Author: Patrick Reynolds

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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Honda vs Chevy Battle Heats Up; Fernando Alonso Has Smooth Final Indy 500 Practice

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds INDIANAPOLIS- Team Penske held a media lunch on Thursday and more than one team member expressed confidence that their Chevrolet engines had a lot of reliability even though Hondas qualified in seven of the first ten Indy 500 starting positions. During Friday’s final Indy 500 practice, Chevrolet-powered Penske driver Helio Castroneves set the fastest speed to answer back Honda’s apparent upper hand. “Today was a good way to finish practice like this,” Castroneves said. “We have a good car, a good balanced car and we’re going for the big one on Sunday.” Castroneves...

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John and Courtney Force Share Laughs From Fatherhood RT

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds “Will you be asking the first question, sir?” The comedy routine was about to start. A moderator spoke into a podium microphone at the zMAX Dragway’s media center in Concord, NC. Something seemed off about his question as his line of vision was directed into the rows of chairs which were almost empty. Almost… Only one seat was taken so far while reporters were still at their laptop work stations awaiting the fastest NHRA Funny Car qualifier from the Four-Wide Nationals. The one man sitting in the chair had a recognizable face and...

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Corey LaJoie Carries Danbury Racearena S.N.Y.R.A. Flag in Daytona 500

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds The stage is a Connecticut Fairgrounds with a one-third of a mile paved oval which hosted Saturday night stock car races for the Southern New York Racing Association. An early June evening silence was broken by the growling of racing engines as the track’s Modifieds exited the fourth-turn pit gate. The colorful machines slowly circled the speedway for a few laps before the starter waved the green flag and the cars roared to full speed for their warm-up session. That group exited the racetrack and the next group cycled through the procedure. A...

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