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Kurt Busch, Profanity Remain Hot Topics In Texas
Thursday, 7 Jun, 2012 – 17:05 | 5 Comments
Kurt Busch, Profanity Remain Hot Topics In Texas

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – The last time Ron Hornaday Jr. visited Texas Motor Speedway the veteran driver was thrust into the national spotlight after he was intentionally wrecked by Kyle Busch under caution during a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event.
Busch was subsequently parked by NASCAR for the remainder of [...]

Toyota Hybrid Has Speed, Will Travel 24 Hours?
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Toyota Hybrid Has Speed, Will Travel 24 Hours?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LE MANS, France – There was thunder as the new Toyota TS 030 Hybrid broke cover at Le Mans for the first time. In place of traditional Toyota red seen previously, the Japanese company’s LMP1 class hybrid carried a blue paint scheme for its first “Vingt-Quatres Heures du Mans.”
The new panels, [...]

Motown Is A Smash Hit With IndyCar Drivers
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Motown Is A Smash Hit With IndyCar Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Street-course ace Will Power topped the combined practice time/speed chart Friday for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, where the Raceway at Belle Isle Park left at least one IZOD IndyCar Series driver breathless.
“I have no more air left in my lungs. That is good fun,” Simon Pagenaud said [...]

Driver Want-To Is The Hot Topic At Dover
Friday, 1 Jun, 2012 – 16:02 | One Comment
Driver Want-To Is The Hot Topic At Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DOVER, Del. – If NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers were required to carry collision insurance when they strap into their cars each weekend, insurers would be clamoring for their business as the series rolls into Dover International Speedway for Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks.
The year-long trend of few cautions and [...]

Torrence Shows Small Can Be Successful In NHRA
Thursday, 31 May, 2012 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Torrence Shows Small Can Be Successful In NHRA

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was a calm Steve Torrence who settled into a padded-metal chair, leaned back and propped his feet up on another chair in the lounge of his Top Fuel car hauler at Heartland Park Topeka a couple weeks ago. Really calm. Eerily calm.
Certainly, ironically calm considering what he is doing [...]

Flat Spot On: Could This Be Webber’s Year?
Monday, 28 May, 2012 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Could This Be Webber’s Year?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

MONTE CARLO, Monaco – So now it’s three victories in a row for Red Bull Racing at Monaco and six races with six different winning faces during the current Formula 1 season.
The latest victor is Mark Webber, the former journeyman driver who has found his calling at Red Bull. Might he [...]

Kahne Gets First Hendrick Win And It’s A Biggie
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 21:17 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets First Hendrick Win And It’s A Biggie

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Big things were expected of Kasey Kahne when he moved to Hendrdick Motorsports this season and Saturday in the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway a big thing finally did happen. Kahne got his first win of the season.
The victory was the first for Kahne since last fall when he won at [...]

Flat Spot On: Daly ‘Flying High’ In Monaco
Saturday, 26 May, 2012 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daly ‘Flying High’ In Monaco

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Top Ten “Tweets” From Monaco:
1. First, the weather in Monaco: clear today and money tomorrow. (To learn more about F1’s upcoming IPO, please read on.)
2. American Conor Daly scaled new and different heights in his career exiting the tunnel in the GP3 race on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, [...]

Coca-Cola 600 Will Start With All-Petty Front Row
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 19:26 | Comments Off
Coca-Cola 600 Will Start With All-Petty Front Row

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola ripped off a stunning qualifying lap to win the pole Thursday for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The pole, which came after he logged a lap at 192.940 mph, was the first of the Richard Petty Motorsports driver’s Sprint Cup career. It [...]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Five New Members
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Five New Members

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the end, it took what one member of the voting panel called a green/white/checkered restart, but the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday found out which five people would become its class of 2013.
The five are:
– Driver Herb Thomas
– Mechanic Leonard Wood
– Driver Rusty Wallace
– Driver/owner [...]