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Logano Bumps Way To Victory At Pocono
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 15:31 | Comments Off
Logano Bumps Way To Victory At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Pole-sitter Joey Logano took the lead with just under four laps to go and went on to win the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the year and the second of the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s career. It came in [...]

Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway should get fans and competitors back to their homes and routines a lot quick than in years past. Like, for the first time in memory, while they’re still young.
Because not only are this year’s Cup stops at Pocono being mercifully trimmed back [...]

Logano Captures Pole For Pocono Cup Race
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2012 – 12:15 | Comments Off
Logano Captures Pole For Pocono Cup Race

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Joey Logano won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway and smashed the track record in the process.
Logano’s fast lap was at 179.598 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and it blew away the old mark of 172.553 posted by Kasey Kahne in 2004.
In all, 36 drivers surpassed [...]

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
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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
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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 [...]