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Cheers! Keselowski Wins 2012 Cup Championship
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Cheers! Keselowski Wins 2012 Cup Championship
Cheers! Keselowski Wins 2012 Cup Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those who thought that Brad Keselowski would crack in the season-ending Sprint Cup race and somehow blow the 20-point lead he possessed when the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway started on Sunday, whiffed.
Instead, it was five-time  champion Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team that succumbed to the pressures as late-race […]

Emotions Run High At HMS Press Conference
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 17:55 | 2 Comments
Emotions Run High At HMS Press Conference

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – There was plenty of drama in a packed media center at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday afternoon as Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick discussed the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s retaliation against Clint Bowyer at the conclusion of last week’s race in Phoenix.
Gordon, who said he […]

Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie
Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Keeping with the week’s theme where nearly everyone made a prediction on who would win Tuesday’s presidential campaign, Dale Earnhardt Jr. put on his prognostication hat Friday at Phoenix International Raceway and cast his vote on who will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
The two candidates are […]

Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 14:05 | Comments Off on Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams
Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jack Beckman was 7-years-old when he attended his first drag race.
Ron Capps was in the womb.
Thousands of time-slips later, fate has returned the Don Schumacher Racing teammates to their Southern California roots, where one will emerge Sunday as 2012 NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Yeah, interesting stuff,” said Beckman, driver of […]

Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talent? Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson both have shelves stacked full of that. Great equipment? The two drivers leading the point standings are well-stocked there as well. Wrenchers? Chad Knaus is this era’s Spanner Boy but Paul Wolfe’s is builing a nice reputation of his own and may just be […]

Sauter Chickens Out At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 3 Nov, 2012 – 20:06 | Comments Off on Sauter Chickens Out At Texas Motor Speedway
Sauter Chickens Out At Texas Motor Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter’s season of disappointing double-digit results in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series does not include the two races run at Texas Motor Speedway.
When he races at TMS, Sauter conveniently develops a case of “Romnesia.”
“I’m worried about Tuesday and Mitt Romney winning (the presidential election)…that’s […]

Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 16:17 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead
Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead

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Jimmie Johnson edged closer to winning a sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday when he won the 500-lap race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the fourth of the season – and first in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship – for the Hendrick Motorsports driver.
It allowed him to move to the top of […]

Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 10:32 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History
Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite his worst qualifying effort of the season, NHRA Top Fuel point-leader Antron Brown is closing on the next milestone in drag racing’s “drive for diversity.”
Brown is poised to become the first African-American to win a major American auto racing season championship. Eight rounds of racing remain in the six-event […]

It Turned Out To Be A Groovy Day At Kansas
Monday, 22 Oct, 2012 – 10:16 | Comments Off on It Turned Out To Be A Groovy Day At Kansas
It Turned Out To Be A Groovy Day At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Some leftovers for an, um, interesting weekend at Kansas Speedway:
Determining the number of racing grooves which a race track supports is, it appears, in the eye of the beholder. Or, probably, more accurately, on how a driver finishes on the track in question.
Hopes for multi-groove racing […]

Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 15:20 | 4 Comments
Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The pointy heads call it “tough love’, that thing where authority figures subject their charges to small slices of hell in an effort to instill discipline that could serve them well in the future.
Tony Stewart, the Sprint Cup team owner, said Friday that despite some bouts […]