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.
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Braun On Trucks Pole
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Colin Braun continued Roush Fenway Racing’s recent qualifying domination at restrictor-plate tracks by capturing the pole position for Saturday’s running of the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Braun turned a fast lap of 179.608 mph during Friday’s qualifying session at Talladega, edging out Terry Cook, who [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 19:43 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Talladega
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Amp Energy 500
Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday November 1, 1PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: Because of Carl Edwards’s high flying incident in the spring, restrictor plates for this race are 1/64th of an inch smaller than they were in April. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing, except that it will take the cars a fraction longer to get up [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 18:07 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Jimmie Needs A Foil
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Chances are looking better and better that four weeks from now, Jimmie Johnson will become the first-ever driver to win four straight Sprint Cup championships.
He already has 46 race victories and he is, debatably, the most feared driver in the most important racing series in North America.
So what’s up with the relative lack of [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 17:12 | One Comment
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US F1 Team announced today that MotorLand Aragon, an 865-acre motorsports complex located in the Spanish town of Alcaniz, has been selected as the team’s European base. MotorLand will serve as the team’s European testing, race-car development and logistics headquarters.
“MotorLand Aragon is the ideal motorsports complex for US F1’s European operation,” said Peter Windsor, executive vice president and sporting [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Memphis Blues: Track Shuts Down
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Nashville – Dover Motorsports’ surprise announcement on Friday that it is closing Memphis Motorsports Park was bittersweet news for Cliff Hawks.
Hawks is VP/GM of Nashville Superspeedway  – another Dover facility – which will inherit the 2010 NASCAR truck race that had been scheduled at Memphis. While the Nashville track can use [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 12:19 | 3 Comments
New Ford Engine Takes To Track
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth will be taking one for the team this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway and from the sound of it, he is mildly happy to do so. Very mildly.
Kenseth will be one of two Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup drivers who will have the Ford FR9 engine under his hood. [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 9:50 | One Comment
Mission Impossible: Force Must Control His Emotions
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car icon John Force is shifting his overly-amped emotions into neutral as son-in-law Robert Hight and daughter Ashley Force Hood vie for the 2009 NHRA world championship.
Hight holds a tenuous 13-point lead over John Force Racing teammate/sister-in-law Force Hood heading into the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, Round 5 of the six-race Countdown [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Minter: Here Is The Rest Of The 1973 Story
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega Superspeedway president Rick Humphrey is, in my opinion, an all-around good guy worthy of the support of both fans and the media. But I hope the Creek medicine man he got to restore balance to his race track turns out to be a quack. Even if the strange occurrences [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 8:49 | 3 Comments
Antron Brown Now With DSR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing’s vice-like grip on the NHRA’s Top Fuel class just got tighter.
Already home to six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, DSR announced Tuesday it has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately.
The Matco [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:38 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Safety Measures Unveiled
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car points-leader Robert Hight has given the new helmet removal system NHRA will implement next season The Eric Medlen Project seal of approval.
NHRA announced earlier this week a series of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime due to oil down leakage in 2010. Prominent among the safety changes will be [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:30 | One Comment