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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Dillon To Start Showdown From The Pole
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Austin Dillon went out late in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session for Friday night’s pre-All-Star Race Sprint Showdown and won the pole.
Dillon nabbed the pole with a lap in 27.747 seconds at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway track.
Second was AJ Allmendinger and third was rookie Kyle Larson.
Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer and Marcos [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 15:53 | Comments Off
DW Became OK After The 1989 All-Star Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-five years ago one quick spin in NASCAR’s All-Star race sent three-time champion Darrell Waltrip to the fans’ penthouse and Rusty Wallace to the outhouse.
When the 1989 All-Star race began many NASCAR fans equated Waltrip to the character J.R. Ewing on the then popular TV show “Dallas” [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 15:25 | One Comment
Sampey Wanted A Chance; Got An NHRA Record
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All Angelle Sampey wanted was an opportunity. When it was presented in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Sampey jumped at the chance. What followed was one of the most incredible runs in motorsports history, setting a class standard and continuing the excellence of female competitors in the National Hot [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Helio On Top As Teams Set Sights On Time Trials
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Today is “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and on cue, Helio Castroneves is on the gas and atop the speed chart for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
A three-time Indy 500 champion, Team Penske’s Castroneves cranked out a lap in 39.6186-seconds/227.166 mph during Thursday’s fifth day of practice [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Rain Keeps Trucks Garaged, Crafton Happy At CMS
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Crafton’s wish for rain to continue Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was granted, forcing cancellation of practice at the 1.5-mile track where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion tested two weeks ago.
“We feel like we have a pretty good balance on it,” Crafton said of [...]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Out To Pull Off The Indianapolis Sweep
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With one victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway already on his Month of May check-list, Simon Pagenaud is looking to complete his own/historic version of “The Double.”
Pagenaud emerged as winner of Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on IMS’ revised 2.439-mile/14-turn road-course. On Wednesday, the Frenchman cranked-out the fastest lap of [...]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 12:07 | Comments Off
Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet
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FORT WORTH, Texas – After a couple of hours of wandering around the parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway, it was as if this particular assemblage of assorted tail light lenses, used carburetors and chrome wheel trim rings had taken on a life of their own.
Or maybe it was just the spring Texas heat, wearing [...]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 7:07 | 3 Comments
Gordon Still Plenty Capable Of Winning Cup No. 5
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s an aura of maturity that surrounds Jeff Gordon these days. Perhaps it’s the result of  20-plus years of assaulting concrete walls at 180 mph or the equally impactful effect of twice becoming a father.
Whatever. But after winning last Saturday’s Sprint Cup race, it became evident [...]

Wed, 05/14/14 – 15:41 | Comments Off
Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident
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Rookie Sebastian Saavedra got “back to business” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, logging seven laps before practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 was curtailed by rain.
The shortened session was significant for Saavedra, who returned to the cockpit after avoiding what could have been tragic consequences at the start of Saturday’s inaugural Grand [...]

Wed, 05/14/14 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Action Is Speeding Up In Practice At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay raised the speed ante by nearly 2 mph Monday during the second day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, as Honda V6 power replaced Chevrolet’s twin-turbo at the top of the speed chart.
Hunter-Reay’s fast lap of 39.9955-seconds around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor [...]

Tue, 05/13/14 – 7:59 | Comments Off