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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.
Pagenaud [...]

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NASCAR Set To Announce Plans For Nationwide COT
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Newton, Ia. – NASCAR is expected to notify Nationwide Series teams as soon as next week if the Car of Tomorrow will make its debut on that circuit at Talladega in April or the July race at Daytona next season.
Three days after gathering with Nationwide Series team owners at NASCAR’s R&D [...]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Wet Track Good For Scott Dixon
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A wet track handed IndyCar Series championship leader Scott Dixon the Peak Motor Oil Pole Award for Saturday night’s Meijer Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy’s race at Kentucky Speedway.
Dixon will become the first IndyCar Series competitor to start consecutive Kentucky Speedway races from the pole position and will attempt to become the [...]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
IndyCars Going To Brazil in 2010
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The 2010 IndyCar Series schedule was released on Friday and it shows the addition of two new venues.
Beginning next year, the series will race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, and also in Brazil, home country of several of the top drivers in the sport.
The race in Brazil, which will be held at a “series [...]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Stewart On Pocono Pole
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Rain has forced the cancelation of Sprint Cup qualifying at Pocono Raceway so the starting field for Sunday’s race will be set by points.
That means Tony Stewart will be on the pole. In the front row with Stewart on Sunday will be Jimmie Johnson.
“I’ll take it,” Stewart said of the pole and the pits stall [...]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Nationwide Race In Iowa Has Set Rusty’s Tongue To Racing
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Newton, Ia. – Rusty Wallace looked like a proud papa Thursday morning moments after landing at the airport overlooking Iowa Speedway.
As 51 teams began preparations for this weekend’s inaugural Nationwide Series race at the .875-mile D-shaped oval, one of Wallace’s first duties was to brag to a group of reporters [...]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 7:56 | One Comment
Woody: NASCAR Traffic Police Got Their Man
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I suppose by now everybody has heard about Juan Pablo Montoya getting ticketed for speeding down pit road at Indy last Sunday while eating a McDonald’s breakfast burrito and talking on his cell phone.
NASCAR crossing guard John Darby said he repeatedly blew his whistle in an attempt to get “El Speedo” [...]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 7:30 | 6 Comments
Some Say NASCAR Monitoring System Is Darn Good
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Despite the pit road speed limit fiasco of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and driver Juan Pablo Montoya at Indianapolis, it’s likely somebody will be caught speeding in the pit lane during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono by running too fast between the nine timing loops.
Is it a fair system?
“It’s a [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 18:50 | One Comment
For Miss Sprint Cup, Mugging Is Working
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Surely you have seen her on the TV, jockeying for position during the typical NASCAR Victory Lane celebration scrum.
Lurking. Miss Sprint Cup always is lurking…albeit with a perpetual smile, augmented by the occasional shuffle and the well-timed head-nod.
Don’t try these subtle moves while standing atop your [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 16:22 | 4 Comments
Woody: Sam Bass Readies A New Guitar
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Although NASCAR made no official response to Kyle Busch’s embarrassing guitar-bashing antics following his June 6 Nationwide victory at Nashville Superspeedway, it took notice.
“Mike Helton (NASCAR president) came up to me a few weeks later and said he appreciated how I handled it,” said Sam Bass, the renowned [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 16:20 | 8 Comments
Minter: NASCAR Needs To Start Showing Blind Data
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Thursday Observations:
* In recent years NASCAR has begun making all sorts of on-track data available to teams, media and fans. There are all sorts of “loop data” numbers available, made possible by the latest electronic scoring loops that have been placed at every track.
But the one bit of information not [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 8:31 | Comments Off