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Champs Hope To Maintain ‘Stewartship’ In Loudon
Sunday, 15 Jul, 2012 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Champs Hope To Maintain ‘Stewartship’ In Loudon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If recent history means anything – which, in a constantly and rapidly evolving sport like auto racing, it seldom does – then the drivers for Stewart-Haas Racing may be the ones to watch in today’s Lennox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race.
The event is at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; the [...]

Camping World Trucks To Add Road Courses?
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Camping World Trucks To Add Road Courses?

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NEWTON, Iowa – There were rumblings on Friday at Iowa Speedway about the possibility of one or two road course events and an additional short track race being part of next season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
“I’m hearing a lot of that chatter in the garage area,” said points [...]

Hornish To Be Back In ‘Dinger’s Car At Loudon
Monday, 9 Jul, 2012 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Hornish To Be Back In ‘Dinger’s Car At Loudon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sam Hornish Sr. will be back in the No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge Sprint Cup car this coming weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the team announced Monday.
Hornish will again be substituting for AJ Allmendinger, who has been suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test.
A statement released by the [...]

Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory

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The IZOD IndyCar Series has a new points leader and a new top team as Ryan Hunter -Reay of Andretti Autosport won the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday to give him three straight victories and a sizable lead in the season standings.
Hunter-Reay inherited the lead on lap 57 at the Exhibition Place street circuit when [...]

Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 8:20 | Comments Off
Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This has been a season of high-profile firsts for the IZOD IndyCar Series. Almost a complete rebirthing season in terms of people, places and things. And while some of the newly launched nouns have to be considered success stories, there have been some that have caused rebirthing issues.
One thing that [...]

NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 14:48 | 2 Comments
NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s summer visit to Daytona is traditionally considered the mid-point of the racing season.
It’s also an opportunity for NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France to meet the media to address a wide-range of questions related to the sport.
On the eve of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 [...]

Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 8:24 | Comments Off
Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Reaction to a suggestion by race-track owner Bruton Smith to insert mandatory cautions into Sprint Cup races drew an assortment of reactions from drivers this week. Reactions that ranged from humorous to highly personal.
Included was a statement by NASCAR president Mike Helton that mandatory stops to spice action would never [...]

‘Gutsy’ Performance Nets Keselowski A Victory
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 6:41 | Comments Off
‘Gutsy’ Performance Nets Keselowski A Victory

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Brad Keselowski expertly managed fuel mileage during the closing 56 laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Quaker State 400 Saturday night en route to his second career victory at Kentucky Speedway.
Keselowski earned his third Cup win of 2012 and became the second driver to win both NSCS and NASCAR Nationwide Series titles at the [...]

Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans
Saturday, 30 Jun, 2012 – 12:28 | Comments Off
Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of these years, Sprint Cup racing at Kentucky will be about engines and horsepower and going fast and strategy. Just not this year.
This year, a year after the traffic and parking lots were the big story at Kentucky Speedway, heat has become the big topic. Heat that is expected [...]

At The Risk Of A Beating, It Has To Be Asked
Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2012 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
At The Risk Of A Beating, It Has To Be Asked

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A final look back at an interesting weekend of racing:
The Question that reporter Bob Pockrass asked Kurt Busch at Dover, the one that ended up getting Busch suspended, was a good question then and a good question again in the wake of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Sonoma.
Did knowing that [...]