Tag Archive: Penske Racing

Nov 18

Brad Keselowski wins 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship (updated)

Owner also celebrates as First-Time Series Champion

2011-02-19_00642010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipBrad Keselowski won the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, earning owner Roger Penske’s first title in NASCAR’s premier series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Lennox to be Co-Primary Sponsor on Penske Racing #22 Nationwide Series car for Bristol

Lennox has been a sponsor of Penske Racing since 1998.

Penske Racing 22 1Penske Racing 22 2This association will be on full display this weekend as the logo will not only be on the No. 22 Sprint Cup Series car but will also be on the No. 22 Nationwide Series entry. In this fifteenth year, as a symbol of appreciation, Penske Racing will place the Lennox logo on the hood and rear deck lid of the No. 22 car for the Bristol Nationwide Series race on Saturday, March 17.

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Mar 11

Stewart holds off Johnson for first Vegas victory (+result)

 Tony Stewart scratched another race track off the bucket list

2012-02-26_0086Tony Stewart Victoire Las Vegas - Todd Warshaw - Getty ImagesPowering away from Jimmie Johnson after a restart with four laps left in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning Sprint Cup champion took the checkered flag .461 seconds ahead of Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

NASCAR, MillerCoors and Penske Racing announce major partnership extensions

Coors Light renews as Official Beer Of NASCAR; Miller Lite extends partnership with Penske Racing, Keselowski

NASCAR logo 2011-02-19_0064NASCAR, MillerCoors and Penske Racing today jointly announced multi-year partnership extensions for the brewer’s two biggest brands. For MillerCoors, the deals with the sanctioning body and one of the sport’s most respected teams solidify its status among the most committed sponsors in NASCAR. In addition, MillerCoors has alliances with seven tracks that host NASCAR races.

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Jan 06

Day 1 Roar Before The Rolex 24

Allmendinger ready to run for Rolex again with Shank Racing

Daytona International Speedway AJ Allmendinger DallaraThe Roar Before The Rolex 24, the three-day test session for the historic 50th  Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, kicked off on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Busch to drive No. 51 for Phoenix Racing in 2012

Kurt Busch has found a new ride in the No. 51 car of Phoenix Racing

2011-02-18_0113Phoenix Racing logoThe 2004 NASCAR champion will drive James Finch’s car next year on the Sprint Cup tour. Steve Barkdoll, general manager for the Spartanburg, S.C.-based team, confirmed Thursday that Busch would be the team’s driver. Busch, reached later by telephone, said he had a one-year deal to run the full schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Penske sign up Meijer as sponsors

While Shell to sponsor Helio for Indy 500

Penske RacingWill Power Peak pole position AlabamaPenske Racing have signed retail chain Meijer as a major associate sponsor on the number 12 Verizon Team Penske car driven by Will Power next season as part of its three-car IndyCar line-up for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Budweiser switching to Harvick, RCR for 20 races in 2011

A three-year sponsorship deal

Budweiser will sponsor Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet starting next season, the Sprint Cup series squad announced Tuesday. Following his third win of the season last Sunday at Michigan, his team unveiled a three-year sponsorship deal, which will see him sport the colors of the iconic beer brand in 20 of the 36 points’ races in 2011. Budweiser will serve as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

IndyCar Texas Motor Speedway race report (+results, +photos, + teams & drivers reports)

Tagliani finishes 18th following a late race pit stop incident

Alex Tagliani Pit StopFAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani finished 18th overall in Saturday night’s Round 7 of the IZOD IndyCar held under the spotlights at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Dario Franchitti wins his second Indy 500 (+video)

Top-10 Finish for Tagliani at the Indy 500

In a race that was played in the pit lane and where many on track incidents changed the course of the race, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani stayed out of trouble to finish 10th in the Indy 500 race held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting from fifth on the grid, the Canadian driver ran in the top four in the first segment of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Briscoe ends Power domination in qualifying (+grid, + photos, + team reports)

Tagliani qualifies fifth in Kansas

A hailstorm followed by heavy rain delayed practice at Kansas Speedway and cars did not get underway for the sole practice until 15:30 pm, Eastern time. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier in Montreal to talk about their NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship hopes (+photos)

Penske Racing drivers to compete at the NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge August 28-29

2010-04-29_0043Exactly four months prior to the start of the fourth running of the NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge, NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier were in Montreal to meet with the press on Thursday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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Dec 28

RCR pit crew member Richardson dies at 37

the rear-tire changer for the No. 29 Chevrolet

Donald “D.J.” Richardson, passed away shortly after 10 p.m. ET Friday. Richardson, a native of Leominster, Mass., was hospitalized with severe complications due to the H1N1 virus. He had contracted the virus during a visit to Massachusetts during the Thanksgiving holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

NASCAR: Penkse tabs Addington as crew chief for Busch, 2 car

Penske Racing announced that Steve Addington will head up the No. 2 Dodge team beginning in 2010

The 45-year-old Addington, who was crew chief for 12 Cup Series victories during the past two seasons, will team up with driver Kurt Busch, who is coming off a fourth-place finish in the 2009 series championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

NASCAR: Penske names crew chiefs for Keselowski

Jay Guy named Brad Keselowski’s crew chief in Cup series

Jay Guy will be the crew chief for Brad Keselowski’s #12 Sprint Cup Series team, Penske Racing announced earlier this week. Guy most recently worked as the crew chief on the #78 Furniture Row Racing car driven by Regan Smith. Guy also has been a crew chief in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

NASCAR: Many roads end at Homestead

The end of the 2009 season marks the end of a number of NASCAR relationships

The winds of change will be blowing at Homestead-Miami Speedway this week.The season-ending Ford 400 at the 1.5-mile track marks the end of the road for more than a handful of relationships in the Cup garage. Here’s a look of some of the important “lasts” that will take place Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Dodge unveils Challenger as new Nationwide car

Penkse to be face of brand with two teams in series

Dodge Motorsports revealed the Challenger as its new car for the Nationwide Series and announced an expansion of its partnership with Penske Racing beginning in 2010. Dodge will provide support for Penske Racing’s two-car operation in the Nationwide Series, in addition to Penske’s three teams in the Sprint Cup Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Rolex Series sprints to Salt Lake City

Points battle tight entering Utah 250 at Miller Motorsports Park 

Top three Daytona Prototype driving duos within five points while GT leaders can wrap up title in penultimate race. Six drivers and three teams are within five points of the Daytona Prototype championship lead heading into Saturday’s Utah 250 at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, the penultimate round of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Carpenter earned career-best 2nd place

In Kentucky photo finish

Starting from the 14th spot on the grid for the Meijer Indy 300, held at the Kentucky Speedway, Ed Carpenter’s drive for Vision Racing no less than stole the show in the No. 20 Menards Dallara/Honda/Firestone machine Saturday night under the lights. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Sticky: Emotional Castroneves captures third Indianapolis 500 (+result)

Helio Castroneves’ win comes 5 weeks after his acquittal for tax evasion

The Brazilian becomes the ninth driver to win the Indy 500 three times. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Will Power completes testing in first place (+result)

In Alabama

The last testing sessions before the start of the Indy Car 2009 season in St-Petersburg are now completed.

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Jan 25

Rolex 24 at Daytona: After 15 hours of racing (+photos)

After 15 hours in the 47th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Team  Penske Racing no 16 Porsche Riley with Timo Bernhard on board are leading the race after 15 hours with more than 450 laps of the 3.5 miles track covered.

LIVE TIMING at Grand-Am.com for the duration of the event

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Jan 13

IndyCar: Castroneves out, Power in

Penske Racing confirms Power  
 
Penske Racing announced today that driver Will Power will join the Team Penske IndyCar Series program in preparation for the 2009 racing season.

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Jan 06

Penske Racing announces Rolex 24 driver lineup

Sponsorship by Crown Royal Cask No. 16
 
Penske Racing announced its driver lineup for the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona and that Crown Royal Cask No. 16 will become a sponsor for the upcoming 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Grand-Am: Ganassi, Penske, Dempsey head latest entries

The early entry list for the 2009 Rolex 24 At Daytona swelled to 34

With the reception of 22 entries for the Jan. 24-25 running of the sports car classic. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Another turn: The changing face of LMP2

All is not lost in LMP2

The past couple of seasons have seen LMP2 vie with GT2 as the most fiercely-contested class in the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Rolex Series competitors to test Pirelli tires

Next week at Daytona
 
Penske Racing will field a second Daytona Prototype, while Childress-Howard Motorsports will test for the first time at Daytona International Speedway next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Hornish denies IndyCar rumours

Sam Hornish denies rumours linking him to a return to single-seaters

Sam Hornish Jr. insisted Friday his focus is on improving as a NASCAR driver, rather than returning to the IndyCar Series, in which he has won three championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Penske returned to Daytona with new car, new team

In preparation for the Rolex 24 At Daytona from Jan. 24-25
 
Penske Racing returned to Daytona International Speedway with a new car and a crew new to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 in preparation for the Rolex 24 At Daytona from Jan. 24-25. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Penske’s long part of Porsche driving school

Penske Racing’s Patrick Long will join four other Porsche driving legends

As part of an elite instructional program at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.  Read the rest of this entry »

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