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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

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Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole
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Takuma Sato on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Race at Iowa Speedway.
It was the Japanese driver’s first IndyCar pole.
Sato posted a two-lap average speed of 180.375 mph on the .875-mile oval, which is located in Newton, Iowa.
“I want to say a big thank you to the whole team, the […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole
SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying
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Ricky Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole Friday in GRAND-AM’s return to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday’s Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by VisitFlorida.com.
Taylor and Max Angelelli will be seeking their third consecutive victory in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 17:26 | Comments Off on SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying
Pedley: Penske-Ganassi Rivalry Heating Up?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
A lot has been made over the years about the rivalry between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. And it’s a rivarly that has been there.
But it has mostly been of the non-acrimonious variety.
Now, in the wake of incidents during the IndyCar Series […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 6:41 | 5 Comments
Wheldon, Herta Land Jobs In IndyCar Series
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The nation’s unemployment rate dropped a tick Thursday, when two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon landed a job.
INDYCAR officials announced in Indianapolis that Wheldon and Bryan Herta Autosport have been selected as test organization for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series prototype chassis.
“Dan, Bryan and (co-owner) Steve Newey have […]

Fri, 06/24/11 – 5:48 | Comments Off on Wheldon, Herta Land Jobs In IndyCar Series
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Fort Worth, Texas  – Night racing will resume tonight at Texas Motor Speedway, as short-track drivers from across the region converge on the facility’s quarter-mile oval to compete in the Thursday Night Summer Stampede.
The 10-week series, which concludes on Aug. 19, features seven classes: Bando Bandits (8-12-years-old); Bando Outlaws (12-and-up); Legends Young Lions (12-16); Legends […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 16:24 | Comments Off on Night Racing At TMS
Franchitti Says Pit Problem Was A Penske Problem
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dario Franchitti says pit road etiquette prevailed over “gamesmanship” Sunday afternoon at The Milwaukee Mile, where the Scotsman’s 29th career victory drew him into a tie with Will Power for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
When Franchitti entered pit road on Lap 125 of Sunday’s Milwaukee 225, his left rear […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 7:23 | One Comment
Ambrose Re-Fired Up About Returning To Infineon
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Marcos Ambrose will be searching for gold this weekend, on and off the track.
The Australian badly wants a NASCAR Sprint Cup win and it seems likely that when it does come it will be on a road course like Infineon Raceway.
A year ago, it looked like Ambrose was going to […]

Thu, 06/23/11 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Ambrose Re-Fired Up About Returning To Infineon
Racin’ News: Lofton Moves Back To ESR
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In Racin’ News today, Wednesday, June 22nd:
Germain Racing and Eddie Sharp Racing have reached an agreement to put Justin Lofton back behind the wheel of ESR equipment. The 2009 ARCA Racing Series champion earned victories and his title with ESR.
Leaving ESR is Craig Goess.
“Eddie and I talked at length about this and we feel […]

Wed, 06/22/11 – 13:54 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Lofton Moves Back To ESR
Cars Edge Hoops In N.C.
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CONCORD, N.C. – With the stroke of a pen, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill adopting stock car racing as the Tar Heel state’s official sport, but it was 13 elementary school students who were responsible for the new state symbol.
“Why is it that sometimes it takes really bright kids […]

Wed, 06/22/11 – 6:40 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties
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NASCAR issued penalties to Joe Gibbs Racing on Tuesday for use of unapproved parts at Michigan International Speedway last weekend.
The penalties included fines and probation to crew chiefs and car chiefs for all three JGR teams, but no reductions of owner or driver points.
A statement issued by NASCAR read:
“All three of the Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Tue, 06/21/11 – 16:31 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties