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Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Dario wins at Iowa Speedway
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Dario Franchitti takes the checkered flag at the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Petty’s Perseverance Puts Him Back Onto His Throne
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When it comes to life lessons learned from auto racing, few can compare to the example of Richard Petty’s perseverance.
Yes, he has been and remains the sport’s King when it comes to race wins, championships, career starts, poles, popularity and a lot of other categories.
But since his winning days as [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:33 | One Comment
Split In Formula One Looming
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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It’s too early to tell if the political stalemate in Formula One between the FIA and its manufacturers will result in new opportunities for U.S. racing participants. Sanctioning bodies like NASCAR or IndyCar, American promoters, teams and drivers could be affected by either a split or a compromise.
The F1 crisis [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:20 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Some Birds Not Meant To Fly
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* How can you not find what you saw Sunday at Infineon Raceway entertaining? You may not want to call it racing, especially of the NASCAR variety. But as entertainment, it got an 7.3 on the hoot-o-meter.
Sprint Cup cars weigh 3,450 pounds. That’s [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 10:10 | 6 Comments
Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kasey Kahne  makes great television commercials, was one of the best-ever USAC drivers and is considered quite dreamy by young female fans. But a great – or even good – road racer? Did we mention that he was dreamy?
But late Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Northern California, Kahne [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:20 | Comments Off
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Danny Lasoski battled Joey Saldana and came out on top at Nodak Speedway to earn his second victory of the season.
For Lasoski, the victory in Minot, N.D. was worth $10,000 and it was the 83rd A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws career and his first triumph at Nodak in just his second start at [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350
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Kasey Kahne survived several double-file restarts, shootout style to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course win and return Richard Petty to Victory Lane. Hear from Kahne and runner-up/points leader Tony Stewart. Plus, find out how Juan Pablo Montoya climbed into the top 12 on the eve of the Race to he Chase. [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 22:52 | Comments Off
Tony Stewart’s Relationship With His Father Is A Winner
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Tony Stewart isn’t exactly the kind of guy who feels comfortable hugging other men or telling them he loves them, even when it comes to his own father, Nelson Stewart.
But the two-time Cup champion, in his own special way, does show his appreciation for his father’s company and for all [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Franchitti Putting NASCAR In Rear-View Mirror
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With each IndyCar Series victory this season, the memories of Dario Franchitti’s Not-So-Great NASCAR Adventure continue to fade.
Franchitti scored his second IndyCar win of 2009, and second in as many starts at Iowa Speedway, Sunday afternoon with a workmanlike effort in the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Franchitti finished 5.0132 seconds [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 19:39 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins At Iowa
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Dario Franchitti became a two-time winner at Iowa Speedway Sunday when he won the Iowa Corn Indy 250.
The victory moved the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver to second place in the IndyCar Series standings and to within three points of leader Ryan Briscoe.
Briscoe, of Team Penske, finished second, over 5 seconds behind.
Hideki Mutoh of Andretti [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 14:24 | Comments Off