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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.
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Bernstein Departs Morgan Lucas, Joins Al-Anabi
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Brandon Bernstein and Joe Barlam, released Tuesday from Morgan Lucas Racing, have joined Al-Anabi Racing, the team announced Wednesday.
Bernstein, a 19-time Top Fuel race winner, joins Al-Anabi Racing as the team’s general manager, filling the position vacated by Chad Head one year ago.
Prior to joining Morgan Lucas Racing in 2012, Bernstein served as the driver [...]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson emerged as a non-controversial “sexy, six-time champion” during his historic guest host appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Tuesday evening, a NASCAR-themed hour that dredged-up the time-worn drivers-as-athletes debate.
Co-anchors John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak steered Johnson through a full menu of stick-and-ball coverage, during which he wasn’t asked to mouth [...]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona
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Track records for both Prototypes and GT cars were set at Daytona International Speedway during the first of two days of Tudor United SportsCar Championship testing.
Action Express Racing led the Prototype class with a lap of 1:39.623 (128.645 mph) in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while SRT Motorsports led the GTLM class with a lap [...]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Nevada Speedway in central Missouri is less than 100 miles from Kansas City’s tall buildings, hip nightspots, five-star restaurants and magnificent NASCAR facility. But Neveda’s dirt track is also several decades away from Kansas City.
Nevada is the kind of race track which is more about race than track. The Modifieds [...]

Tue, 11/19/13 – 8:14 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Top Ten “Tweets” from Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR championship finale.
1. Let the battle begin in earnest – if Jimmie Johnson gets one more title and wins a seventh championship does that mean he’s the equal of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt? (His status as one of the all-time greats is the only thing [...]

Mon, 11/18/13 – 9:29 | 4 Comments
Vettel Rewriting German History
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Comparisons between Formula One superstars Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have become routine this season as the “Baby-Faced Killer” continues to accelerate the pursuit of his fellow-German countryman and boyhood idol.
Vettel, so-dubbed on the cover of a recent issue of “AutoWeek,” one-upped his hero via a [...]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 21:58 | Comments Off
Done Deal: Johnson Wins Sixth Cup Championship
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It didn’t come without some tense moments, but Sprint Cup championship No. 6 did come for Jimmie Johnson at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson finished eighth in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 but that allowed him to clinch a title that is just one shy of tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the all-time championship [...]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 18:27 | One Comment
Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments
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Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on Sunday. And, as per usual, the German driver did it in dominating fashion.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel, a four-time champion who has already clinched this year’s championship, got through the critical first turn with his [...]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Dillon Wins NNS Championship
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Austin Dillon locked up the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sam Hornish Jr. finished eighth and was deprived of the title by three points.
Making up seven positions in three laps, Brad Keselowski surged to the lead with two laps left and went on to win Saturday [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Vettel Shakes ‘N Bakes His Way To Pole At COTA
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Sebastian Vettel’s domination of Formula One long ago exhausted the vocabulary of his critics, and apparently that’s also becoming the case for his comrades.
“Crickey!” said Adrian Newey, designer of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing/Renault RB9 chassis Vettel qualified on-pole Saturday for the second annual United States [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off