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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., [...]

Coughlin Ends Hiatus, Climbs Back Into Pro Stock
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 8:55 | Comments Off
Coughlin Ends Hiatus, Climbs Back Into Pro Stock

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His self-imposed exile over, four-time world champion Jeg Coughlin is eager to re-introduce himself to the current players in NHRA’s Pro Stock wars.
“I got to sit on the sidelines and watch the action for the season,” said Coughlin, who chose not to compete in the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]

NHRA Notes: Summit Heads Toward The Top
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 9:15 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Summit Heads Toward The Top

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Summit Racing operation looked very little like the Summit Racing operation during Thursday’s opening round of qualifying at the 2012 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals. But during Friday’s second round at Pomona, Ken Black’s Pro Stock teams ignited.
Defending class champion Jason Line moved from 12th to fourth in Round [...]

Force May Turn To Top Fuel, Another Daughter
Wednesday, 1 Feb, 2012 – 8:42 | One Comment
Force May Turn To Top Fuel, Another Daughter

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force Racing will chase the NHRA Funny Car world championship with a four-car Ford Mustang lineup in 2012, a season featuring Courtney Force’s highly anticipated nitro debut.
But team-owner John Force, a 15-time Funny Car world champion, says as many as two Top Fuel cars – driven by daughters Brittany [...]

Pedley: Rolex A Great Watch As Season Begins
Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2012 – 10:19 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Rolex A Great Watch As Season Begins

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The first big race of 2012 is history and, truly historical the Rolex 24-hour race was. Not to mention exciting and entertaining.
Some random thoughts about the 24, its cars, its drivers, its teams and its big moments.
– The race was devoid of mega NASCAR driving stars like Jimmie Johnson, Tony [...]

Pedley: Rolex Not As Exotic, But Still World Class
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 9:55 | Comments Off
Pedley: Rolex Not As Exotic, But Still World Class

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last week, two of the best sports car racers this country has produced made an interesting assertion. Whether or not that assertion is true or not is highly debatable but it’s dang interesting to think about on the day of America’s most important sports car race.
During a teleconference with the [...]

France: No Big Changes For NASCAR in 2012
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2012 – 19:09 | One Comment
France: No Big Changes For NASCAR in 2012

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR is so strong, and on such an upswing after the 2011 season, that no major changes will be implemented for the 2012 season.
That was the gist of NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France’s state of the union-like message during his annual address to the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour presented [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Says He Likes Being On The Hook
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2012 – 19:16 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Says He Likes Being On The Hook

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR champion team owner Rick Hendrick really didn’t know if pairing crew chief Steve Letarte with Dale Earnhardt Jr. last year would work, but it did and Wednesday the third-generation driver said he doesn’t want Letarte to change anything for the 2012 season.
“I told him during the [...]

Steve Addington Embarks On A Working Vacation
Monday, 23 Jan, 2012 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Steve Addington Embarks On A Working Vacation

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart couldn’t resist the temptation Monday to casually remark that his new crew chief, Steve Addington, felt like he was on vacation at Stewart-Haas Racing.
After all, Addington’s previous two drivers were the Busch brothers – Kurt at Penske Racing and Kyle [...]

Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 8:06 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ROME, N.Y. – There is a James Dean-like fascination with the life and times and death of NASCAR Modified champion Richie Evans here in his hometown, where “The Rapid Roman” is remembered as a complex country boy who was too fast to live, too young to die.
Winner of nine NASCAR [...]