Notes: NASCAR Fetes 2020 Champs
Wed, 18/11/20 – 9:23 | No Comment
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NASCAR’s 2020 Awards will be presented during a 90-minute special airing Wednesday at 8 p.m. (EST) on NBC Sports Network. The virtual program will honor Cup Series champion Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports, Xfinity Series …

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Kanaan Joins Ganassi IndyCar ‘Dream Team’
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Tony Kanaan and team owner Chip Ganassi are getting back together in IndyCar.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Kanaan is returning to the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021 with Chip Ganassi Racing via a multi-year deal fit for the aged.

Kanaan, the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2004 series champion, will share CGR’s No. 48 Honda with INDYCAR rookie/seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson in a pairing of super-fit-and-fast 45-year-olds. Kanaan will compete in the series’ four oval-track races, including the 105th edition of the Indianapolis 500, while Johnson will run the series’ 13 road/street-course events.

“I told Chip I’ll win four races for him next year, if that was good enough,” Kanaan joked during a ZOOM conference with national media on Monday. “He said, ‘That’s totally fine.’ So yes. Yeah, the 500 would be the priority for sure.” Kanaan’s deal also includes the oval events in 2022.

A 17-time INDYCAR race-winner, Kanaan will contest the doubleheader weekend on Texas Motor Speedway’s high-banked/1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth on May 1-2; the Indy 500 on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30 and Worldwide Technology Raceway’s 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Ill., on Aug. 21.

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Tue, 11/24/20 – 14:58 | No Comment
Notes: NASCAR Fetes 2020 Champs
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NASCAR’s 2020 Awards will be presented during a 90-minute special airing Wednesday at 8 p.m. (EST) on NBC Sports Network. The virtual program will honor Cup Series champion Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports, Xfinity Series …

Wed, 11/18/20 – 9:23 | No Comment
Cup’s Next Gen Car Takes Drivers For A Ride
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch says he went back to school Monday while testing the Next Gen car scheduled to make its Cup Series debut in the 2022 Daytona 500.
“You know, …

Tue, 11/17/20 – 15:59 | One Comment
Castroneves Will Go For No. 4 With Meyer Shank Racing
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Meyer Shank Racing will raise the profile of its INDYCAR brand in 2021 via a limited program featuring one of open-wheel racing’s most popular drivers.
Helio Castroneves’ relentless pursuit of a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory …

Wed, 11/11/20 – 15:09 | Comments Off on Castroneves Will Go For No. 4 With Meyer Shank Racing
New Champ Elliott Is Popular And Talented
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – When Chase Elliott bussed tables and washed dishes as a young teenager at the Dawsonville Pool Room the walls surrounding him chronicled his father’s racing achievements via …

Mon, 11/9/20 – 14:02 | Comments Off on New Champ Elliott Is Popular And Talented
Elliott Becomes A NASCAR Cup Champion
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When Chase Elliott got out of his car after winning the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, he seemed to be something that he had been …

Mon, 11/9/20 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Elliott Becomes A NASCAR Cup Champion
Cindric Defied Father, Won Title
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – When 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric informed his parents at age 10 that he wanted to be a race car driver they were not pleased with his decision.
Both were quite …

Sun, 11/8/20 – 12:07 | Comments Off on Cindric Defied Father, Won Title
Elliott Hoping To Hear Siren’s Song On Sunday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with sage advice from his famous father and a high-profile teammate, the case for Chase Elliott as 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion awaits validation late Sunday afternoon from Gordon …

Sun, 11/8/20 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Elliott Hoping To Hear Siren’s Song On Sunday
Creed Wins 2020 NASCAR Truck Series Title
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Aggressive drivers usually become champions once they learn to control that trait and Sheldon Creed is proof there is truth in that adage.
“When we first started working …

Sat, 11/7/20 – 9:18 | Comments Off on Creed Wins 2020 NASCAR Truck Series Title
Gene Felton Makes Last Pass at Age 84
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You have to hand it to Gene Felton. He rarely, if ever, lost his cool while winning more production-based races in IMSA than any of his peers, a considerable lot including Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood …

Sat, 11/7/20 – 9:04 | 5 Comments
Storylines Abound At Championship 4
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Though the field for the 2020 Championship 4 may almost as notable for which drivers are not included, there is still a fair amount of intrigue accompanying those who actually …

Fri, 11/6/20 – 9:18 | Comments Off on Storylines Abound At Championship 4