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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 [...]

Bucolic Often Turns To Barbaric At Sonoma
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2012 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Bucolic Often Turns To Barbaric At Sonoma

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Peace and beauty come to mind when people think of the rolling hills of the Northern California wine country. Unless those people are sitting in the driver’s seat of a Sprint Cup car. Then, anger and violence crowd the thoughts and the track.
The annual race at the Sonoma road course, [...]

Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I suppose I’m one of the few journalists who covered both the fatal crash of Dale Earnhardt Sr. in Daytona in 2001 and the crash three years later of Dale Earhardt Jr. that brought him as close to a fatal accident as he’s ever been. The incident occurred at the Infineon [...]

INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty
Wednesday, 20 Jun, 2012 – 7:21 | Comments Off
INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR’s top cop has acknowledged that the sanctioning body erred when it issued a drive-through penalty to Scott Dixon during the Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQ at The Milwaukee Mile.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, finished 11th in Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series event won by Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 16:59 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One hundred and forty-four proved to the be the charm for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the Hendrick Motorsports driver broke free from his four-year slump and won the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Earnhardt, whose last victory in the series came at the [...]

Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 9:31 | One Comment
Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scheduling an extra practice Saturday so that Sprint Cup teams could test new, harder tires on Michigan International Speedway’s new, ultra-high speed pavement seemed like a good idea – at the time. However, it proved costly.
The harder left-side tires brought in did slow the cars, but the stress placed on [...]

Hunter-Reay Gets The IndyCar Victory In Milwaukee
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Gets The IndyCar Victory In Milwaukee

RacinToday.com
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport took control late in the race and went on to win the Milwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon.
It was Hunter-Reay’s  his first victory since he won the race at New Hampshire last year. It came by over five seconds over Tony Kanaan of KV [...]

Vickers Eager To Take A Ride In The Country
Friday, 15 Jun, 2012 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Vickers Eager To Take A Ride In The Country

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brian Vickers had a, well, memorable road racing career when he was a Sprint Cup regular. Some of those memories were good, like when he won the pole in Sonoma in 2009. Some, not so good, like at Sonoma last year when he intentionally punted Tony Stewart in a move [...]

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 [...]