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Frenchman Simon Pagenaud gave Roger Penske his 18th Indy 500 victory on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

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INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud spent the last 16-days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway reminding the racing universe how and why he drives for Team Penske.

“I was never going to give up, I’ll tell you,” Pagenaud […]

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NHRA Qualifying Delayed
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A combination of rain, wind, and a timing malfunction limited the opening day of the 10th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas with just Funny Car and Pro Stock getting a single qualifying run in. Bob Bode and Greg Anderson are the provisional leaders.


Fri, 04/3/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off on NHRA Qualifying Delayed
GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR
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Fort Worth, Texas – President Barack Obama lowered the broom earlier this week on General Motors chairman/CEO Rick Wagoner,  forcing him out of his high-profile role in a “restructuring” that has not fully caught up with NASCAR.
Perhaps it never will. The effect the government’s intervention into the private sector might […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 18:45 | Comments Off on GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR
Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas – David Reutimann says qualifying a Sprint Cup car at Texas Motor Speedway can be painful, even under the best of circumstances.
“When you leave pit road here for qualifying, you better be up on the wheel as hard as you can go,” Reutimann said Friday afternoon. “The […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas –What happens in New York City might be headed to Vegas at the end of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Awards Banquet, a staple in The Big Apple for 27 years, reportedly will be relocated to Las Vegas this December.  According to a […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 15:35 | One Comment
Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Things are shaping up nicely for NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and his team this weekend.
Not only does he arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas riding the momentum of two straight final-round appearances, he arrives as the defending class winner at Vegas.
Yes, McClenathan likes the sound of that.
“The […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas
Bruton Smith Humbled By Call From Texas Hall
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Marcus Smith says the people who know his father best swear that motorsports mogul O. Bruton Smith is “a teddy bear” of a man.
“He is really the picture of the American dream,” Marcus Smith said his dad, who as chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 21:18 | One Comment
Busch Breezes To Nationwide Pole In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Kyle Busch will bid for an unprecedented third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday from the best seat in the house, and with a double shot at history.
On a day when high wind warnings and occasional gusts from 50 to 60 mph […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 21:15 | One Comment
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Fort Worth, Texas – Terry Cook and Paul Menard paced the opening two practices Friday for the O’Reilly 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Cook, driver of the No. 91 MSRP Motorsports Chevrolet, led the opening session at 185.995 mph. He was followed by David Ragan (184.426 mph) and Tony Stewart (183.492 mph). […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 16:28 | Comments Off on Menard and Cook Fast At Texas
Bill Elliott’s Son Fast Tracking At Age 13
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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 The voice on the phone was strong and clear, confident yet pleasant and conversational. It was hard to imagine it coming from a 13-year-old seventh grader.
 “Hi, this is Chase Elliott,” he said. “I hear you want to interview me.”
 Elliott, the son of Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, has gotten lots […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 14:35 | 4 Comments
Hunter-Reay Feeling Red, White and Good
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Ryan Hunter-Reay, sounding a tad bushed by a hectic couple of days that involved nothing less than his fate as an open-wheel driver, perked up a bit when something was pointed out to him about his new team.
America’s IndyCar team? Yes, he said, he liked that. He had not really […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 14:30 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Feeling Red, White and Good