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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Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
For the second year in a row, Indiana native Ed Carpenter will lead the field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter – the final qualifier May 18 in the Fast Nine Shootout on the 2.5-mile oval – recorded a four-lap average of 231.067 mph in the No. 20 [...]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 14:42 | Comments Off
Eliminations Set For Finals In Atlanta
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Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) maintained their P1 status after Saturday’s qualifying sessions for Sunday’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on Saturday.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and (Eddie Krawiec) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at Atlanta Dragway.
DeJoria’s E.T. track record 3.786 [...]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 6:50 | Comments Off
McMurray Brightest Of Sprint Cup’s All-Stars
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Jamie McMurray held off Kevin Harvick in the final 10-lap segment of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and went on to collect the million dollars that went to the winner.
Harvick finished second, .696 seconds behind.
Matt Kenseth ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Edwards and four-time Sprint All-Star Race winner Jimmie [...]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 6:43 | Comments Off
Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying
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Ed Carpenter, the pole winner for last year’s Indianapolis 500, had the fastest four-lap run in Saturday’s first round of qualifying for this year’s event.
Carpenter, an Indiana native, will lead the nine drivers who had the fastest qualifying runs on Saturday, into Sunday’s run for the pole.
Making the day even sweeter for team owner Carpenter [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Track Records Fall; Brown Crashes Hard At Summer Nationals
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Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) both laid down new track records en route to current No. 1 qualifying efforts as they vie to secure the 100th win by a female driver at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals on Friday.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch’s Truck Dominance Continues
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Kyle Busch won his fourth straight Camping World Truck Series race Friday night when he claimed the North Carolina Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He started from the pole and led 130 of 134 laps.
The victory was Busch’s 38th in the series, his third of the season and his fourth in a row dating back [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Carpenter Blows Past 230 MPH Barrier On Fast Friday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Ed Carpenter cracked the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, adding the Verizon IndyCar Series owner/driver to the elite list of pole-position players for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter’s lap of 39.0418-seconds/230.522 mph around the 2.5-mile oval was turned less than 15 minutes into an abbreviated “Fast [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – What? Who?
Those were the two questions that could be heard echoing through Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center deadline room Friday night after the winner of the Sprint All-Star fan vote was announced.
Josh Wise, a USAC three-quarter Midget division champion from Riverside, Calif., had defeated odds-on-favorite Danica Patrick in the fan voting [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:16 | One Comment
Junior Won’t Be Rushed Into Rushing Chase Elliott
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chase Elliott already has two victories this year and sits atop the point standings, but team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he doesn’t believe the plans outlined for the 18-year-old driver should change.
“We have like a two-year plan, I suppose, that he [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 20:02 | One Comment