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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 [...]

Some Will Push Darn Hard To Wear The Crown
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2011 – 9:09 | Comments Off
Some Will Push Darn Hard To Wear The Crown

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
An interesting question made the rounds during Friday’s “hauler chats” at Martinsville Speedway as several Chase drivers were asked how far they would go to win a championship.
The tone of the answers seemed to be: Pretty far.
Some of the answerers would not rule out spinning out fellow competitors to get [...]

Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards
Friday, 28 Oct, 2011 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Having separated themselves from their Class of 2011 peers, Hector Arana Jr. and Vincent Nobile are poised to settle the Automobile Club Road to the Future Award as NHRA’s top rookie.
And they’ll have to do so quickly. Two races remain in the six-event Countdown to the Championship playoffs, beginning with [...]

New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 8:18 | One Comment
New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Looks like you can remove one X-Factor from the X-Factor Chase race: The new rules which NASCAR instituted for Sunday’s race at Talladega have apparently changed nothing.
That was the word from drivers after a couple of Friday practice sessions for the Sprint Cup race.
“I didn’t see anything any different,” driver [...]

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 [...]