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‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 15:47 | 5 Comments
‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin declared a victory of sorts over NASCAR in his first session with the media since it was revealed that he wouldn’t appeal his $25,000 fine for his comments about the racing at Phoenix International Raceway and that NASCAR would deduct the fine from his future [...]

Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber
Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2013 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Record-setting speeds marked the first of a two-day IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The session previewing the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 24 produced these by-the-numbers highlights:
_ Twenty-five drivers who hot-lapped quicker than Will Power’s official record on [...]

Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together
Thursday, 28 Feb, 2013 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Twenty years ago Tony Gibson was a fabricator and the gasman for Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 NASCAR Cup championship team. Danica Patrick was 10 years old.
Neither person knew the other existed and until last fall, it never seemed probable their career paths would cross. Yet, last October Stewart-Haas Racing decided Gibson [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Stirring Emotions And Hopes In 2013
Saturday, 16 Feb, 2013 – 9:31 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Stirring Emotions And Hopes In 2013

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
MESA, Ariz. – Geordie Wendt braved rush-hour traffic earlier this week for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Minutes before Earnhardt would make an appearance at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill on behalf of Phoenix International Raceway and the upcoming March 3 Subway Fresh Fit [...]

Del Worsham Is Feeling Funny Once Again
Friday, 15 Feb, 2013 – 13:06 | Comments Off
Del Worsham Is Feeling Funny Once Again

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Del Worsham was pretty darn sure he was ready to say farewell to 320 mph as the NHRA season came to an end at Pomona a year and a half ago. As he waved the Top Fuel trophy around to celebrate his championship, he was thinking more about stepping back [...]

Andretti Adds Viso, Fourth Car To Lineup
Sunday, 10 Feb, 2013 – 9:03 | 2 Comments
Andretti Adds Viso, Fourth Car To Lineup

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In what rates as an open-wheel marriage of convenience, Andretti Autosport’s championship-winning organization has signed IZOD IndyCar Series veteran E.J. Viso to drive a fourth fulltime entry for the 2013 season.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Viso will drive the No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA Dallara/Chevrolet during his sixth IndyCar season [...]

Dumping Start-And-Parkers Presents Problems
Tuesday, 29 Jan, 2013 – 9:13 | 5 Comments
Dumping Start-And-Parkers Presents Problems

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith told reporters in attendance at last week’s Media Tour that he wanted NASCAR to do something to end the practice of teams starting and parking in races. He also appealed to NASCAR to reduce the top speeds of race cars, using the argument that racing [...]

Flat Spot On: Daytona Needs Faster Prototypes
Saturday, 26 Jan, 2013 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Needs Faster Prototypes

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the eve of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, count me among those lamenting the passing of the American Le Mans Series at the end of the season and one who appreciates the future of a single unified endurance racing series in America under the Grand-Am. [...]

Force Funny Cars Show Their Winter Capabilities
Sunday, 20 Jan, 2013 – 9:14 | One Comment
Force Funny Cars Show Their Winter Capabilities

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Funny Car teammates Robert Hight and Courtney Force proved quickest off the trailer and Doug Kalitta paced the Top Fuel time sheet during the rain-shortened PRO Winter Warm-Up at Palm Beach International Raceway.
Saturday’s scheduled second day of activity in Jupiter, Fla., was cancelled by persistent rain, leaving teams with [...]

Gen 6 Cars: Very Pretty, But Can They Race?
Thursday, 17 Jan, 2013 – 8:51 | One Comment
Gen 6 Cars: Very Pretty, But Can They Race?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The theme which emerged from last weekend’s three-day Preseason Thunder test session at Daytona International Speedway was impossible to miss or misinterpret: The Gen 6 cars look great.
And in announcing that view loudly and constantly, NASCAR and its teams and its drivers and its manufacturers also were issuing a subtle [...]