NASCAR's intent was all good when it implemented radical cost-saving rules in the Truck Series. Too bad "good" can't describe the racing action at Auto Club Speedway.
Helio Castroneves did his job to win Sunday's IndyCar finale at Chicagoland Speedway. Problem is, Scott Dixon did his job to win the series title, writes John Schwarb.
The learning curve has been steep for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing as it transitions from Champ Car to IndyCar. Saturday's race at Kentucky Speedway brought little relief: Gearbox problems sidelined both Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson.
Most drivers would be content racking up seven runner-up finishes in 14 starts. Unless you're chasing Scott Dixon, writes John Schwarb.
You can't win every week in the IndyCar Series. Danica Patrick had no shot at winning back-to-back when her car let her down at Kansas, writes John Schwarb.
Dennis Setzer used a no-pit-stop strategy at rainy Mansfield this past weekend, and the payoff was huge: The veteran driver scored his first Craftsman Truck Series victory in almost two years.
Thirteen-year layoff? That's no problem for John Andretti, who all but locked up his spot in the Indy 500, writes John Schwarb