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    Motorsports: Jay Penske's Dragon Racing signs on for 2014 Formula E Championship
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    The apple doesn't fall far from the proverbial tree in motor racing. That's how you end up with dynasties like Andretti, Hill, Villeneuve, Earnhardt and Penske. In this case we're talking about Jay Penske, who – though he went into publishing and not the automotive industry – ...

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    Motorsports: Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR for IndyCars with Penske
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    There are many drivers that have distinguished themselves in one form of motorsport or another, but only a handful that have won races in as many different series as Juan Pablo Montoya. After taking the International Formula 3000 championship, the Colombian driver switched to American open ...

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    Official: NASCAR Sprint Cup crowns winner as Dodge bows out of series [spoilers]
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    Dodge is leaving NASCAR on a high note. The automaker snagged the 2012 Sprint Cup series championship on Sunday when Penske and Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The championship win marks the fifth such title for Dodge and the ...

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    Report: AJ Allmendinger completes 'Road to Recovery' program, reinstated by NASCAR
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    AJ Allmendinger did the crime when he took a pill offered by a "buddy" that was found to contain an amphetamine banned by NASCAR, then he did the time – losing his Penske drive and spending roughly two months in a Road to Recovery program – and now he's earned his way back into NASCAR ...

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    Official: Penske Racing drops AJ Allmendinger after positive drug test
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    You could see this one coming like the draft around the high banks at Talladega. Penske Racing gave beleaguered NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger his walking papers today, a week after the sanctioning body indefinitely suspended him for failing a drug test. Allmendinger is currently ranked 25th in ...

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    Report: Penske says racing surface "easy to fix" for 2013 Detroit Grand Prix
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    What else could Roger Penske say? As the promoter and most public face of the Detroit Grand Prix, what else could the man do besides promise that the miserable track surface will be fixed before next year's race? Oh yeah, he could have made sure that the Belle Isle circuit was properly prepared ...

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    Motorsports: Penske hires Jacques Villeneuve for two NASCAR Nationwide races
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    Unlike his pre-BAR Honda F1 days, Jacques Villeneuve's NASCAR career has been strewn with potholes – and by "potholes" we mean crashes, mechanical failures and lowly finishes. But there have been a few successes, with third-place finishes at Montreal in 2010 and at Road America in 2011 ...

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    Official: McLaren celebrates 40th anniversary of Indy win
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    When McLaren was bringing its new MP4-12C to the United States, there were fears that Americans wouldn't recognize the name. After all, the team from Woking is known principally for competing in Formula One, which has had a spotty presence in the U.S. at best. Those fears proved to be misplaced, ...

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    Report: Kurt Busch and Penske part ways after rough season
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    There must be something in the water at the Busch household. Kurt Busch has reportedly just parted ways with Penske by "mutual agreement" after a season packed with controversy. The racer won 16 events in just six years of racing with the team, but lately found himself drawing headlines more for ...

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    Official: Chevy bringing Belle Isle Grand Prix back to Detroit in 2012
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    Open-wheel racing is returning to the Motor City next summer. The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be held June 1-3, the first of a three-year sponsorship deal between General Motors, Penske Corporation and the IndyCar series. The weekend of racing will feature not only an IndyCar ...

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    Followup: Will Power fined $30,000 for flipping off Indycar officials in New Hampshire
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    Never underestimate the power of the middle finger. After a rain-delay restart ordered by IndyCar officials at New Hampshire Motor Speedway resulted in a crash, driver Will Power chose to express his displeasure by giving those officials a taste of universal sign language with both hands. The event ...

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    Video: Angry Will Power flips off IndyCar officials at New Hampshire
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    Being a race official is one of those things that nobody notices until it goes wrong. And wrong it went this past weekend in New Hampshire. The IndyCar race there was stopped eight laps from the end due to wet conditions, but rather than call the race there or wait for the weather to clear up, ...

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    Penske blindsided by Daimler's decision to take over Smart USA?
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    On or off the track, Roger Penske is a force to be reckoned with. His team has taken the victory lap 15 times at the Indianapolis 500 and his business ventures have made him one of America's richest and most powerful entrepreneurs. Sure, the dapper, silver-haired septuagenarian has had his ...

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    Report: Nissan-based four-door Smart scrapped
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    Smart/Nissan Collaboration sketch - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hot on the heels of the news that Penske and Smart have split comes word that the Smart/Nissan collaboration is dead. Automotive News is reporting that the project, which was intended to yield a four-door model built off ...

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    Penske bails out of Smart distribution deal, Daimler takes over
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    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    So much for Valentine's Day. Penske and Smart have jointly announced that the couple is going their separate ways. Penske is walking away from it distribution rights, management, sales and marketing duties, but that doesn't mean ...

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    Dodge slaps new Charger nose on NASCAR body
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    2011 Dodge Charger stock car – Click above for high-res image
    Boy, they ain't kiddin' when they call a stock car a stock car. You can call it a Ford, a Chevy, a Dodge or even a Toyota... they all look pretty much identical. Except the nose. That's where on "manufacturer" differentiates its ...

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    Report: Volkswagen joining NASCAR rumors begin to swirl again
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    First Toyota, now Volkswagen? According to the boys from Motor Trend, VeeDub is seriously considering entering into the bastion of American motorsport. That's right, NASCAR. While rumors of VW fielding a Formula 1 team have swirled for quite some time, this is the second time we've heard that the ...

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    Video: Helio Castroneves loses his head at Edmonton
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    Helio Castroneves tangles with security – Click above to watch video after the jump
    IndyCar got a little more exciting this weekend. Turns out there was a bit of a mix-up during a restart at Edmonton with just a handful of laps to go that caused Helio Castroneves to incur a penalty from the ...

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    Shell signs multi-series sponsorship deal with Penske Racing
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    For years Marlboro has been nearly synonymous with Penske, its racing cars (in open-wheels especially) adorned with the tobacco company's red-and-white color scheme for decades, even if their name hasn't appeared on the cars since 2005. But after 19 years in racing together, Marlboro parent ...

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    Retiring Saturn chief Lajdziak to take over Smart USA sales and marketing
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    Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak spent several months this summer and fall working closely with Roger Penske and his staff, trying to iron out the details of the brand's proposed purchase from General Motors. As we all know, that agreement fell apart when Renault's board of directors vetoed a ...

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