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The Dinger Repays Penske With NNS Victory
Saturday, 22 Jun, 2013 – 21:34 | Comments Off
The Dinger Repays Penske With NNS Victory

A.J. Allmendinger of Penske Racing earned both his first career NASCAR and Nationwide Series win in the Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards at Road America on Saturday.
It was Allmendinger’s first start in a Nationwide Series race since 2008. But he’s no stranger to victory lane at the 4-mile Road America road course, having won [...]

Regan Smith Pads NNS Points Lead By Winning Michigan
Saturday, 15 Jun, 2013 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Pads NNS Points Lead By Winning Michigan

Nationwide Series points leader Regan Smith earned his second victory of the season Saturday by holding off Kyle Larson to win the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
Parker Kligerman gambled rain would end the race short of the scheduled 125 laps but lost the lead when he had to pit with 13 to [...]

Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One
Friday, 14 Jun, 2013 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One

Already a championship team-owner and successful promoter in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Michael Andretti’s next order of business could be labeled – us against the world.
“(I’m) always looking at expanding our racing, and, yeah, I would love to one day be in Formula One in some way,” Andretti said during a teleconference promoting this weekend’s [...]

INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 19:21 | One Comment
INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty

INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, penalized race-winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske Tuesday afternoon following an infraction discovered during post-race technical inspection after Saturday night’s Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 AAA Insurance Dallara/Chevrolet, has been fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points for not complying with [...]

Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 6:42 | One Comment
Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Facetious as it was, the question struck a nerve with Helio Castroneves.
This was Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where Castroneves was asked if it was time for team-owner Roger Penske to hire a couple of drivers who knew how to win IZOD IndyCar Series races.
True enough, Castroneves and Team Penske [...]

Newlywed Bayne Wins Iowa
Sunday, 9 Jun, 2013 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Newlywed Bayne Wins Iowa

Trevor Bayne exchanged vows with new wife, Ashton, on Tuesday and celebrated their honeymoon on Sunday by winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Bayne passed Austin Dillon with 11 laps remaining of Austin Dillon – who had led 207 laps – clinched the victory.
“It’s such a special week for me,” Bayne said. “I [...]

Rain Puts Jimmie On Pole
Friday, 7 Jun, 2013 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Jimmie On Pole

Sprint Cup qualifying and practice were rained out at Pocono raceway on Friday, and that puts Jimmie Johnson on the pole for Sunday’s Party in the Poconos 400.
Johnson, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader, will bring the field to the green flag with second-place Carl Edwards beside him on the front row. With the starting [...]

Buescher Blown Away By Might Of Oklahoma Tornado
Thursday, 6 Jun, 2013 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Buescher Blown Away By Might Of Oklahoma Tornado

FORT WORTH, Texas – Light bulbs were popping and cameras were rolling when defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher met the media on Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway.
The first set of questions had nothing to little to do with the Plano, Texas native’s chances of winning Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400 [...]

TRD’s White To Step Down After Current Season
Wednesday, 5 Jun, 2013 – 8:03 | Comments Off
TRD’s White To Step Down After Current Season

The face and voice of Toyota Racing Development’s wide-ranging North American motorsports programs for more than 15 years is stepping down.
Lee White, president of TRD, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the 2013 racing season. Citing “family health care needs,” White immediately will cease his daily duties and vacate the position [...]

Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Win Race 2 at Belle Isle
Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Win Race 2 at Belle Isle

It was a day of firsts on the second day of the Indy Dual in Detroit IZOD IndyCar Series event at the Belle Isle street circuit. The first first belonged to driver Simon Pagenaud who won the crash-filled race Sunday, while the second first belonged to Sam Schmidt and Davey Hamilton, who won their first [...]