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Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2012 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Quotes and comments from and about Thursday’s Day 2 of the two-day Sprint Cup test at Daytona International Speedway:
The image, at least, of crew chief Chad Knaus is that of a micro manager. A guy who has to not only put his fingerprints on every aspect of things affecting [...]

Courtney Force Moves Up To Nitro Funny Car
Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2012 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Moves Up To Nitro Funny Car

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
John Force Racing announced Tuesday that Courtney Force, youngest daughter of team owner John Force, will drive a fuel Funny Car for the team during the upcoming NHRA season.
She will drive a Ford Mustang tuned by veteran Ron Douglas. It will be sponsored by Traxxas, a Texas company which got [...]

Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24
Sunday, 8 Jan, 2012 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Max Angelelli ran the fastest lap of the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 test session on Sunday morning with a lap of 126.712 mph in the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP co-driven by Ricky Taylor and Ryan Briscoe.
The new Corvette DPs took the top five places at the test, [...]

Woody: The NFL Is Set To Begin Its ‘Chase’
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 17:14 | One Comment
Woody: The NFL Is Set To Begin Its ‘Chase’

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The National Football League fires up its version of the Chase for the Championship this week, with every team dreaming about winning the Super Bowl – pro football’s Daytona 500.
NASCAR, you might have noticed, has already completed its playoffs in what was the closest, most dramatic championship battle in the sport’s [...]

Pedley: Montoya To Be On Watch List At Rolex
Wednesday, 28 Dec, 2011 – 12:03 | One Comment
Pedley: Montoya To Be On Watch List At Rolex

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After climbing out of his BMW Riley for the final time at last year’s Rolex 24, Juan Pablo Montoya cut loose with jokes. Jokes about his aggressive driving style and on-track tactics. Jokes that produced more innovative curse words than laughs in the paddock at Daytona International Speedway.
Jokes whose punchlines, [...]

Pedley: We May Not Have Heard The Last Of Busch
Monday, 26 Dec, 2011 – 15:04 | 4 Comments
Pedley: We May Not Have Heard The Last Of Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those NASCAR fans out there who are, this week, thinking that the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship has seen the last of Kurt Busch, may want to re-think. Busch may soon be back in the championship mix and, quite possibly, as soon as the 2012 season.
Because like it or not, [...]

Zipadelli And Stewart Are Reunited At SHR
Friday, 16 Dec, 2011 – 10:03 | 2 Comments
Zipadelli And Stewart Are Reunited At SHR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sprint Cup Series team owner/driver Tony Stewart has been reunited with Greg Zipadelli, the crew chief with whom he won the 2002 and 2005 series championships.
Zipadelli on Friday was released from his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and was quickly hired by Stewart to serve as competition director at Stewart-Haas [...]

INDYCAR: Blow From Fence Post Killed Wheldon
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2011 – 12:28 | Comments Off
INDYCAR: Blow From Fence Post Killed Wheldon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR  on Thursday released the findings of its investigation into the wreck that took the life of driver Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 11 laps into the final race of the 2011 season.
Those findings include the conclusion that a catch fence support pole hit by Wheldon’s airborne car [...]

Another Season, Another Challenge For Taylor
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 14:13 | Comments Off
Another Season, Another Challenge For Taylor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
An ever-so-slight hint of exasperation tinged Ricky Taylor’s voice as he talked about this week’s Rolex GRAND-AM Series test at the Daytona road course. Yet another challenge was blitzing the young sports car driver and his career, and the 22-year-old sounded ready but cautious on the other end of the [...]

Woody: Junior Winless But Not Fan-less
Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2011 – 10:47 | Comments Off
Woody: Junior Winless But Not Fan-less

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In most pro sports an athlete’s popularity rating is determined by his success. He’s adored when he’s winning and scorned – or at least ignored – when he’s losing.
NASCAR fans aren’t like that. They stick by their favorite drivers through fair weather and foul, through good times and bad. Dale Earnhardt [...]