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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.
Pagenaud [...]

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Doornbos Enjoys A Round At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Robert Doornbos knew the day was coming.
He knew when he signed on to drive for the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team in the IndyCar series that one day, he would have to drive in races in which he would have to run inches away from concrete walls and opposing-cars’ sidepods and slower-cars [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Ingram: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
There is currently a lot of speculation about why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not winning races, but it’s clear why he hasn’t recently been a dominant force at Talladega for the last five seasons. He’s been down on power since his glory days on the restrictor plate tracks with Dale [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 13:00 | 5 Comments
Montoya Quickest At Talladega
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Juan Pablo Montoya posted the fastest lap during qualifying Saturday and will start from the pole for the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega on Sunday.
Greg Biffle was second, Martin Truex third, Sam Hornish Jr. fourth and Clint Bowyer was fifth.
The pole was the first of the season for Montoya.
“Getting our first pole is big,” Montoya said. [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 12:59 | Comments Off
Carpenter Says There Is No Place Like Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Ah, Kansas. Ed Carpenter loves it here. The barbeque, the wide-open spaces, the friendly people, the rural sensibilities.  Oh, and the round race track. Most of all, the round – it’s oval-ish, actually, but what the heck – race track.
It was the thought of that last [...]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 19:40 | One Comment
Childress Says Changes Had To Be Made
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Richard Childress said Friday that he came away from a recent hunting trip to Montana with a big game plan – for his race teams.
Childress said it was on that trip that he finalized his plans for swapping the No. 07 and No. 29 crews at his [...]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 17:05 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wants To Be Up Front When It Counts
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Matt Kenseth won the most recent restrictor-plate race, the season-opening Daytona 500, but those results weren’t reflected in the practice speeds from Friday at NASCAR’s other plate track, Talladega Superspeedway.
Kenseth was 37th in Happy Hour on Friday. Qualifying is set for Saturday morning, and the cars will be [...]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 17:04 | Comments Off
Prelude Continues to Shine
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – By definition, a prelude is some event that comes before another, more important event.
But in the case of the annual “Prelude to the Dream” at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the opener is becoming as big an event as the “Dream” dirt Late Model race [...]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR made a wise move with by switching its big awards shindig from New York to Las Vegas, although I confess to a twinge of nostalgia – or maybe it’s the crick that’s still in my neck from my last Big Apple tour.
I attended the first NASCAR banquet in the [...]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 13:05 | One Comment
Newman Grabs Nationwide Pole
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Ryan Newman was the fastest qualifier in the Nationwide Series Friday afternoon and will start Saturday’s race from the pole.
Newman is making his first Nationwide Series start of the season in Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
It is the 12th career Nationwide pole for Newman in 41 starts, but it his first pole of any [...]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 13:04 | Comments Off
NASCAR To Hold Year-End Banquet in Las Vegas
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Las Vegas formally becomes the “Official Host City of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week.” NASCAR’s annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. The move to Las Vegas provides [...]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off