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Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden reminded his Verizon IndyCar Series peers Friday that his bid for a second consecutive driver’s championship is alive and well, leading both practices on the opening day of the Kohler Grand Prix weekend at Road America.
Newgarden recorded the day’s fastest lap during the second session around the historic permanent road course […]

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Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring
Lola-Aston Martin and Corvette dominated this week’s annual Sebring Winter Test.
The Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin had the fastest time of the week during Thursday’s final session – a 1:49.997 (121.094 mph) lap by Lucas Luhr at Sebring International Raceway. The two-day session served as a preview for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented […]

Thu, 02/10/11 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring
Minter: This Could Be The Year The Kid Mans Up
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When Joey Logano first came on the racing scene that was my old newspaper beat, he was a pint-sized racer with a papa who had deep enough pockets to buy him the best of everything.
Little Joey had the best equipment, but he also had a natural knack for knowing what […]

Thu, 02/10/11 – 7:54 | One Comment
Hood: It’s Not Just The Racing That Has Changed
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Word arrived via e-mail last Thursday that I’m now Facebook friends with Chase Elliott, a 15-year-old who may be the most-talented driver in the country not yet eligible to compete in NASCAR because of
his age.
I go onto Facebook three or four times each week. So I don’t consider myself a Facebook junkie.
When I do log in, one of […]

Thu, 02/10/11 – 6:00 | 6 Comments
Danica’s 2011 Schedule Unveiled
Danica Patrick, the 28-year-old racer who transitioned into NASCAR Nationwide Series competition last year with JR Motorsports in the No. 7 Chevrolet, has finalized her 2011 Nationwide Series plans. JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt, on behalf of the team and primary sponsor, announced those plans today.
Patrick’s tour will closely resemble her […]

Wed, 02/9/11 – 10:57 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured

In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 9.:
Phoenix International Raceway will be getting a major facelift, track officials have announced.
PIR president Bryan R. Sperber offered details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track paving project since 1990 on Wednesday.
Construction will begin in March with the removal of the facility’s current surface and the subsequent installation […]

Wed, 02/9/11 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured
Pedley: Is It Time To Put Speedweeks On A Diet?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Speedweeks are upon us. But you have to wonder if, in this time of cutbacks and downsizing, might it not be a good idea to trim things back to Speedweek – singular?
During flush times – for NASCAR and the world – spreading the opening of the racing season out over […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 17:15 | 3 Comments
Woody: From Tobacco Road To Smoke-Free Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s interesting to see a sport that once ran on tobacco fumes come full-cycle with the announcement that Richmond International Raceway will have smoke-free grandstands this coming season.
NASCAR wouldn’t be where it is today without the boost from Big Tobacco. Back in the ‘70s, after the Feds banned tobacco advertising […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 16:00 | 7 Comments
Ingram: Summertime Blues Strike In February
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
On the cusp of the new season, it’s worthwhile to ask if the changes to the points system and Chase for the Sprint Cup formats were worth the trouble?
There’s not much difference from the preceding systems after there was so much expectation built up last year by a summer-long public […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Sets Television Times

In Racin’ News today, Monday, Feb. 7:
NASCAR released its telecast times for the 2011 season.
Regular season points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1 p.m. ET; West Coast events will begin at 3 p.m. ET; and night races will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET (Note: NASCAR’s longest race, […]

Mon, 02/7/11 – 14:35 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Sets Television Times
Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Today is the big day for NFL fans. It’s the day of their biggest game. The Super Bowl. Or as some call it, the Daytona 500 of football games.
Several auto racing drivers and other racing types are headed down to Dallas/Fort Worth for the game, which features the Green Bay Packers […]

Sun, 02/6/11 – 9:08 | 2 Comments