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Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk
Sunday, 12 May, 2013 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Native son Ed Carpenter topped the speed chart on Opening Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his second-year IZOD IndyCar Series team is looking to bolster its history in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Carpenter, winner of the most recent IndyCar Series race on a superspeedway, [...]

Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row
Friday, 10 May, 2013 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row

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Kurt Busch earned his first pole of the season when he had the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session for Saturday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Busch’s lap in his Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet was at a track record 181.918 mph.
Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports was second fastest in the session [...]

Regan Smith Goes To Victory Lane At Talladega
Saturday, 4 May, 2013 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Goes To Victory Lane At Talladega

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Regan Smith took the lead on the final 400 yards of a green/white/checkered-flag finish and won Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway as a last-lap multicar wreck erupted behind him.
Smith was the leader at the previous scoring loop when NASCAR called the seventh and final caution an instant before the cars [...]

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
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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’

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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’

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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
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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 [...]