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Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 12:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Brace yourself. As the weekend approaches, more and more stories about anemic ticket sales for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 are going to be visiting your television and computer screens.
The stories will be woefully sad because word is, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday is going to be a pretty lonely [...]

Georgia’s Fame Hall Is Packed With Legends
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2011 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Georgia’s Fame Hall Is Packed With Legends

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville is no match for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, but for racing folks in the Peach State, it’s still a big deal.
And this year’s class of inductees show just how big a role Georgians have played in NASCAR – and [...]

Woody: Bayne Getting Better, Eager To Catch Up
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 11:31 | One Comment
Woody: Bayne Getting Better, Eager To Catch Up

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gladeville, Tenn. – Talented young Tennessee racer Trevor Bayne says he has had no recurring problems from the mysterious illness that sidelined him earlier in the season.
“I feel fine, no problems at all,” Bayne said Friday at Nashville Superspeedway, where he will compete in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.
“I’m scheduled to go [...]

Harris: KyBu Is No Petty, But He Ain’t Too Bad
Friday, 22 Jul, 2011 – 7:41 | One Comment
Harris: KyBu Is No Petty, But He Ain’t Too Bad

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A lot has been made of Kyle Busch’s 100th win, both pro and con.
The number, by itself, is certainly impressive. But, yes, it is more than a little silly to start comparing KyBu, as he has become known in the media, to longtime NASCAR stars like Richard Petty or David [...]

Fast Times Could Spice Up New Hampshire
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2011 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Fast Times Could Spice Up New Hampshire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway took a major beating on Friday as driver after driver eclipsed it during qualifying for today’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race.
The reason for the beatings? A couple of drivers said there are four reasons. They are all round, black and [...]

Junior Seeks A Return To Better Times
Saturday, 16 Jul, 2011 – 18:48 | One Comment
Junior Seeks A Return To Better Times

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Loudon, NH – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of those guys who is a catalyst for emotion for nearly everyone around him.
Despite years without much on-track success, the 36-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver remains the most popular driver in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series, selling more souvenirs than any other active driver [...]

Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire
Saturday, 16 Jul, 2011 – 10:32 | Comments Off
Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clint Bowyer was cruising along nicely with his blase, that-was-then-this-is-now attitude as he talked about the penalty he incurred after the Sprint Cup race in Loudon last fall when suddenly, the wound opened.
One too many questions about it, apparently.
“It is what it is. It doesn’t matter,” Bowyer said of the [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]