SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 39, October 1, 2009

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.

RAINY DAY IN GEORGIA:
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.

HOT HIGHT:
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.

TO THE TOP:
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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