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The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay
Sunday, 4 Aug, 2013 – 6:40 | Comments Off
The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Well-aware it’s “go-for-broke” time, reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay gambled on tire selection Saturday afternoon en route to qualifying on-pole for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Hunter-Reay posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519-seconds/124.385 mph around the 2.258-mile/13-turn layout in Lexington, Ohio, to earn the [...]

Two Brickyarders Have Chance To Rise Above
Saturday, 27 Jul, 2013 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Two Brickyarders Have Chance To Rise Above

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis Motor Speedway history has been stuck on four – four event winners – for a lot of years. Two Sprint Cup teammates think too many years, and would love like crazy to do some un-sticking on Sunday afternoon in the 2013 running of the Brickyard 400.
Hendrick Motorsport’s Jimmie Johnson [...]

Stewart Has Dirty Reputation As Track Owner
Wednesday, 24 Jul, 2013 – 15:46 | Comments Off
Stewart Has Dirty Reputation As Track Owner

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Dave Blaney will make a rare start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tonight when he pilots the No. 19 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski in the inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway.
Aside from being a veteran driver, Blaney also wears the hat of a race [...]

Johnson Will Have Long Way To Go In Short Race
Saturday, 13 Jul, 2013 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Johnson Will Have Long Way To Go In Short Race

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Mistakes happen. Just not that often to the No. 48 team.
Five-time champion and current points leader Jimmie Johnson will start from the rear of the 43-car field Sunday in the Camping World RV Sales 301 because his Friday qualifying lap, good for second on the grid, was [...]

Ganassi Sweeps Up In IndyCar’s Return To Pocono
Sunday, 7 Jul, 2013 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Ganassi Sweeps Up In IndyCar’s Return To Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Dixon led a first-ever Chip Ganassi Racing podium sweep in winning INDYCAR’s return to Pocono Raceway after a 24-year absence on Sunday afternoon.
Dixon earned his first victory since Mid-Ohio last August, while Charlie Kimball tied his career high of second and four-time series champion Dario Franchitti finished third.
“Going into this [...]

Would Day Change Put Pop Back Into Firecracker?
Friday, 5 Jul, 2013 – 14:45 | Comments Off
Would Day Change Put Pop Back Into Firecracker?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
On Saturday night, the Sprint Cup Series will hold the 2013 version of the race that at one time, had the perfect name – the Firecracker 400. Held on the Fourth of July, way down South, sand clinging sweat-stickied skin, loud un-muffled V-8s. Perfect.
Just not profitable enough – the name [...]

Danica Debate Flares Anew During Kentucky Week
Friday, 28 Jun, 2013 – 15:48 | 6 Comments
Danica Debate Flares Anew During Kentucky Week

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As a television “analyst”, Kyle Petty is paid handsomely to do little more than talk. On a national broadcast Thursday, Petty certainly earned his money as he offered up the opinion that Danica Patrick is “not a race car driver”, but “just a marketing machine”.
Like, ouch.
Bold analysis, for sure. But, [...]

Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SPARTA, Ky. – The connection between Michael Waltrip Racing and collegiate sports is alive and well.
After unveiling paint schemes over the past year honoring national championships Kentucky (basketball) and Alabama (football), NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, driver Brian Vickers and sponsor Aaron’s did the same for Louisville on Thursday at [...]

Truex Jr. Ends Record Dry Spell At Sonoma
Sunday, 23 Jun, 2013 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Truex Jr. Ends Record Dry Spell At Sonoma

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Martin Truex Jr. ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR Sunday when he won the road race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
The convincing victory for Truex Jr. in the Toyota Save Mart 350 ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4, 2007 at Dover, where he finished 7,355 seconds ahead [...]

McMurray Drives To Pole At Sonoma Road Course
Saturday, 22 Jun, 2013 – 15:21 | Comments Off
McMurray Drives To Pole At Sonoma Road Course

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Jamie McMurray of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing edged Marcos Ambrose of Richard Petty Motorsports for the Sprint Cup race pole at the Sonoma road course on Saturday.
Both McMurray and Ambrose qualified in the final five-car group (No. 8) in the debut of group qualifying in Cup, with Ambrose posting his lap first and McMurray topping him [...]