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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

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Lucas, Hight, Line Win at Winternationals
Morgan Lucas defeated Shawn Langdon in a matchup of former high school classmates in the Top Fuel final Sunday at the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif.
The other winners of the first of 22 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 22:29 | One Comment
Gordon Ends His Win Drought In The Desert
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jeff Gordon took the lead away from Kyle Busch with eight laps to go and went on to win the wreck-ravaged Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sundayafternoon.
The victory was the 83rd of Gordon’s career but the first in a Sprint Cup car for the four-time champion […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 18:34 | One Comment
Race Day: The Final Go ‘Round For The Old PIR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Phoenix International is one of those race tracks which has been around long enough, has hosted enough memorable races and series and drivers, and is picturesque enough to inspire something more than mere acceptability.
The quirky miler in the hot, dusty, windy environs of the Arizona desert has inspired a reputation […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 10:30 | 2 Comments
Sammy Swindell used a three-lap sprint to the checkered flag at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas to get his first World of Outlaws victory of the season Saturday night.
Swindell started fourth and charged to the front after Chad Kemenah led the first eight laps in the 40-lap feature event at the quarter-mile speedway just […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 9:50 | Comments Off on Swindell Wins at Royal Purple
Hood: Happy Birthday, Davey, And A Big Thanks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
There was little fanfare on Friday over what would have been the late Davey Allison’s 50th birthday as activities got underway for this weekend’s NASCAR tripleheader in Phoenix.
Much of the talk centered on NASCAR’s newest star, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, who pulled off a memorable victory in the Wood Brothers’ No. […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 7:58 | 4 Comments
Dixon Claims Pomona Pole With Record Pass
Larry Dixon had a national-record pass of 3.770 at 324.98 mph to claim the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday at the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the first of 22 races in NHRA’s 60th anniversary season were Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Erica Enders […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 21:46 | Comments Off on Dixon Claims Pomona Pole With Record Pass
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Moves In On Desert Sweep
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Kyle Busch won the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday night, giving himself a shot at earning a NASCAR weekend sweep.
Busch, who won Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race, can complete the three-race sweep with a victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.
In the Nationwide race, Busch led every one […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 19:33 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Moves In On Desert Sweep
Edwards Claims PIR Cup Pole
Carl Edwards will start Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Speedway from the pole.
Edwards, who finished second in last weekend’s Daytona 500 and came to Phoenix as Sprint Cup points leader, logged a lap at 137.279 mph in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford to get the pole.
His lap was a new track record.
“That’s […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Edwards Claims PIR Cup Pole
Brooklyn, Mich.–  The Value Pricing Period for tickets to all 2011 events at Michigan International Speedway will conclude at 9 p.m. (ET) on Monday, Feb. 28.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 on Sunday, June 19, and NSCS 400 on Sunday, Aug. 21, are now priced at $25. That […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 16:07 | Comments Off on Value Pricing Period At MIS Coming To An End
Busch Nabs NNS Pole
Kyle Busch, who won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at PIR.
Busch posted a lap at 134.298 mph, which set the track record.
Carl Edwards was second fastest in qualifying for the race, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern on […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Busch Nabs NNS Pole