Mon, 29/09/14 – 12:01 | No Comment

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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Hamlin Says The Fight Is For Hendrick’s Scraps
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Joe Gibbs Racing has staked a claim to best in class in Sprint Cup, or at least that’s the way Denny Hamlin sized it up on this week’s NASCAR teleconference.
Hamlin said the three-team JGR outfit is the best of the non-Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated teams.
“Week in, week out, it’s a Hendrick [...]

Wed, 07/29/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Meyers Wins Six Nations Showdown Opener
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Ohsweken, ON— July 28, 2009—The last time that Jason Meyers raced at Ohsweken Speedway in Canada in 2007, he saw his night come to an end on the third lap of the A-Feature when a hard wreck in turn one destroyed his car. Meyers looked to get redemption in 2008, only to have Mother Nature [...]

Wed, 07/29/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway as Tony Stewart goes for the season sweep. Kurt Busch and Sam Hornish Jr. talk about the challenges presented by the unique three-turn track. Denny Hamlin tops the Driver Rating list at the Tricky Triangle, but find out who else is a good pick this weekend. [...]

Wed, 07/29/09 – 1:00 | Comments Off
A.J. Allmendinger Enjoys Riding With The King
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – A.J. Allmendinger didn’t give Richard Petty Motorsports its historic first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Kasey Kahne delivered that feel-good moment to King Richard and partners-via-merger George N. Gillett Jr. and Ray Evernham at Infineon Raceway last month.
But as a driver who knows he easily could [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 15:33 | One Comment
McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday announced its 2010 Sprint Cup driver lineup and that Jamie McMurray will not be back as part of the lineup.
Instead, Roush Fenway president Geoff Smith said that the hope is that McMurray and his team will be absorbed by Yates Racing, which is affiliated with [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 15:30 | Comments Off
Mustang To Compete in Nationwide Series Next Season
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Ford Racing announced Tuesday that it will race the Mustang brand in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next season.
It will mark the first time that Mustangs have raced in NASCAR.
Brian Wolfe, director of Ford North America Motorsports, made the announcement that Mustang will debut as part of NASCAR’s “new car” limited rollout in the 2010 Nationwide [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Woody: Five Not Enough For Hall’s Walls
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I know exactly which of the 25 nominees should be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class.
All of ‘em.
Nobody can dispute that every one of the 25 is deserving, so why not open the Hall with a bang and induct all of them in one banner class?
There’s no future shortage [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
IndyCars En Route To Barber
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., will play host to its inaugural IndyCar Series road-race in April 2010, marking the Indy Racing League’s latest foray into the heart of stock-car country.
The “Indy Grand Prix of Alabama” will be run the weekend of April 9-11, 2010, giving the venue added value [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship
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Allstate Corp. has decided to drop its sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the insurance company, based in suburban Chicago, will be directing its sports marketing efforts in other areas, including the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
The company began its sponsorship of the [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Woody: The News Is Good On Good-Guy Gossage
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In a year woefully short of good news, I got some last week.
Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president and a good friend for some 30 years, said he’s making progress in his battle with cancer.
I’d sent Eddie (“Goose” as he’s been called by friends since he worked in The Tennessean sports [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 11:00 | One Comment