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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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Gossage Is Back But With New Priorities
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Irving, Texas – Despite being outshot by NASCAR star Carl Edwards, happiness is a warm gun – and cancer in remission – for Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage.
“I feel great. The doctor tells me I’m in complete remission – don’t have any sign of the cancer – so it’s [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 13:58 | One Comment
Roush Introduces The Nationwide Mustang
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Roush Fenway Racing headquarters on Tuesday served as the rollout site for the Ford Mustang which will compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning next year.
Also at the rollout in Concord, N.C. was the guy who will drive the No. 16 Con-way Freight Mustang, Colin Braun.
Braun, 21, a native of Ovalo, Texas, will make [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Harris: Silence Greets Thrilling IndyCar Finale
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The Sunday morning newspapers told the story – or rather, they didn’t.
Checking my hometown  newspaper and surveying many of the papers that appear on the internet, it was quickly apparent that Saturday night’s rousing IndyCar Series finale made virtually zero impact outside of Homestead-Miami Speedway.
What a shame.
It isn’t that many [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 6:16 | 5 Comments
Ingram: NASCAR Realizes It’s A Fiddle, Not A Violin
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By Jonathan Ingram | RacinToday.com
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is NASCAR a southern sport?
More to the point – is stock car racing a southern sport?
Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by starting times that were all over the TV-land map, these are appropriate questions.
Last week, France and TV executives [...]

Mon, 10/12/09 – 9:05 | One Comment
Sturbin: Franchitti’s Career Comes Full Circle
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Forged over dinner-and-a-napkin, the story of Dario Franchitti’s second IndyCar Series championship is basically about a driver content with his career decision-making. Moreover, it’s the story of a man quite comfortable with being Dario.
“I’m absolutely where I should be. I should be in Indy-cars,” Franchitti said Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami [...]

Mon, 10/12/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins California, Moves To Top Of Chase
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Call Jimmie Johnson “Cream”. It’s Chase time again and, again, Johnson is rising to the top of, well, everything.
Sunday afternoon, in the fourth of 10 playoff races, Johnson moved to the front of the field in the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and won for the second time in the last [...]

Mon, 10/12/09 – 8:25 | One Comment
NASCAR NEWSCAST Auto Club Recap
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A recap of the action from Sunday’s Auto Club 500 from Fontana. Jimmie Johnson took the win, and with it, the lead in the Chase standings.

Sun, 10/11/09 – 23:12 | Comments Off
Mike Edwards Moves In On Pro Stock Title
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Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards went wire-to-wire at the NHRA Virginia Nationals, earning the maximum 150 points, to all but clinch his first career NHRA Full Throttle Series world championship.
The other winners at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Brandon Bernstein (Top [...]

Sun, 10/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Shaffer Is Tough On DIRT
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Tim Shaffer has had a great 2009 season and the only thing missing from it was a World of Outlaws win. He came close a few weeks ago at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, leading a number of laps before settling for a runner-up finish. He made up for that near miss on Saturday [...]

Sun, 10/11/09 – 10:22 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Chase Looks For Comfortable Home In SoCal
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The courtship of Southern California by NASCAR continues today and by mid afternoon, we’ll know whether or not the fans in that area have found something to love in Fontana or not.
NASCAR’s latest tactic in trying to lure the ticket-buying public away from their bountiful other Sunday activities and out [...]

Sun, 10/11/09 – 9:29 | One Comment