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LADY JOHANNA: Johanna Long, 18, became only the second (Tammy Jo Kirk) female driver to win the prestigious Snowball Derby for late models Sunday at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

POCKET MONEY: Jimmie Johnson collected a check for $5.778 million during the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony held Friday at the Wynn Las Vegas.

SPONSOR DANCE: Penske Racing and team owner Roger Penske has signed Shell/Pennzoil, IZOD, the Automobile Club of Southern California and Meijer as sponsors for his IZOD IndyCar Series teams.

Pastor Maldonado has been named driver of the second Williams Formula One entry alongside Rubens Barrichello next year.

IndyCar officials have modified the Team Enhancement and Allocation Matrix for 2011, limiting the payout program to only the top 22 entrants in the final IZOD IndyCar Series standings from 2010.

The ARCA Racing Series will team with the USAC Silver Crown and Mopar National Midget divisions for a tripleheader at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Indiana, July 28.

HONORED: The late Jim Hunter was the recipient of the annual Myers Brothers Award during the NASCAR/NMPA Myers Brothers Luncheon Thursday. Pocono Raceway founder and chairman Dr. Joe Mattioli was named the winner of the Buddy Shuman Award during the same event.

Red Bull Racing released NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Scott Speed last week to make room for the returning Brian Vickers.

FIRST: Car owner Chip Ganassi received the first International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Achievement Award November 30.
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