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Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – On an overcast spring Sunday when Texas Motor Speedway stumbled out of the gate, Jeff Burton emerged as an unlikely and popular feel-good story.
That was April 6, 1997, when the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 went into the track’s record book as Burton’s first career Sprint Cup Series victory. With TMS […]

Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Montoya Repeats In St. Pete

As scripted by “The Captain,” Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2016 championship bid and Team Penske’s 50th anniversary celebration are off-and-running. Just call it Roger Penske’s latest pursuit of perfection.
Pipped by archrival Scott Dixon for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series title via a tiebreaker, Montoya controlled the closing laps of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg […]

Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight

Scott Dixon knows his road to victory in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and a possible fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, runs directly through 50 years of open-wheel history.
“Probably beating a Penske car, I think,” said Dixon, lead driver for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. “They’re pretty strong here.”
Here, on the Streets of St. […]

Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2016 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade

 
Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Right behind the defending series champion in qualifying were two of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates – Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.
Busch posted a fast lap at 26.014 seconds (138.387 mph) in the third round of the three-round […]

Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold

The start-me-up date of Tony Stewart’s 18th and final NASCAR season remains open-ended following the latest evaluation of the back injury the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion suffered in a dune buggy accident on Jan. 31.
Stewart was examined by doctors in Kannapolis, N.C., on Wednesday, 39 days after suffering a burst fracture of the […]

Haas F1 Turns Attention To Australia
Friday, 4 Mar, 2016 – 18:32 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Turns Attention To Australia
Haas F1 Turns Attention To Australia

Haas F1 Team closed its inaugural preseason testing schedule Friday by opting to divide-and-conquer, with teammates Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez combining to turn 91 laps around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
With official practice for the 2016 season-opening Australian Grand Prix now two weeks away, Grosjean and Gutierrez logged the organization’s highest single-day lap-count […]

Haas F1 Needs Brake In Barcelona
Thursday, 3 Mar, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Needs Brake In Barcelona
Haas F1 Needs Brake In Barcelona

The penultimate day of preseason testing for Haas F1 Team saw Romain Grosjean record the first “offs” in the VF-16 during a combined 78 laps around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
After teammate Esteban Gutierrez struggled through two problem-plagued days of testing that produced only 24 combined laps, Grosjean logged 225.61-miles/363.09-kilometers around the 2.89-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn circuit […]

Mechanical Bugs Bite Haas In Barcelona
Thursday, 3 Mar, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Mechanical Bugs Bite Haas In Barcelona
Mechanical Bugs Bite Haas In Barcelona

Haas F1 Team’s second round of preseason testing continued to be problem-plagued Wednesday, when “an anomaly” with the turbocharger on the No. 21 VF-16 limited Esteban Gutierrez to a single installation lap around Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
Wednesday’s frustration came on the heels of a Tuesday practice limited to 23 laps by Gutierrez due to […]

Pritchett Wins Historic Matchup With Force
Monday, 29 Feb, 2016 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Pritchett Wins Historic Matchup With Force
Pritchett Wins Historic Matchup With Force

Leah Pritchett defeated Brittany Force in the first all-female Top Fuel final in over 30 years to record her first national event victory Sunday at the 32nd annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
“It’s the happiest day of my life, besides getting married of course,” Pritchett said after her historic victory at Wild Horse Pass […]

Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’
Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’

Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud cracked the 190 mph barrier to punctuate Day 2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason “Test in The West” at Phoenix International Raceway.
Castroneves earned P1 on the overall speed chart by touring the historic 1.022-mile oval in 19.2735-seconds/190.894 mph in his No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet during Saturday’s evening […]