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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NHRA Notes: Massey Amasses Points
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The operative term in boxing is “stealing a round” – a flurry of punches fired-off during the final 10 or so seconds to impress the ringside judges right before they mark their scorecards.
Similarly, Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey scored big style points in his bid for the 2009 Auto Club Road to the Future Award [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 16:52 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Texas
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Dickies 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, November 8, 4:00 ET, ABC
Race Facts: Matt Kenseth—not surprising—is the worst qualifier to win at Texas. He qualified 31st in 2000… Last year’s race had the fewest cautions in TMS history with five. I have my doubts that we’ll break that record this year (wink wink)… There were also 40 [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 12:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship was supposed to bunch up a field of fire-ballers for a final 10-race shootout that would have sparks flying and keep fans perched breathlessly on the edge of their seats.
Something went amiss.
With three races to go this hunt’s over. It’s time to call in [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 9:29 | Comments Off
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Donny Schatz earned the maximum number of points available Thursday night as the third annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina began with two rounds of time trials which will set the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s racing programs.
Schactz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, was [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas. – It’s officially known as the Dickies 500.
But to Francis Ferko’s ex-wife, it will always be “Frank’s race.”
When the green flag waves at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the person who was instrumental in bringing NASCAR to the Lone Star state each November will be watching ABC’s [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Crafton On Trucks Pole at TMS
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Matt Crafton on Thursday captured the pole for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino Camping World Truck race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Crafton, who is second in points to Ron Hornaday Jr., turned a lap at 179.354 mph during the session.
“Our truck is very very good,” Crafton said. “It is obviously the best thing I have ever [...]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 21:38 | Comments Off
Harris: IZOD Will Dress Up The IndyCar Series
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – It appears the IndyCar Series is going to at least be the best-dressed group in racing for the next six years.
But the announcement Thursday that apparel manufacturer IZOD has signed on as the title sponsor for the American open-wheel series is far more than just great news for [...]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 16:34 | One Comment
Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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According to legend, when the Native Americans cursed the land where the Talladega Superspeedway was built, they turned and walked away without ever Tweeting or looking back . Well, perhaps it’s part of the curse they left behind that now you can’t leave the place without looking back.
So here I am looking back on Sunday’s [...]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 11:09 | 3 Comments
Minter: Soft-Spoken Jimmie Has Lots To Say
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In the press box and media center at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday, reporters had the opportunity, as is NASCAR’s custom, to interview the race winner as well as the second-and third-place drivers and the top rookie. And since the race was in the Chase, points-leader Jimmie Johnson was also brought [...]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Fairgrounds Speedway Is No More
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville –  The end came quicker than expected for Fairgrounds Speedway.
Track operator Danny Denson Wednesday decided to cancel the scheduled season-ending All-American 400. The race had originally been set for last weekend but was postponed due to a rainy forecast and rescheduled for the end of the month.
Denson reconsidered and decided [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 12:20 | One Comment