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New Guy Newgarden Takes A Spin At Indy
Thursday, 17 May, 2012 – 7:04 | Comments Off
New Guy Newgarden Takes A Spin At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rookie Josef Newgarden added a pair of experiences to his Indianapolis 500 notebook Wednesday, when a spin in Turn 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway resulted in a visit to the track’s medical center.
“You don’t get many lucky breaks around this place, and I think I just got one,” Newgarden said [...]

Indy Speeds Climb As Teams Get Serious
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Indy Speeds Climb As Teams Get Serious

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After three days of working primarily on race day setups for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Penske got serious about qualifying Tuesday. The results produced the team’s fastest laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with all three Penske drivers exceeding 220 mph.
Three-time Indy 500 champion Helio [...]

Things Get Racy During Practice At Indianapolis
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Things Get Racy During Practice At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti picked up the pace for Andretti Autosport during practice Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where speeds for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 aren’t always what they seem.
With a number of IZOD IndyCar Series teams admittedly using the final hour of the six-hour [...]

The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 15:30 | Comments Off
The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The subject was Danica Patrick’s sheet metal-wadding frustrations after last week’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega.  Just wait, a colleague who is a veteran NASCAR beat writer said during a Monday chat on the telephone, until she gets to Darlington.
Patrick got to Darlington, the 1.33-mile South Carolina oval that many regard [...]

Heat May Not Be Biggest Problem At Talladega
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Heat May Not Be Biggest Problem At Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
TALLADEGA, Ala. – A few random thoughts on race morning at Talladega…
After all the talk about the effects the heat will have on engines during the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, the big weather news on Sunday morning is of another variety. A few rumbles of thunder and a steady [...]

Gordon Busts Year-Long Pole Drought At Talladega
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 13:27 | Comments Off
Gordon Busts Year-Long Pole Drought At Talladega

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Jeff Gordon won his first Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Saturday. The Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver won that pole for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap at 191.623 mph.
The pole was Gordon’s first since the spring race at Talladega last year. It was the 71st pole of his career.
“This is [...]

Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 21:45 | One Comment
Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With the aid of what was reported to be a plastic water bottle, and what was obviously a pit crew in high gear, Kyle Busch won the Capital City 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s first in 20 [...]

Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 9:33 | Comments Off
Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Wrecks have always been a controversial issue in racing and they are again this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, site of tonight’s Capital City 400 Sprint Cup event.
Except this time around, the question being asked about them is:  How come so few and do we need more of them?
People who [...]

Martin Claims Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Martin Claims Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond

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Mark Martin will start from the pole in Saturday night’s Capital City 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway after laying down the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session.
The pole is the second of the season for the Michael Waltrip Racing driver as he also qualified No. 1 for the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin’s [...]

Many Hope Pastrana Can Bring Action To NASCAR
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Many Hope Pastrana Can Bring Action To NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Travis Pastrana’s career has been based upon his ability to execute amazing, high-flying jumps. This weekend, he will attempt to stick the landing on what may be the most important jump of his career: The much-anticipated, long-delayed jump into NASCAR’s big time.
The action-sports star is scheduled to drive in theVirginia 529 [...]