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Penske’s Will Power Wins Pocono Demolition Derby

It was only a couple of miles into what was supposed to be a 500-mile race at the Pocono tri-oval, when a bonehead move by Takuma Sato eliminated five contenders. The restart 45 minutes later pretty much determined the outcome in a thunderstorm shortened race that purported to be professional racing. Thus far Sato has not been penalized for causing a life-threatening accident. Continue reading

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All-New 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang Unveiled

The NASCAR Mustang marks the fifth all-new motorsports Mustang unveiled in the past year. It joins the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, National Hot Rod Association Funny Car division, Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, and grassroots Cobra Jet, which have all found their way to the winner’s circle in their respective forms of racing. Continue reading

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TS050 Hybrid Farewell Tour as WEC Changes LMP1 Rules

The eight-race 2019-2020 World Endurance Cup season that kicks off this week with the annual Prologue test in Barcelona, represents the final competitive action for the Toyota TS050 Hybrid, which made its debut in 2016. Barcelona comes as the FIA announces changes to the LMP1 Equivalence of Technology rules. Continue reading

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Don Garlits, 87, Misses 200 MPH Quarter. Sets Record Anyway

His two daughters made him “Daddy.” His numerous record rail runs made him “Big Daddy.” Garlits was the first drag racer to officially surpass the 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, and 270 miles per hour marks in the quarter mile. Continue reading

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Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Iowa 300

The victory allowed Newgarden to extend his IndyCar series points lead to 29 over Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi, who finished sixth in a Honda. Newgarden lapped Rossi on Lap 185, although Rossi battled enough to make it racing for a few laps. Continue reading

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Don Garlits, 87, in Swamp Rat 38 Electric Rail Tries for 200 MPH Quarter Tomorrow at Palm Beach International Raceway

Largely known by the smoky burnout set as the most innovative racer in drag racing history with his series of Swamp Rat dragsters, the Florida native has earned 17 World Championship titles and is the owner of 144 national-event wins. His record-breaking Swamp Rat 30 is in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.   Continue reading

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Penske Automotive Increases Dividend to $0.40 Per Share

“We are pleased to offer our shareholders an increase in the quarterly dividend for the 33rd consecutive quarter.  Our sector leading dividend represents a yield of 3.6% and reinforces our commitment to PAG shareholders,” said Penske Automotive Group President Robert H. Kurnick, Jr.” Continue reading

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F1 2019 Silverstone – British Grand Prix Preview

Conventional wisdom has that Silverstone’s popularity, however, does not solely rest on the speeds reached. Instead, it’s the circuit sequences of fast and flowing corners that thrill both competitors and spectators alike. Continue reading

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Aston Martin Red Bull at the 2019 British Grand Prix

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Aston Martin DBS, which is in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 50 special-edition 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggeras will be sold. The first of these special cars will be on-track at Silverstone during the Pirelli Hot Laps sessions. Continue reading

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Privateers – Toyota Gazoo Racing to Sell GR Supra GT4 in 2020

The GT4 category is popular with private race teams around the world due to its low cost and ease of entry. GT4 cars are eligible to participate in a variety of races across the globe, including the Super Taikyu Series in Japan, the GT4 European Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring in Europe, and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the U.S. Continue reading

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IndyCar – Honda Powered Rossi Dominates Road America

This gave Rossi a second victory in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series, and the seventh of his four-year career. In what was a yawner of a race, it closed the 27-year-old Californian within seven points of the championship lead with seven races remaining. Continue reading

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Roadkill Nights – Drag Racing Back on Woodward Avenue

Roadkill is now the  traditional kick off to southeast Michigan’s week-long celebration of classic cars and car culture. There will be  thrill rides in the 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat models, more participants in the celebrity showdown races, and an overall $40,000 purse with $10,000 going towards United Way. Continue reading

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LMP1 Repeat – Toyota Second Straight Win at Le Mans

In the last year before Le Mans class rules change yet again the Toyota curse appeared when the #7 blew what seemed a certain victory in front of an estimated 252,500 spectators. Continue reading

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Aston Martin On GTE Pole, Ford 2nd, Corvette 3rd at Le Mans

Aston Martin Racing is on the GTE Pro pole position for this weekend’s 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s 60 years since a famous 1959 win led by team director John Wyer with a DBR1 driven by Roy Salvadori, and a man who would kick Ferrari’s “ass” many more times, notably with Ford GTs a few years later – Carroll Shelby, again working with Wyer. Continue reading

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Josef Newgarden in Penske Chevrolet Wins Texas 600

The second caution occurred when James Hinchcliffe slid wide into the Turn 2 wall on Lap 219. The final exasperating yellow came when the cars of Scott Dixon and rookie Colton Herta touched while battling for third place in Turn 3 on Lap 229, sending both into the wall. It was clearly Dixon’s fault. Race Control did nothing. Continue reading

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