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NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 14:48 | 2 Comments
NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s summer visit to Daytona is traditionally considered the mid-point of the racing season.
It’s also an opportunity for NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France to meet the media to address a wide-range of questions related to the sport.
On the eve of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 […]

Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks
Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Reaction to a suggestion by race-track owner Bruton Smith to insert mandatory cautions into Sprint Cup races drew an assortment of reactions from drivers this week. Reactions that ranged from humorous to highly personal.
Included was a statement by NASCAR president Mike Helton that mandatory stops to spice action would never […]

‘Gutsy’ Performance Nets Keselowski A Victory
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 6:41 | Comments Off on ‘Gutsy’ Performance Nets Keselowski A Victory
‘Gutsy’ Performance Nets Keselowski A Victory

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Brad Keselowski expertly managed fuel mileage during the closing 56 laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Quaker State 400 Saturday night en route to his second career victory at Kentucky Speedway.
Keselowski earned his third Cup win of 2012 and became the second driver to win both NSCS and NASCAR Nationwide Series titles at the […]

Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans
Saturday, 30 Jun, 2012 – 12:28 | Comments Off on Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans
Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of these years, Sprint Cup racing at Kentucky will be about engines and horsepower and going fast and strategy. Just not this year.
This year, a year after the traffic and parking lots were the big story at Kentucky Speedway, heat has become the big topic. Heat that is expected […]

At The Risk Of A Beating, It Has To Be Asked
Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2012 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
At The Risk Of A Beating, It Has To Be Asked

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A final look back at an interesting weekend of racing:
The Question that reporter Bob Pockrass asked Kurt Busch at Dover, the one that ended up getting Busch suspended, was a good question then and a good question again in the wake of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Sonoma.
Did knowing that […]

Bucolic Often Turns To Barbaric At Sonoma
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2012 – 9:10 | Comments Off on Bucolic Often Turns To Barbaric At Sonoma
Bucolic Often Turns To Barbaric At Sonoma

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Peace and beauty come to mind when people think of the rolling hills of the Northern California wine country. Unless those people are sitting in the driver’s seat of a Sprint Cup car. Then, anger and violence crowd the thoughts and the track.
The annual race at the Sonoma road course, […]

Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 6:56 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?
Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I suppose I’m one of the few journalists who covered both the fatal crash of Dale Earnhardt Sr. in Daytona in 2001 and the crash three years later of Dale Earhardt Jr. that brought him as close to a fatal accident as he’s ever been. The incident occurred at the Infineon […]

INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty
Wednesday, 20 Jun, 2012 – 7:21 | Comments Off on INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty
INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR’s top cop has acknowledged that the sanctioning body erred when it issued a drive-through penalty to Scott Dixon during the Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQ at The Milwaukee Mile.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, finished 11th in Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series event won by Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport […]

Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 16:59 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One hundred and forty-four proved to the be the charm for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the Hendrick Motorsports driver broke free from his four-year slump and won the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Earnhardt, whose last victory in the series came at the […]

Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 9:31 | One Comment
Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scheduling an extra practice Saturday so that Sprint Cup teams could test new, harder tires on Michigan International Speedway’s new, ultra-high speed pavement seemed like a good idea – at the time. However, it proved costly.
The harder left-side tires brought in did slow the cars, but the stress placed on […]