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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

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Gordon Puts Brakes on Two Skids At Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer 
Fort Worth, Texas – Win in Texas? Finally, Jeff Gordon got ‘er done.
Gordon ended a 12-year/16-race run of futility at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon with a textbook NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in the Samsung 500. A four-time series champion and current points leader, Gordon also snapped a career-worst […]

Mon, 04/6/09 – 13:59 | 2 Comments
Richard Petty Will Enter Indy 500
NASCAR legend Richard Petty will field an entry for the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, with John Andretti driving the Window World-sponsored car in the 2009 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 24.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Petty unveiled the No. 43 Window World Dallara/Honda/Firestone for Indy 500 veteran and NASCAR regular […]

Mon, 04/6/09 – 13:36 | One Comment
Schumacher Wins Second Straight
Tony Schumacher made it two in a row Sunday as he won the NHRA Top Fuel event at the Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
Ron Capps was the winner in Funny Car and Jeg Coughlin won in Pro Stock.
Schumacher beat Brandon Bernstein in the Top Fuel finals with a 3.874-second, 311.77 mph-run over […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Schumacher Wins Second Straight
Briscoe Wins IndyCar Season-Opener
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A lot of uncertainty occupied the thoughts of those at Team Penske during the IndyCar Series’  off season. Not least among the unncertainty being: Would marquee driver Helio Castroneves be in the car or in jail because of tax problems when the 2009 season started?
But on Sunday, on the bumpy-bouncy […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 16:12 | 3 Comments
Texas Motor Speedway Boss Busts His Humpy For Fans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – With the exit last year of H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler from the employ of Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage has assumed the title of promoter extraordinaire at Speedway Motorsports Inc.
Gossage, president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway, has overseen every aspect of “The Great American Speedway!” […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 13:38 | Comments Off on Texas Motor Speedway Boss Busts His Humpy For Fans
Gordon On A Slump-Busting Mission in Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – His mounting frustration at Texas Motor Speedway has been compounded by a  career-long  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winless streak. Believe it when Jeff Gordon says he is aware of the numbing numbers: 0-for-16 at TMS; 0-for-47 since his most recent Cup victory.
“I’m aware of it because […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 11:40 | Comments Off on Gordon On A Slump-Busting Mission in Texas
Flag to Flag:  Samsung 500
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Watching the Samsung 500 today?
Do you simply have to talk about it with someone?
Join’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Texas Cup race.
Nick has written for The Kansas City Star and The Big Lead, as well as the Columbia Missourian. Nick graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 11:39 | 5 Comments
Rookie Langdon Stuns Field In Vegas
Rookie Shawn Langdon shocked the field and the crowd at The Strip in Las Vegas Saturday as he earned the top qualifying spot in the NHRA Nationals.
Langdon led the way in Top Fuel, Tony Pedregon jumped to the lead in Funny Car, and Mike Edwards is tops in Pro Stock.
Both ends of the Pro […]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 20:29 | Comments Off on Rookie Langdon Stuns Field In Vegas
St Pete Qualifying Highlights

Graham Rahal wins the pole for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Sat, 04/4/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off on St Pete Qualifying Highlights
Kyle Busch Dominates Texas Nationwide Race
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By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Kyle Busch was “bad fast” Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, and the Nationwide Series record book took a beating because of it.
Busch won the O’Reilly 300 in dominating fashion, leading an event- record 178 of 200 laps around the 1.5-mile TMS quadoval en route to victory […]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Dominates Texas Nationwide Race