Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Castroneves Out To Get The One That Got Away
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A lost weekend in Houston last October prevented Helio Castroneves from adding an IndyCar Series championship to an impressive racing and lifestyle resume featuring everything from three Indianapolis 500 victories to working up a dancing sweat alongside Julianne Hough.
Castroneves’ problem-plagued weekend during the inaugural Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of [...]

Fri, 03/28/14 – 11:36 | Comments Off
Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Team-owner Roger S. Penske’s proficiency for finding Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month when “The Captain” is inducted as 16th member of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The only car-owner to score victories on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned [...]

Thu, 03/27/14 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville
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Denny Hamlin will race in this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway after NASCAR received official confirmation from his doctors that he has been medically cleared to return to regular racing activities, his Joe Gibbs Racing team said in a press release Wednesday.
Hamlin missed last weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway. Sam Hornish Jr. [...]

Wed, 03/26/14 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Throughout life there are certain people who touch your heart in a special way. Lynda Petty was one of those people.
In 1992 the paper I worked for assigned me to shadow the Petty family, specifically Richard, during his final season as a driver. Little did I know it was a [...]

Wed, 03/26/14 – 8:09 | 2 Comments
Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen
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Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, lost her long battle with cancer on Tuesday.
“On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer since condolences to the Petty Family regarding the loss of their beloved matriarch, Lynda Petty,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. [...]

Tue, 03/25/14 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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So, wrong tires, bad decisions by teams or a race track in need of a new surface? The correct answer – though not one that those wanting to pick a fight on this one will want to hear – is: Yes.
NASCAR’s latest tire drama was one which featured three anti-heroes.
Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at [...]

Tue, 03/25/14 – 10:06 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Busch, who took the lead by passing brother Kurt Busch and Kurt’s boss Tony Stewart on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart, became the fifth winner in five Cup [...]

Sun, 03/23/14 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing,answered questions about driver Denny Hamlin’s withdrawal from Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
Here is a transcript of the meeting with the press.
J.D. GIBBS: “We have an issue with Denny Hamlin, I’m sure most of you all know, but he has a sinus infection and it’s affecting [...]

Sun, 03/23/14 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Kyle Larson Outshines Big Stars In Winning NNS Race
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Can’t-miss rookie Kyle Larson proved worthy of his description Saturday as he held off two of the best wheelmen in the business to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.
Larson, driving the No. 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, beat back challenge after challenge at the 2-mile oval [...]

Sat, 03/22/14 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Not yet. And probably not for several more months if at all. That seems to be the view on when the Sprint Cup Series’ new win-oriented points format will kick teams and drivers into desperation mode.
So said six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of [...]

Sat, 03/22/14 – 12:32 | Comments Off