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