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Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]

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Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson confirmed Thursday that Red Bull was one of the companies that had expressed an interest in replacing Lowe’s as the seven-time NASCAR champion’s primary sponsor in 2019.
Red Bull was involved in NASCAR from 2006-2011. During that time the team fielded cars for Brian Vickers, Kasey […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 20:19 | Comments Off on Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
Penske  Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – On the day after his announced election into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Roger Penske was in full starched white shirt/black slacks mode as owner of the most successful organization in the history of American motorsports.
And for “The Captain,” that meant looking squarely ahead to the 102nd edition of the […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Penske Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend
Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
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During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

Thu, 05/24/18 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon led the balloting Wednesday in a selection process that placed three drivers and two team owners into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Joining Gordon for the Feb. 1, 2019 induction ceremonies will be 1992 NASCAR premier series champion Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, and […]

Wed, 05/23/18 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame
Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

Wed, 05/23/18 – 12:12 | Comments Off on Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
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It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 13:57 | Comments Off on Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam set the pace Monday as all 33 drivers qualified for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 turned laps in race-like conditions around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The three-hour session saw a massive 2,526 laps completed as a preview for Sunday’s running of “The […]

Tue, 05/22/18 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice
Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
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Point-leader Courtney Force secured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon during the rain-delayed finals of the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
The event at Heartland Motorsports Park was delayed after weather forced postponement Sunday evening following only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
NHRA In Topeka Postponed
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An eight-hour rain delay and cooling weather later in the day forced the conclusion of the NHRA Heartland Nationals to be pushed to Monday.

Sportsman racing begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Pros at 10 a.m. Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence is among those still in the hunt.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny […]

Mon, 05/21/18 – 7:02 | Comments Off on NHRA In Topeka Postponed
Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As a track-rat child, Indianapolis-born Ed Carpenter had explored just about every square inch of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The one place he has not been is in Victory Circle on Memorial Day weekend. He will attempt to remedy that next Sunday and he will do so as the pole winner […]

Sun, 05/20/18 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500