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The open-wheel merger between Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing will feature Josef Newgarden for at least the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Newgarden, 23, will continue to drive the No. 67 Dallara fielded by SFHR next season with the rebadged CFH Racing organization, a deal which includes a second-year contract option. The [...]

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US F1 Near Deal With Driver
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Argentinian Jose Maria Lopez has an agreement with the US F1 to drive in 2010 contingent upon sponsorship. The Automobile Club of Argentina is backing the 26-year-old, who has not participated in F1 since working as a test driver for Renault in 2005 and 2006.
“It’s a new team, which faces [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
Johnson Wins Pole at HMS
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson said coming into the final weekend of the season that qualifying near the front would be an important step toward wrapping up his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
Mission accomplished.
Johnson ripped off the fastest lap of the afternoon on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway track to earn [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 16:56 | Comments Off
France Talks Schedules, Bumps, Danica
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France met with members of the media on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the current state of the sport.
Among the highlights:
Question: The drivers were critical over the bump-drafting rule at Talladega three weeks ago. What are you planning on doing there?
France: [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 15:32 | 2 Comments
Jimmie, Hendrick Reach Deal
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – Somebody’s going to have to figure out how to beat Jimmie Johnson because he isn’t going anywhere for a long time.
Team owner Rick Hendrick, sitting alongside the driver on the cusp of winning his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in a row and giving the team its record-tying ninth Cup title, announced [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 12:48 | One Comment
Minter: Denny’s Is A Popular Place For Media
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Somewhere along the way over the last year or two, there’s been a refreshing change in Denny Hamlin.
Hamlin, who turned 29 this month, has become far more cooperative as far as working with the print media is concerned. He’s been approachable, refreshingly honest with his answers and as cooperative as [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Minter: Stats Give Martin Hope
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday NASCAR observations:
Now it’s down to Champions Week at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where in some years there have been nail-biting points races to be decided. Not this year.
The one last big question remaining to be answered this Sprint Cup season is whether Mark Martin can overcome the 108 points that separate him from his Hendrick [...]

Thu, 11/19/09 – 11:16 | Comments Off
US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Huntersville, N.C. – Before he launched the US F1 team, Ken Anderson was better known within the inner sanctums of motor racing.
Typically, he’s gone about the business of entering the rarified atmosphere of Formula One without a lot of fanfare, relying on his own engineering skills and connections within the industry.
“I’ve [...]

Thu, 11/19/09 – 7:30 | 5 Comments
McMurray to EGR A Done Deal
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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that  they will add NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray as a teammate of Juan Pablo Montoya, to drive the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet for the 2010 NSCS season.
Fresh off his win at the Talladega Superspeedway on Nov. 1, McMurray will [...]

Wed, 11/18/09 – 20:09 | 3 Comments
Montoya Has Message For Haters
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
Sometimes you need an outsider to properly dope out a particular situation. Sometimes excessive familiarity can leave people jaded toward that situation. Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to see what’s going on in a situation.
Perhaps that was the role Juan Pablo Montoya was performing during last week’s NASCAR [...]

Wed, 11/18/09 – 11:15 | One Comment
Former Greats Pick The Current Greatest
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Want to get Junior Johnson’s motor running? Ask him about Kyle Busch.
Johnson, who recently was voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, sees a little of himself in Busch and it’s why he would pick the talented wheelman, and not Jimmie Johnson, if he were starting a Sprint Cup team [...]

Wed, 11/18/09 – 7:44 | One Comment