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Billy Boat Motorsports Expands with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry

Billy Boat Motorsports (BBM) today announced it will field a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) entry with 19-year-old driver Mason Mingus beginning next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The Brentwood, Tennessee native will complete the remaining six-race schedule in the No. 15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet Silverado with BBM, a team that currently runs part-time...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: CFH Racing Releases Announcements About 2015

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — We all know about the merger between Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing into CFH Racing for the 2015 season, but what wasn’t known was who would the newly formed team have pilot their machines. In an announcement, CFH Racing reviled they will run Chevrolet’s engine and aero kits during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season and left open...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Sept. 17, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: CFH Racing confirms Chevy power for 2015 Check out the champion as a DJ  Mazda Road to Indy driver Herta wins in Malaysia  Of note CFH Racing confirms Chevy power for 2015: CFH Racing’s announcement that it will run Chevrolet’s engine and aero kits during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Newly-formed CFH Racing choose Chevy power

With strong ties to both engine manufacturers in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Chevrolet will power the newly formed CFH Racing team for the 2015 season. CFH Racing is the combination of Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman and the teams announced a merger on August 23 at the Milwaukee Mile. Carpenter’s single-car operation used Chevrolet engines and Fisher’s single-car...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross Chastain to drive No 80 for Hattori Racing at Chicagoland

Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) will be making their fifth start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this coming weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Once again the team is pleased to have driver Ross Chastain behind the wheel of the No. 80 Toyota sponsored Toyota Camry. This will be Ross’ second start with Hattori Racing Enterprises and his fourth overall in the Nationwide Series. This...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Relive highlights of the full 2014 IndyCar season

The 2014 Verizon IndyCar series spanned six months with 18 hotly contested races, including three double-headers and the inaugural race on the newly configured Indianapolis road course. The season began on March 30 on the Streets of St. Petersburg, where eventual series champion Will Power made the headlines. Power may have won the race but it wasn’t without controversy as, leading...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power cashes in on 1st IndyCar title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Will Power capped his first IndyCar Series championship with a $1 million bonus check. Power won his first series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race at Fontana before raising the Astor Cup for the first time in a career filled with agonizing misses. Power and team owner Roger Penske were presented with the championship bonus check...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch as quadriplegic Schmidt returns to the racetrack

INDIANAPOLIS – During his Indianapolis 500 career as a driver, Sam Schmidt made three four-lap qualification attempts to make the starting lineup of the race from 1997-99. Schmidt’s best qualification effort came in 1999 when he started seventh in the 33-car starting lineup. Yet Schmidt made his most impressive four-lap run in 2014, when he drove a specially prepared Corvette...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Kanaan dedicates win to Franchitti as No. 10 returns to winning ways

FONTANA, California – It was past halfway of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season and the much-anticipated pairing of Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 Target/Chip Ganassi Racing car appeared stuck in neutral. Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was in the same car that Dario Franchitti had driven to two of his three Indianapolis 500 victories and three of his four IndyCar Series...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar champ's award speech goes awry as struggles to read teleprompter

LOS ANGELES – It was three hours before 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power was to go on stage Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and he had just completed an interview for the Honda IndyCar Report on RACEDAY on FOX Sports Radio. Three hours to go and a driver who fearlessly races against risks in every race was already getting nervous about delivering...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

No longer second fiddle: Will Power overcomes fear of failure with first IndyCar title

FONTANA, Calif. -- Entering the final race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Will Power had defeated every challenger on the race track but his biggest foe remained in his own mind. It's the same foe that defeated him for the championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and it was one that frankly haunted him for the past 14 days leading into Saturday night's MAVTV 500 at...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Always the bridesmaid: Castroneves narrowly misses out on IndyCar title again

Helio Castroneves has achieved the epitome of any racers' dreams by winning the Indianapolis 500 three times in his career. He has won 29 IndyCar races to tie him with the legendary Rick Mears for 11th on the all-time wins list and his 41 poles are the fourth most in IndyCar history. But there is one glaring omission from Castroneves' list of career accomplishments -- he...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Wins First Verizon IndyCar Series Championship

Will Power earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway.   Power, who entered the 18th race of the season with a 51-point lead over Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, had been the championship runner-up in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It was the ninth consecutive year that the series champion was determined in...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power wins first IndyCar title while Kanaan takes win

FONTANA, California – Will Power can finally celebrate his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship after his Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves pulled a “Will Power.” How ironic that in a season when he was nailed for a series of drive-through speeding penalties that Power would clinch his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship when his teammate and only championship...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled with agonizing misses. Tony Kanaan won the 500-mile, double-points race at Fontana for his first victory of the season, but Power drove an intelligent race with just enough aggression to preserve his healthy...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power wins first IndyCar championship, Tony Kanaan wins at Auto Club

Will Power’s elusive chase of a championship in the Verizon IndyCar Series finally came to an end on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway. The Australian born driver began the race from the back of the field and drove a conservative race for much of the night backing though the field as the race approached its scheduled 250 laps. He finished ninth, enough to win his first IndyCar...
Via Tireball.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Will Power – Is the Fourth Time the Charm?

FONTANA, Calif. – Verizon Indy Car Series (VICS) driver Will Power is looking to finally put all the talk to rest by getting that elusive first title after coming so close four times in his career tonight at the Auto Club Speedway for the MAVTV 500 season finale. From 2010-2012, Power had his championship hopes dashed for one reason or another, and now he’s wanting to change that...
Via Rubbings Racing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

You're saying there's a chance: Pagenaud enters Fontana with long shot at title

FONTANA, California -- And then there is Simon Pagenaud, the forgotten driver in this year's Verizon IndyCar Series championship who enters Saturday night's race 81 points behind points leader Will Power. Much of the attention this week has been focused on Team Penske teammates Power and Helio Castroneves, who is 51 points out of the lead (50 counting the bonus point for...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves draws one point closer with pole

FONTANA, Calif. – For 14 years, Kika Garcie-Consheso has been toting the Brazilian flag signed by Helio Castroneves after his first Indy car victory on June 18, 2000, at Detroit, waiting for a complementary signature after claiming his first series championship. Castroneves, who has been the Verizon IndyCar Series runner-up three times, would be more than pleased to fill the blank...
Via On Pit Road
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves Kicks-Off Championship Weekend by Earning P1 Award

FONTANA, Calif.  — Helio Castroneves knows that to earn his first Verizon IndyCar Championship he has to keep his Team Penske teammate Will Power in his mirrors. If Friday’s qualifying is a preview for the race Saturday night, Castroneves might just become the newest series champion. Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award for the series championship-deciding race, the MAVTV...
Via Rubbings Racing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Power faces final obstacles in IndyCar title race

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power has been through too much heartbreak for too many IndyCar seasons to think his first series championship would be simple. He certainly didn't seem surprised Friday when a poor qualifying lap on a sizzling California track left him starting IndyCar's season finale from the back of the pack. Power leads teammate Helio Castroneves by 51 points...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves takes pole for IndyCar finale; championship leader Power qualifies 21st

Will Power has struggled in qualifying for the final race of the IndyCar season, leaving the series leader starting in 21st place when he chases his first championship. Power had the second-worst performance in qualifying, while Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves won the pole. Castroneves turned a lap with an average speed of 218.540 mph. Castroneves trails Power by 51 points...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Power finishes 21st in IndyCar finale qualifying

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power has struggled in qualifying for the final race of the IndyCar season, leaving the series leader starting in 21st place when he chases his first championship. Power had the second-worst performance in qualifying, while Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves won the pole. Castroneves turned a lap with an average speed of 218.540 mph. Castroneves trails...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Penske president Cindric sizes up Power vs. Castroneves title fight

FONTANA, California – On race weekends Team Penske president Tim Cindric is in charge of Will Power’s race strategy, but throughout the week he is the man who runs Team Penske. That gives Cindric the unique ability to assess the two Team Penske drivers that are battling it out for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. The final race of the season is Saturday night’s...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Rough Day on Friday for Andretti Autosport Group at Fontana

Fontana, Calif- Auto Club Speedway in Fontana is usually a track where Andretti Autosport performs really well at. Over the last two seasons the Verizon IndyCar Series has been coming here, AA has done tremendously well. Despite not having a car drive to victory lane yet at the 2-mile oval, they’ve been overly consistent. Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay have finished in the...
Via Race Review Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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