Helio Castroneves cruises to 4th Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar victory

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 9 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves led the final 131 laps and cruised to a record fourth victory at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday in the Firestone 550.

Kenseth wins Sprint Cup pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth set a qualifying record at Kansas Speedway to win the pole Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP 400.

Logano to drive Penske's No. 22 Ford

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- NASCAR drive Joey Logano announced Tuesday he will join Penske Racing to drive the No. 22 Ford in the Sprint Cup Series starting next year.

Allgaier passes Villeneuve for Canada win

MONTREAL, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Justin Allgaier raced by Jacques Villeneuve, who ran out of fuel on the final lap Saturday, to win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Nationwide Series race.

Ambrose chases down Keselowski for win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski on the final lap Sunday and held on at the finish to win a hotly contested Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

Edwards holds off Keselowski in New York

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards grabbed the lead with 10 laps left and held off Brad Keselowski down the stretch Saturday to win the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

Sadler rebounds with Iowa Speedway win

NEWTON, Iowa, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Elliott Sadler shook off a disappointing and controversial loss in his previous outing Saturday to claim the Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.

Penske cuts ties with Allmendinger

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Penske Racing said Wednesday it has cut loose driver A.J. Allmendinger, who has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for substance abuse.

Sadler penalty gives Keselowski Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 (UPI) -- A penalty assessed to Elliott Sadler for jumping a restart Saturday allowed Brad Keselowski to claim a Nationwide Series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Amphetamines found in Allmendinger sample

Amphetamines found in Allmendinger sample

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 25 (UPI) -- Suspended Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger tested positive for amphetamines, his business manager said Wednesday.

Keselowski's late move nets N.H. victory

LONDON, N.H., July 14 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski made a move late in the race to grab the lead Saturday and then held on to claim the Nationwide Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Allmendinger wants new drug test

Allmendinger wants new drug test

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 10 (UPI) -- Race car driver A.J. Allmendinger, under "temporary suspension" from NASCAR for a substance abuse violation, said Tuesday he wants another sample tested.

Piquet Jr. claims first NASCAR victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 23 (UPI) -- Former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr. corralled his first career NASCAR win Saturday, claiming the Nationwide Series event at Road America.

Hornish earns first NASCAR victory

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Sam Hornish Jr., a former IndyCar champ, took his first NASCAR victory Saturday, winning the Nationwide Series event at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Sam Hornish
Sam Hornish Jr. and his crew celebrate with champagne after the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300, held at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL September 10, 2006. Dan Wheldon won the Indy 300, while Sam Hornish Jr. won the 2006 IRL IndyCar Series Championship with his third place finish in the race. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Samuel Jon Hornish Jr. (born July 2, 1979 in Bryan, Ohio) is an American race car driver. He is best known for his open wheel accomplishments, which include an Indianapolis 500 victory and three Indy Racing League championships. He currently drives the #12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger for Penske Racing part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He also drives the #38 Front Row Motorsports Ford when Travis Kvapil is unable to drive the car.

Hornish began racing at the age of 11 in go-kart. After competing in junior leagues for various seasons, he joined the World Karting Association in 1993, winning seven races and posting twenty-nine top-five finishes. The following season, he won several championships in WKA, including the U.S. and Canadian Grand Championships, as well as the U.S. Junior Class Grand Championship. In 1995, he repeated his U.S. Grand National title and won nine races. He would move up to the United States F2000 Series, driving six races for his family-owned team, and had one top-ten finish at Watkins Glen International. He joined Bordin Racing in 1997 and had two eleventh-place finishes, before signing with Primus Racing. He had a second-place run at Pikes Peak International Raceway and finished seventh in points.

In 1999, Hornish moved to the Toyota Atlantic Series to drive for Shank Racing. He won Rookie of the Year after getting his victory at Chicago Motor Speedway. He also drove the 24 Hours of Daytona for Intersport Racing.

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