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Pedley: Penske Mystery About To Be Solved?
Friday, 19 Aug, 2011 – 13:43 | One Comment
Pedley: Penske Mystery About To Be Solved?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
BROOKLYN, Mich. – As racing mysteries go, this one has been a humdinger: Not only has Roger Penske not been able to win a Sprint Cup championship in his nearly three decades as a NASCAR team owner, he’s really not been able to work his organization into the top tier [...]

Williams: HOF Hopes Acceleration Will Pick Up Pace
Thursday, 18 Aug, 2011 – 6:25 | 2 Comments
Williams: HOF Hopes Acceleration Will Pick Up Pace

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Increasing attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., has been a constant challenge for officials since the $195 million building opened in May 2010 amid the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Predicted attendance figures for the first year were inflated – about four times more than what [...]

Monday Highlights For You Working Stiffs
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 14:50 | One Comment
Monday Highlights For You Working Stiffs

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Welcome to the ‘Working Person’s Friend’ column in which the high and low points of Monday’s workday Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International are listed:
High point: Marcos Ambrose, probably the best driver of stock cars on road courses in the world, got himself and Richard Petty Motorsports their very warm [...]

Being Nine Is Fine With Castroneves At Loudon
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 18:59 | Comments Off
Being Nine Is Fine With Castroneves At Loudon

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, NH –  Helio Castroneves qualified ninth Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and appeared to be thrilled by the performance.
After jumping out of his Team Penske car, Castroneves, who is also ninth in the season points, pulled off his helmet, pointed to the scoreboard and smiled broadly.
At that moment, [...]

Gibbs And Toyota To Combine Forces For Future
Thursday, 11 Aug, 2011 – 16:24 | One Comment
Gibbs And Toyota To Combine Forces For Future

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A partnership between Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development will provide a more united front in 2012 when NASCAR begins using fuel injected engines and result in JGR and Michael Waltrip Racing using the same engine packages, company executives said Thursday.
TRD has 32 years of experience developing, building and [...]

Minter: Keselowski Adds Tough Guy To Resume
Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2011 – 12:54 | One Comment
Minter: Keselowski Adds Tough Guy To Resume

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s pretty certain that any remaining questions about whether Brad Keselowski would make it in the Sprint Cup Series were answered by his “Ironman” performance in winning on Sunday at Pocono Raceway while driving with a foot badly injured in a crash at Road Atlanta four days before.
But it’s not [...]

Race Day: Shifting Is Back For An Encore
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2011 – 9:57 | Comments Off
Race Day: Shifting Is Back For An Encore

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Shifting gears will make an encore performance at Pocono Raceway today. How wildly that encore is applauded in the garages depends on which driver you talk to.
Here is what a couple of drivers had to say about shifting for the turns at the 2.5-mile Pocono superspeedway.
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Roush [...]

Keselowski’s Hurting But At Least He’s Living
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Hurting But At Least He’s Living

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski has been involved in some dramatic, high-flying, debris-spraying, holy-crap wrecks during his racing career. And then there was the one he survived earlier this week during a test session at the Road Atlanta road course.
“It wasn’t good,” the Penske Racing driver said Friday at Pocono Raceway, site of [...]

David Ragan Earns The Pole At The Brickyard
Saturday, 30 Jul, 2011 – 14:57 | Comments Off
David Ragan Earns The Pole At The Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – David Ragan’s midseason charge picked up more steam on Saturday as the Roush Fenway Racing driver won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Ragan’s fast lap in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford was at 182.994 mph. The pole is the second of the season for Ragan as he was [...]

Edwards Mum On Future With Roush Fenway
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 17:08 | One Comment
Edwards Mum On Future With Roush Fenway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Carl Edwards showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this weekend’s Brickyard 400 as the Sprint Cup points leader. However, it was not the here-and-now which was on the minds of the media when Edwards conducted a press conference Friday.
Instead, everybody wanted to know if he had made [...]