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New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:40 | One Comment
New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS

Open-wheel veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia turned more than 100 laps each around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their respective 2018-spec Chevrolet- and Honda-powered Dallara IR-12s equipped with INDYCAR’s universal aerodynamic bodywork kit during the chassis’ pubic debut.
Afterward, approval of the new car’s “bolder, sleeker look” and performance in its superspeedway configuration was unanimous.
“From […]

Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation

Rising star Ryan Blaney will exit Wood Brothers Racing and join Team Penske as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018, as team-owner Roger Penske returns to a three-car operation in stock car racing’s premier series.
Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with “The Captain,” will pilot the […]

Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?

A couple of weeks ago, as I walked to my car in the driveway of my house, I saw what was left of a mauled cottontail rabbit. The rabbit had huge portions of its skin peeled away and much of its throat was ripped out. It was possibly the work of a hawk or an […]

Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
Monday, 24 Jul, 2017 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep

Robert Hight’s Funny Car victory Sunday in the opening race of the NHRA’s annual summertime Western Swing immediately left the John Force Racing ace thinking 1-2-3 sweep!
Hight’s win over Tommy Johnson Jr. at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway was his first of the 2017 season, fourth on “The Mountain” in […]

Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy
Saturday, 22 Jul, 2017 – 18:21 | Comments Off on Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy
Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy

Teenager William Byron held off NASCAR Cup Series veterans Paul Menard and Joey Logano over Saturday’s final laps to become the youngest winner of a major race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, capturing victory in the Lilly Diabetes 250 Xfinity Series race.
Byron _ at 19 years, 7 months _ edged Menard by 0.108-seconds in […]

Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High
Saturday, 22 Jul, 2017 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High
Force Cars Forceful At Mile-High

Courtney Force set both ends of the Funny Car track record Friday as John Force Racing posted a 1-2-3 sweep during the opening day of qualifications for the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders […]

Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt
Thursday, 20 Jul, 2017 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt
Crafton Digs Out A Win On Dirt

Matt Crafton won Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to challenge a dominant Stewart Friesen for his first win since Charlotte […]

Newgarden Gets Toronto Win
Sunday, 16 Jul, 2017 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Newgarden Gets Toronto Win
Newgarden Gets Toronto Win

Josef Newgarden, the newest member of the four-car Team Penske hoard, won Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto IndyCar Series race in Toronto, Canada.
Newgarden, who led the most laps in the event at the 1.786-mile street circuit, finished 1.9 seconds ahead of runner-up Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport.
“I thought we had a very fast car, we got […]

Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole
Saturday, 15 Jul, 2017 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole
Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole

Martin Truex Jr. was awarded the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race after Kyle Larson’s car failed post-qualifying inspection at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
Larson’s speed of 133.324 mph was thrown out after NASCAR officials discovered an unapproved rear deck fin on his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. That elevated Truex’s Furniture […]

Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
Tuesday, 11 Jul, 2017 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi

IMSA confirmed on Tuesday that Honda’s Acura marque will field a pair of ARX-05 cars in the Daytona Prototype International class of the WeatherTech Championship sports car series beginning next season.
The series also confirmed that the Acura DPi cars will be fielded in association with Team Penske.
Penske Acuras will join Cadillac, Mazda and Nissan in the […]