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The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 15:30 | Comments Off
The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The subject was Danica Patrick’s sheet metal-wadding frustrations after last week’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega.  Just wait, a colleague who is a veteran NASCAR beat writer said during a Monday chat on the telephone, until she gets to Darlington.
Patrick got to Darlington, the 1.33-mile South Carolina oval that many regard [...]

Heat May Not Be Biggest Problem At Talladega
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Heat May Not Be Biggest Problem At Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
TALLADEGA, Ala. – A few random thoughts on race morning at Talladega…
After all the talk about the effects the heat will have on engines during the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, the big weather news on Sunday morning is of another variety. A few rumbles of thunder and a steady [...]

Gordon Busts Year-Long Pole Drought At Talladega
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 13:27 | Comments Off
Gordon Busts Year-Long Pole Drought At Talladega

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Jeff Gordon won his first Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Saturday. The Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver won that pole for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap at 191.623 mph.
The pole was Gordon’s first since the spring race at Talladega last year. It was the 71st pole of his career.
“This is [...]

Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 21:45 | One Comment
Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With the aid of what was reported to be a plastic water bottle, and what was obviously a pit crew in high gear, Kyle Busch won the Capital City 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s first in 20 [...]

Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 9:33 | Comments Off
Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Wrecks have always been a controversial issue in racing and they are again this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, site of tonight’s Capital City 400 Sprint Cup event.
Except this time around, the question being asked about them is:  How come so few and do we need more of them?
People who [...]

Martin Claims Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Martin Claims Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond

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Mark Martin will start from the pole in Saturday night’s Capital City 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway after laying down the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session.
The pole is the second of the season for the Michael Waltrip Racing driver as he also qualified No. 1 for the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin’s [...]

Many Hope Pastrana Can Bring Action To NASCAR
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Many Hope Pastrana Can Bring Action To NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Travis Pastrana’s career has been based upon his ability to execute amazing, high-flying jumps. This weekend, he will attempt to stick the landing on what may be the most important jump of his career: The much-anticipated, long-delayed jump into NASCAR’s big time.
The action-sports star is scheduled to drive in theVirginia 529 [...]

Hamlin Gets the Victory At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, 22 Apr, 2012 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Hamlin Gets the Victory At Kansas Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin passed Ryan Truex Jr. with 31 laps to go and held on to win the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at Phoenix International [...]

Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012 – 13:36 | 3 Comments
Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend, teams and drivers and fans will bid farewell to the original racing surface at Kansas Speedway. For many – especially drivers – the farewell will be tearful.
But know this: The removal and replacement of the 11-year-old asphalt at Kansas is absolutely necessary. The alternative [...]

Power Survives Penalty To Win Long Beach GP
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Power Survives Penalty To Win Long Beach GP

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Not even being penalized 10 spots on the starting grid could slow street-racing monster Will Power as the Team Penske driver overcame his 12th-place starting position to win Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The victory was the second of the season and second in a row for Power, who won [...]