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Driver Rating Formula Explained
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 22:33 | Comments Off

Driver Rating is a Loop Data statistic which is based on several statistical components.
Below is an explanation of the formula, which is broken down into three different sections.
SECTION 1 – Primary Statistics
The “Primary Statistics” are those that are most important to the formula – and therefore awarded the most points.
The points assigned to each “Primary [...]

Kyle Busch Holds Off Edwards In Nationwide At Richmond
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 21:08 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Holds Off Edwards In Nationwide At Richmond

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Kyle Busch took the lead with 21 laps to go on a restart and held it the rest of the way to win Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory allowed Busch to pad his points lead over Carl Edwards, who finished second at Richmond.
Busch’s lead is now 82 [...]

Vickers To Start On Pole In Richmond Cup Race
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Vickers To Start On Pole In Richmond Cup Race

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Brian Vickers on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Vickers won the pole for the Russ Friendman 400 by turning a lap at 127.131 mph. That kept him ahead of Jeff Gordon, who will start the race from the second position.
“It was a great lap,” Vickers said. “The [...]

Kenseth Earns Nationwide Pole
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 16:17 | Comments Off
Kenseth Earns Nationwide Pole

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Matt Kenseth, winner of the first two Sprint Cup Series races of the season, won the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race.
Kenseth knocked Mike Bliss off the pole at Richmond International Raceway with a lap at 124.821 mph around the .75-mile oval Friday afternoon.
Bliss held on to the outside pole with a lap at [...]

Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis

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Andrew Hines moved to the top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle before rain washed out the first two rounds of qualifying at the 15th annual O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the first rounds of professional qualifying for Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock at [...]

A Few Words With: Tony Stewart
Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 – 18:20 | Comments Off
A Few Words With: Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart is still looking for his first victory as an owner/driver. This weekend, the quest moves to a favorite track, his favorite track, Richmond International Raceway. This week, he shared a few words about it all.
Question: It’s been 371 races since a driver/owner last visited victory lane – Ricky Rudd on Sept. 27, 1998 [...]

Camping World Crew Chief Suspended
Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 – 11:10 | Comments Off

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Wesley Lane, a crew member for the No. 90 team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been suspended from the next six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events and all NASCAR activity until July 1 for rule violations at Kansas Speedway.
Lane was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to [...]

Graham Rahal aboard the USS Ronald Regan
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 – 20:26 | One Comment
Graham Rahal aboard the USS Ronald Regan

Graham’s recent trip to the USS Ronald Reagan Naval aircraft carrier for Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization which provides emergency assistance and morale to our troups, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home.

RacinToday’s Pedley To Vote On NASCAR Hall of Fame Panel
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 – 12:42 | 2 Comments
RacinToday’s Pedley To Vote On NASCAR Hall of Fame Panel

Daytona Beach, Fla. – The letters have been mailed, with the invitations extended.
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France has sent letters of invitation to 50 people – including RacinToday.com Managing Editor Jim Pedley – asking them to serve on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominating Committee and/or Voting Panel.
The hall’s inaugural class, consisting of five [...]

Gordon Earns First Quarter DOTY Award
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 – 8:25 | Comments Off
Gordon Earns First Quarter DOTY Award

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Jeff Gordon’s fast start, and return to victory lane, turned the tide as he was voted first quarter Driver of the Year 2009.
Gordon, a four-time NASCAR champion and the only four-time winner of the Driver of the Year Award, led the Sprint Cup standings as of the date of this year’s first ballot.
Although he won [...]