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Iconic Images From Last Weekend’s Unforgettable Indy 500

More than 135,000 fans were safely in attendance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Helio Castroneves secured his fourth 500 win. View images from the event.

NASCAR Shifts Second Race in Camping World Truck Series Playoffs

Due to logistical challenges resulting from the ongoing pandemic, NASCAR has shifted the second race in the Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Originally scheduled to take place in Ontario, Canada, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the Truck Series will now visit Darlington Raceway. The race will be the first of a Sunday playoffs doubleheader at Darlington and will begin at its originally scheduled time (Sunday, September 5, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT), live on FS1). The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs will kick off its 10-week playoff run later that evening (6 p.m. ET, live on NBCSN).

Ford
Jim Farley and Lyn St. James. Photo courtesy of Ford Performance.

Lyn St. James Honored With Spirit of Ford Award

Lyn St. James, a pioneer in sports car and Indy car racing who has since become a tireless promoter for opportunities for women and minorities in the sport, was presented the Spirit of Ford Award as part of the 26th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The award is Ford Motor Company’s highest honor in auto racing, recognizing lifetime achievement and contribution to the industry on and off the race track. St. James becomes the 27th recipient, joining an international list of honorees from all forms of racing and racing media. For more information, visit performance.ford.com.

 

Moparty
The all Mopar-powered event is scheduled for September 17–19 at
Beech Bend Raceway.

2021 Holley MoParty Registration Opens

Holley has announced participant pre-registration is now open for the second annual MoParty. The all Mopar-powered event is scheduled for September 17–19 at Beech Bend Raceway. The event is dedicated to anything Mopar powered, including both classics and late models, as well as non-Mopar vehicles with Mopar powerplants. Popular event segments include numerous drag-racing classes, autocross, a Grand Champion event, the burnout challenge, car show classes, a vendor midway and swap meet and more. Holley’s MoParty will also feature the rare opportunity to see some of NASCAR’s legendary wing cars, including those driven by Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and more in honorary parade laps. For more information, visit moparty.com.

Road America to Open Paddock For IndyCar, IMSA Events

Road America has announced attendees can now access the paddock for the NTT IndyCar REV Group Grand Prix presented by American Medical Response set for June 17–20. Additionally, fans are welcome in the paddock for the IMSA SportsCar Weekend on August 5–8. All ticketholders can access the area free of charge. The June Grand Prix event will also feature Vintage Indy and the Radical Cup series, along with Pro 2000 and USF2000, both development series of the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. Additionally, all first responders, including police, fire and EMS will receive free tickets for the event by showing proof of active status at the gate in the form of a department-issued ID or badge. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit roadamerica.com.

For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.