Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
Thu, 24/05/18 – 20:19 | No Comment
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson confirmed Thursday that Red Bull was one of the companies that had expressed an interest in replacing Lowe’s as the seven-time NASCAR champion’s primary sponsor in 2019.
Red Bull was involved in NASCAR from 2006-2011. During that time the team fielded cars for Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne, A.J. Allmendinger, Casey Mears, […]

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Penske Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
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American racing icon Roger Penske was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame this week. But his eyes are on Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – On the day after his announced election into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Roger Penske was in full starched white shirt/black slacks mode as owner of the most successful organization in the history of American motorsports.

And for “The Captain,” that meant looking squarely ahead to the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500…albeit with a peek into the rearview mirror of Team Penske.

“Certainly honored last night to receive the good news about the Hall of Fame,” Penske said from a stage fronting the team’s annual media luncheon Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “But we’re here today to talk about Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500 and what we’re going to see here in a couple of days. I think we’ve got a great weekend coming…weather’s looking good…cars are fast and we obviously have a tremendous team here.” Read the full story »

Thu, 05/24/18 – 19:17 | No Comment
Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
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RacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson confirmed Thursday that Red Bull was one of the companies that had expressed an interest in replacing Lowe’s as the seven-time NASCAR champion’s primary sponsor in 2019.
Red Bull was involved in NASCAR from 2006-2011. During that time the team fielded cars for Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne, A.J. Allmendinger, Casey Mears, […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 20:19 | No Comment
Penske  Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – On the day after his announced election into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Roger Penske was in full starched white shirt/black slacks mode as owner of the most successful organization in the history of American motorsports.
And for “The Captain,” that meant looking squarely ahead to the 102nd edition of the […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 19:17 | No Comment
Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 16:22 | No Comment
Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon led the balloting Wednesday in a selection process that placed three drivers and two team owners into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Joining Gordon for the Feb. 1, 2019 induction ceremonies will be 1992 NASCAR premier series champion Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, and […]

Wed, 05/23/18 – 18:44 | No Comment
Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

Wed, 05/23/18 – 12:12 | No Comment
Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
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It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 13:57 | No Comment
Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam set the pace Monday as all 33 drivers qualified for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 turned laps in race-like conditions around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The three-hour session saw a massive 2,526 laps completed as a preview for Sunday’s running of “The […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 7:17 | No Comment
Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
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Point-leader Courtney Force secured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon during the rain-delayed finals of the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
The event at Heartland Motorsports Park was delayed after weather forced postponement Sunday evening following only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 17:29 | No Comment
NHRA In Topeka Postponed
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An eight-hour rain delay and cooling weather later in the day forced the conclusion of the NHRA Heartland Nationals to be pushed to Monday.

Sportsman racing begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Pros at 10 a.m. Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence is among those still in the hunt.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 7:02 | No Comment
Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As a track-rat child, Indianapolis-born Ed Carpenter had explored just about every square inch of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The one place he has not been is in Victory Circle on Memorial Day weekend. He will attempt to remedy that next Sunday and he will do so as the pole winner […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 16:51 | No Comment