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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Dixon Wins Sonoma; Power Stumbles
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Scott Dixon held off Ryan Hunter-Reay over the final three laps of Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road course to get his second victory of the season.
Dixon, driving the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet power Dallar, took the lead with four laps to go when he blew past leader Mike Conway [...]

Sun, 08/24/14 – 17:58 | Comments Off
Penske Weekend Sends Message To Hendrick
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Team Penske drivers swept Bristol Motor Speedway’s three-race weekend, providing Ford with its first such accomplishment since 2006 and apparently setting the stage for a Hendrick-Penske showdown in the Sprint Cup championship battle.
Joey Logano won the IRWIN Tools Night race Saturday for his third victory this season, [...]

Sun, 08/24/14 – 9:50 | Comments Off
Power On Pole In Sonoma
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IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power claimed his second consecutive pole and fourth of the season, with a lap of 1 minute, 17.4126 seconds in Firestone Fast Six qualifications for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, reset the track record he established in 2012 with a [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 22:09 | Comments Off
Logano Gets His Third Victory of Season
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Joey Logano’s breakout season continued Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway as he won his third race of the 2014 season.
Logano, who notched his sixth victory in 207 Sprint Cup starts, took the lead away from Matt Kenseth with 46 laps to go and sprinted to the finish.
“Got our third win of the year,” Logano [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 21:57 | Comments Off
Bristol Night Race Kicks Off The ‘Panic Mode’ Season
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Only three races and four available Chase positions remain before the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship run begins and heading into Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway most competitors believed the 500-lap event on the tough, half-mile track would be a frustrating, challenging race.
“You’ve got to really be on offense [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: A Captive of Success, Fame, Fortune
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

I’ve never felt sorrier for a race car driver during his career than I feel for Tony Stewart. Usually, it’s an injury keeping a driver out of his race car or ending his career that prompts this sort of response, especially if he got hurt due to no fault of his own.
In Stewart’s case, I [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 14:10 | 19 Comments
Famed Owner Ed Whitaker Passes Away
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ed Whitaker, one of the most successful Busch Series [now Nationwide] team owners for two decades, died Friday morning. He was 76.
“Ed Whitaker proved you can have big success with a small operation,” said Bristol Motor Speedway General Manager Jerry Caldwell. “The term ‘throwback’ gets used a [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 7:43 | Comments Off
Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney capitalized on the final restart in Friday’s rain delayed Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the maneuver that gave him his first Nationwide Series victory this season wasn’t without controversy.
Kyle Busch, who was leading at the time, criticized the way Blaney handled the [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Harvick On Pole At Bristol
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Kevin Harvick continued to trash his reputation as a mediocre qualifier on Friday as he claimed his fifth Coors Light Pole Award of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday in track record time.
Five of his 11 career poles have come in 2014.
“It just took us a little bit to get our balance right on [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring races have been moved next year to April 18-19, hopefully, signaling an end to the snow and extremely cold weather that has plagued the track’s March date, it was announced Friday.
That, however, won’t be the only change on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Two others are expected [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:07 | Comments Off