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Capps Hopes To Cap Comeback At U.S. Nationals
Friday, 2 Sep, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Capps Hopes To Cap Comeback At U.S. Nationals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It hasn’t been a call-the-Feds-worthy disappearance, but Ron Capps’ drop from sight on Sundays was sudden and mysterious. Fortunately for the 46-year-old NHRA Funny Car driver, it appears he is re-emerging and at exactly the right time.
When the pro cars fire up for the first round of qualifying tonight at [...]

Keselowski Has A Great Night At Bristol
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski Has A Great Night At Bristol

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Brad Keselowski grabbed the lead on a restart with 89 laps to go and and went on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the third of the season for the Penske Racing driver and his second in the last four races. Between the [...]

Busch Wins “A Pretty Big One” At Bristol
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Busch Wins “A Pretty Big One” At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide Series crew chief Jason Ratcliff knew from the first time he met Kyle Busch the Nevada native would eventually earn a record 50 career victories in the NASCAR series. Busch accomplished the feat Friday night in his 219th race – the Food City [...]

Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick’s plans for the future are now officially set and it translates into good news for NASCAR and bad news for the IndyCar Series.
At a press/teleconference held in Patrick’s current hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. on Thursday morning, Patrick said she would exit the IndyCar Series that she has been [...]

Harvick Wins, Ponders 2012 For His Teams
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 0:43 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins, Ponders 2012 For His Teams

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kevin Harvick dominated Wednesday night’s O’Reilly 200 to collect his third straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, but the California native said he didn’t know what 2012 holds for Kevin Harvick Inc.
“For us, it has a lot to do with winning,” said Harvick, who led 103 [...]

Race Day: Watching Others Fight Can Be Big Fun
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Race Day: Watching Others Fight Can Be Big Fun

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
BROOKLYN, Mich. – The biggest, most important struggle for Sprint Cup drivers these days is not to be No. 1 in points. It’s to get into the Chase. And for those who can’t get into the Chase on points, it’s to be in the top 20 with a victory or [...]

Pedley: Penske Mystery About To Be Solved?
Friday, 19 Aug, 2011 – 13:43 | One Comment
Pedley: Penske Mystery About To Be Solved?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
BROOKLYN, Mich. – As racing mysteries go, this one has been a humdinger: Not only has Roger Penske not been able to win a Sprint Cup championship in his nearly three decades as a NASCAR team owner, he’s really not been able to work his organization into the top tier [...]

Williams: HOF Hopes Acceleration Will Pick Up Pace
Thursday, 18 Aug, 2011 – 6:25 | 2 Comments
Williams: HOF Hopes Acceleration Will Pick Up Pace

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Increasing attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., has been a constant challenge for officials since the $195 million building opened in May 2010 amid the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Predicted attendance figures for the first year were inflated – about four times more than what [...]

Monday Highlights For You Working Stiffs
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 14:50 | One Comment
Monday Highlights For You Working Stiffs

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Welcome to the ‘Working Person’s Friend’ column in which the high and low points of Monday’s workday Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International are listed:
High point: Marcos Ambrose, probably the best driver of stock cars on road courses in the world, got himself and Richard Petty Motorsports their very warm [...]

Being Nine Is Fine With Castroneves At Loudon
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 18:59 | Comments Off
Being Nine Is Fine With Castroneves At Loudon

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, NH –  Helio Castroneves qualified ninth Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and appeared to be thrilled by the performance.
After jumping out of his Team Penske car, Castroneves, who is also ninth in the season points, pulled off his helmet, pointed to the scoreboard and smiled broadly.
At that moment, [...]