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Frenchman Simon Pagenaud gave Roger Penske his 18th Indy 500 victory on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud spent the last 16-days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway reminding the racing universe how and why he drives for Team Penske.

“I was never going to give up, I’ll tell you,” Pagenaud […]

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Tasca Earned Piece Of Wally; Now Wants More
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Long before firing-off what John Force has dubbed “The shot heard ‘round the world,” Bob Tasca III had considered the NHRA Funny Car icon an extended family member.
“I’ve described my relationship with John a number of different ways,” said Tasca, whose paternal Ford Motor Company roots in NHRA Championship Drag Racing run as deep as […]

Fri, 02/25/11 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Tasca Earned Piece Of Wally; Now Wants More
Edwards On Point In Points As Cup Heads To PIR
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s time to get back to real racing and reality.
Last week’s fairy tale of a race story, with 20-year-old wunderkind Trevor Bayne winning the Daytona 500, is history and the only two-by-two tangos this Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway are likely to be chance meetings – i.e.: crashes.
Bayne will drive […]

Fri, 02/25/11 – 7:36 | One Comment
Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
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Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Thursday in Top Fuel at the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Auto Parts Winternationals presented by Valvoline as NHRA opened its 60th anniversary season at the birthplace of hot rodding, historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Johnny Gray and Erica Enders also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
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Three months after getting hit “square in the chin” by NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, Matt Hagan will begin the 2011 season with renewed accountability – and an unexpected endorsement.
NHRA’s 60th anniversary season will roll into the staging lanes at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., this afternoon for the first round of professional […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 9:03 | Comments Off on NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
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Formula One’s 2011 season-opener has fallen victim to the political unrest sweeping the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Confirming a rumor that had widely circulated over the weekend, officials of the Bahrain International Circuit confirmed Monday that the Kingdom had withdrawn as host of the Formula One Grand Prix of Bahrain because of continuing protests aimed at democratic […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Bahrain Removed From F1 Schedule
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Fort Worth, Texas – A combined entry list approaching 300 Limited Modifieds, Modifieds and O’Reilly Auto Parts SUPR Late Models are expected for the Texas World Dirt Track Championship set for March 3-5 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
“The Texas World Dirt Track Championship is one of the premier dirt track events and we […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:52 | One Comment
Drivers Wish PIR Would Change Mind On Changes
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Avondale, Ariz. – One memorable Daytona 500 finish down and 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races to go.
Next stop, Phoenix International Raceway.
But take one final and lasting look, race fans as PIR and its unique backstretch dogleg are about to receive an extreme makeover, a $10 million repaving and reconfiguration […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:42 | 3 Comments
Minter: Bayne Appears To Be A Genuine Article
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Among the enjoyable things for a reporter to do at a short track is trying to pick out the drivers with the potential to move on to bigger and better things.
Back in 2007, at Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, Ga., the track now known as Gresham Motorsports Park, a 16-year-old kid was in the grandstands […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 6:00 | One Comment
Car Guys Set To Go To War
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In his role as entertainment TV reporter, Marc Istook has shared face-time with any number of Hollywood’s beautiful people. From a 45-minute sit-down with Cindy Crawford to on-the-fly chit-chat
with Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Francis Ford Coppola, Istook knows glitterati.
“Not a bad job,” said Istook, whose resume includes reporting on the Oscar, Golden […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 12:32 | Comments Off on Car Guys Set To Go To War
‘Lia Show’ Hangs With NASCAR
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By Larry Wood | Senior Writer
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While racing coverage has waned in many media outlets in recent years, one influential radio program has remained faithful and steadfast in its support.
The Lia Show, formerly known as Neon Nights, is nationally syndicated out of Seattle and, for a 6th consecutive year, includes a weekly NASCAR segment. The segment consists […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 7:14 | One Comment