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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 [...]

France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes
Friday, 2 Jul, 2010 – 13:56 | 2 Comments
France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Based on the sagging attendance NASCAR has experienced this season, it was only fitting that the organization’s CEO, Brian France, fielded questions Friday morning from a sparse gathering in the Daytona International Speedway media center about the state of the sport.
A variety of questions directed to [...]

Race Day: Is Race To The Chase A Real Deal?
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 8:39 | One Comment
Race Day: Is Race To The Chase A Real Deal?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 marks the beginning of the so-called Race to the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series.
And while this 10-race stretch which leads up to the real, actual Chase playoff is more marketing ploy than real, actual event (It’s kind of like what Boss’s Day is to [...]

Race Day: Cup Takes First Road Trip Of Season
Sunday, 20 Jun, 2010 – 9:58 | One Comment
Race Day: Cup Takes First Road Trip Of Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
More and more drivers seem to be spending less and less time getting grouchy about having to compete in the two road races on the Sprint Cup schedule. Some still are not thrilled, but all have come to accept them.
The series holds its first road race of the season today [...]