Mon, 29/09/14 – 12:01 | No Comment

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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Ty Dillon Earns NNS Win At Indy
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Ty Dillon passed Kyle Busch for the lead on a restart with 24 laps to go, led the rest of the way and won Sunday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the 22-year-old Richard Childress Racing driver’s NNS career. The 24 laps he led were [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 17:40 | Comments Off
Harvick On Brickyard Pole
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Kevin Harvick won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Harvick put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole with a lap at 47.753 seconds and 188.470 mph. He set a new track record in the first round of the three-round qualifying session with a lap of 47.647 [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 14:33 | Comments Off
Action Express Corvette Captures Brickyard GP
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The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP team took the lead with 48 minutes remaining, conserved fuel and went on to win Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix sports car race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course.
Driving the winning car in the timed event were Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa.
Barbosa was at the wheel on [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 7:27 | Comments Off
Force Sisters Top Sonoma Round 1 Qualifying
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Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force amped-up their intramural rivalry Friday by racing to provisional pole positions in Funny Car and Top Fuel, respectively, during the opening day of qualifications for the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Jason Line (Pro Stock) and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Dalziel Puts HPD On Pole At Indy
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Ryan Dalziel on Thursday drove the Extreme Speed Motorsports No. 1 Patron HPD ARX-03b Prototype to the pole for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Brickyard Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dalziel, who won the pole with a best lap of 1:17.603, will share Brickyard Grand Prix driving duties on Friday with 2001 Indianapolis 500 [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Melvin Was A Cockpit Safety Guru
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
For a long time established professionals were not welcome in U.S. motor racing. Lawyers were despised due to racing’s vulnerability to the issues of liability and doctors were often feared – if a driver met one in the line of work it probably wasn’t a good thing. Engineers such [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 7:15 | 2 Comments
Wallace Holds Off Larson On The Eldora Dirt
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Darrell Wallace Jr. won Wednesday night’s second annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic at the Eldora Speedway dirt short track.
For Wallace, it was his second win in the series of the season and third of his career. For fans, it featured a wild, banzai chase over the final 25 laps that saw Kyle [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 6:18 | Comments Off
Karam Replaces Rojas In Ganassi Tudor Car
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Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednsday that development driver Sage Karam will take the place of Memo Rojas in this weekend’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Karam will join Scott Pruett in the driver lineup of the No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost Prototype for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship event.
The driver lineup was made after [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 9:26 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Named 2nd-Quarter DOTY Winner
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Ryan Hunter-Reay was named winner of the Driver of the Year Award for the second quarter of the 2014 racing season on Wednesday.
The 2012 Verizon IndyCar series champion and this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner, won the award by way of a vote conducted among an elite panel of American broadcasters and journalists
Hunter-Reay, 33, won the [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 8:42 | 18 Comments