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Stenhouse Jr. Is Your Nationwide Series Champion
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2011 – 19:21 | One Comment
Stenhouse Jr. Is Your Nationwide Series Champion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Ricky Stenhouse finished second in  the Ford 300 season-ending NASCAR Nationwide race Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and that was plenty good enough to secure him the 2011 series championship.
Had the race gone another lap, he might have capped off his championship-securing run with a race victory.
Instead, Brad Keselowski held Stenhouse [...]

NASCAR’s France Talks Secrecy, Wrecks, Chase
Friday, 18 Nov, 2011 – 14:01 | Comments Off
NASCAR’s France Talks Secrecy, Wrecks, Chase

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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France held a press conference in the media center at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
The following is the complete transcript of that press conference:
Q. Brian, in particular light to your comments about the winning. Eight years ago Matt Kenseth won the championship before the Chase, had one win for [...]

Pedley: The Chase Worm Appears to Have Turned
Monday, 14 Nov, 2011 – 11:04 | One Comment
Pedley: The Chase Worm Appears to Have Turned

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede
With the shadows of the Sierra Estrella mountain range lengthening, and his race lead stabilized late Sunday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway, Tony Stewart appeared to be just 100 laps away from kicking Carl Edwards’ championship legs cleanly out from under him.
Then…racing happened.
A car that looked unbeatable, [...]

Revamped PIR Track Adds A Kink To The Chase
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2011 – 10:21 | Comments Off
Revamped PIR Track Adds A Kink To The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After virtually every Nationwide or Camping World Truck series race, drivers who are also competing in that weekend’s Sprint Cup race are asked “the lame one”. That is, they are asked what they learned during the companion race that will help them in the Cup race.
But following Saturday’s NNS race [...]

Did Busch Receive Lifetime Achievement Penalty?
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2011 – 9:17 | Comments Off
Did Busch Receive Lifetime Achievement Penalty?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
On the day he announced that Kyle Busch would be parked for purposely wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr., NASCAR president Mike Helton said the driver’s controversial past had nothing to do with the penalty.
Some in the garages at Phoenix International Raceway this week don’t seem to believe that.
The Busch-Hornaday incident occurred [...]

Pro Stock Clinched At Pomona, But Not Much Else
Thursday, 10 Nov, 2011 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Pro Stock Clinched At Pomona, But Not Much Else

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jason Line’s victory party after clinching his second NHRA Pro Stock world championship lasted about as long as it took to clear security at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas for his return flight to Charlotte, N.C.
“Well, we took the redeye home,” said Line, who secured his second title via [...]

Stewart’s Chase Rampage Continues At Texas
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2011 – 18:39 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Chase Rampage Continues At Texas

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Tony Stewart ’s mad dash through the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship continued on Sunday when he won the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth through eight Chase races for Stewart. And the victory came in convincing fashion as he led 173 of 334 laps.
The [...]

Race Day: Is The Chase A Duet Or A Quintet?
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2011 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Race Day: Is The Chase A Duet Or A Quintet?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If you believe the hype coming into today’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, there are only two drivers left in contention for this year’s championship. But who believes that hype?
Counting today’s race, there are three events left in the season. And there are five drivers [...]

Top Contenders Top Truck Qualifying At TMS
Thursday, 3 Nov, 2011 – 21:50 | Comments Off
Top Contenders Top Truck Qualifying At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Separated by 11 points and approximately five-hundredths of a second, James Buescher and Austin Dillon will resume their bids for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night.
Native Texan Buescher – who trails first-place Dillon by 11 points – made a [...]

Stewart Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2011 – 16:58 | Comments Off
Stewart Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville

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Tony Stewart passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with three laps to go and hung on to get the victory Sunday in the Tums Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was the third for Stewart in the 10-race Chase. It moved him from fourth to second in the point standings.
Johnson finished [...]