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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s a big day today. It’s one that has fans and Sprint Cup drivers contemplating and remembering. It’s one which produces smiles in some and sadness in others.
Nope, not talking about Fathers Day here. It’s the day of the first race in which Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have come [...]

Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011 – 16:10 | One Comment
Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – The 2012 Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was elected today and it includes a mix of legendary drivers, a crew chief and a driver/owner.
The third class to be elected to the Hall includes Darrell Watlrip, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen Wood.
They will [...]

Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Add to shift or not to shift to the list of decisions teams and drivers competing in today’s 5-Hour Energy 500 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be facing.
That’s because the gearing which NASCAR has selected for the race will facilitate shifting gears.
There are positives to changing gears at [...]

Hornish Hoping For A Happy Homecoming
Saturday, 11 Jun, 2011 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Hornish Hoping For A Happy Homecoming

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
While Sam Hornish Jr., is enjoying spending more time with his young family these days,  he has missed the weekly racing grind and, particularly, racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series.
The former open-wheel racing star lost his full-time Cup ride at the end of last season when Penske Racing cut back [...]

Pedley: Tony Stewart To Get A Dream Ride
Thursday, 2 Jun, 2011 – 11:06 | One Comment
Pedley: Tony Stewart To Get A Dream Ride

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
The word over the past decade or so among racing’s literati has been this: If there is one NASCAR driver who could make the transition to Formua 1, it would be Tony Stewart.
A couple weeks from now, those wondering if the word [...]