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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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Power P1 In Fontana
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Will Power of Team Penske won the pole Friday for the season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race at California’s Auto Club Speedway.
Second fastest was his teammate, Helio Castroneves, who is second in points and in need of a big weekend if he wants to win the 2013 championship.
Points leader Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing qualified [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Prototypes Get Some Romance
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Alert readers may notice the dateline of this story. It was once used at a time when the owners of Road Atlanta recognized the name of the little nearby town was a better introduction to road racing stories, which should always have a little romance.
Since the [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 17:46 | Comments Off
Junior Still Bigger Than The Big One At Talladega
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Each time the gates swing open at Talladega Superspeedway in east central Alabama, there’s little doubt who the fans that pack this mammoth track will be rooting for on race days.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been mired in a slump for the past seven years when it comes [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 17:28 | 2 Comments
Rebellion Wins Petit Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rebellion Racing is off to a fast start in its return to the American Le Mans Series. The team has been fast all weekend in practice and on Friday, it took the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Neel Jani was behind the wheel of the Toyota [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 17:01 | Comments Off
IndyCar Releases 2014 Schedule On Eve Of 2013 Finale
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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An unprecedented pair of point-paying events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Month of May and return of doubleheader weekends in Detroit, Houston and Toronto highlight the IndyCar Series’ 18-race schedule for 2014.
Spread over 15 event weekends, next year’s schedule is down one race from the current campaign and will [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Harvick Is Exploding, Not Imploding, In Chase
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – OK, raise your hand if before the season you penciled Kevin Harvick in the No. 3 position with only five remaining races in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Who would have dared envision Harvick, who announced at last season’s November race [...]

Fri, 10/18/13 – 7:15 | Comments Off
RPM’s Parrott Suspended
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NASCAR announced Thursday afternoon that Todd Parrott, crew chief for the No. 42 Sprint Cup car of Richard Petty Motorsports, has been indefinitely suspended for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy.
On Oct. 17, Parrott was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 16:01 | Comments Off
Petit Notes: Rebellion Setting The Pace At Road Atlanta
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rebellion Racing continued to out-muscle Pickett Racing in testing for Saturday’s 16th running of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Wednesday.
The Rebellion team, returning to the American Le Mans Series after going on a summer-long hiatus, turned the fastest lap in the final day of testing.
With Nicolas Prost [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Sadler Takes Vickers’ Seat At MWR
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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 car in the 2013 season’s final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
Sadler replaces Brian Vickers who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to anti-coagulation medications he will be taking to treat a [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 8:42 | Comments Off
Busch’s Final FRR Days Being Filled With Wonder
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch and his enigmatic personality will be running full-bore – from farcical reincarnation of Ricky Bobby to staunch supporter of America’s wounded troops – during his final five starts with Furniture Row Racing.
It’s been NASCAR’s version of a shotgun marriage, one that has re-invented and re-branded driver and team.
“I [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 8:09 | Comments Off