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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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Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – Le Mans 24-hour winner Peugeot became a strong favorite to add the Petit Le Mans to its trophy case after qualifying at Road Atlanta. A brace of factory 908 HDI FAP’s swept the front row in the hands of Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny with little challenge [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off
This Year’s Chase for Cup Is One For The Ages
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dover, Del. –  Strike up the band for the over-the-hill guys.
Much like 59-year-old golfer Tom Watson did in July when he dominated the British Open before losing in a playoff, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin is energizing American sports fans by contending for a championship at the ripe old [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:43 | Comments Off
Familiar Names Top Dallas NHRA Qualifying
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Larry Dixon, Robert Hight, Mike Edwards, and Eddie Krawiec are the first-day qualifying leaders at the 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex outside of Dallas.
The event is the 20th of the 24-race 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the second of six in [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Rookie Top Fueler Massey Wants It All
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Now that he has shelved his first NHRA “Wally,” Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey has developed a need for greed.
“Truthfully, that was my goal,” Massey said from the back of his team hauler Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex. “Going into the season as a rookie, I just [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:00 | One Comment
Johnson A Monster At Dover
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Jimmie Johnson was the monster of the Monster Mile on Friday as he recorded the fastest lap in practice early in the day and then went out late to post the fastest lap in qualifying.
The pole at Dover International Speedway is his second of the year. His qualifying lap took 22.878 seconds and was at [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Harris: Testing Policy Should Receive Passing Grade
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The announcement  this week that NASCAR has modified its test policy for 2010 was good news for some of its teams.
While the bulk of the test ban continues, the modification allows teams from every NASCAR division to test whenever they so choose at 14 of the organization’s sanctioned regional tracks where Sprint [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:31 | 2 Comments
Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – The chances of an Acura pulling off an upset against the factory entries of Audi and Peugeot in the Petit Le Mans were set back Thursday when Scott Sharp’s ARX-02a cartwheeled into the fence at Turn 2. The driver quickly hopped out and walked away from the [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Trucker Hornaday Wins Third-Quarter Award
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of The Year Award
Ron Hornaday Jr., proved that age is no barrier as the 51-year-old was voted for the third-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award.
Hornaday, who drives in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, was named on more ballots than any other driver who was considered for the honor.
He [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch says the curious lame duck status of crew chief Pat Tryson has created “a tough situation” for his Penske Racing team, one chasing a NASCAR championship and searching for a leader along the lines of…Lou Piniella?
A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Busch tossed Sweet Lou’s name onto the short [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 6:21 | One Comment
Minter: Some Orders Are Tough To Swallow
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Team orders can be troubling for those who like their sporting contests to be as pure as possible.
The issue arose in the NHRA a couple of weeks back when John Force appeared to give his teammate Robert Hight a round win that allowed Hight to make the NHRA’s version of [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 6:00 | 5 Comments