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Montoya On Future: ‘I Want To Be In A Winning Car’
Friday, 16 Aug, 2013 – 15:04 | One Comment
Montoya On Future: ‘I Want To Be In A Winning Car’

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BROOKLYN, Mich. – After posting just five top 10 finishes in 22 Sprint Cup starts this year, Juan Pablo Montoya received official notification earlier this week that he won’t return to Chip Ganassi’s No. 42 in 2014.
Montoya saw the writing on the wall earlier this year when the team chose [...]

Aussie Ambrose Is A Triple Threat At Watkins Glen
Monday, 12 Aug, 2013 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Aussie Ambrose Is A Triple Threat At Watkins Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His tenure Down Under has served Marcos Ambrose particularly well in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where a bit of NASCAR history beckons the native Australian at Watkins Glen International.
Ambrose is working on a two-race Sprint Cup Series winning streak heading into Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The [...]

Kyle Busch Holds On To Win At Watkins Glen
Sunday, 11 Aug, 2013 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Holds On To Win At Watkins Glen

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Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski through a three late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s third of the season and second at The Glen. Busch led the final 29 laps of the race.
Martin Truex Jr. of [...]

Stewart Breaks Leg; Papis To Drive 14 At The Glen
Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2013 – 7:51 | One Comment
Stewart Breaks Leg; Papis To Drive 14 At The Glen

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sprint Cup driver/team owner Tony Stewart suffered a broken leg when he crashed while racing in a 360 sprint car race in Iowa Monday night. He will miss this weekend’s race at the Watkins Glen road course.
Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Max Papis will driver Stewart’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas [...]

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
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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
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 [...]