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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Doctors Give Power A Thumbs Up
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power has been cleared for an immediate return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition after sitting out Sunday’s season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with symptoms of a mild concussion.
However, INDYCAR announced Wednesday that results of an extensive evaluation at the University of Miami Concussion Program […]

Fri, 03/18/16 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Doctors Give Power A Thumbs Up
Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
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During the half decade he spent driving for vaunted Ferrari in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello was clearly the team’s No. 2 driver; that just went along with the gig of being a teammate to Michael Schumacher during the German driver’s championship-dominating years.
Barrichello, however, was no mere water carrier for Schumacher and Ferrari. Dude could drive […]

Thu, 03/17/16 – 15:31 | Comments Off on Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – On an overcast spring Sunday when Texas Motor Speedway stumbled out of the gate, Jeff Burton emerged as an unlikely and popular feel-good story.
That was April 6, 1997, when the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 went into the track’s record book as Burton’s first career Sprint Cup Series victory. With TMS […]

Wed, 03/16/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Richards Heads To Gainesville Hoping To Help
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car driver Dave Richards will make his 2016 NHRA debut during the 47th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway this weekend, the first of 10 events under a unique sponsorship package with Prestige Corporate.
Richards’ Ford Shelby Mustang will be fully-funded by family friends Brian and Janie […]

Wed, 03/16/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Richards Heads To Gainesville Hoping To Help
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
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As scripted by “The Captain,” Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2016 championship bid and Team Penske’s 50th anniversary celebration are off-and-running. Just call it Roger Penske’s latest pursuit of perfection.
Pipped by archrival Scott Dixon for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series title via a tiebreaker, Montoya controlled the closing laps of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
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Scott Dixon knows his road to victory in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and a possible fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, runs directly through 50 years of open-wheel history.
“Probably beating a Penske car, I think,” said Dixon, lead driver for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. “They’re pretty strong here.”
Here, on the Streets of St. […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
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Will Power led Team Penske’s sweep of the top four qualifying spots Saturday at time trials for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar Series race at the St. Petersburg, Fla. street course.
Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske qualified second fastest, Helio Castroneves third and Juan Pablo Montoya fourth.
Power, who set the track record of 1 minute, 0.6509 of a […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
Kyle Busch Wins His Third Straight Xfinity Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch posted a dominating victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory was Busch’s third in three races in the series in 2016. He led 175 of the 200 laps.
Busch’s three wins this season have come at Atlanta, Las Vegas and now Phoenix.
He took the […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins His Third Straight Xfinity Race
Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete
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Will Power dug himself a hole Friday by crashing during the first practice session for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2016 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske driver then rallied by soaring to the top of the leader board in the second session.
Power’s lap of 1-minute, 0.9431-seconds/106.329 mph was best among the […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete