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Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2016 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s decision to continue his Verizon IndyCar Series career with Andretti-Herta Autosport has ended his pursuit of a full-time Formula One career for the foreseeable future, and perhaps forever.
The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Rossi confirmed on Monday his 2017 return to the […]

Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2016 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator
Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator

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Martin Truex Jr. took advantage of a mistake by the pit crew of Jimmie Johnson with 125 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the 10-race Chase playoffs for Truex and his third in the last five races. It was […]

Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole
Friday, 30 Sep, 2016 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole
Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole

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Qualifying for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series playoff race at Dover was canceled because of rain on Friday. As a result, the starting field will be set per the rulebook – the starting grid is determined based on current owner’s points.
Leading the field to green will be Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 […]

Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2016 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – NASCAR doesn’t award any points for winning poles and, as pleased as Carl Edwards is to have won his third pole in his last four tries at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that is far from satisfying.
“Sometimes, it’s tough,’’ Edwards said as he prepared to lead the field […]

Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2016 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title
Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud will chase his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship from a position of strength _ P1, baby _ following a record-setting performance during qualifications for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The Team Penske ace added to his qualifying mastery Saturday, claiming the pole at Sonoma Raceway in Northern […]

Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Doug Kalitta and Tommy Johnson Jr. maintained the No. 1 qualifying positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, as qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals concluded Saturday at zMAX Dragway.  
Both drivers claimed the top spot in their respective categories Friday in second round qualifying and […]

Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – All eight of Don Schumacher Racing’s NHRA teams earned positions in the Countdown to the Championship, but that doesn’t mean it will be DSR against the rest of the field in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories.
In fact, Top Fuel defending champion and No. 1 seed […]

Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
Sunday, 11 Sep, 2016 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Austin Dillon could barely contain his excitement, Chase Elliott talked with reporters then quietly sat down beside his race car on pit road to catch his breath and drink fluids, Chris Buescher calmly dealt with the media bombardment and Kyle Larson assumed a seat on the outer […]

Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2016 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Pressure is a way of life for those competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 it’s different for those already solidified in the Chase versus those still trying to gain a spot in the title run.
Chris Buescher possesses a victory, but […]