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Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol
Saturday, 26 Mar, 2011 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway ended with Carl Edwards chasing Kyle Busch to the finish line. Both drivers played nice and the race ended with Busch winning, Edwards second and the cars of both still in tact.
Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of Sunday’s Auto Club [...]

Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event
Friday, 25 Mar, 2011 – 14:27 | Comments Off
Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The talking points of Graham Rahal’s on-again/off-again IZOD IndyCar Series career neatly have been notched on the Streets of St. Pete.
Rahal recorded his first win in his IndyCar debut at St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 6, 2008, becoming the youngest series winner at 19 years, 93-days-old. One year later, the [...]

Race Day: Earnhardt Jr. Is Riding A Roll
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2011 – 8:11 | 2 Comments
Race Day: Earnhardt Jr. Is Riding A Roll

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s solid third-place finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway gives his legions of fans hope that the third generation driver’s 94-race Sprint Cup losing streak might come to an end today in the Jeff Byrd 500.
The high banks of Bristol have been relatively kind to [...]

Busch Adds Another Victory At Bristol
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2011 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Busch Adds Another Victory At Bristol

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Kyle Busch was, well, Kyle Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday as he won the Nationwide Series race with relative ease.
Busch, who swept three races in one weekend at Bristol last year, beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by .5 seconds in the Scotts Easy Seed 300 Saturday.
He led 266 laps in getting [...]

Race Day: Drivers Will Be In For Bumpy Rides
Sunday, 6 Mar, 2011 – 9:32 | One Comment
Race Day: Drivers Will Be In For Bumpy Rides

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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All human beings must deal with bumps in the road as they travel their way through life. Today in the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas, Sprint Cup drivers will have to deal with bumps in the road between turns 1 and 2.
And these babies are far from metaphorical, Grasshopper. These [...]

Race Day: The Final Go ‘Round For The Old PIR
Sunday, 27 Feb, 2011 – 10:30 | 2 Comments
Race Day: The Final Go ‘Round For The Old PIR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Phoenix International is one of those race tracks which has been around long enough, has hosted enough memorable races and series and drivers, and is picturesque enough to inspire something more than mere acceptability.
The quirky miler in the hot, dusty, windy environs of the Arizona desert has inspired a reputation [...]

Minter: Points Don’t Always Add Up To Excitement
Saturday, 26 Feb, 2011 – 8:23 | 2 Comments
Minter: Points Don’t Always Add Up To Excitement

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A Speedweeks that will go down as one of the most memorable in history provided great drama in all three major NASCAR races, and it wasn’t the manufactured kind, it just happened.
Michael Waltrip won Friday’s truck race, on the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough Cup victory, which came on the [...]

Cope Knows A Bit About Dark Horse 500 Winners
Tuesday, 22 Feb, 2011 – 14:30 | One Comment
Cope Knows A Bit About Dark Horse 500 Winners

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Trevor Bayne, say hello to Derrike Cope.
Bayne, 20, motored to an improbable win Sunday in the Daytona 500 in only his second NACAR Sprint Cup Series start, a stunning performance that Cope likely can relate to.
Remember 1990? Remember when Dale Earnhardt suffered a cut tire in Turn 3 while in [...]

Ingram: Thanks For a Happy Ending At Daytona
Monday, 21 Feb, 2011 – 14:37 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Thanks For a Happy Ending At Daytona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
The night before the Daytona 500, I met with Tommy Byrne to talk about the American release of his book, “Crashed and Byrned” at one of the watering holes in Ormand Beach. As always, the Irishman, a retired driver who now makes [...]

‘The Day’ Is Gut-Wrenching History Times Three
Friday, 18 Feb, 2011 – 13:36 | Comments Off
‘The Day’ Is Gut-Wrenching History Times Three

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As a hard-card carrying member of NASCAR’s Citizen Journalist corps, and as a motorsports fan, I admittedly watch an inordinate amount of programming on SPEED.
That’s not a blanket endorsement of the many hours of NASCAR happy-talk on the network, or even some of the original series that are not NASCAR-related. [...]