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More from Borg-Warner Trophy at the JW Marriott reveal (PHOTOS)

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This morning, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced a giant graphic of the Borg-Warner Trophy at the JW Marriott hotel, that will adorn the side of the hotel.

Here’s some more images, and thoughts from last year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and BorgWarner CEO James Verrier:

“The giant Borg-Warner Trophy they are putting on the side of the JW Marriott is amazing – it’s a great way to kick things off for Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the city of Indianapolis heading into May!” Montoya said. “The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is going to be pretty special in a lot of ways. It’s cool to be the defending champion and of course, it’s my goal to win again in the Verizon Chevy for Team Penske and get Roger (Penske) his 17th Baby Borg.”

“It’s great to see downtown Indy transforming for the 100th running!,” Verrier added. “Everyone at BorgWarner is proud of the Borg-Warner Trophy and the competitive spirit it represents. I am looking forward to awarding it to the winning driver in Victory Lane this May.”

More photos are below:

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Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.