Author: Patrick Reynolds

What Danica Patrick’s Career Meant to Motorsports

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds Danica Patrick’s driving career came to a close at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. The ten-foot view is that she crashed out of the race. To me, the 10,000 foot view broadens beyond the race on this day and raises the question of what she meant to the sport of auto racing. I was never a Patrick fan nor was I ever a Patrick basher, but I will offer an honest assessment of her career after watching thousands of others chase trophies for over four decades. Patrick was a good race...

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Winning the Indy 500 Took Some Will Power

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds INDIANAPOLIS- Indycar’s new speedway aero kits produced a tactical Indianapolis 500 as Australian Will Power gave team owner Roger Penske his 17th race win. Honda and Chevrolet provided new bodywork to the existing tubs for 2018 and the Indy 500 racing changed in appearance. Gone were the pack racing and slingshot passes that the 500 has become known for since the DW-12 chassis was introduced in 2012. Replacing that, were importance of track position, fuel mileage, timing momentum on restarts, and drivers hanging on to their cars on the edge of control. “This...

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Carb Day 2018: Kanaan fast in Indy Heat, Colton Wins a Thriller, Hinch’s Slipper Didn’t Fit

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds INDIANAPOLIS- Tony Kanaan, driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, was quickest during Friday’s final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 with an average lap speed of 227.791. He qualified tenth for Sunday’s race. This was the first time during the month of racing and practice, that teams experienced hot temperatures- which are expected for the 500’s race day. “This is the closest we’re going to get as far as weather,” said Kanaan. “It’s concerning, but there’s not a lot to think (about),” Kanaan said. “Nobody, nobody, none of us run (during practice this month)...

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