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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 [...]

Race Day: Cup Series Is On The Road Again
Sunday, 8 Aug, 2010 – 8:39 | Comments Off
Race Day: Cup Series Is On The Road Again

By Jim Pedey | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The line between haves and have-nots in NASCAR road racing has slimmed down over the last decade as more and more drivers have gotten better on the twisties. But thin as it is, that line still exists.
Who will the haves be today in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at [...]

Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011
Friday, 6 Aug, 2010 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Stating that NASCAR racing had become “stale” at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sprint Cup points-leader Kevin Harvick says the impending wholesale changes to the 2011 schedule should not shock-and-awe anyone.
“I think all tracks need to be held to a standard,” Harvick said Friday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, site of Sunday’s Heluva [...]

Harris: Letarte Ignores Criticism, Presses On
Wednesday, 4 Aug, 2010 – 6:40 | Comments Off
Harris: Letarte Ignores Criticism, Presses On

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The end-of-season rehash and planning session last fall between crew chief Steve Letarte and his driver, Jeff Gordon, was no bed of roses.
The two had a few things to work out after a one-win, third-place season, and it wasn’t just the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion who was doing the [...]

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 [...]