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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Hamlin On Pole At Bristol
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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing got around the .533-mile banked oval in 14.761 seconds, 129.991 mph, breaking the mark held by Kyle Busch (14.813, 129.535) to earn the 18th pole of his career.
“It’s faster than I ever imagined going around this track,” Hamlin said.
Hamlin, who said he expects more track records to fall this [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr.: I’m Not Qualified To Carry NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he’s “comfortable” with the popularity the sport has bestowed upon him, but he’s uncomfortable with the attitude that he’s the person who can elevate NASCAR to another level.
“I don’t have the accolades and the hardware that a lot of these guys have, [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 17:20 | One Comment
Rahal Loves His Bumpy Relationship With Sebring
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The racing surface at Sebring is really old concrete that is so hard and bumpy that it wins most of its battles against steel and carbon fiber racecar parts. It sits on land that is flat as a butch block, and the sandy Central Florida grit surrounding the circuit clogs parts and intensifies the corners.
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Fri, 03/14/14 – 10:57 | Comments Off
Verizon Becomes Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series
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INDYCAR announced today a multi-year entitlement agreement with Verizon that will see the North America open-wheel racing championship named the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“Verizon is delighted to become the title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series and to bring even more of our innovative technology to the fans, to the teams and to the entire motorsports [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Penske’s Quick Start Signals Move To The Top Tier
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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For those who followed open-wheel and sports car racing, Roger Penske’s fortunes as a team owner in NASCAR were tough to comprehend.
The man who had spun gold in racing series which depended upon major amounts of high technology and demanded time-piece precision, couldn’t consistently fit together championship pieces in the [...]

Thu, 03/13/14 – 19:35 | 2 Comments
DeJoria’s NHRA Career Is Starting To Take Off
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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At an age when most girls were busy choosing wardrobes for their Barbie and Ken dolls, Alexis DeJoria dreamed of flying a fighter jet.
The best dreams never fade, they simply take longer to become reality – complete with forearm tattoo. And so it was that DeJoria recently traded the seat of her nitro-burning NHRA Funny [...]

Thu, 03/13/14 – 12:46 | Comments Off
NASCAR To Allow Cooling Units For Qualifying
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NASCAR notified its teams Tuesday that effective immediately, the following modifications apply to all elements of its national series qualifying including the breaks:
· One cool down unit connected through either the left side or right side hood flap/cowl flap is allowed to cool the engine
· [...]

Tue, 03/11/14 – 19:47 | 2 Comments
Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win In Las Vegas
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Brad Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who ran out of fuel – out of the final turn to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt coasted to a second-place finish.
“We took a gamble,” Earnhardt said of his fuel strategy. “But tough losing like that.”
Paul Menard finished third and Joey Logano [...]

Sun, 03/9/14 – 16:59 | Comments Off
New Points Format Shakes Earth – Or Does It?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR’s era of big changes has faced high levels of criticism from the paying customers. But there is one change that was made for the 2014 season that some say just might be capable of cross-generational appeal.
It’s a tweaking of the points format and it was aimed squarely at a [...]

Sun, 03/9/14 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
Keselowski Wins Vegas NNS Race
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Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Keselowski’s first win of the season, his first at LVMS and the 28th of his career left Busch, a Las Vegas native, frustrated in his 11th futile attempt to win a Nationwide Series race on home turf. Busch [...]

Sat, 03/8/14 – 20:45 | Comments Off