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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Keselowski: Nothing Against Hornish But Logano Is ‘Elite’
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski admits he lobbied for Joey Logano to become the driver of the No. 22 car and notes the process to obtain the Connecticut native probably began 10 months ago.
“I felt like he had the right approach to be successful in so many [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 16:06 | 3 Comments
Stewart Will Steer The Course Of The Chase
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart possibly has never possessed as much power as he wields headed into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Currently 10th in the standings, Stewart’s performance in the 400-lap race on the 0.75-mile track will affect eight [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Harvick Cruises To NNS Win
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Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought Friday night when he won at Richmond International Raceway.
The Richard Childress Racing driver beat Roush Fenway Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to the finish line by 1.944 seconds.
Kurt Busch of Kyle Busch Racing ran third, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Michael Annett.
“It’s been a [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 7:29 | Comments Off
Sadler Steaks Toward Title – And Uncertain Future
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR Nationwide Series point leader Elliott Sadler credits Richard Childress with resurrecting his career, so to know he won’t be with the team owner next year is a bitter pill to swallow.
“The stars don’t always line up,” Sadler said in explaining his situation Friday at Richmond [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 7:23 | Comments Off
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins The Pole In Richmond
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. collected his first Richmond International Raceway pole Friday afternoon when he turned a lap at 127.023 mph.
The pole was also the first of the season for Earnhardt, and his first since the 2011 Daytona 500.
“It feels good,” Earnhardt, who will start Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race with a Chase berth locked [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Speaks The Truth About The Media
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he sat in front of the media during his weekly “hauler chat”, NASCAR driver/team-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. fielded the usual battery of questions about Danica Patrick. It is something that has become pro forma on race weekends.
One of the answers Earnhardt – who [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 16:34 | 11 Comments
JR Motorsports, Eury Sr. Part Ways
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JR Motorsports and competition director Tony Eury Sr., announced today the decision to amicably part ways, effective immediately.
Eury is a winner of 55 NASCAR races in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series as a crew chief. He has 28 years in the NASCAR industry, the last five of which were served as competition [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 14:28 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering
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Turns out Brad Keselowski was pretty much spot on in his analysis of Hendrick Motorsports’ cars. Specifically, that the cars had some hinky stuff going on with their rear ends.
NASCAR on Thursday, basically agreed as officials passed a rule that will limit the ability of teams to set their cars up in a way that [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 7:46 | Comments Off
GRAND-AM, ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Begining in 2014, there will be just one major sports car series operating in the United States as officials of the Rolex GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series announced Wednesday that they will merge their operations.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at Daytona International Speedway, site of [...]

Wed, 09/5/12 – 9:14 | Comments Off
Logano Happy About Fresh Start At Penske Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
When Joey Logano arrived in the Sprint Cup Series in 2008, he came stamped with a “can’t-miss” tag. When he moves to his new gig at Penske Racing next year, he will do so with a new tag in place; one which reads “can-salvage”.
During a Wednesday morning teleconference with the [...]

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