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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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Kansas To Host Night Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced it 2014 schedule Friday and it features a Sprint Cup night race on May 10 and sports car racing on its infield oval June 7.
In addition to the night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the NASCAR [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 9:12 | Comments Off
Kavpil To Race In Charlotte
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Despite his arrest on suspicion of assault in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Travis Kavpil will race in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of,” Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing, said [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon was beaming when he strode into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center Thursday night after claiming his ninth pole at the 1.5-mile track in perhaps the most dramatic qualifying session this season.
The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye seemed to say, [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 20:51 | One Comment
Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jack Roush said Thursday he was excited about the youth coming into Roush Fenway Racing, noting Ryan Reed was expected to compete full time for the organization next year in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while Chris Buescher possessed the inside track for his fourth Cup team.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26, returns to Roush Fenway [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 20:47 | 2 Comments
Franchitti Out Of Hospital
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti was released from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston Thursday, five days after suffering multiple injuries in a grinding crash during Race2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was scheduled to travel to Indianapolis, where he will be re-evaluated over the next few days [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Over the years, NASCAR’s 1.5-mile ovals have been treated by fans and media with the type of disrespect generally accorded to things like rental cars and F-1 races. They’ve been tagged as dull and generic. Cookie-cutters is one of the nicer things the intermediates have been called.
But in the garages [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel veteran Alex Tagliani will replace the injured Dario Franchitti for Target Chip Ganassi Racing during the season-ending MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Oct. 19.
Franchitti, a four-time series champion, is recovering from multiple injuries suffered Sunday in Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Braun, Shank Shatter Daytona Speed Mark
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A new world-wide King of Speed emerged at Daytona International Speedway Wednesday, when Colin Braun drove a Daytona Prototype powered by the new 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged Ford V6 EcoBoost race engine to a single-lap speed record of 222.971 mph.
Braun’s lap – which took 40.364-seconds around the high-banked, 2.5-mile DIS tri-oval – smashed the 26-year-old record of [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Texas Motor Speedway Schedules A Wing-Ding
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway’s “No Limits Wild Asphalt Circus” schedule will reach unprecedented heights when the Red Bull Air Race World Championship takes to the North Texas skies on Sept. 6-7, 2014.
TMS will join sister Speedway Motorsports Inc. facility Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the only American [...]

Wed, 10/9/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Franchitti Undergoes Surgery
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti underwent surgery to stabilize a fracture in his right ankle in a Houston hospital Sunday evening, one of several injuries the Scotsman suffered in a grinding, last-lap crash during Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was admitted awake and alert into Memorial [...]

Mon, 10/7/13 – 17:51 | Comments Off