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‘King Of Speed’ Remembers THE 300 mph Run
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2012 – 8:53 | Comments Off
‘King Of Speed’ Remembers THE 300 mph Run

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On the day he officially became “The King of Speed,” Kenny Bernstein arrived at the racetrack armed with a work ethic that traces to his family’s West Texas roots.
Always give the customer more than he pays for – that was the mantra preached to Kenny by his father, Bert, as [...]

Smack-Immune Krawiec Is Ready To Defend
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Smack-Immune Krawiec Is Ready To Defend

John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Not all the noise emanating from the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle pits in 2011 was engine-related. En route to his second world championship, Eddie Krawiec bowed-up and figured out how to turn the smack talk regularly served by Hector Arana Jr. and Jerry Savoie, among others, to his advantage.
“That motivates me,” [...]

PIR Features Sort Of, Kind Of, Normal Racing
Sunday, 4 Mar, 2012 – 10:28 | Comments Off
PIR Features Sort Of, Kind Of, Normal Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With the rock-concert atmosphere and artificial racing of Speedweeks put to bed for one more year, it’s time to get snap back into a reality mode.
Kind of.
Today’s race, the Subway Fresh Fit 500, is at Phoenix International Raceway. A tricky, 1-mile oval with a goofy dog leg which begs to [...]

Minter: NASCAR, Questions Arrive In Arizona
Friday, 2 Mar, 2012 – 15:56 | One Comment
Minter: NASCAR, Questions Arrive In Arizona

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As the NASCAR guys and gals get to work at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, those of us who make our livings on the other side of the wall have lots of work to do in figuring out just where things stand in the sport.
What are all the implications of [...]

Texas IndyCar Test Sparks Rumors
Monday, 27 Feb, 2012 – 15:49 | One Comment
Texas IndyCar Test Sparks Rumors

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Testing of the IZOD IndyCar Series’ new Dallara DW12 chassis at Texas Motor Speedway has re-ignited long-standing concerns over the inherent dangers of pack racing.
And while rumors of a possible boycott by series drivers created buzz on several websites, former champion Tony Kanaan said he is confident team engineers and [...]

Rookie Mistake Leads To Rookie Victory At DIS
Saturday, 25 Feb, 2012 – 8:48 | One Comment
Rookie Mistake Leads To Rookie Victory At DIS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Staring at the prospect of a third green/white/checkered flag restart Friday night, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie John King’s thoughts wandered to his post-race apology to Johnny Sauter.
Contact between King and Sauter during the second GWC laps around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway sent the latter crashing into the [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Won’t Just Be Along For The ‘Ride’
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2012 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Won’t Just Be Along For The ‘Ride’

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With NASCAR’s rules guaranteeing starting spots in the Daytona 500 to the top 35 teams in last year’s car owner points standings, there’s really not much reason for drivers to run hard in Thursday’s 150-mile Gatorade Duel qualifying races.
In fact, the way restrictor plate races of [...]

Shootout Should Be Informative, Entertaining
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2012 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Shootout Should Be Informative, Entertaining

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Budweiser Shootout is not really one of those events that prompts people to hold watch parties. It’s main allure has been that it kind of, sort of kicks off the new NASCAR season.
It’s been kind of a meet-and-greet from afar for fans and competitors.
It’s featured confusing, revolving entry criteria, [...]

Truex Gains Random Access To Shootout Pole
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Truex Gains Random Access To Shootout Pole

RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. will lead the 25-car field to the green flag for the 34th annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.
Truex Jr. secured P1 through a random selection process Friday night at the Budweiser Shootout Draw Party, during which participating drivers selected a Bud bottle featuring a number behind [...]

They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona
Thursday, 16 Feb, 2012 – 10:45 | Comments Off
They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Media Day for Speedweeks is off and running in Daytona Beach today. Most of the top drivers in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks series are sitting down for, and putting up with, questions from media members.
Here are some questions and answers from the interview sessions:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., [...]