Johnson Tests Positive for Covid-19
Fri, 3/07/20 – 18:30 | No Comment
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NASCAR announced on Friday the seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not compete in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Penske In Spotlight As Racing Returns To Indy
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Roger Penske is the big story at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.

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Roger Penske’s life has been filled with momentous events, but for the 83-year-old international businessman nicknamed “The Captain” this year’s Fourth of July weekend will no doubt be one of his most unforgettable.

In a two-day span, he will make his debut as the new owner of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and simultaneously become the only team owner with entries in all three major racing series competing this weekend at Indy and Daytona. He also owns the NTT IndyCar Series that’s participating in its first doubleheader on Saturday with NASCAR’s Xfinity Series at The Brickyard’s road course.

“It’s so fitting for Roger to own the speedway at this point in his life. So fitting for everything he has done for motorsports, especially everything that he has done for Indianapolis,” said Team Penske IndyCar driver Will Power, who owns one of Penske’s record 18 Indianapolis 500 victories.

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Fri, 07/3/20 – 13:44 | No Comment
Penske In Spotlight As Racing Returns To Indy
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Roger Penske’s life has been filled with momentous events, but for the 83-year-old international businessman nicknamed “The Captain” this year’s Fourth of July weekend will no doubt be one of …

Fri, 07/3/20 – 13:44 | No Comment
The Harvick-Hamlin Show Was Boffo At Pocono
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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LONG POND, Pa. – Since NASCAR resumed its 2020 season in mid-May, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick have dominated victory lane with Pocono Raceway’s doubleheader weekend merely reinforcing the two …

Mon, 06/29/20 – 9:06 | No Comment
Harvick Strategizes Way To Pocono Victory
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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LONG POND, Pa. – Good race strategy always has been paramount to claiming a race win at Pocono Raceway and Pocono Organics 325 victor Kevin Harvick says nothing has changed …

Sun, 06/28/20 – 8:22 | No Comment
Phelps: Noose, Concern For Wallace Is Real
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NASCAR’s investigation into the noose found last Sunday in the garage stall occupied by Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, the Cup Series only black driver, had been in-place since the previous race at Talladega Superspeedway in October …

Fri, 06/26/20 – 9:33 | No Comment
NASCAR Prez Says Noose-Hanger Will Be Banned For Life
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NASCAR President Steve Phelps has vowed that the person or persons responsible for leaving a noose in the garage of Cup Series driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway will be banished from the sport. 
“Unequivocally, …

Mon, 06/22/20 – 15:49 | No Comment
Noose Found In Wallace’s Garage Stall
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Apparently you can keep Confederate flags out of NASCAR tracks but you can’t keep racism out.
After Sunday’s Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was rained out, a noose was found in the garage stall of …

Mon, 06/22/20 – 7:01 | One Comment
Texas To Allow Fans Into July Cup Race
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ A yet-to-be determined number of fans will be allowed to attend NASCAR’s rescheduled O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 19.
The grandstands and suites …

Sun, 06/21/20 – 8:16 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: NASCAR’s Chance to ‘Walk the Walk’
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By Jonathan Ingram
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In the late fall of 1971, a time that now seems so long ago, I was riding back to college with friends from Washington, D.C., headed for North Carolina. Shortly …

Thu, 06/18/20 – 16:30 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: NASCAR’s Chance to ‘Walk the Walk’
Big Stars Compete At Virtual LeMans
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Formula One superstars Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello head into Saturday’s Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans primed for victory after strong performances in the lead-up to the esports event.
Teamed with sim racers Olli Pahkala …

Sat, 06/13/20 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Big Stars Compete At Virtual LeMans
Win Offers Relief To Truex, New Crew Chief
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martin Truex Jr.’s Wednesday night victory in Martinsville Speedway’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 provided him with his 27th career NASCAR Cup win, but for first-year crew …

Thu, 06/11/20 – 11:04 | Comments Off on Win Offers Relief To Truex, New Crew Chief