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Danica Patrick OK after rock hits her in head

...CHANCE: AJ Allmendinger has a new part-time job with a familiar team.On Friday, Roger Penske hired the former open-wheel racer to drive two IndyCar races this season including the Indianapolis 500 on May 26. Allmendinger also will compete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-03-08/danica-patrick-ok-after-ro
Losing star power

...short of disrespectful. The youngest driver to win an IndyCar race apparently didn't receive the memo that every open-wheel racer is just biding his time until he -- or she (we're talking about you, Danica Patrick) -- gets a chance to cash...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/24/nas_399178.shtml
Nascar
Racing notebook

...visit to the 0.75-mile oval. Franchitti averaged 167.315 mph over four laps on his return to the track in an open wheel racer. He dominated at Richmond in 2007, leading 242 of 250 laps. Scott Dixon earned the outside spot on the front row...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/27/nas_529049.shtml
Nascar
Fittipaldi to make Winston Cup debut at Phoenix

...International Speedway because Jerry Nadeau was hurt in a wreck. Fittipaldi wasn't supposed to trade in the keys to his open-wheel racer for a set to a stock car until next season. But when Nadeau injured his ribs Oct. 17, Petty Enterprises decided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/06/nas_356898.shtml
Nascar
Drivers exchange words,shoves

...to the Ford would be a problem. Gordon said he hasn't had other run-ins with Stewart, who also is a former open-wheel racer. In earlier years, the two competed at the Indianapolis 500. "He's a great race-car driver," Gordon said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/17/oth_283236.shtml
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Brickyard notes: Al Unser Jr. makes his return to Indy

...history of the IROC with 11 victories, although Mark Martin has won one more championship (three). Though an open-wheel racer at heart, Unser had a solid showing in the 1995 Daytona 500, and he won't rule out competing in future NASCAR...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/31/oth_234791.shtml
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NASCAR: No more double duty

...Indianapolis 500. It's just huge, but that doesn't diminish how valuable the Coca-Cola 600 is. I grew up an open-wheel racer, and I raced in the Indianapolis 500 long before I came to NASCAR. If I were to win one over the other, and it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/26/nas_454267.shtml
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