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Pastrana Takes Big Step Up In Quest For Respect
Friday, 3 May, 2013 – 15:41 | Comments Off
Pastrana Takes Big Step Up In Quest For Respect

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Novelty-item drivers have come and gone in NASCAR over the years. Many of those who follow the sport may have thought that X-Games star Travis Pastrana would be just another one of those when he announced his intentions to cross over to NASCAR a couple years back.
On Friday afternoon at [...]

It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 10:22 | Comments Off
It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2013 NASCAR season has been one of surprises. Not huge surprises like getting a pony on your birthday when you figured you were getting socks and underwear again. But mild and very interesting surprises emanating from driver performances and race-day culture.
The eve of the Sprint Cup Series’ 10th race [...]

Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 19:10 | Comments Off
Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’

RacinToday.com
Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing was hit with severe penalties after the car driven by Matt Kenseth at Kansas Speedway last week was found to have a piston rod which was ruled to be of an improper weight – it was 2.7 grams too heavy.
Gibbs held a press conference on Friday at Richmond International [...]

Q and A: Kenseth Calls Penalties ‘Grossly Unfair’
Thursday, 25 Apr, 2013 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Q and A: Kenseth Calls Penalties ‘Grossly Unfair’

RacinToday.com
Earlier this week, NASCAR came down hard on Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup team. The series imposed penalties and fines on Kenseth.
The penalties stemmed from a post-race inspection after he STP 400 at Kansas Speedway that yielded a piston rod which was not up to spec.
Kenseth won the race, but at [...]

Kenseth Goes Back To Back At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013 – 15:19 | Comments Off
Kenseth Goes Back To Back At Kansas Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Kenseth made it two straight at Kansas Speedway as he took the lead coming out of the pits with 43 laps to go, held it the rest of the way and won the STP 400 Sprint Cup race on Sunday.
The victory for Kenseth, the Joe [...]

Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250
Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti will start his landmark 250th Indy-car race in style Sunday after claiming the Verizon P1 Award for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
A four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion, Franchitti posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.2379-seconds at 105.369 mph during the waning seconds of [...]

NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 15:55 | Comments Off
NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s a saying out there that goes something like: Some people are indispensable but nobody is irreplaceable. If Penske Racing loses its appeal of the penalties issued to the teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, that saying will be in for a major test when [...]

Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Friday, 19 Apr, 2013 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson, on behalf of Hendrick Motorsports, pled not guilty Friday to “ratting out” technical illegalities on the part of rival Penske Racing.
“In no way, shape or form,” the five-time champion said, did he or anybody on his team go running to NASCAR officials and tattle [...]

It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth
Sunday, 14 Apr, 2013 – 8:28 | Comments Off
It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch broke out a broom and playfully swept the stone surface of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, the perfect prop and photo-op for a guy who spent his weekend in Cowtown cleaning house.
Busch used a late-race pit stop to overhaul Martin Truex [...]

Kyle Busch Wins No. 6 At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 13 Apr, 2013 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins No. 6 At Texas Motor Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch rushed through his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole-award winning duties, changed uniforms at warp speed and wolfed down a meal before settling into his office for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The harried result? A record-setting sixth series victory in the [...]