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Team Penske announced Monday that it is adding Simon Pagenaud as a fourth driver to its IndyCar Series team.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a four-time race winner in the Series. He will join 2014 series champion Will Power, multiple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Indy 500 winner/former Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske.
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Castroneves Thinks No. 4 Is Within Reach At Indy
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – There was a time when Helio Castroneves thought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an easy place to figure out.
The colorful Brazilian driver came to Indy for the first time in 2001 and surprised everyone, including himself, by winning the race.
A year later, he returned to Victory Lane, the [...]

Thu, 05/23/13 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Kenseth Making No Long Term Plans For 2013
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – Things have gone dang well for Matt Kenseth this season. So well that he was named the winner of the first quarter Driver of the Year award on Thursday. So well that he even beat NASCAR law enforcement officials by having the massive penalties he was issued [...]

Thu, 05/23/13 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Brown To Go Stock Car Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – It was announced during a press conference held at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday that NHRA drag racer Antron Brown will take a shot at stock-car racing.
Brown, as first reported earlier Thursday by RacinToday.com sources, will test a K&N Series car for Rev Racing, the team owned by Max [...]

Thu, 05/23/13 – 10:10 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins First DOTY
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Kenseth’s offseason race shop move from Concord to Huntersville, N.C., continues to pay dividends, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star emerged as first quarter 2013 winner of the Driver of the Year award.
Kenseth, the 2003 Cup champion, crushed the opposition in voting among a nationwide panel of 18 [...]

Thu, 05/23/13 – 8:23 | One Comment
Families Take Center Stage At Hall Of Fame
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR has always billed itself as a family oriented sport and seven-time champion Richard Petty said the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame class announced Wednesday reinforces that sentiment.
Petty’s younger brother, Maurice, and Ned Jarrett’s younger son, Dale, were among the five selected by a voting panel that [...]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 21:52 | Comments Off
Bright Lights Find Jack Ingram, Maurice Petty
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The bright lights never find some auto racers. The media scrums that search out the pretty boys – the drivers with the big names and high paying endorsement deals – run away from, not to this group. Despite critically important contributions to their sport, some racers in [...]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 19:27 | Comments Off
The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Pre-race story lines for the Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 fittingly will be dominated by the possibility of either IZOD IndyCar Series superstars Helio Castroneves or Dario Franchitti becoming the event’s fourth four-time winner.
Both popular drivers are bidding to join A.J. Foyt Jr., Al Unser and Rick Mears [...]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Phillips Needs To Be In Hall: Sooner The Better
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rusty Wallace likes to talk. And when he gets going, he can say a lot of things in a short amount of time. Separating the nut from the shell takes a good ear when listening to Rusty go.
It was during one of those go-times 10 years ago, [...]

Tue, 05/21/13 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Kulwicki Team Assembles 20 Years After Title
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With very few exceptions, loyalty in NASCAR disappeared with the arrival of the 21st Century. Therefore, when one sees the loyalty that still exists for Alan Kulwicki from his 1992 championship crew, it is heart-warming.
Twenty years after losing their mentor, their leader, in a plane crash near [...]

Mon, 05/20/13 – 13:46 | 5 Comments
Texas Gives A Warm Welcome To V8 Aussies
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Jamie Whincup went 3 for 4 at Circuit of The Americas during the inaugural Texas 400 weekend, and the Australian V8 Supercars Championship superstar wasn’t too proud to admit that he was about chicken-fried.
“Crazy, crazy hot out there,” Whincup said after winning the fourth/final 27-lap sprint around [...]

Sun, 05/19/13 – 20:55 | Comments Off