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Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega
Friday, 21 Oct, 2011 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today, from a NASCAR track located in small town in central Alabama, we are going to hear a lot about a man from England who drove Indycars. It will be kind of odd, but also very understandable.
Why will Dan Wheldon and his death during the season-ending IndyCar Series race at [...]

NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea
Monday, 17 Oct, 2011 – 16:46 | 2 Comments
NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Despite auto racing’s worldwide existence, it is a small community and when tragedy strikes, as it did with Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon’s death in Sunday’s IndyCar Series season finale, it is felt by every series competitor and sanctioning body.
“Those of us walking around the garage today, [...]

Race Day: Will Jimmie Get A Helping Hand?
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2011 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Race Day: Will Jimmie Get A Helping Hand?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Suddenly, and thanks to a victory last weekend at Kansas Speedway, Jimmie Johnson is again the hot pick to win the 2011 Sprint Cup championship. Should things pan out, the championship would be the sixth straight for Johnson.
And should he win the sixth-straight championship, Johnson would be in line to [...]

Edwards Slams Wall, Busch At Charlotte
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 21:06 | Comments Off
Edwards Slams Wall, Busch At Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Carl Edwards’ victory chances in Friday’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage appeared to have been extinguished only 32 laps into the event when his Ford pancaked the wall exiting Charlotte Motor Speedway’s fourth turn. However, the Missouri driver envisioned a different ending.
With five laps remaining, Edwards [...]

Pedley: I’m Pretty Sure This Chase Is A Good One
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 14:31 | Comments Off
Pedley: I’m Pretty Sure This Chase Is A Good One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This weekend, as the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship reaches its half way point, 47 points separate the first-place driver from the second-place driver.
What I can’t seem to figure out is: Is the lead just 47 points or is it a whopping 47 points. That’s right, still can’t get a [...]

Kansas Holds Its Own In Odd Occurrences Dept.
Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2011 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Kansas Holds Its Own In Odd Occurrences Dept.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Mornin’ Memo today:
Tri-ovaled with medium banking and 1.5 miles around, Kansas Speedway is often cited as the cookie-cutter’s cookie-cutter race track. And that implies, of course, bland, soulless racing.
And while Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 did feature a heaping helping of run-and-hide racing at the [...]

IndyCar Championship To Be Decided Vegas Style
Monday, 10 Oct, 2011 – 13:04 | Comments Off
IndyCar Championship To Be Decided Vegas Style

By John Sturbin| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A record 34 cars have been entered for Sunday’s IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the ongoing on-track battle between Dario Franchitti and Will Power will be preceded by a well-orchestrated war of words.
Franchitti leads Power by 18 points after regaining the lead at [...]

Race Day: List of Chase Favorites Is Taking Shape
Sunday, 9 Oct, 2011 – 10:42 | Comments Off
Race Day: List of Chase Favorites Is Taking Shape

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Counting today’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, seven races remain in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Mathematically, none of the 12 drivers in the playoff have been eliminated.
But lists of favorites to win the championship are under construction.
Some of the faves love being [...]

Kurt Busch Wins Dover Sprint Cup Race
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Wins Dover Sprint Cup Race

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Kurt Busch passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead on a restart with 42 laps to go, held off the defending champion on the final laps on won the AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
The victory in the third race of the Chase moved Busch from ninth to tied for third [...]

Race Day: The Sifting Process Is Under Way
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 9:40 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Sifting Process Is Under Way

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This morning, it’s two down, eight to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. One-fifth of the way through. Whacked-out, bizarro-world events yet to go in a sport in which blind circumstance plays a much bigger role than does skill in determining outcomes.
But sports fans being human and [...]