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Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington
Saturday, 7 May, 2011 – 22:56 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington

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Regan Smith got one for the NASCAR little guys when he won the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the first of Smith’s career. It was the first for his Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team. It came in one of NASCAR’s most notorious races.
“This is the Southern 500. We’re not [...]

Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
Saturday, 7 May, 2011 – 10:53 | Comments Off
Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Welcome to a special Track Violence edition of Race Day.
Actually, it really wasn’t planned out that way, but in the wake of last week’s race at Richmond and tonight’s race at a Darlington track which is equally prone to producing violence, it just kind of happened.
Much of the talk in [...]

Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?
Friday, 6 May, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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What has transpired  so far in 2011 for Denny Hamlin is definitely not what he had in mind after the disappointment of last season.
After coming up short while making a great run at a NASCAR Sprint Cup title a year ago, Hamlin likely spent the winter dreaming about how he’d [...]

Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
Sunday, 1 May, 2011 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown

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Del Worsham won his second straight NHRA Top Fuel race and rookie Vincent Nobile won his first-ever Pro Stock event during in the final round of eliminations at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sprint Nationals in Baytown, Texas on Sunday.
Also winning Sunday were Jeff Arend in Funny Car and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
After a [...]

Race Day: Richmond Is For Lovers Of Racing
Saturday, 30 Apr, 2011 – 9:50 | Comments Off
Race Day: Richmond Is For Lovers Of Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richmond International Raceway has been called nearly perfect for NASCAR races. It’s the right size, the right width, has the right banking, features the right atmosphere.
It’s also something else which has the drivers’ and teams’ attention: It’s the track where the chase to the Chase ends every autumn, and, for [...]

Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
Sunday, 24 Apr, 2011 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In the first head-to-head meeting of Peugeot’s 908 and Audi’s R18, the Audis were consistently faster during the test day at the Le Mans 24-hour circuit. Tom Kristensen was quickest over-all with a lap of 3:27.687. Stephane Sarrazin posted the best time for Peugeot Sport Total and third quickest over-all [...]

Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It
Friday, 22 Apr, 2011 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Drag racing icon John Force said he felt “out of place” but certainly not out of words on the night he was honored as the 13th and latest inductee into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“I’m really struggling with this,” Force said before the formal presentation [...]

Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega
Sunday, 17 Apr, 2011 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Talladega is back and so is the type of two-car drafting that made the 2011 Daytona so, um, memorable.
It’s been called “Pairs Racing”, “Noah’s Ark Racing”, “Dirty Dancing” and, courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr., “Crap”.
From the grandstands and couches, some fans liked it, some hated it, some think it’s boring, [...]

Pedley: NASCAR Teams Getting Too Cozy?
Sunday, 17 Apr, 2011 – 6:41 | One Comment
Pedley: NASCAR Teams Getting Too Cozy?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Auto racing. One-on-42. A driver and his team against the world. Asking for nothing and giving less. It’s a sport were a helping hand is often slapped away with a snear and a hiss.
Well, used to be. And still is for all but four races a year.
In those four races, [...]

Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light
Friday, 15 Apr, 2011 – 18:09 | Comments Off
Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – There were a lot of jokes about the wind and darkness at the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, where rain shut down the second Sprint Cup practice early followed by gallows humor about the tornado warnings. “You need a place to stay?” offered Matt Kenseth when asked by [...]