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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 [...]

Race Day: Racing And Feuding Moves To MIS
Sunday, 13 Jun, 2010 – 9:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Racing And Feuding Moves To MIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The hot topic in Sprint Cup this week – as it has been fairly often this year – is driver feuds. Their causes and effects have been debated more than the slumping economy in the garages at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
The spark, of course, was last weekend’s post-race blowup [...]

Woody: Logano Zinger Was Award Worthy
Wednesday, 9 Jun, 2010 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
Woody: Logano Zinger Was Award Worthy

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Seeing as how NASCAR has an award for everything else, how about one for Zinger of the Year?
I nominate Joey Logano’s classic crack at Kevin Harvick during a heated confrontation following last Sunday’s Pocono race.
Logano blamed Harvick for crashing him, and added:
“His wife wears the fire suit in the family, tells [...]

Race Day: Eyes Will Be On Burton vs. Busch
Sunday, 6 Jun, 2010 – 8:39 | One Comment
Race Day: Eyes Will Be On Burton vs. Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sometimes it is not the volume or intensity of a squabble which makes news. Sometimes it is the person who is doing the squabbling.
Such as last weekend in Charlotte when Jeff Burton laid into Kyle Busch after the Coca-Cola 600.
Race fans expect angry encounters between Busch and people like Kevin [...]

Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Italian-born identical twins Mario and Aldo Andretti first took up their racing ambitions, they alternated behind the wheel of Hudson Hornets built in their adopted hometown of Nazareth, Pa. In an incredible tale of two brothers, from these humble beginnings Mario went on to rock star status due to his [...]

Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
To those with very long NASCAR memories, it might sound absurd for a guy from Atlanta to suggest putting the All-Star race back on the road again, but here goes.
The most likely reason the sport’s decision makers abandoned the original plans to make the all-star race a traveling event is [...]

John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 16:57 | 2 Comments
John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – It’s not like members of the John Force Racing organization are embarrassed by the fact that its drivers are ranked first, second and third in the NHRA Funny Car standings. They’re certainly not apologizing for it.
But, they’re not exactly breaking out the confetti canons, either.
Way too early [...]

Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope
Monday, 17 May, 2010 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Nurburgring, Germany –  You’ll have to excuse Hartmut Kristen, the director of Porsche’s motorsports program. If you start talking about green racing, he shrugs with his eyes and doesn’t quite conceal his disdain. Green racing may no longer be oxymoronic, but it’s also a phrase that’s [...]

Race Day: Cup Podiums Are Up For Grabs
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 8:07 | 3 Comments
Race Day: Cup Podiums Are Up For Grabs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
We’re hearing a phrase a lot these days which has not been heard much at all the last five years or so – parity among Sprint Cup teams. Quite simply, Hendrick Motorsports has been the top team and the rest were the bottom teams.
This weekend in the garages at Dover [...]