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Helio Castroneves, Shell Kick Off 3,000-Mile Cross-Country Relay

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Amidst the bright lights of New York City, Helio Castroneves walked across the stage on Military Island in Times Square to announce the start of a new journey for Shell. The Verizon IndyCar Series driver for Team Penske shouted “start your engines” as a red and white Dodge Challenger with Shell …

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Up To Speed: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Brutal Honesty Following Talladega Victory

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. There was a time when that phrase would have been nearly an afterthought, almost a foregone conclusion; a “been-there-done-that” acknowledgement from the racing world. Earnhardt’s win on Sunday was his sixth victory at the 2.66-mile racetrack and 24th of his career, but …

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Up To Speed: Denny Hamlin’s Win a Bright Spot During Challenging Times for JGR

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For Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing, 2014 was a mixed bag. The organization only won two races all year and Hamlin won one of those. Kyle Busch the other. The peculiarity of Hamlin’s season was the he was one of the four drivers in contention for the championship at the final …

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