy Devin Alexander. I felt honored attending the induction ceremony for NASCAR’s 2015 Hall of Fame class. The sport’s legendary names- Petty, Jarrett, and Wood, among many others- were present. When one has a connection to a particular inductee the excitement level increases. Congratulations Rex White. White was the 1960 champion of what is today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. White posted 28 victories over five seasons, finishing among the top-five in nearly half of his 233 starts. In 1998, White was named as one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers. He is an extremely deserving...

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Just the Way I See It: Rolex 24 at Daytona

Story and photo by Vickie Miller With the Daytona Rolex 24 2015 edition ended, I would like to recognize the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) race on Friday. So much is mentioned regarding the 24-hour TUDOR race, I feel the CTSC race is accidently forgotten. As with most support series races being held on a weekday, it is difficult for working fans to attend or follow the race. This year the CTSC race was very exciting while still being routine. For the Grand Sport (GS) class, the 2015 race year appears to have started right where 2014 left off...

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