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Ed Carpenter Racing has confirmed the longest-running rumor of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season _ rising American star Josef Newgarden has left the building in Speedway, Ind.
Newgarden, who finished a career-best fourth in this year’s championship, informed team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter on Thursday that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017 […]

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Pedley: Faith Brings Kahne to HMS
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The deal to bring Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports is so full of holes that if it could walk, it would whistle.
No employer in any other line of work would dare offer a prospective employee the kind of incomplete deal Rick Hendrick is offering Kahne. And any employee who would […]

Wed, 04/14/10 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Pedley: Faith Brings Kahne to HMS
HMS Talks About Kahne Deal
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Hendrick Motorsports on Wednesday issued the following press release on the subject of Kashey Kahne signing to drive for the team:
Beginning with the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports after signing a long-term contract with the organization.
Mark Martin, 51, the current driver of Hendrick […]

Wed, 04/14/10 – 9:21 | Comments Off on HMS Talks About Kahne Deal
Dixon Battles A Top Fuel Monster
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Bring up the fact that he is outgunned 3-to-1 by his biggest rival every time he shows up for an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing event and Larry Dixon just issues his best it-is-what-it-is shrug.
“How do I feel? I feel the same way everybody else feels that has to race […]

Wed, 04/14/10 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Dixon Battles A Top Fuel Monster
Spoiler Peepers Predicting ‘Interesting’ Weekend
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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So far, NASCAR’s decision to dump those ugly rear wings in favor of the more fashionable spoilers has been seamless.
But nobody really expected the change to make much difference on the half-mile oval at Martinsville, or even the one-mile oval at Phoenix.
The drivers and teams are expecting this Sunday’s Sprint […]

Wed, 04/14/10 – 6:43 | One Comment
Kahne Will Drive Hendrick No. 5 Car in 2012
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kasey Kahne will take flight after the current season and land at Hendrick Motorsports – but not until 2012.
RacinToday has been told by a source familiar with the deal that Kahne has signed a contract with HMS and will be in the No. 5 Hendrick car, which is currently being […]

Tue, 04/13/10 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Kahne Will Drive Hendrick No. 5 Car in 2012
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Roush Fenway Racing has named veteran Mike Kelley as crew chief of the No. 6 Nationwide team with driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. effective immediately. Kelley joined Roush Fenway in 2002 as car chief of the No. 97 team under Jimmy Fennig and has since gone on to contribute to Roush Fenway’s 2004 Sprint Cup […]

Tue, 04/13/10 – 15:40 | Comments Off on New Crew Chief For Stenhouse
McMurray In, Bires Out At JRM
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Kelly Bires is out and Jamie McMurray is in as driver of the No. 88 Nationwide car at JR Motorsports the team revealed today.
The move is effective immediately and McMurray will be in the car this coming weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, general manager and co-owner Kelley Earnhardt said.
Also officially announced Tuesday was news that Johnny […]

Tue, 04/13/10 – 12:42 | Comments Off on McMurray In, Bires Out At JRM
Woody: Is Texting Worse Than Having A Monkey In Car?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The Feds are considering using NASCAR drivers in a “distracted driver” campaign, intended to warn motorists about the dangers of texting or talking on cell phones while behind the wheel.
I suppose it’s fitting, because race drivers have a pretty good record when it comes to driving while distracted.
Nobody was more […]

Tue, 04/13/10 – 6:52 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief – on a Tuesday:
There’s a recurring thought that keeps reminding me of a basketball game in the middle of Sprint Cup races. And it’s not a Denny Hamlin story. And there are no knee injuries.
There are championships involved and it’s one opponent versus another, […]

Tue, 04/13/10 – 6:16 | Comments Off on Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix
Harris: Andrettis Search for Speed
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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In the summer of 2005, longtime racing star Mario Andretti sat under a tent in the paddock during the CART weekend in Toronto and talked with great pride about grandson Marco.
“He’s got the passion,’’ Mario said, grinning widely. “He’s more like me than his dad, as far as how much […]

Mon, 04/12/10 – 8:08 | One Comment