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Stewart Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2011 – 16:58 | Comments Off
Stewart Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville

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Tony Stewart passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with three laps to go and hung on to get the victory Sunday in the Tums Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was the third for Stewart in the 10-race Chase. It moved him from fourth to second in the point standings.
Johnson finished [...]

Some Will Push Darn Hard To Wear The Crown
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2011 – 9:09 | Comments Off
Some Will Push Darn Hard To Wear The Crown

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An interesting question made the rounds during Friday’s “hauler chats” at Martinsville Speedway as several Chase drivers were asked how far they would go to win a championship.
The tone of the answers seemed to be: Pretty far.
Some of the answerers would not rule out spinning out fellow competitors to get [...]

Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards
Friday, 28 Oct, 2011 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Having separated themselves from their Class of 2011 peers, Hector Arana Jr. and Vincent Nobile are poised to settle the Automobile Club Road to the Future Award as NHRA’s top rookie.
And they’ll have to do so quickly. Two races remain in the six-event Countdown to the Championship playoffs, beginning with [...]

New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 8:18 | One Comment
New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Looks like you can remove one X-Factor from the X-Factor Chase race: The new rules which NASCAR instituted for Sunday’s race at Talladega have apparently changed nothing.
That was the word from drivers after a couple of Friday practice sessions for the Sprint Cup race.
“I didn’t see anything any different,” driver [...]

Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega
Friday, 21 Oct, 2011 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Today, from a NASCAR track located in small town in central Alabama, we are going to hear a lot about a man from England who drove Indycars. It will be kind of odd, but also very understandable.
Why will Dan Wheldon and his death during the season-ending IndyCar Series race at [...]

NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea
Monday, 17 Oct, 2011 – 16:46 | 2 Comments
NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Despite auto racing’s worldwide existence, it is a small community and when tragedy strikes, as it did with Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon’s death in Sunday’s IndyCar Series season finale, it is felt by every series competitor and sanctioning body.
“Those of us walking around the garage today, [...]

Race Day: Will Jimmie Get A Helping Hand?
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2011 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Race Day: Will Jimmie Get A Helping Hand?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Suddenly, and thanks to a victory last weekend at Kansas Speedway, Jimmie Johnson is again the hot pick to win the 2011 Sprint Cup championship. Should things pan out, the championship would be the sixth straight for Johnson.
And should he win the sixth-straight championship, Johnson would be in line to [...]

Edwards Slams Wall, Busch At Charlotte
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 21:06 | Comments Off
Edwards Slams Wall, Busch At Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Carl Edwards’ victory chances in Friday’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage appeared to have been extinguished only 32 laps into the event when his Ford pancaked the wall exiting Charlotte Motor Speedway’s fourth turn. However, the Missouri driver envisioned a different ending.
With five laps remaining, Edwards [...]

Pedley: I’m Pretty Sure This Chase Is A Good One
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 14:31 | Comments Off
Pedley: I’m Pretty Sure This Chase Is A Good One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This weekend, as the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship reaches its half way point, 47 points separate the first-place driver from the second-place driver.
What I can’t seem to figure out is: Is the lead just 47 points or is it a whopping 47 points. That’s right, still can’t get a [...]

Kansas Holds Its Own In Odd Occurrences Dept.
Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2011 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Kansas Holds Its Own In Odd Occurrences Dept.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Mornin’ Memo today:
Tri-ovaled with medium banking and 1.5 miles around, Kansas Speedway is often cited as the cookie-cutter’s cookie-cutter race track. And that implies, of course, bland, soulless racing.
And while Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 did feature a heaping helping of run-and-hide racing at the [...]