Sat, 23/06/18 – 7:25 | No Comment

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden reminded his Verizon IndyCar Series peers Friday that his bid for a second consecutive driver’s championship is alive and well, leading both practices on the opening day of the Kohler Grand Prix weekend at Road America.
Newgarden recorded the day’s fastest lap during the second session around the historic permanent road course […]

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Pedley: Penske-Ganassi Rivalry Heating Up?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
A lot has been made over the years about the rivalry between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. And it’s a rivarly that has been there.
But it has mostly been of the non-acrimonious variety.
Now, in the wake of incidents during the IndyCar Series […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 6:41 | 5 Comments
Wheldon, Herta Land Jobs In IndyCar Series
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The nation’s unemployment rate dropped a tick Thursday, when two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon landed a job.
INDYCAR officials announced in Indianapolis that Wheldon and Bryan Herta Autosport have been selected as test organization for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series prototype chassis.
“Dan, Bryan and (co-owner) Steve Newey have […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 5:48 | Comments Off on Wheldon, Herta Land Jobs In IndyCar Series
Fort Worth, Texas  – Night racing will resume tonight at Texas Motor Speedway, as short-track drivers from across the region converge on the facility’s quarter-mile oval to compete in the Thursday Night Summer Stampede.
The 10-week series, which concludes on Aug. 19, features seven classes: Bando Bandits (8-12-years-old); Bando Outlaws (12-and-up); Legends Young Lions (12-16); Legends […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 16:24 | Comments Off on Night Racing At TMS
Franchitti Says Pit Problem Was A Penske Problem
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dario Franchitti says pit road etiquette prevailed over “gamesmanship” Sunday afternoon at The Milwaukee Mile, where the Scotsman’s 29th career victory drew him into a tie with Will Power for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
When Franchitti entered pit road on Lap 125 of Sunday’s Milwaukee 225, his left rear […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 7:23 | One Comment
Ambrose Re-Fired Up About Returning To Infineon
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Marcos Ambrose will be searching for gold this weekend, on and off the track.
The Australian badly wants a NASCAR Sprint Cup win and it seems likely that when it does come it will be on a road course like Infineon Raceway.
A year ago, it looked like Ambrose was going to […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Ambrose Re-Fired Up About Returning To Infineon
Racin’ News: Lofton Moves Back To ESR
In Racin’ News today, Wednesday, June 22nd:
Germain Racing and Eddie Sharp Racing have reached an agreement to put Justin Lofton back behind the wheel of ESR equipment. The 2009 ARCA Racing Series champion earned victories and his title with ESR.
Leaving ESR is Craig Goess.
“Eddie and I talked at length about this and we feel […]

Wed, 06/22/11 – 13:54 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Lofton Moves Back To ESR
Cars Edge Hoops In N.C.
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CONCORD, N.C. – With the stroke of a pen, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill adopting stock car racing as the Tar Heel state’s official sport, but it was 13 elementary school students who were responsible for the new state symbol.
“Why is it that sometimes it takes really bright kids […]

Wed, 06/22/11 – 6:40 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties

NASCAR issued penalties to Joe Gibbs Racing on Tuesday for use of unapproved parts at Michigan International Speedway last weekend.
The penalties included fines and probation to crew chiefs and car chiefs for all three JGR teams, but no reductions of owner or driver points.
A statement issued by NASCAR read:
“All three of the Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Tue, 06/21/11 – 16:31 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties
Racin’ News: Boris Is Back
In Racin’ news today, Tuesday, June 21st:
(In this package: Said has ride for Infineon; Tony Ave to drive Front Row car.)
Boris Said will be back in a Cup car at Infineon this weekend, it was announced Tuesday.
Said will drive the Security Benefit/Thank A Teacher Today Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing. It will mark the Carlsbad, Cali. […]

Tue, 06/21/11 – 9:37 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Boris Is Back
Williams: Product Wars Still Percolating In NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
With Schick’s entrance into NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series sponsorship arena, it rekindles memories of the coffee wars and how a team’s performance isn’t the only thing that drives the coveted dollars on which the racing operations rely.
In case you missed it, Schick executives announced at Michigan International Speedway its Xtreme3 […]

Tue, 06/21/11 – 7:45 | One Comment