MINUTIAE

Roger Penske to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom award

By Jerry Bonkowski NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA team owner Roger Penske will receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. “He’s very thrilled to be getting it,” Trump said of Penske during an appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. Penske will…

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DRAG RACING

RACING ON TV: WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

IMSA returns to action at Sebring in March.PHOTO BY MOTORSPORT IMAGES-LAT Where to find racing action, on TV and online BY:  MIKE PRYSON FRIDAY, MARCH 22 — NHRA in 30, Gainesville, Fla.; 1 a.m., FS2 (T) — Indy Lights practice, Austin, Texas; 9 a.m., RoadtoIndy.tv(L) — NTT IndyCar Series practice, Austin, Texas; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.,…

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Two-time winner grabs eighth pole in last 10 races in St. Pete BY:   BRUCE MARTIN

Power put down a lap around the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit in 1:00.4594 after the six-minute clock expired.PHOTO BY MOTORSPORT IMAGES-LAT INDYCAR SERIES ST. PETERSBURG QUALIFYING RESULTS: WILL POWER SAVES HIS BEST FOR LAST…AGAIN Will Power is the NTT IndyCar Series “Master of Faster.” The 2014 IndyCar Series champion and 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner once again saved…

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NEWS

A.J. FOYT loses shoe in latest brush with death

BY:  DAVID MALSHER IndyCar icon A.J. Foyt has revealed that an eventful off season saw him encounter more trouble with bees and also suffer an incident with a bulldozer that required him to be rescued from quicksand. The first ever four-time Indy 500 winner and seven-time Indy car national champion, who still farms his own…

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DRAG RACING

RACING ON TV: WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Where to find racing action, on TV and online BY:  MIKE PRYSON Racing on TV listings: THURSDAY, MARCH 7 — Kicker Arenacross, Greensboro, N.C.; 7 p.m., FS2 (T) FRIDAY, MARCH 8 — Indy Lights practice, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 8:50 a.m., Indylights.com and RoadtoIndy.tv (L) — NTT IndyCar practice, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., NBC Sports Gold (L)…

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AZ TRACKS

AUTOWEEK’S RACING ON TV…”THIS WEEKEND”

Where to find racing action, on TV and online BY:  MIKE PRYSON – AUTOWEEK FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 NASCAR Xfinity practice, Atlanta; 3 p.m., FS1 (L) NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck practice, Atlanta; 4 p.m., FS1 (L) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup qualifying, Atlanta; 5 p.m., FS1 (L) NHRA Friday Nitro, Phoenix; 11 p.m., FS1 (S) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23…

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MINUTIAE

FORMER EXECUTIVE AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FOUND DEAD UNDER ‘SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES’ IN FLORIDA HOME

Michael Redlick  PHOTO BY UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Michael Redlick worked at IMS from 2011 to 2013 BY:  GREG ENGLE The former senior vice president, chief sales officer and chief marketing officer for Indianapolis Motor Speedway was found dead in his home in Winter Park, Florida this past weekend. On Jan. 14, Winter Park police identified…

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Christina Nielsen has been added to Meyer Shank Racing’s all-female driver lineup for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, replacing Jackie Heinricher.

 By: Jamie Klein Two-time IMSA GT Daytona champion Nielsen, 26, joins Katherine Legge, Ana Beatriz and Simona de Silvestro at the wheel of the #57 MSR Acura NSX GT3 for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser. The Dane replaces Heinricher, who was named as a fulltime driver for the #57 car alongside Legge but will miss the Daytona race…

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