Fri, 17/11/17 – 16:30 | No Comment

FORT WORTH, Texas – Josef Newgarden reached the expiration date on his offseason earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, where the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion hot-lapped during a Chevrolet test session of the new-for-2018 universal aero kit.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, was joined by his previous car-owner/teammate Ed Carpenter and the latter’s latest protégé, […]

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Ashley and Junior Have A Lot In Common
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. –  If there have ever been two race drivers who really understand what the other is going through, it’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ashley Force Hood. Although they race in different series, both know the pressures and expectations that come from having fathers who are icons in their […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 13:35 | 2 Comments
In an effort to make it easier for race fans to purchase tickets the Darlington Raceway ticket office will now be open every Saturday and Sunday through the Southern 500 on May 9 track President Chris Browning announced.
In addition to the normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday the ticket […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 13:33 | Comments Off on Darlington Expands Ticket Times
Petty Signs Allmendinger for 2010 Season
STATESVILLE, N.C. – Richard Petty Motorsports announced today AJ Allmendinger will race for the team in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.   
 “This was an easy decision for Richard Petty Motorsports,” said Tom Reddin, the team’s chief executive officer.  “AJ has done a superb job, both on and off the track in 2009. We want […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 11:28 | Comments Off on Petty Signs Allmendinger for 2010 Season
Realist Burton Heads To Phoenix Rested But Restless
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jeff Burton’s grasp of the NASCAR Universe is exceeded only by the gut feelings associated with his own racing world.
A ninth-place finish in the Sprint Cup Series most recent event, the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, left Burton 12th in the driver standings. And while that’s technically good enough […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 22:48 | 2 Comments
Andretti Green Racing ace Tony Kanaan will make his 100th IndyCar Series start this weekend when the series makes its first visit to the Streets of Long Beach, Calif.
“It shows you that I’m getting old,” said Kanaan, 34. Still, the native Brazilian can look forward to at least five seasons remaining in the Andretti Green Racing-prepared […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 22:46 | Comments Off on Tony Kanaan Going On 100 This Weekend
Long Beach, Calif.  – Opening practice for Saturday afternoon’s Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series race was an all-Acura affair, with two LMP1 Acuras and an LMP2 Acura rounding out the top three on the 1.96-mile, 11-turn Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit.
Fresh off an impressive 1-2 finish two weeks ago at St. Petersburg, […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 22:45 | Comments Off on Acura On Target In Long Beach Practice
Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
 In all forms of motorsports today, multi-car teams have a distinct advantage. It’s true in NASCAR, as Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush, Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress and others have shown.
 But compared to the NHRA’s Don Schumacher, Hendrick and his NASCAR buddies are in a slump.
Heading into this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA
Junior Heads To Desert Hoping To End Drought
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr. went on vacation last weekend promising to “raise a little hell.” What could it hurt? Considering Junior’s lackluster start to the 2009 Sprint Cup season, perhaps some sort of personal exorcism was in order for NASCAR’s most scrutinized star.
“I don’t know. You tell […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 14:45 | 3 Comments
Partial Verdict Reached On Castroneves
A partial verdict in the tax-evasion case against IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves has been reached by a federal jury in Miami.
The jury, however, was hung up on several other counts.
The federal judge in the case, Donald Graham, would not immediately read the verdicts on two tax evasion counts against Castroneves and told jurors to continue […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off on Partial Verdict Reached On Castroneves
Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride
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Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
Catching up with Mario Andretti on some racing issues, I spoke with him by cell phone after he watched grandson Marco finish 13th in the IndyCar Series season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.
When I asked if there was anything new about Marco as a possible driver for the new Charlotte, N.C.-based […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 13:53 | Comments Off on Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride