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Racing News: Danica Signs Contract Extension, Expected to Race Stock

SIGNED UP: Danica Patrick has officially signed her contract extension with Andretti Green Racing. She is also expected to compete in a “limited” number of stock-car racing events during the three-year agreement.

The Peugeot team earned its first Petit Le Mans victory in Saturday’s rain-shortened event at Road Atlanta. Drivers Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin claimed victory with a second Peugeot team finishing second.

CROWNED ACHIEVEMENT: Dave Darland earned his 11th 4-Crown Nationals victory at Eldora Speedway, winning Saturday’s Silver Crown race. Brad Sweet and Jerry Coons Jr. were also winners. Darland trails 4-Crown dominator Jack Hewitt, who had 19 victories in the prestigious event, on the all-time list.

RIDE FOUND: Former Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso has yet to sign a contract, but says he has decided which team he will drive for in 2010. Speculation has him joining Ferrari.

OUT: Craig Dollansky has been replaced in the second Kasey Kahne Racing World of Outlaws sprint car by Brad Sweet, who drives Kahne’s USAC machines.

After narrowly making NHRA’s Countdown to One, Robert Hight has won two consecutive events and leads the Funny Car points with four races remaining.

Joey Saldana remained at the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings. The rankings appear weekly in America’s Motorsports Authority.

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