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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Busch Completes Personal Reconstruction Job
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When the checkered flag waved Sunday on Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Kurt Busch felt a sharp chill go through his body that he had done it, he was back, and he was a winner for the first time in two years.
The self-proclaimed “Outlaw” had snapped an 83-race [...]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Crafton Gets Rain-Delayed Trucks Victory In Martinsville
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Matt Crafton beat polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line to win the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
The race ended in near darkness and under yellow because of a last-lap accident.
The reigning series champion sealed the victory on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish in [...]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
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Female drivers Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) raced to victories Sunday at the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) also was a winner at the fourth event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
It was the second time that two female [...]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 6:29 | Comments Off
Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “If it wasn’t for Martinsville, I wouldn’t be racing today.”
Those were the words of Rick Hendrick Sunday at Martinsville Speedway prior to the STP 500. Thirty years ago in Martinsville’s spring race, Hendrick obtained his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory with driver Geoff Bodine and crew chief [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Power Opens 2014 IndyCar Season By Winning St. Pete
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Will Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.  It was his 22nd career victory.
“I’m stoked to get the first win for Verizon as a series sponsor,” said Power, who started fourth after earning the pole the previous four years. “That’s how you want to start the season. [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 18:06 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville
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Kurt Busch held off Jimmie Johnson over the final 12 laps and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s first of the season, second at Martinsville and first as a driver for Stewart-Haas Racing.
It was his first win since the fall race at Dover in 2011. And it [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 16:01 | One Comment
Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
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Antron Brown saved the best for last as he registered a 3.768-second pass on the final Top Fuel qualifying run of the weekend to earn the number one seed for Sunday’s NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The long-time Toyota driver earned the 34th No. 1 qualifier of his career and [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete
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Takuma Sato, back for a second year with A.J. Foyt Racing, won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Sato, a native of Japan, had the fastest lap in the Fast Six porton of qualifying to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
Driving the Honda-powered No. 14 ABC Supply car, [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 18:24 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Annouces Alterations
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INDY announced a series of alterations to on-track procedures for the coming season.
The alterations were explained by the series on Saturday.
They include:
Race Control
Three-steward system comprised of race director, driver steward and official or independent steward to adjudicate competitor on-track sporting infractions when warranted.
For the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Race Director Beaux Barfield, INDYCAR [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Sato Has Foyt Looking Good In St. Pete
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Takuma Sato topped the time chart during Friday’s second practice session to lead preparations for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2014 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Sato, who is beginning his second season with A.J. Foyt Racing, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 2.5615- seconds/103.578 mph around the 1.8-mile, [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 11:43 | Comments Off