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  1. Penske president: IndyCar battle with Ganassi an “intense competition,” not a rivalry

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Tim Cindric to USA Today: “Chip [Ganassi] wants to think of it as a rivalry, but we don’t.”

  2. UPDATED: Denny Hamlin explains what happened at Fontana

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Denny Hamlin appeared in public and made his first comments since missing last Sunday’s race in California, showing up for practice and qualifying Friday at Martinsville Speedway, site of this Sunday’s STP 500.

  3. Dale Jr. glad to see statement on Hamlin, fine with NASCAR’s medical process

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    NASCAR’s most popular driver had questioned the lack of news regarding Denny Hamlin’s health earlier this week.

  4. Denny Hamlin finally speaks — kind of — but not about what happened at Fontana

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Denny Hamlin promised Tuesday that the following day he’d give his side of what happened that caused him to miss this past Sunday at Fontana. We’re still waiting, now two days later.

  5. Denny Hamlin cleared for Martinsville

    Mar 26, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT


    Denny Hamlin has been cleared to return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Martinsville, after missing Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway due to a sinus infection.

  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. questions why so little information has been released on Denny Hamlin’s condition

    Mar 26, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants answers – or at the very least, clarification – on why so little information has been released to date on why fellow driver Denny Hamlin missed this past Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif.


    Mar 24, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

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    From tire failures to a green-white-checkered finish, Fontana had almost everything. The NASCAR AMERICA gang will break it all down this afternoon.

  8. Could this week mark TBA’s elusive debut in Coyne’s second car?

    Mar 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Who’s the driver of Dale Coyne’s No. 18? Who knows. It’s TBA for now.

  9. Joe Gibbs Racing confirms Denny Hamlin’s release from hospital

    Mar 23, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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    Hamlin was kept out of today’s Sprint Cup race at Fontana due to a sinus infection that was impairing his vision.

  10. No surprise: Jimmie Johnson leads halfway in Auto Club 400 at Fontana

    Mar 23, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

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    When you already have a record five wins there, it’s no surprise that Jimmie Johnson was the race leader at the halfway point (100 laps) of Sunday’s Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway.

  11. How to solve the problem of Sprint Cup drivers racing in the Nationwide Series

    Mar 23, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT


    As it typically does every season, the debate about whether or not Sprint Cup drivers should race in the Nationwide Series has once again heated up in recent weeks. But there may be a very easy solution.

  12. Denny Hamlin OUT of today’s Auto Club 400; Sam Hornish Jr. to fill in

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Joe Gibbs Racing says a sinus infection has impaired Hamlin’s vision and will force him out of the car for today’s Auto Club 400.

  13. Trevor Bayne looks to take Nationwide lead in Fontana

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    The former Daytona 500 champ finds himself one point behind for the top spot in the Nationwide standings.

  14. Two familiar goals the focus for Helio Castroneves in 2014

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT


    One of IndyCar’s most popular drivers continues hunt for fourth Indy 500 and first series title.

  15. Report: Potential standby drivers needed for Matt Kenseth this weekend

    Mar 13, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Sam Hornish Jr., Jeff Burton on deck if Kenseth’s wife gives birth this weekend.

  16. Kurt Busch gives IndyCar chance to show they’ve learned lesson on promotion

    Mar 4, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Without bigger promotion, American motorsports’ best-kept secret will remain just that…A secret.

  17. Updated: Brad Keselowski will be without crew chief Paul Wolfe for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Phoenix

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT

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    It appears Brad Keselowski will be without crew chief Paul Wolfe in Sunday’s The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

  18. Sam Hornish Jr. looks forward to new start with Joe Gibbs Racing

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:36 AM EDT

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    After battling Austin Dillon for last season’s Nationwide Series championship, Sam Hornish Jr. ultimately fell short by a mere three points. Dillon won the title and got a promotion to Sprint Cup for 2014. Hornish, however, was essentially laid-off from Penske Racing when enough sponsorship dollars couldn’t be found to keep his NNS team going…

  19. Might Panther Racing be the Cleveland Browns of IndyCar?

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Two years ago, Panther Racing were able to run a special one-off paint scheme for the IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway adorned in the red and gold of the San Francisco 49ers. Today, a Cleveland Browns livery might make more sense. Because at times, Panther seems to operate about as functionally as the team…

  20. NASCAR Nationwide lineup for Daytona testing revealed

    Jan 9, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    As part of NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series are joining the Sprint Cup Series this week. Nationwide testing is set for Saturday Jan. 11 and Sunday Jan. 12. There’s 26 drivers from 17 teams listed on the entry list below. Series power teams Richard Childress…

  21. Hornish will share Kyle Busch’s Nationwide ride part-time (UPDATED)

    Jan 6, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 12:10 p.m. ET: Make that “potentially” below an “actually.” Sam Hornish Jr. will run at least seven races in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the team announced Monday. Hornish will race at Talladega, both races at the now-NASCAR owned Iowa Speedway, Road America, Chicago, Mid-Ohio and Kentucky. —…

  22. The Year in Motors, Part 2: NASCAR and NHRA

    Dec 31, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    As the off-season has gone by, MotorSportsTalk has produced multiple season reviews in various racing categories. Today marks the second part of our Year in Motors, and with that, here’s a quick rundown of the NASCAR and NHRA seasons. NASCAR Sprint Cup A competitive and sometimes controversial season ended with Jimmie Johnson returning to the…

  23. NASCAR Nationwide Series 2013 Season Review

    Dec 24, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    On one hand, the NASCAR Nationwide Series served its purpose with young drivers like 2013 champion Austin Dillon and 21-year-old Kyle Larson doing well this past year and now preparing to move up to Sprint Cup in 2014. But on the other hand, Sprint Cup regulars continued to dominate, with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch…

  24. The Briscoe choice is good for Ganassi, but decidedly “meh” for IndyCar

    Dec 13, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    “More than 50” suitable names reached out to Chip Ganassi for a chance to fill the vacant seat left by Dario Franchitti’s enforced retirement. When all the dominos fell, and the announcement revealed, the confirmation was that Ryan Briscoe would take over the fourth seat at one of IndyCar’s two most successful teams. Meh. A…


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