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When Roger Penske announced last July that he would return to sports car racing and field a prototype team in 2018, it was great news for the IMSA WeatherTech Series but ominous news for those would would have to compete against Team Penske.
Everybody in the racing world knows that when “The Captain” takes on a […]

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NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Darlington, S.C. – Citing it’s zero tolerance policy, NASCAR suspended owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield indefinitely following the results of random tests administered at the outset of last weekend’s Sprint Cup event at Richmond.
“It’s all about safety and competition,” said Jim Hunter, vice president of communications for NASCAR. “A positive drug tests means […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 18:50 | Comments Off on NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In any form of motorsports, the ultimate outcome is a door-to-door duel to the finish line, with a single winner collecting the lion’s share of the spoils.
In drag racing, it’s not the shot-like-a rocket runs that are the most entertaining. It’s the pedal-fests, where two drivers find themselves under less […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
IndyCar superstar Helio Castroneves has emerged from six months of legal hell, capped by a six-week trial on federal income tax evasion charges, a better man.
Helio may even be…the Brazilian version of bionic.
“I have to say that what I learned from the trial probably my mind is much stronger now […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Flag to Flag: Southern 500
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Watching Saturday night’s race at Darlington?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he provides Flag to Flag coverage of the race.
And for more of Nick’s analysis of racing, check out the new Fantasy Racing section.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 15:30 | 63 Comments
Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride
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By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
A single tenet has guided the professional racing career of Scott Sharp, the other half of an IndyCar Series gotcha question involving Buzz Calkins.
“You know, racing’s all about opportunity. I’ve always said that,” said Sharp, who shared the inaugural IndyCar Series championship with Calkins in 1996. The series’ career-leader in starts with […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off on Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride
RacinToday’s Fantasy Racing

Debating who to pick for your fantasy racing team this week?
Trying to decide if you should use your last start on a driver for the upcoming week’s race?
RacinToday’s Nick Bromberg is here to tell you what three drivers will have success this weekend, what three drivers won’t, and which driver is a guaranteed great start.
Check […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on RacinToday’s Fantasy Racing
Kenseth Captures Nationwide Win at Darlington
Darlington Raceway actually looked pretty easy to tame for Kyle Busch Friday night. Until two laps to go, at least.
Busch, who led all but 10 laps in the  Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington, suffered a flat tire and had to pit under caution while having the fastest car and while leading […]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 20:30 | Comments Off on Kenseth Captures Nationwide Win at Darlington
Penske Heads To Pole Day On A High
Roger Penske could be in line for his record 15th pole at the Indianapolis 500. On the final practice day before Pole Day, Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves recorded the fastest laps on the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Briscoe was fastest with a lap at 39.8263 seconds, 225.981 mph, while Castroneves […]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Penske Heads To Pole Day On A High
Kenseth Steps Out Of Character, Wins Pole
Matt Kenseth set a track record en route to winning the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday.
Kenseth turned a lap at 179.514 mph in the session.
“Whenever you run that fast it’s the car,” Kenseth said. “You can only go as fast as the car will carry you and Drew […]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Kenseth Steps Out Of Character, Wins Pole
It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If you were a NASCAR fan in 2003, if you were one of those lunatics whom the straight world looked down upon with a roll of the eyes because you enjoyed watching loud, dirty cars go around in circles for hours on end and then could not wait until the […]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 15:40 | 2 Comments