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Race Day: Gentlemen, Start Your Momentum
Sunday, 1 Aug, 2010 – 8:38 | Comments Off
Race Day: Gentlemen, Start Your Momentum

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup teams and drivers are racing at Pocono Raceway today. But stashed somewhere in the backs of their minds will be the upcoming race at New Hampshie because all who still have realistic hopes for the championship will need to be in 12th-place or better when that race [...]

Race Day: Time For Sprint Cup To Hit The Bricks
Sunday, 25 Jul, 2010 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Time For Sprint Cup To Hit The Bricks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – The specter of what happened a week ago at a small, out of the way race track which was hosting a race in NASCAR’s second tier series has been hanging over one of NASCAR’s showcase events this weekend.
It’s the specter of “Gateway”.
When Sprint Cup drivers at Indianapolis Motor [...]

Woody: NASCAR’s Nationwide Dilemma Continues
Tuesday, 20 Jul, 2010 – 7:16 | 7 Comments
Woody: NASCAR’s Nationwide Dilemma Continues

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ah, the Annual Rites of Summer: cookouts, swimming holes and NASCAR’s mid-season promise to do something to rescue its second-tier Nationwide Series.
We’re told that NASCAR’s serious this time. Really. Cross its heart. It’s not just kidding like it was last year. And the year before. And the year before …
As Nationwide [...]

Minter: Gateway Should Serve As Wakeup Call
Sunday, 18 Jul, 2010 – 12:39 | 6 Comments
Minter: Gateway Should Serve As Wakeup Call

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR reached another low point in the “Have at it” era when Carl Edwards wrecked Brad Keselowski on the frontstretch on the final lap of Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at St. Louis.
Edwards made no secret of the fact that he intentionally dumped Keselowski. He didn’t address the issue of [...]

Carl Edwards Has At Keselowski; Wins At Gateway
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 21:58 | 21 Comments
Carl Edwards Has At Keselowski; Wins At Gateway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
They had at it big time, boys, at Gateway International Raceway on a hot Saturday night in Madison, Ill.
Carl Edwards shoved Brad Keselowski out of the way as the two drivers headed to the finish line and went on to win the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series race at [...]

Harris: New Shape, New Momentum For PT
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 7:10 | One Comment
Harris: New Shape, New Momentum For PT

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Having fought the battle of the (stomach) bulge most of my life, I sympathize with any athlete who reaches middle age and suddenly finds out how the rest of us feel about staying in shape.
Paul Tracy is 41 years old now, approaching middle age and definitely considered elderly in his [...]

Reutimann Wins At Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, 10 Jul, 2010 – 21:34 | Comments Off
Reutimann Wins At Chicagoland Speedway

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David Reutimann passed Jeff Gordon for the lead with about 50 laps to go and went on to win the LifeLock.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was the second of the Michael Waltrip Racing driver’s career – the first was a rain-shortened job at Charlotte last season.
“I don’t [...]

Race Day: Drivers Vent At Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, 10 Jul, 2010 – 9:57 | Comments Off
Race Day: Drivers Vent At Chicagoland Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Friday was tell it like it is day at Chicagoland Speedway.
Call it disarming, call it refreshing, call it politically incorrect but do not call the way drivers were talking about subjects that have obviously been eating at them from the inside, evasive.
Here is what a select group [...]

Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing
Thursday, 8 Jul, 2010 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Only seven professional drivers have swept the National Hot Rod Association’s famed Western Swing during its 21-year history, and Tim Wilkerson is not one of them.
It’s a situation that Wilkerson, unofficial “Hot Track Master” of the Funny Car ranks, plans to remedy beginning with the NHRA Northwest Nationals Friday through Sunday [...]

Race Day: Blades And More Power At DIS
Saturday, 3 Jul, 2010 – 12:25 | Comments Off
Race Day: Blades And More Power At DIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In tonight’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, the Sprint Cup cars will be fitted with vertical blade spoilers at the 2.5-mile oval for the first time since the introduction of the Car of Tomorrow.
The cars will also be fitted with restrictor plates with larger air holes.
This weekend, drivers [...]