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Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class
Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Team-owner Roger S. Penske’s proficiency for finding Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month when “The Captain” is inducted as 16th member of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The only car-owner to score victories on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned [...]

TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
Thursday, 20 Mar, 2014 – 16:43 | Comments Off
TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas –With the click of an oversized remote control button and accompanying fireworks, Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials unveiled the “biggest, baddest HD video board on the planet” Wednesday night.
“Big Hoss TV” lit up the cool March air from its backstretch perch at Texas Motor Speedway, as several thousand [...]

Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’

Will Power completed a two-day sweep of an unseasonably cold spring training Tuesday, topping the time chart at Barber Motorsports Park as the Verizon IndyCar Series wrapped up its traditional Open Test.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, recorded a top lap of 1 minute, 7.0608-seconds Tuesday around Barber’s 2.3-mile, 17-turn [...]

Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride

Unimpressed. That’s a pretty good way to describe Juan Pablo Montoya as he has made his way through the American auto racing scene. Not really aloof or bored, but unimpressed.
He was that way when he got out of a CART car after logging his first test laps at the dangerously tricky oval at Gateway near [...]

Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test
Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves began checking-off boxes for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener Monday, posting the top three lap times among 22 drivers participating in Day One of a two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon [...]

Verizon Becomes Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series
Friday, 14 Mar, 2014 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Verizon Becomes Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series

RacinToday.com
INDYCAR announced today a multi-year entitlement agreement with Verizon that will see the North America open-wheel racing championship named the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“Verizon is delighted to become the title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series and to bring even more of our innovative technology to the fans, to the teams and to the entire motorsports [...]

Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon
Saturday, 8 Mar, 2014 – 8:34 | Comments Off
Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR fell into lockstep with the gimmick-it-up-for-TV crowd of sanctioning bodies Friday, unveiling a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Qualifying will feature three sessions of time trials over two days, with the expressed intent of “increasing entertainment value, fan [...]

Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy
Friday, 7 Mar, 2014 – 12:17 | 2 Comments
Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A self-described “old-school racer,” Kurt Busch will attempt to become only the fourth driver to compete in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile marathon in the same day over Memorial Day Weekend in May.
Busch, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in 2004, will team with Andretti Autosport in a [...]

Granatelli Dead At 90
Sunday, 29 Dec, 2013 – 20:59 | Comments Off

Andy Granatelli, a fixture in Indy cars and at the Indianapolis 500, died Sunday at age 90.
Granatelli is the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur.
Granatelli is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of [...]

Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
Friday, 20 Dec, 2013 – 9:42 | Comments Off
Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The pain started for Dario Franchitti in his ankle. Then it moved to his head.  Not long after that, it had spread to his entire body. Perhaps the worst part came when it reached his psyche and the three-time Indy 500 winner suddenly realized that his competitive driving career was [...]