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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Nature Can’t Keep Glen Wood Away From The 500
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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What would a Daytona 500 be like without NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood on the scene? Thankfully, nobody will know for another year at least.
Wood, leading member of the iconic Wood Brother Racing team, had his streak of attending every, single, solitary Daytona 500 put in jeopardy earlier this week.
A dislike of flying and [...]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 14:28 | Comments Off
Busch Eying Speedweeks Trifecta
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clearly, Friday night’s Truck Series victory meant a bunch to Kyle Busch. Because of what he did – add a truck victory at Daytona International Speedway to the list. And, because of how he did it – slipping past Timothy Peters just a couple feet away from the finish line.
But something else became clear after [...]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Force Stays Hot In The Desert
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John Force doesn’t seem to be getting older with each passing week. He seems to be getting faster.
Force, who set national and track records at the NHRA season-opener in Pomona two weeks ago, continued his early-season hot streak Friday by racing to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Doug [...]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins Truck Series Opener
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Kyle Busch finally made his way to Victory Lane in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.
Busch edged Timothy Peters at the line by a race-record .016 seconds in the NASCAR  truck series race.
With the win, he becomes the first driver to win in four different series at the “World [...]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 8:25 | One Comment
Bourdais, Porsche Leave Sebring Test With Big Smiles
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Sébastien Bourdais drove the Rolex 24 At Daytona-winning No. 5  Action Express Racing Corvette DP to the top of the time chart on Friday for the second consecutive day at the Sebring International Raceway winter test.
The two-day test, which servces as  preparation for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, included [...]

Fri, 02/21/14 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Nominees For NASCAR Class Of 2015 Announced
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NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame’s sixth induction class, as well as the five nominees for the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
Among the nominees are two-time NASCAR premier series champion Terry Labonte; 1988 NASCAR premier series champion and 16-time Most Popular Driver Bill Elliott; nine-time [...]

Fri, 02/21/14 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Kenseth Wins First Duel At Daytona; Hamlin Wins Second
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Denny Hamlin followed up his victory in last weekend’s Sprint Unlimited with a victory in the second of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duels 150-mile qualifying races for Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
“Once that snowball starts to roll it’s hard to stop it and right now we’re just on a heck of a run,” Hamlin [...]

Thu, 02/20/14 – 20:12 | One Comment
Lame Duck ESPN Promises To Give Full Effort
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the green flag waves over Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, ESPN’s coverage of the sport officially goes into lame duck status.
For the final time in the foreseeable future, the “Worldwide Leader” will broadcast 17 races of this year’s Sprint Cup season and [...]

Thu, 02/20/14 – 18:44 | 3 Comments
New Name, Concrete Waiting For NHRA In Arizona
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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CHANDLER, Ariz. – Should drag racing Methuselah John Force once again turn back the clock and torpedo another hole into the wind, such as he did two weeks ago by establishing national Funny Car elapsed time and speed records in the 2014 season opener at Pomona, Calif., he would do [...]

Thu, 02/20/14 – 14:20 | Comments Off
Furniture Row Intent On Maintaining Top-Tier Status
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch’s fascinating run for a Sprint Cup championship a season ago prompted one of 2013’s biggest bench-racing debates: Was it car or driver? The likely best answer, of course, is both.
But you just have to believe that both the Furniture Row Racing team that built the cars, and [...]

Wed, 02/19/14 – 20:08 | Comments Off