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Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500

AP | Posted 02.22.2015 | Sports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. Logano took the le...

Mike Conway Wins The First Pole

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 06.02.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Mike Conway won his first career pole for the second of two races at the Detroit Grand Prix. It was also Dale Coyne Racing's first pole....

Grand Prix Is Back.. With A Hot New Track

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 08.01.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Roger Penske is looking forward to showing the world what Detroit has to offer this weekend. The famed motorsports owner has put his ...

Detroit Mayor Announces GOOD News

Posted 03.26.2013 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced new funding for EMS and the police department Monday. A group of businesses led by Roger Penske's Penske's Corpo...

Indycar 2013: What to Watch for

Josh Farmer | Posted 05.20.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Despite Randy Bernard's departure, marketing firms and management shakeups; when you come down to it, the racing is what is the center of it all. When the green flag drops, the talking stops.

AJ Allmendinger to Indycar?

Josh Farmer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Being that he only spent one year in a competitive car in open wheel racing, one can only think of what AJ would have accomplished if he had stayed there rather than going to NASCAR.

Light Rail Still Waiting For Federal Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit

Backers of Detroit's on-again, off-again light rail project who were expecting some good news Monday may have to wait two months longer for a federal ...

Racing In The Birthplace Of The Automobile

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 06.03.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Fittingly and finally, auto racing is back in the Motor City. "You feel like you're in the birthplace of the automobile here," IndyCar tea...

Ahead Of Detroit Grand Prix, IndyCar CEO Fuels Rumors About His Job

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 08.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard insisted he doesn't regret personally fueling speculation on his Twitter account that a team owner is trying...

No Clear Favorite For 'Super Bowl' Of Racing

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marco Andretti knows how much heartache his family has suffered at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He needs no reminders that IndyCar cou...

Meet Michigan's Billionaires

Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

On Forbes list of 2012's worldwide billionaires, released Wednesday, Michiganders took only 11 of the record 1,226 spots. None of the Michiganders' ne...

Castroneves Goes for Fourth Indy 500 Win With Four-Time Champ Mears as Spotter

James M. Clash | Posted 07.13.2011 | Sports
James M. Clash

This year is special at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: It is the 100th anniversary of the first running of the annual 500-mile race there and Helio Castroneves has a good chance of becoming the Indy 500's youngest four-time champ.

F1 and IndyCar: Cheating and Bad Calls

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Steve Parker

On July 25th, motor racing fans got two separate doses of being treated like know-nothing idiots by the captain of the Ferrari Formula 1 team and the man who essentially runs IndyCar.

Auto Racing -- NASCAR's Disaster at Daytona

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Steve Parker

NASCAR has a penchant for too often being on the wrong side of any opportunity to make itself look good to a national audience.

What Really Happened? Penske Drops Saturn bid; GM Says Division Doomed

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Roger Penske's failure will almost certainly result in Saturn's demise, and publicly, officially and finally ends the Roger Smith era at GM.

GM Saturn Sale: Roger Penske Will Buy Brand

AP | DAN STRUMPF and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Motors Corp. has a tentative deal to sell its Saturn brand to auto racing magnate Roger Penske's dealership group, both compa...

Breaking - Tony George Out At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Roger Penske, Chip Ganassi and the other team owners of what was called Championship Auto Racing Teams have finally gotten their personal revenge. To...

Long Beach Grand Prix - IndyCar combines for good race, few fans

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

Dario Franchitti dedicated his victory to his wife, Ashley Judd, whose 41st birthday they celebrated together at Long Beach - kind of a boring proposi...

Five Scariest Detroit Auto Show Moments -- 2009

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

America is the world's biggest automotive market, yet offers very little in the way of independent analysis and car, truck or motorcycle testing.

Ten most significant import cars, 2008 and beyond

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Happy New Year! We've had the pleasure of helping to create and now write and and moderate this automotive blog beginning in June, 2008, and so far i...

Motor Racing Reacts to Worldwide Recession

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

With car sales suffering worldwide, the marketing and advertising budgets, where many companies keep their racing dollars, are often the first budgets to be trimmed.

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

GM/Chrysler Merger - 70,000 Idled

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It wasn't hard to predict the demise of the "Hemi hybrid," but the end came a lot faster than expected. They should have given them a full year of production before, literally, pulling the plug.

What Failure of Bailout Bill Means to Car Buyers, Carmakers and Dealers

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The worst news from Monday's rejection of the bailout will be for, as usual, those least able to afford it.

Paul Newman, Race Car Driver, 83

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Parker

His movie bosses were never happy with his racing; it's not easy to get insurance on a production with a star who spends his weekends racing.