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Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time
Sunday, 26 Sep, 2010 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Before Clint Bowyer was handed the death penalty in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship for use of an illegal car, much of the post-race talk about New Hampshire concerned aggressive driving in the playoff opener.
The Chase continues today at Dover International Speedway in Delaware and some are wondering if [...]

Woody: Non-Chasers Are Still Racers
Tuesday, 21 Sep, 2010 – 8:58 | One Comment
Woody: Non-Chasers Are Still Racers

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
During one of last season’s Chase for the Championship races a commentator complained that some of the “other” drivers were racing the Chasers too hard.
They weren’t moving over, getting out of way and conceding the track to the 12 Chase drivers who were contending for the championship. The commentator hoped that [...]

Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire
Monday, 20 Sep, 2010 – 6:45 | Comments Off
Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Well, I guess it’s better to have a cough rather than to run stone cold and out of gas.
Clint Bowyer’s carburetor got a catch in its throat during the opening round of NASCAR’s championship playoffs and ended up winning as a result of bogged down [...]

Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner
Sunday, 19 Sep, 2010 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
He’s got momentum. He’s got championship experience. His team has championship experience. He led the points standings for the bulk of the “regular season.” He may be the closest thing to an old-style racer that NASCAR has. So why don’t any of my fellow racing writers think Kevin Harvick can win [...]

Race Day: It’s Clint Bowyer Night At RIR
Saturday, 11 Sep, 2010 – 9:54 | One Comment
Race Day: It’s Clint Bowyer Night At RIR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not that he’s crazy about it but Clint Bowyer will be the guy in the spotlight during tonight’s Air Guard 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Fans and several other teams will be focusing at least some of their attention on him as he is the driver who has [...]

Logano Showing Some Road Racing Chops
Sunday, 29 Aug, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Logano Showing Some Road Racing Chops

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After Joey Logano’s Nationwide Series qualifying run at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Saturday, there was almost as much grass and dirt on the track as there was in infield at the 14-turn, 2.7-mile road course.
And it looked like the good showing that the 20-year-old driver had made at Watkins Glen earlier [...]

Ganassi Drivers Hope Power Is Circling The Drain
Friday, 27 Aug, 2010 – 10:10 | Comments Off
Ganassi Drivers Hope Power Is Circling The Drain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Back during the days when American open-wheel racing was going through its civil war, then-CART driver Dario Franchitti didn’t hide his dislike for driving really fast cars right next to concrete walls on oval race tracks.
Having raced on nothing but road courses during his career, that dislike of ovals was [...]

Race Day: Will Change Buy Excitement At Bristol?
Saturday, 21 Aug, 2010 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Race Day: Will Change Buy Excitement At Bristol?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup Series has been racing at Bristol Motor Speedway for almost 50 years so you think teams and driver would have a pretty good idea of what to expect during races at the high-banked short track.
But in recent years, racing has changed at BMS. New concrete surface, new [...]

Minter: Chasing More Important Than Winning
Friday, 20 Aug, 2010 – 13:14 | 7 Comments
Minter: Chasing More Important Than Winning

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bristol, Tenn. – As I sat and listened to the questions posed to drivers in the brand-new media center on Friday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway, almost all of them about the upcoming Chase, I thought of what Humpy Wheeler often says about the difficulty of selling tickets to a [...]

Race Day: Chase Talk Moves To Front Burner
Sunday, 15 Aug, 2010 – 8:44 | One Comment
Race Day: Chase Talk Moves To Front Burner

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR has entered that period of the season when it is no longer possible for its teams and drivers to brush aside questions about the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The playoffs are in the competitors’ faces. Questions about the Chase can no longer be dealt with by such [...]