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Stewart Makes Right Moves As Driver And Owner
Monday, 26 Mar, 2012 – 11:06 | Comments Off
Stewart Makes Right Moves As Driver And Owner

The driving thing? That’s been Tony Stewart’s hook during his racing career. That ability to wheel USAC, Indy and stock cars along side the very best who’ve ever been. It’s won him championships, it’s won him headlines.
But what’s now grabbing attention, and what may ultimately define Stewart’s life in racing, are his management skills. Because [...]

Castroneves Starts 2012 Win A Victory In St. Pete
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2012 – 14:06 | Comments Off
Castroneves Starts 2012 Win A Victory In St. Pete

Helio Castroneves passed Scott Dixon for the race lead with 26 laps to go and went on to win the IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the 36-year-old Team Penske driver’s first since he won in Japan in 2010.
With the result, Castroneves, who had qualified fifth fastest, [...]

John Sturbin: Penalty Can’t Slow Rookie Pagenaud’s Good Mood
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2012 – 7:32 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Penalty Can’t Slow Rookie Pagenaud’s Good Mood

A 10-spot starting grid penalty typically would spell gloom-and-doom for a rookie driver on a street circuit. That dilemma apparently got lost in translation for Frenchman Simon Pagenaud, who anxiously is awaiting his IZOD IndyCar Series debut in Sunday’s season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St.
Petersburg.
Pagenaud blocked-out his looming penalty – the result of an unapproved [...]

Logano Wins Nationwide Series Race In Fontana
Saturday, 24 Mar, 2012 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Nationwide Series Race In Fontana

Joey Logano took the lead just after a restart with 12 laps to go and went on to win the Royal Purple 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday.
The victory was Logano’s second at Auto Club and extended Joe Gibbs Racing’s winning streak at the 2.0-mile oval to eight [...]

Penske’s Will Power Earns IndyCar Pole in St. Petersburg
Saturday, 24 Mar, 2012 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Penske’s Will Power Earns IndyCar Pole in St. Petersburg

Team Penske and Chevrolet-powered Dallara DW12s dominated qualifying for the season-opening IndyCar Series race on Saturday afternoon.
Penske’s Will Power won the pole and teammate Ryan Briscoe earned the right to start alongside for the start of Sunday’s Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Power set a circuit-qualifying record of 1 minute, 1.3721 seconds in winning the [...]

Hamlin Takes Pole Spot At Auto Club Speedway
Friday, 23 Mar, 2012 – 21:39 | Comments Off
Hamlin Takes Pole Spot At Auto Club Speedway

Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Hamlin’s fast lap was at 185.403 mph. It gave him his 10th career pole.
Second was Hamlin’s teammate, Kyle Busch, who turned his fast lap at 185.534 mph in his Toyota Camry.
“It was really a [...]

John Sturbin: Edwards Takes SWAT At Crime In Texas, NASCAR
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2012 – 7:57 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Edwards Takes SWAT At Crime In Texas, NASCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas – Carl Edwards jumped out of the top window of a six-story building here Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn’t because of the reversal of penalties levied by NASCAR against archrival Jimmie Johnson.
The lone three-time Sprint Cup Series race-winner at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards took part in a training session with Sgt. Todd [...]

John Sturbin: IndyCar Heads To St. Pete Facing A Revolution
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2012 – 9:46 | One Comment
John Sturbin: IndyCar Heads To St. Pete Facing A Revolution

Josef Newgarden’s march to the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights championship began on the Streets of St. Pete, where the 21-year-old returns this weekend with a “big car” and revised expectations.
Newgarden is scheduled to make his IZOD IndyCar Series debut with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, lapping the [...]

Keselowski Springs Back To Life At Bristol
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2012 – 7:14 | Comments Off
Keselowski Springs Back To Life At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn.  – If you don’t want an honest answer, don’t ask Brad Keselowski, but if you want an insightful one, then go to the Michigan native.
On the eve of Sunday’s Food City 500, Keselowski tweeted that his car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race was the best one he’d [...]

Keselowski Holds Off Kenseth In Bristol
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 15:13 | Comments Off
Keselowski Holds Off Kenseth In Bristol

Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski passed Matt Kenseth for the lead with 115 to go, survived a restart with 17 to go and then held on the rest of the way to win the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the fifth of Keselowski’s career and it came by .71 [...]