Mon, 29/09/14 – 12:01 | No Comment

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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Vettel On Verge Of No. 4
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Red Bull Racing/Renault’s Sebastian Vettel moved one step closer to his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship when he qualified on-pole Saturday for the Airtel Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel claimed his seventh pole in 16 races and 43rd of his career by touring India’s Buddh International Circuit in 1-minute, 24.119-seconds – fastest lap recorded at [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Turns out that Kevin Harvick’s decision to part ways with Richard Childress Racing at the end of the current Sprint Cup season was not totally based on getting a too-good-to-refuse offer from Stewart-Haas Racing. Seems Harvick is not real crazy about his current team owner’s grandchildren.
This became evident after Saturday’s [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 18:11 | 2 Comments
Wallace Jr. Trucks To Victory At Martinsville
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Darrell Wallace Jr. earned his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.
By claiming the victory, Wallace Jr., who turned 20 on Oct. 8 became the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR national touring series event since Wendell Scott won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Taylor Brothers To Drive For Dad In 2014
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Driving team owner Wayne Taylor’s Corvette DP in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship next season will be his sons Ricky and Jordan Taylor.
Jordan Taylor, who at 22 became the youngest Daytona Prototype-class champion in Grand-Am Rolex Series history when he co-drove with veteran Italian Max “The Ax” Angelelli to five victories in his first season [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 17:16 | Comments Off
Langdon Takes First Round Of Qualifying In Vegas
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Top Fuel point-leader Shawn Langdon continued to push toward his first world championship by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and rookie Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Keselowski Not Sure NASCAR Is Using Its Head
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski says he’s trying to keep an open mind about the sanctioning body’s requirement for 2014 that drivers in its three national touring series undergo pre-season neurocognitive baseline testing.
“I don’t want to call it a negative, but at this point I haven’t [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 20:04 | One Comment
Martinsville Rewards Friends, Mangles Others
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Call it the mystique at Martinsville.
Fifteen of Richard Petty’s 200 career wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came at Martinsville Speedway. .
Bobby Allison, on the other hand, never managed to visit victory lane at the paperclip-shaped oval during his legendary Cup career.
Fast forward to today and that trend remains in full [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Martinsville Ace Hamlin Wins Cup Pole
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Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the seventh race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, turning a track-record lap in 19.013 seconds (99.595 mph) at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
Hamlin, who has four Martinsville victories, will start beside second-place qualifier Jimmie Johnson (99.344 mph), who has eight Martinsville wins to his credit, [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 16:56 | Comments Off
Cagnazzi, Gray To Merge Pro Stock Teams
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NHRA teams Gray Motorsports and Cagnazzi Racing will combine forces in 2014 to create a multi-car team Pro Stock team.
The merged team will race under the Gray Motorsports banner.
Engine development for both the Pro Stock and Cagnazzi’s successful COPO Camaro Stock Eliminator programs will take place at the Gray Motorsports facility in Denver, N.C., and [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Elliott Sadler Ready For New Role As Cup Sub
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Elliott Sadler steps into the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota this weekend at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since a medical issue sidelined the team’s regular driver, Brian Vickers, earlier this month and the Virginia native said Friday Vickers was handling the situation better
than he [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 15:49 | One Comment