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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Pocono Reports On Spectator Death
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Early Monday afternoon, Pocono Raceway held a press conference to discus the death Sunday of a spectator at the track.
At the press conference, the following statement was issued:
As reported yesterday, a long time member of our Pocono Raceway family, a spectator has passed away following a lightning strike. According to Monroe County Coroner Robert Allen [...]

Mon, 08/6/12 – 13:48 | Comments Off
First Victory Leaves Forces Semi Speechless
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Courtney Force’s first professional NHRA Wally trophy has been in the planning stages for three years. But even she was left (almost) speechless Sunday after defeating three world champions – including father/15-time title-holder John Force – to win the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super [...]

Mon, 08/6/12 – 7:14 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Gets First Victory
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Female drivers ruled the day at the NHRA Northwest Nationals as Courtney Force won her first Funny Car race and Erica Enders won her second Pro Stock race on Sunday.
Force, the daughter of Funny Car legend John Force, beat Matt Hagan in the final round of eliminations to get her victory . She beat her [...]

Sun, 08/5/12 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Dixon Rules Mid-Ohio
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Scott Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sunday afternoon.
It was the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s fourth win in the past six years at the road course and was his 29th victory in the series – it tied Rick Mears for 10th all time.
Dixon, starting fourth, beat race leader and pole sitter Will Power [...]

Sun, 08/5/12 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Rain, Late Wreck Give Gordon First 2012 Victory
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Jeff Gordon, desperate to win a race or two in order to get a wild card berth in the upcoming playoffs, won the rain-shortened Pennsylvania Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Gordon, who started the day in 15th place in the standing and with six [...]

Sun, 08/5/12 – 15:55 | One Comment
Sadler Wins Iowa NNS Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Elliott Sadler passed Justin Allgaier with 58 laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 on Saturday night at the 0.875-mile oval. The win was his fourth this season.
Sadler, who increased the one-point season points lead over Austin Dillon to 18, led 60 laps, after surrendering the lead to [...]

Sun, 08/5/12 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Pro Stocker Johnson To Go For Sweep From Pole
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Pro Stock points leader Allen Johnson secured his sixth straight No. 1 qualifying position at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Pacific Raceways.
Don Schumacher Racing teammates Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) also led their qualifying fields at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag [...]

Sat, 08/4/12 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sweaty Mid-Ohio Slippery When Wet
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
STREAM CORNERS, Ohio – Top ten tweets from the combined ALMS and IndyCar weekend at Mid-Ohio:
1. The fifth straight victory by the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing over Dyson Racing in the LMP1 class was a tribute to one of the leading motor racing indicators – financial health. (And we’re not referring [...]

Sat, 08/4/12 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Montoya On Cup Pole At Pocono
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Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field down to the green-flag in Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. The driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet earned his eighth career pole laying down a lap of 176.043 mph edging the second place qualifier by hundredth of a second.
Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing claimed [...]

Sat, 08/4/12 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Coulter Gets First Truck Series Victory
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Joey Coulter pulled away after a restart with  seven laps to go and went on to win Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway.
Coulter’s win was his first in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Coulter beat James Buescher to the finish line by 1.224 seconds.
Buescher charged from third to first moments after a restart on [...]

Sat, 08/4/12 – 13:45 | Comments Off