Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG
Fri, 18/08/17 – 20:10 | No Comment
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher was once viewed as an integral part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future, but that’s no longer the case now that he has signed a multi-year contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, it was announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tad Geschickter, JTG’s co-owner, also said crew chief Trent Owens would remain paired […]

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Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
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Team Penske new guy Josef Newgarden arrived at Pocono as the series points leader. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After closing-out July with back-to-back victories, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden is enjoying his status as the first American driver to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings since Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport in 2014.

While that’s a point of pride for the 26-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., waving the flag is not Newgarden’s motivation heading into Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

“Not particularly, to be honest,” said Newgarden, who holds a seven-point lead (453-446) over teammate Helio Castroneves of Brazil. “You know, I’ve always loved about IndyCar that we have some of the best talent from around the world, whether that’s from the driving side or the team side with all our engineers, mechanics, ownership. So I love that diversity and think that’s what makes IndyCar so great, is we have the best of the best from around the world.

“You know, I never put too much stock into my nationality with it. But there was always a little bit of pride, I guess, in being American in a predominantly North American championship and I think maybe driving for Team Penske certainly makes that a little bit more special. Again, overall, I don’t think about it too much. But I think it’s a little bit more special this year being a part of Team Penske and everything they’ve done with American talent here in the IndyCar Series.” Read the full story »

Sat, 08/19/17 – 7:55 | No Comment
Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After closing-out July with back-to-back victories, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden is enjoying his status as the first American driver to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings since Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport in 2014.
While that’s a point of pride for the 26-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., waving the flag […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 7:55 | No Comment
ET Marks Take Beating In Brainerd
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Leah Pritchett and Robert Hight posted national elapsed-time record runs in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, during Friday’s opening qualifying sessions for the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were provisional qualifying leaders at the Minnesota facility during the […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 7:45 | No Comment
Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher was once viewed as an integral part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future, but that’s no longer the case now that he has signed a multi-year contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, it was announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tad Geschickter, JTG’s co-owner, also said crew chief Trent Owens would remain paired […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 20:10 | No Comment
Keselowski: Ending Truck Program Is About His Future
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn.  – Earlier this year, NASCAR lost Red Horse Racing, one of the Camping World Truck Series premier teams. Now it’s losing another at the end of the season in Brad Keselowski Racing.
Keselowski shocked the motorsports community Thursday when he announced he would shutter the doors on his truck […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 17:23 | No Comment
Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that he currently had no racing plans for 2018.
“When I do I’ll tweet something, like on a Monday or something,” Kenseth said.
NASCAR’s 2003 premier series champion said he’s not worried about 2018.
“I’m just not concerned […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 15:46 | No Comment
Busch Brushes Off Penalty; Wins Truck Series Race At Bristol
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Kyle Busch came back from a penalty near the end of the second stage of Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and went on and get the victory.
The now five-time Bristol Truck Series winner pulled away from Matt Crafton at the Lap 201 restart and cruised to his third Truck […]

Thu, 08/17/17 – 7:17 | No Comment
Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018
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An expanded, four-day Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next year, Porsche Cars North America has announced.
The upcoming “Family Reunion” is booked for Sept. 27-30, 2018 at the famed California facility.
In what has become a tradition, Rennsport Reunion VI will bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche race cars, […]

Wed, 08/16/17 – 16:32 | No Comment
Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras
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Two drivers with extensive pedigrees in road racing will lead Team Penske’s 2018 excursion back into road racing.
The team announced Tuesday that former Formula One/Indy car standout Juan Pablo Montoya and American sports car racing veteran Dane Cameron will drive one of two new Acura DPi car’s in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.
Drivers […]

Tue, 08/15/17 – 14:55 | No Comment
Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan
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Kyle Larson made an aggressive move during an overtime restart, took the lead and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The win was the third straight for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver at the 2-mile MIS oval.
It came after a wreck with four laps to go – which started […]

Sun, 08/13/17 – 20:11 | No Comment
Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
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Kasey Kahne said Saturday the vibe among teammates remains positive at Hendrick Motorsports, where his tenure will end at the close of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Kahne’s impending departure was announced last Monday by team-owner Rick Hendrick, who since has tabbed NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie William Byron to drive what will be […]

Sun, 08/13/17 – 7:48 | No Comment