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Ryan Newman On Pole At New Hampshire
Friday, 15 Jul, 2011 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman On Pole At New Hampshire

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Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman had a fast lap at 135.232 mph. That is a new track record.
The pole was just the first of the season for Newman, but the 47th of his career and fifth at [...]

Race Day: Cup Moves Into New Kentucky Home
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Cup Moves Into New Kentucky Home

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Surface opinions surfaced this weekend in the garages at Kentucky Speedway, site of tonight’s Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup race. Opinions on the racing surface at Kentucky, which is hosting is first Sprint Cup race tonight, and opinions on the surface at Kansas Speedway.
The opinions were prompted by bumps in 10-year-old [...]

Keselowski Gets First NNS Victory Of Season
Friday, 8 Jul, 2011 – 21:02 | Comments Off
Keselowski Gets First NNS Victory Of Season

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Brad Keselowski won the Feed the Children 300 Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night.
He led 132 laps of the 200-lap race to get his first victory of the season.
“This is a new car,” Keselowski said. “And it hauls ass.”
Kevin Harvick finished second and Kyle Busch, who crashed in qualifying and had to [...]

Georgia Peaches Beginning To Ripen In NASCAR
Wednesday, 6 Jul, 2011 – 8:51 | One Comment
Georgia Peaches Beginning To Ripen In NASCAR

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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When the University of Georgia football team opens the season in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend, the prospects of a great campaign might hinge on the play of a heralded, incoming freshman class billed as the ”dream team.”
Motorsports in Georgia had its own version of a “dream team” about a decade earlier when three young drivers began their assault on [...]

Ragan Delivers Victory In Coke 400 At Daytona
Saturday, 2 Jul, 2011 – 21:41 | One Comment
Ragan Delivers Victory In Coke 400 At Daytona

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David Ragan, with help from drafting pal and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth, won the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was the first of the season for Ragan. First of his career, even. It came in his 163rd start. It came at the place where he whiffed on [...]

Race Day: It’s Date Night In Daytona Beach
Saturday, 2 Jul, 2011 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Race Day: It’s Date Night In Daytona Beach

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Saturday night on the Fourth of July weekend. A good time to sit down for some racing with your best friend. Talk a little, enjoy the thrills of what’s going on at the track. Probably watch some fireworks.
If this is your plan, you will be joined by those driving in [...]

Race Day: The Road Could Be Rough One Today
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2011 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Road Could Be Rough One Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The busiest guys in racing this coming week? From the sound of it, could be the fab shop guys. They’ll be the ones undoing the damage done at today’s Sprint Cup race at the road course at Infineon Raceway.
Driver after driver in the garages at Infineon talked about the increasing [...]

Pedley: Penske-Ganassi Rivalry Heating Up?
Friday, 24 Jun, 2011 – 6:41 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Penske-Ganassi Rivalry Heating Up?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
A lot has been made over the years about the rivalry between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. And it’s a rivarly that has been there.
But it has mostly been of the non-acrimonious variety.
Now, in the wake of incidents during the IndyCar Series [...]

Franchitti Says Pit Problem Was A Penske Problem
Thursday, 23 Jun, 2011 – 7:23 | One Comment
Franchitti Says Pit Problem Was A Penske Problem

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dario Franchitti says pit road etiquette prevailed over “gamesmanship” Sunday afternoon at The Milwaukee Mile, where the Scotsman’s 29th career victory drew him into a tie with Will Power for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
When Franchitti entered pit road on Lap 125 of Sunday’s Milwaukee 225, his left rear [...]

Hamlin Gets Back On Winning Track At MIS
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Hamlin Gets Back On Winning Track At MIS

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Denny Hamlin took the lead coming out of the pits on the final pit stops of the day, held off Matt Kenseth over the final five laps and won the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Kenseth finished second and Kyle Busch, Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, was third.
The [...]