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Friday Night Kicks Off AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motor Sports Park – Parking, Schedule, Race Info

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals features nighttime qualifying on Friday  The intense 10,000-horsepower, 330-mile-per-hour action from the nitro-burning machines that whips diehard fans into a frenzy will multiply exponentially as Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying will take place under the lights with the cars’ explosive header flames in full view. Nitro qualifying will take place at 5 p.m. and ...

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Funny Car Racer Robert Hight Looks To Bounce Back at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

MADISON, Ill. – After a brilliant stretch that included wins and broken records, Robert Hight isn’t going to let one hiccup get him down. A second-round loss in Reading on Sunday bounced Hight from the Funny Car points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, but recent history indicates the former world champion will bounce back in impressive fashion. ...

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Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for sixth Gateway victory at AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals

When you’ve won 76 NHRA trophies, the current mark for six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., it’s correct to assume you’ve won multiple races at a number of different racetracks. But even Coughlin has to admit the five trophies he’s won at Gateway Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, place this facility ...

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Newgarden Wins the IndyCar Race At Gateway Motorsports Park

Josef Newgarden dominated by leading 170 of the 248 laps and won the race after a daring pass with 30 laps to go in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented By Valvoline at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for race action photos Scott Dixon came in second and Simon Pagenaud came in third. “Awesome race,” exclaimed Newgarden after jumping out ...

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40,000+ Race Fans Attend The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented by Valvoline At Gateway

“Look at the crowd,” exclaimed John Bommarito, leader of the Bommarito Automotive Group, title sponsor of the race. An estimated crowd of over 40,000 fans packed Gateway Motorsports to witness the return of IndyCar back to St. Louis for the first time since 2003. The weather was perfect but there was a Cardinals game with 40,000 plus fans but that did ...

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Urrutia Wins Indy Lights Race At Gateway Motorsports Park

Santi Urrutia held off Juan Piedrahita to win the Mazda St. Louis Indy Lights Oval Challenge at Gateway Motorsports Park. Colton Herta, son of former Indy drive Bryan Herta, came in third place. Click here for race action photos Juan Piedrahita captured the pole for the Mazda St. Louis Indy Lights Oval Challenge at Gateway Motorsports Park.   For Piedrahita, today’s ...

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Today’s IndyCar Race Day Schedule – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline

Great weather is expected for today’s inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. Here is the schedule:   Saturday, August 26 – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline 10 a.m. — Spectator parking lots open. 11 a.m. — Spectator gates and Gateway Kartplex open. 1-1:30 p.m. — Pro Mazda Championship Presented By Cooper Tires qualifying. 1:45 p.m. — Indy Lights ...

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IndyCar Driver Quotes – From Day One

Quotes from IndyCar drivers from the Bommarito Automotive 500 presented by Valvoline qualifying SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet): “I wish we could gone out a little later, but nothing I can do about that. The Menards Chevrolet felt very comfortable. I like how the track feels. They did a great job with it. We’ll start fourth, which is ...

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Power Wins Pole for IndyCar Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

Will Power joined an elite group of 50-time Indy car pole winners when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record fashion this evening at Gateway Motorsports Park. Power will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag to start Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power ...

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Kane Wins the Brickyard 400

Kasey Kane Wins the Brickyard 400 ending a three year (102 races) winless streak Cautions were frequent delaying the end of the race to nearly 9 pm ET… Click here for race action photos   Kyle Busch’s quest to be the first driver to win three straight Brickyard 400 ended in a crash with Martin Truex late in the race. ...

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Brickyard 400 Race Preview

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Next Race: Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 The Place: Indianapolis Motor Speedway The Date: Sunday, July 23 The Time: 3:30 p.m. CT TV: NBC, 3 p.m. CT Radio: IMS Radio Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 400 miles (160 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 50), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 100), Final Stage (Ends ...

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Kyle Busch Wins Pole for the Brickyard 400

Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 24th Annual Brickyard 400 with a lap of 48.051 seconds, 187.301 mph. This is his 23rd pole in 446 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.This is his fourth pole and 17th top10 start in 2017.This is his second pole in 13 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick (second) posted ...

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Byron Wins Lilly Wins Lilly Diabetes 250

William Byron held off Paul Menard in one of the more exciting NASCAR XFININTY series race in recent years. The race produced a series track record of 16 lead changes – the previous record was nine.  The competitive race was directly attributable to a new race package used for the first time ever. Click here for race action photos The ...

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John Nemechek Wins 4th Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200

John Hunter Nemechek racing for his dad, the NASCAR racing veteran Joe Nemechek, gave his father the perfect father’s day gift, a win at the 4th Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200. This was John Hunter Nemechek’s first win in 2017 “He is my boss, mentor, and dad,” said John Hunter said an emotional winner holding back the tears speaking about ...

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Ty Majeski Wins ARCA Midwest Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

Ty Majeski won the ARCA Midwest Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park. He also won the ARCA Midwest Tour race at Gateway last year. Majeski is a three-time ARCA Midwest Tour Champion and 2014 Rookie of the Year. Click here for race action photos “He (Shafer) was going to win the race. My motor was vapor locking in this heat,” Majeski said ...

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Briscoe Wins The NASCAR Camping World Pole at Gateway

Chase Biscoe won the Means 21 Pole award for the 4th Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200 with a lap of 32.888 seconds, 136.828 mph. This is his second pole in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2017. This is his first pole at Gateway Motorsports Park. Briscoe becomes the third ...

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Preview: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park Quick Facts Tonight the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Gateway Motorsports Park for the first and only time this season, below are some series quick facts:   Races: 16 Pole Winners: 10 Youngest Pole Winner: Cole Custer (06/14/2014 – 16 years, 4 months, 22 days) Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner (09/01/2007 – 50 years, 2 months, 4 days) Race ...

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