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.
Pagenaud [...]

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Minter: Is A Thirst For Action Good or Bad
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When NASCAR introduced the Car of Tomorrow, the primary reason for implementing the new vehicle was to make racing safer. Another goal was to standardize the chassis and therefore make racing cheaper for car owners.
But the way it’s been playing out lately, the relative safety of the new car seems [...]

Tue, 12/1/09 – 7:54 | One Comment
Woody: The Low Light Of 2009
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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You know things aren’t going well when you get sued by your attorney.
That’s where the Jeremy Mayfield mess has meandered, as the weirdest story of ’09 just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Mayfield’s ex-lawyer Bill Diehl has filed a lawsuit against the suspended driver for unpaid legal fees. Diehl claims Mayfield owes him $371,973.66. Now he’ll [...]

Mon, 11/30/09 – 18:03 | 4 Comments
Ingram: His Fans Are Not Exactly Fanatical
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Greetings from the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
In a very unofficial nationwide survey, I recently tried to find some Jimmie Johnson fans. I checked out bars and honky tonks in Atlanta. I talked to the neighbors. I called those I knew to be NASCAR fans on the East Coast and the [...]

Mon, 11/30/09 – 7:38 | 4 Comments
DOTY Quarterly Vote Taken
Lewis Franck |
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Foundation
With the auto-racing season coming to an end, the Driver of the Year voting panel of leading broadcasters and journalists went to work evaluating the final quarter of 2009
The balloting is over and the Driver of the Year Foundation will announce the winner for the fourth quarter early next [...]

Sun, 11/29/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
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Brooklyn, Mich.  ­— A holiday shopping strategy is not complete without a plan for that hard-to-shop for race fan.
With that said, Michigan International Speedway is offering gift certificates just in time for the holidays.
With the lowest prices of the season still available for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010, now is a great opportunity [...]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Hight Reappears As A Champion
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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People suddenly and unexplainably disappear in sports all the time. Not back-of-milk-carton disappear, but they fade from sight and disappear. Sometimes, forever. It’s a great fear among athletes and in late summer of the 2009 NHRA drag racing season, Robert Hight was terrified.
Winning Funny Car events? Hight was having trouble [...]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Hood: Nationwide Drivers Reap Their Awards
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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I wound up attending 33 of this year’s 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
A brief back injury forced me to skip the circuit’s lone stop in, of all places, Las Vegas in February.
I intentionally passed on going across the border later in the year for the road course race in Montreal. I had a [...]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 8:29 | One Comment
Pedley: Black Friday’s Come
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Black Friday. It’s not just for shoppers anymore.
Maybe it’s the perfect day to look back and remember things we hate to remember but can’t forget. Insane things that we wish never would have happened and now hope will never happen again.
So in the spirit of awards weeks in NASCAR, here goes.
The Black Friday Awards go [...]

Fri, 11/27/09 – 10:47 | Comments Off
Harris: Thanks For The Memories
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s Thanksgiving and time to think about why we should be thankful having a sport like motor racing to enjoy.
Let’s reflect a bit on the past, the present and the future as 2009 nears its final laps.
We saw some veteran racers find renewed life this season:
* Fifty-year-old Mark Martin  joined Hendrick Motorsports after two years [...]

Thu, 11/26/09 – 8:15 | One Comment
Minter: It’s A Day Of Racing Thanks!
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It’s Thanksgiving Day 2009 and time to think about all the racing things to be thankful for as the turkey is served and the family gathers around the table.
I’m thankful that the almost completed racing season was a relatively safe one, and a special thanks for all those who have [...]

Thu, 11/26/09 – 8:01 | Comments Off