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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Woody: Bayne’s Bite Could Have Been Serious
Thursday, 14 Apr, 2011 – 8:52 | One Comment
Woody: Bayne’s Bite Could Have Been Serious

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Young driver Trevor Bayne was bitten by the racing bug when he was just a kid.
Last week he was bitten by some other type of insect and went through some scary moments. Bayne was admitted to a Charlotte hospital for treatment, later released, and at last word he is OK and [...]

TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]

Race Day: Goody’s Could Be A Real Rubber Match
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2011 – 8:39 | Comments Off
Race Day: Goody’s Could Be A Real Rubber Match

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Following Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville, the track looked like the Gulf beaches of Louisiana after the BP oil rig blow out. Balls of black tire gunk littered the surface.
Luckily, no otters live inside the Martinsville short oval, so cleanup afterward was pretty quick and pretty simple.
But fixing [...]

Pedley: Sorry But I Am Not Yet Getting The Point
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2011 – 9:39 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Sorry But I Am Not Yet Getting The Point

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not far from the coffee pot in the infield media center at Daytona International Speedway about 10 years ago, the late Bob Latford sat at small, white table wasting his time.
He reiterated points, he borrowed a pen and a sheet of notebook paper and scribbled what appeared to be numbers, [...]

A Few Words With: The Five-Time Champion
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 20:13 | Comments Off
A Few Words With: The Five-Time Champion

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A Jimmie Johnson slump: Kind of an oxymoron the last five years. But as the Sprint Cup Series arrives in Martinville for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500, the defending five-time champion is suffering a bit of a dry spell.
He has not won a race since September of last year, when he won at Dover. [...]

Wrecks And Ratings Go Up For IndyCar Series
Tuesday, 29 Mar, 2011 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Wrecks And Ratings Go Up For IndyCar Series

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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One day after the unintended consequences of double-file restarts dominated post-race discussion on the Streets of St. Pete, the IZOD IndyCar Series celebrated its highest overnight TV ratings in four years.
And therein lies the rub – or in this case, the bump-and-shove – between the balancing act matching the integrity [...]

Harvick Edges Johnson To Win At Auto Club
Sunday, 27 Mar, 2011 – 17:07 | One Comment
Harvick Edges Johnson To Win At Auto Club

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Kevin Harvick passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead – and the victory – as the two drivers came out of the final turn on the final lap of  the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
Harvick’s margin of victory was .15 seconds. He led just the one lap.
“I just didn’t hold him off,” [...]