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Castroneves Puts Cap On Big Penske Weekend in Detroit
Sunday, 1 Jun, 2014 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Castroneves Puts Cap On Big Penske Weekend in Detroit

Helio Castroneves finished off an all-Penske weekend in Detroit by winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Belle Isle road course.
Castroneves’ victory comes one day after Team Penske teammate Will Power won the first race of the Detroit weekend double header.
That double header is promoted by team owner Roger Penske, who calls Detroit his home [...]

WOODY: Nashville Superspeedway Sold, Now What?
Saturday, 31 May, 2014 – 14:44 | One Comment
WOODY: Nashville Superspeedway Sold, Now What?

NASHVILLE – Dover Motorsports on Thursday announced plans to sell idle Nashville Superspeedway to NeXovation, a technology-innovation company, and now the big question is:
What does the new owner plan to do with it?
The 1.3-mile asphalt track, located in the pastoral suburbs of Gladeville, 35 miles east of Nashville, has sat idle for three years. Dover [...]

Johnson Not Fan Of Kenseth’s Down Low Moves
Friday, 30 May, 2014 – 13:43 | Comments Off
Johnson Not Fan Of Kenseth’s Down Low Moves

DOVER, Del.– When Jimmie Johnson chased down Matt Kenseth in the final laps of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, the defending Sprint Cup champion wasn’t exactly shocked when the driver of the No. 20 Toyota threw a block in an attempt to retain the lead.
He was, however, slightly surprised that Kenseth nearly drove him to the [...]

Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Talk about your All-American boy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay lived his dream Sunday, holding off a determined Helio Castroneves in a six-lap sprint to the finish to win the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In doing so, the 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American driver to take the checkered flag in the Greatest Spectacle [...]

The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 13:39 | Comments Off
The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One

CONCORD, N.C. – In a way, the first-ever Memorial Day weekend 600-mile NASCAR race got off to a shotgun start back in 1960 as heavily-armed Charlotte Motor Speedway founders Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Turner’s brother Darnell and driver Bob Welborn confronted an obstinate contractor and his crew to persuade them to stop delaying the track [...]

ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 10:15 | One Comment
ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today

INDIANAPOLIS – ABC-TV will celebrate its landmark 50th consecutive year of Indianapolis 500 coverage today with 92 cameras, timely driver features and a nod to the “appointment viewing” era that made iconic broadcasters Jim McKay, Chris Economaki and Paul Page invited house guests nationwide every Memorial Day Weekend.
Pre-race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin [...]

Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 21:26 | 2 Comments
Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’

CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing’s Saturday announcement that Trevor Bayne will compete fulltime next year in the Sprint Cup Series provides only a small glimpse into the team’s 2015 driver lineup.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns to the Roush Fenway operation, but Greg Biffle’s and Carl Edwards’ plans for next year have yet to be finalized. [...]

Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing

INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Carpenter’s first job inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was as golf-cart driver at The Brickyard Crossing, the championship-caliber course shoe-horned inside the mammoth facility at the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road.
“I washed the carts, parked them, charged them, cleaned clubs – whatever,” said Carpenter, recalling carefree summers at his family-owned [...]

Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty years ago, 22-year-old upstart Jeff Gordon and his Ray Evernham-led Hendrick Motorsports team drove into Coca-Cola 600 history by outsmarting the 1989 series champion on the competitors’ final stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rusty Wallace’s Penske Racing crew changed four tires, which was the accepted practice at the time, while Gordon’s Chevrolet [...]

KO Qualifying Snafus Cost Top Contenders Big At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 12:02 | Comments Off
KO Qualifying Snafus Cost Top Contenders Big At Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – Guess some teams still have some minor tweaking to do in their approaches to the new Knockout Qualifying thing. In the case of the teams of Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth, maybe some major tweaks.
Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing team and Kenseth’s Joe Gibbs Racing team both advanced into the third and final round [...]