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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Buescher’s NNS Career Starts With A Road Trip
Thursday, 20 Jun, 2013 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Buescher’s NNS Career Starts With A Road Trip

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – James Buescher will make his belated 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend with a clear conscience, and carrying a Texas-sized I-O-Y’all from his father-in-law.
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and a past NNS winner, Buescher will wheel the No. 34 Wolfpack Energy Services [...]

Biffle And Ford Look Like A Thousand In Michigan
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2013 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Biffle And Ford Look Like A Thousand In Michigan

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Greg Biffle gave beleaguered Ford Racing and its fans something to ease the pain Sunday when he and his Roush Fenway Racing Fusion won the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Biffle, the third of the season for Ford and the 1,000th overall for Ford in [...]

Michigan Actually Is A Big Race For Ford This Time
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2013 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Michigan Actually Is A Big Race For Ford This Time

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
You can count on it. In fact, it occurs with such regularly that it has become a eye-rolling cliche:  Every time the Sprint Cup series arrives at Michigan International Speedway, somebody in the media will ask Ford drivers in general and Roush Fenway Racing drivers specifically about the importance of [...]

Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee
Saturday, 15 Jun, 2013 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee

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Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his second consecutive victory at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old Andretti Autosport driver passed race leader Takuma Sato with 52 laps and went on to win by 4.809 seconds over Helio Castroneves.
Will Power, Castroneves’ Team Penske teammate, finished third for his first podium of the season.
E.J. Viso and James [...]