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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves became a back-to-back IndyCar Series pole winner Saturday when he recorded the fastest lap during qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park.
Castroneves, who won the pole a week ago in the streets of Long Beach, Calif., won the pole for Sunday’s race when he recorded a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.1925 seconds […]

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NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day
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Fontana, Calif. – Jamie McMurray’s win in last weekend’s Daytona 500 proved to be a financial windfall for 2,000 NASCAR fans in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway agreed to sell 2,000 frontstretch tickets for next month’s Kobalt Tools 500 with the price determined by the winning car number of the Great American Race.
McMurray’s victory in the No. 1 Chevrolet […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 7:40 | One Comment
Kalitta Paces Top Fuel In Phoenix
Doug Kalitta, Matt Hagan, and Mike Edwards were the low on Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Int’l Raceway outside of Phoenix.
Winternationals runner-up Kalitta grabbed the No. 1 qualifying spot from the man who beat him in Pomona, event champ Larry Dixon, who led after the first session, supplanting Dixon’s 3.837 with a 3.825 […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 21:32 | Comments Off on Kalitta Paces Top Fuel In Phoenix
McMurray Stays Hot, Earns Pole
Jamie McMurray followed up his victory in last Sunday’s Daytona by winning the pole for the Auto Club 500 on Friday.
McMurray, a native of Joplin, Mo., posted a lap at 183.744 mph.
McMurray will share the front row for Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.
“I think this says […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 20:31 | Comments Off on McMurray Stays Hot, Earns Pole
US F1 Appears Finished
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The race is on at US F1 to find an exit strategy to its failed bid to join the Formula One world championship. With the F1 season opener at Bahrain looming and pre-season testing drawing to a close, US F1 is out of money, has not completed its car and has yet to pick up […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 20:01 | 5 Comments
JaguarRSR announced Friday that Ryan Dalziel has been signed to the driver line up for competition in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.
“I am so excited to be part of such an amazing brand like Jaguar,” said Dalziel. “Coming from the United Kingdom I naturally grew up following Jaguar’s racing heritage and admiring their cars. […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 17:41 | One Comment
Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief
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Fontana, Calif. – Directing Matt Kenseth to an eighth-place finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500 wasn’t enough for Drew Blickensderfer to retain his job as crew chief of Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 Ford.
The first shocking personnel move of the young NASCAR season was detailed by team owner Jack Roush during a press conference Friday morning […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief
Hungry Force Is Shaping Up Nicely
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Funny Car icon John Force says his winless 2009 NHRA season can be traced in large part to a lack of physical strength in his legs, the residue of a laundry list of injuries suffered in a grinding crash in ’07 and a condition he admittedly hid from his corporate sponsors.
“I can tell you now, […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Hungry Force Is Shaping Up Nicely
Minter: A Last Look Back At The 2010 500
| Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations from Daytona before moving on to the rest of the NASCAR season:
It was good to see some mention of one of the real culprits in the great pothole controversy. Down at the bottom of a release from Daytona International Speedway on the pothole situation was a sentence […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 9:21 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Auto Club 500
| Senior Writer

Auto Club 500
Auto Club Speedway
Sunday February 21, 3PM ET, FOX
What we learned at Daytona: I promise not to mention the p-word anywhere in this column… Well, we really didn’t learn too much given that it’s a restrictor plate track, but I do think that the Richard Petty Motorsports cars are going to be better than […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 8:35 | One Comment
Pedley: Danica Earning Her Respect
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I don’t know Danica Patrick very well at all. I’ve interviewed her a couple of times and have been in on a dozen, maybe 20, group interviews with her. I have interviewed friends and family, been to her hometown in Illinois to poke around and have read a lot about her.
But know her? Very few […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 8:29 | One Comment