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Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
Monday, 18 Sep, 2017 – 7:27 | No Comment
Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Penske Perfection put an almost-predictable wrap on Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. While Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season-finale, teammate Josef Newgarden finished second to secure the championship for domestic open-wheel racing’s most successful organization.
Pagenaud, the 2016 series champion, out-hustled Newgarden to the finish line by 1.0986-seconds to […]

Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 13:02 | No Comment
Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The list of his Team Penske running mates to have won various Indy car drivers championships is a trivia question that cannot stump Helio Castroneves.
“(Gil) De Ferran, (Sam) Hornish Jr., (Will) Power, (Simon) Pagenaud,” said Castroneves, clicking-off the title-winning names from the solitude of a Team Penske motorhome during a […]

Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs
Saturday, 16 Sep, 2017 – 18:18 | No Comment
Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Wind tunnels have been used for decades to perfect the aerodynamics of race cars, but NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor Andrew Hines noted that in his class his body provides the aero package.
“We’re going down the track and we’re trying to do everything we can to stay […]

Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 17:04 | No Comment
Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps begins defense of his crown the same weekend that Chase Elliott opens his NASCAR title hopes in his playoffs, but the bond between the two goes beyond sharing the same sponsor – NAPA Auto Parts.
Capps looked up to Chase’s father, Bill, […]

Penske’s Pagenaud Tests Best At Sonoma Raceway
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 7:43 | No Comment
Penske’s Pagenaud Tests Best At Sonoma Raceway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud amped-up Team Penske’s intramural chase for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship Thursday, topping the combined practice sheet at the conclusion of an Open Test at Sonoma Raceway for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The reigning event and series champion, Pagenaud emerged as the day’s overall leader […]

Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
Saturday, 9 Sep, 2017 – 16:53 | No Comment
Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway Saturday night will determine the field of 16 championship contenders.
Having trouble deciphering who’s in/who’s out/who’s on the proverbial bubble? Here are the basics, courtesy of Info Manager.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m., EDT, NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM Radio and […]

Keselowski Pulls Away Late To Win Xfinity Race
Saturday, 9 Sep, 2017 – 8:01 | No Comment
Keselowski Pulls Away Late To Win Xfinity Race

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On lap 235 of 250 of Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway, Brad Keselowski passed leader Kyle Busch and then pulled away to win by 3.008 seconds.
Afterward, Keselowski said he was happy to get the win and happier still in how he got it.
“When you can race with him (Busch), you know […]

‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence
Tuesday, 5 Sep, 2017 – 7:25 | Comments Off on ‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence
‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence

By  John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Steve Torrence exited the world’s biggest drag race with championship-caliber confidence Monday after adding a victory in the Top Fuel final of the NHRA’s 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to his Saturday win in the $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout.
His victory over upset-minded, fellow-Texan Kebin Kinsley at “The Big Go’ […]

‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington
Monday, 4 Sep, 2017 – 7:43 | Comments Off on ‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington
‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two laps. That was all that remained when the Lady in Black snatched victory from Martin Truex Jr.’s grasp and handed it to Denny Hamlin on Sunday, giving him his second Bojangles Southern 500 win at Darlington Raceway.
It was a gut wrenching experience for Truex, who won […]

Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In
Saturday, 2 Sep, 2017 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In
Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits he’s allowed thoughts of his final event this season to creep into his mind, but he still doesn’t know what he’ll miss about being a race car driver.
“If I knew what I was going to miss, it would be more emotional and harder […]