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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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Biffle Discusses His Luck at ‘Dega
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Greg Biffle talks about turning around his fortunes and seeking a first win at Talladega Superspeedway.

Fri, 04/24/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Undergoing Some New Bodywork
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s quest to return to Victory Lane now officially extends beyond the care-and-feeding of his race car.
Dale Jr. has taken a grown-up look at his own bad self in conjunction with an exercise program designed to amp-up his physical conditioning, and perhaps not coincidentally, his self-esteem.
“I [...]

Thu, 04/23/09 – 14:50 | 2 Comments
Donnie Allison Speeds His Way Into Hall Of Fame
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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This week, one of NASCAR’s often overlooked talents, Donnie Allison, will get his due.
That’s when he’ll be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, along with long-time car owner and promoter J.C. Agajanian, NASCAR Modified star Jerry Cook, and NASCAR team owners Bud Moore and Raymond Parks.
Allison becomes the [...]

Thu, 04/23/09 – 7:28 | One Comment
Woody: Atwood Wonders and Hopes
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Casey Atwood stands in the garage area, watching the swirl of activity around him, and thinks of what might have been.
The young Nashville driver burst onto the national scene in 2000 when he was signed by Ray Evernham as Bill Elliott’s teammate on Evernham’s fledging race team. Elliott and Atwood [...]

Thu, 04/23/09 – 7:26 | 2 Comments
A Few Words With: Vitor Meira
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Vitor Meira is back at Kansas Speedway this weekend, this time driving for the legendary A.J. Foyt. Meira has been involved in several memorable finishes at Kansas but has yet to get his first win. He shared a few words about Kansas this week:
Question: What is the track at Kansas like?
Meira: It’s really a normal [...]

Thu, 04/23/09 – 7:25 | One Comment
Woody: Danica Would Look Good In Fenders
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Question: could a driver who is described as being “sexy and sculpted” find happiness in NASCAR?
I never heard Junior Johnson described that way.
But that’s how Danica Patrick is depicted in the current edition of SHAPE Magazine, drawing attention to herself as rumors ripple once again about the possibility of a [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 18:04 | 6 Comments
Yarborough To Pace Field at Darlington
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As part of the celebration of 60 Years of Racing at Darlington Raceway, Cale Yarborough will serve as the honorary pace car driver to start the 2009 Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com announced track President Chris Browning.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Cale pace the field for the Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com,” said [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 16:40 | Comments Off
Childress To Swap Cup Crew Chiefs
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Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 Jack Daniel’s crew  will become the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil crew, and vice versa,  immediately following this weekend’s race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
 Crew chief Gil Martin and his crew will move to the No. 29 team with driver Kevin Harvick while Todd Berrier and his crew will take over the No. [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 14:34 | Comments Off
Camping World Trucks And TV Have A Thing Going On
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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To compare TV ratings among NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series in baseball terms, it’s “one up, one down.”
While the Fox broadcast of Saturday night’s Cup race drew a record-low 3.3/6 for a race from Phoenix and overall numbers are down 14 percent this year, the truck series [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 12:42 | Comments Off
Drag Racer Had Inside View Of Hudson River Plane Crash
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Chris Rini, a Top Sportsman racer from Carmel, N.Y., was one of the favorites in his division in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway last weekend. But midway through a qualifying run on Friday, the engine in his Dodge Stratus detonated.With oil streaming from his car, Rini [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments