ON THE COVER
(MAIN) Morgan Lucas Marc Gewertz
(TOP) Dario Franchitti Michael Levitt/LAT; Will Power Nigel Kinrade/LAT
(BOTTOM) Lewis Hamilton Andrew Ferraro/LAT
24 HAMILTON’S CHOICE
Castroneves follows Power.
Date: Aug. 7
Lewis Hamilton has been with McLaren for his whole F1
career, but is it time to look elsewhere? By Mark Hughes
30 INDYCAR’S POWER COUPLE
Dario Franchitti and Will Power have been in a league of
their own the past two years. By David Malsher
36 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I GOT
Hot-rod gift demonstrates Panther Racing’s long-term
faith in JR Hildebrand. By Jeff Olson
41 NHRA NITRO SPECIAL
42 Morgan Lucas and Shawn Langdon on the
physics of an ideal run.
46 Short stories from the startlines – Force
pops the top; why Funny Cars are so funny;
how long is a Top Fueler?
50 Man or machine? Tony Schumacher explains
why you have to be a little of both.
54 For the Arana family, Pro Stock Bike success
is in the genes.
56 JUST WARMING UP?
It hasn’t been a vintage year for Jimmie Johnson...
but now it’s Chase time again. By Tom Jensen
62 TOMORROW THE WORLD
Sports car racing finally has a global championship
once again. By Gary Watkins