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Former Indy Car Champ Excited As NASCAR Gets Set To Race At Indianapolis

Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for decades, since his mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant. This could be another special visit. NASCAR makes its annual stop at one of racing's most historic tracks this weekend, with Hornish returning to town as the leader of the Nationwide Series.Read More »

Police Report: Mechanical Issue Caused Fatal Crash of NASCAR Driver

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st June Sportsfatal crashJason LefflerNASCAR
New Jersey state police say a mechanical problem is to blame for the dirt-track racing crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler last week. The state police released some findings Friday from its not-yet-complete report on the June 12 crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township. The report finds that Leffler was not able to turn, so he slammed into a wall as he came out oRead More »

NASCAR Appeals Officer Upholds Penalties Against Penske Racing

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th May SportsNASCARpenaltiesPenske Racing
NASCAR's chief appeals officer has upheld the fines and points penalties against Penske Racing for parts infractions at Texas last month. John Middlebrook issued his decision Tuesday.Read More »

Kenseth: NASCAR Penalties Are "Grossly Unfair"

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th April SportsJoe Gibbs RacingMatt KensethNASCAR
Matt Kenseth says NASCAR's penalties against his team are "grossly unfair" and "borderline shameful." Kenseth's team was hit with some of the harshest penalties NASCAR has handed out Wednesday after his race-winning engine at Kansas failed the post-race inspection.Read More »

Fallen MIT Officer Had Family Connection With NASCAR Team Machinist

Hendrick Motorsports was shaken by the news Friday that the MIT officer killed during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was the brother of Andrew Collier, a machinist in its engine shop. Sean Collier was found shot to death late Thursday in his vehicle in Cambridge, Mass.Read More »

NASCAR News: Penske Teams Penalized, Larson Looks To Make Positive Headlines

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th April SportsKyle LarsonNASCARpenaltiesPenske Racing
PENSKE RACING TEAMS PUNISHED NASCAR has suspended four members of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski's team and three more from Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano for seven races each, saying they used parts without prior approval before last weekend's race at Texas. The series also stripped the drivers and their owners of 25 points each Wednesday, meaning Keselowski will dRead More »

Outdoor Retailer Promoting Responsible Gun Ownership in Sponsorship of NASCAR Driver

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd April SportsClint BowyerGander MountainNASCAR
A national outdoors retailer calling for responsible gun ownership will sponsor Clint Bowyer's car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500 in Texas next week. Gander Mountain Co. said Wednesday it will sponsor Bowyer's car in the April 13 race. The paint scheme will include the words: "With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms." Bowyer drives the No.Read More »

NASCAR Owner Penske Says It's Time To Move On From Logano- Hamlin Feud

Roger Penske says Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have exchanged text messages since their final-lap crash at Fontana last weekend that left Hamlin with a fractured vertebra. Penske said he's also sent text messages to Hamlin, who's expected to miss at least six weeks.Read More »

Hamlin Fined For Comments About Gen 6 Race Car

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th March SportsDenny HamlinGen 6 carNASCAR
NASCAR has fined Denny Hamlin $25,000 for disparaging comments about the racing last week at Phoenix. NASCAR said Thursday that Hamlin's actions were detrimental to stock car racing, and the sanctioning body will not tolerate publicly made comments by drivers that denigrate the racing product. Hamlin finished third on Sunday in the second race for NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car.Read More »

National Rifle Association To Sponsor NASCAR Race

The National Rifle Association will be the title sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas next month. NRA's sponsorship with Texas Motor Speedway was announced during the track's media day Monday. The April 13 race, the first scheduled night race of the season, will be known as the NRA 500.Read More »

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